What are the best books published in 2001?

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    #1American Gods

    American Gods

    American Gods is a multi-award-winning novel by the acclaimed British author, Neil Gaiman. It tells the story of Shadow and Mr. Wednesday as they travel around America to recruit American reincarnations of old deities to fight the new ones.

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    Janet Ross
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I will always think of 2001 as the year of "American Gods". It is by far my favorite Neil Gaiman book. It weaves together the story of dark characters with the American spirit. It is book that will keep you on edge and truly surprise you in its finish. "
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    #2John Adams

    John Adams
    As told by the multi-awarded historian David McCullough, this Pulitzer Prize-winning book is the story of John Adams, founding father and second president of the United States. 

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    Howard Allen
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "John Adams is David McCullough's other book following the story of John Adams. McCullough has a way with words and painting a picture of the moment that he wasnt a part of. He makes history fun and vibrant as if it was unfolding right in front of you."
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    #3The Other Boleyn Girl

    The Other Boleyn Girl

    The Other Boleyn Girl is a historical fiction revolving around Mary Boleyn, the lesser-known sister of Anne Boleyn. Her life in court as a pawn for her family's political ambitions was rife with rivalry and scandal, but Mary perseveres through it all. 

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    Barbara Hall
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I reread this historical drama while on a short trip. I remember reading this book around 2001 when I was a senior in High School and it was my favorite! Intrigue, scandal, and of course greed-what more could you ask for! I'm sure you have heard of Anne Bolen, but have you heard of Mary? This is so much better than the movie!"
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    #4Mystic River

    Mystic River

    Mystic River is a crime mystery suspense fiction written by Dennis Lehane. This thriller novel is first published in 2001 by William Morrow Paperbacks.

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    Jacob Hudson
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "That is a big category to fill. Otherwise, the plot doesnt seem that enticing and im not sure i would read it."
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    #5The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next)

    The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next)

    The Eyre Affair by Japser Fforde is a science fiction and literary detective novel originally published in 2001.This book belongs to Fforde's Thursday Next series. It is followed by Lost in a Good Book.

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    Danielle Edwards
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This is one of the most charming detective stories, and books, published in 2001. The author's voice and individual style stands out in my mind above others I've read from that year."
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    #6Quidditch Through the Ages

    Quidditch Through the Ages

    Quidditch Through the Ages is a volume of information regarding Quidditch, the wizard sport played in the Harry Potter Series. This book tells where the Golden Snitch came from and how the Bludgers came into existence. Proceeds go to Comic Relief.

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    Aanya Sarin
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Quidditch Through the Ages is an information book about the fictional sport from Harry Potter. It's interesting for hardcore fans of the series, but most people probably won't enjoy it."
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    #7Artemis Fowl

    Artemis Fowl
    When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.
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    Nancy Reyes
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "As a bona-fide sci-go nut, I have to admit I am predisposed to be favorable to these books ( love them.) But, I do feel a sense of vindication now, as I understand that Disney is going to adapt the series. And well they should. The series is chock full of adventure and features a really interesting and fun protagonist. To my point, my neighbor is a retired school teacher and she home schools her two adolescent boys. She has told me that she uses these books particularly, because they are so readable. But, also because the constitute s great example of the concept of the anti- hero."
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    #8The Blind Assassin

    The Blind Assassin

    The Blind Assassin is a Booker Prize-winning novel by Margaret Atwood. It tells the story of two sisters, Laura and Iris Chase, as Iris recalls and tries to understand the life of her deceased sister through her novel "The Blind Assassin."

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    Eugene Barnes
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "The Blind Assassin is a Booker Prize-winning novel on amazon. Anyone who likes good novels may like this product."
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    #9Bel Canto

    Bel Canto

    Bel Canto is a standalone contemporary novel written by Ann Patchett which centers on the home of the Japanese ambassador to Peru taken hostage by guerillas during a party in 1996, and was later raided but many have been killed already.  

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    Benjamin Baker
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Do you get tired of all the big global suspense drama books being set in America or Europe, or involving them? I do too sometimes, so this one was interesting because it involved Japan and South America. It read quick, but stayed entertaining; with lots of twists and shifts in how the story was moving. Nice action, but good dialog and overall situations so it wasn't just guns and car chases. This would make a really interesting movie, especially if they shot it on location. The writing really helped me see the setting in my head."
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    #10Kushiel's Dart (Kushiel's Legacy)

    Kushiel's Dart (Kushiel's Legacy)

    Sold into servitude as a child, Phédre nó Delaunay was trained for a nobleman to excel in everything. One day, she gets kidnapped by some barbarians from the North, and with a young warrior-priest, they will have to get back to their home to warn their people about the imminent invasion that is to come. 

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    Patricia Hawkins
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This isn't what I was looking for at all. Kushiel's Dart was published in 2015 and I wanted something from 2001."
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    #11The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books)

    The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books)

    The Shadow of the Wind is a historical novel by Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Published in 2001, it is the first book in The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series. It tells the story of Daniel, the son of an antiquarian book dealer.

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    Lei Xu
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This seems like a very good mystery novel or historical fiction, the cover is amazing also it really draws you in to reading it."
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    #12The Corrections

    The Corrections

    The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen is a contemporary fiction on a family drama during the age of greed and globalism from the Midwest at mid-century to Wall Street and Eastern Europe.

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    Dylan Hudson
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I'm not at all crazy about the author as a person, but I can't deny his talent. He has a way with words that few modern scribes can hope to match (Peter David is the other one, but he's unfairly labeled as a sci-fi guy). So I enjoyed it, guardedly. "

Summary

Best What are the best books published in 2001
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1American GodsBooks 35 Paid
2John AdamsBooks 32 Paid
3The Other Boleyn Girl Books 30 Paid
4Mystic RiverBooks 27 Paid
5The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next)Books 27 Paid
6Quidditch Through the AgesBooks 24 Paid
7Artemis FowlBooks 21 Paid
8The Blind AssassinBooks 21 Paid
9Bel CantoBooks 18 Paid
10Kushiel's Dart (Kushiel's Legacy)Books 16 Paid
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