15 Best Books Of the 21st Century
Now that we’re entering the 2020s, a lot of things have changed, and It’s hard for us to believe that it’s been twenty years since the first year of the new millennium.
So it’s an honor to look back at all the fantastic books published in the past two decades, and inspired by the Guardians Challenge: The 100 Best Books of the 21st Century.
We decided to highlight only 15 books that have been considered some of the greatest works of the 21st Century.
Here is a list of 15 best books of the 21st Century from a variety of great sources in various categories (fiction, non-fiction, classic novels, drama, fantasy, romance).
One of the coolest minds in the modern world, Stephen Hawking, guides the reader in the search for answers to some of humanity’s greatest doubts: What is the origin of the universe? Is it infinite? What about the time? Has it always existed, or has there been a beginning and will there be an end?
Are there other dimensions besides the three spatial? And what will happen when it’s all over? With creative illustrations and lucid and humorous text, Hawking unravels from the mysteries of particle physics to the dynamics that move hundreds of millions of galaxies across the universe.
In Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the reader is introduced to Harry, son of James and Lily Potter, sorcerers who were murdered by a mighty wizard when he was still a baby. With this, the boy ends up being taken to the house of the uncles that had nothing to do with the supernatural instead.
Up to the age of ten, Harry was a kind of cudgel: ill-treated by his uncles, he inherited old clothes from his chubby cousin, had patched glasses, and was treated as a nuisance. To be a sorcerer’s apprentice until the day he will have to face the worst force of evil, the man who murdered his parents, the terrible Dark Lord.
The green-eyed, scrawny boy, so accustomed to rejection, also discovers that he is a hero in the universe of wizards.
Abbie MacIntyre happens to be living the dream in the pretty Nova Scotia town which she calls home. She is a successful surgeon, married to a handsome cardiologist, and has a teenage model who is only months away from going to college. But then one fateful night, everything changes.
At the time a drunk driver uses to hit her car, Abbie was been hurried to the hospital. She endures, however, the accident used to force unthinkable coverts out into the open and plagues Abbie with nightmares so vivid that she starts to question her grip on reality. Her perfect life begins to crack, and those cracks threaten to shatter her world completely.
Michelle Obama sweeps Donald Trump in the book “Becoming,” which will be marketed in the United States as of Tuesday and in which the former US First Lady talks about politics, family, and country challenges. With the simple title “Becoming,” former President Barack Obama’s wife’s book traces Donald Trump’s stern portrayal of his campaigning and political choices.
The first book of the young historian Tara Westover “Educated” (“Educated”, not published in Russian) was published in February 2018, immediately became a bestseller, and was named the best book of February by Amazon.
The book also became a bestseller number 1 according to the edition of the New York Times. In less than a month, the book received more than 200 positive reviews on the Amazon website and more than 2500 positive ratings on the GoodReads book portal.
One hundred thousand years ago, Homo sapiens was one of at least six human species living on this planet — an unremarkable animal that played no greater role in an ecosystem than gorillas, fireflies, or jellyfish. But about seventy thousand years ago, the mysterious change in the cognitive abilities of Homo sapiens turned him into a host of the planet and a nightmare of the ecosystem.
Yuval Harari shows how the course of history shaped human society and the reality around him. His book traces the connection between the events of the past and the problems of modernity and forces the reader to reconsider all the established ideas about the world around them.
The theory is that every time you force a certain situation it does not work if you make the effort reversed it works. Everything in our life is based on values, be it scrotal values and real values, it says about the ability to inversion values, which in the beginning will feel rejection by relationships based on the old values.
Virtue cannot be replaced by tolerance, and the lack of clear moral ideals to explain respect for the opinions of others, convinced Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson. In the proposed book Peterson presents his controversial ideas in the form of motivational advice, reinforcing their arguments from biology, literature, mythology, psychology.
The author criticizes the generation of two thousand for nihilism, emphasizes the development of individuality, and also convinces – the main rule of life is that every person must assume the maximum possible responsibility for his own life, society, and the world.
This book is a world superb bestseller, work number 1 on the topic of personal growth. Firstly, this book sets forth a systematic approach to the definition of life goals and priorities of a person. These goals are different for everyone, but the book helps to understand oneself and formulate life goals. Secondly, the book shows how to achieve these goals. And lastly, the book uses to show how each and every person will become superior.
The book quotes the Immorality Law implemented in 1927 in South Africa, where it would only be abolished some 58 years later. Any native woman who allows a European man to have illicit carnal relations with her … has committed a crime and will be liable to imprisonment for a period not exceeding four years.
The classic and definitive guide to relating to people It is no coincidence that more than seventy years after its first edition, after more than 50 million copies sold, How to make friends and influence people remains an innovative book, and one of the world’s leading references to relationships, whether in the professional or personal sphere.
Dale Carnegie’s advice, methods, and ideas have already benefited millions of people, and they remain entirely current. Carnegie provides in this book, techniques, and methods, in a straightforward way, for anyone to achieve their personal and professional goals.
The author of the book, Delia Owens, is excellent at describing life in a small town, whose citizens are very suspicious of those who live on its outskirts, and jewelry criticism of how easily people conclude. She managed to write a story that will respond to the depths of your soul, and you will remember it for a very long time.
Previous CIA operative happened to turn mercenary for hiring Ryan Decker’s area of expertise is rescuing kidnap victims. Rented by a powerful US senator from a human-trafficking ring for liberating her daughter, Decker never anticipated sabotage or that the assault could go so disastrously wrong. The hostage is dead. His team uses to be wiped out, and so happens to be their families, comprising Decker’s wife and son—eliminated one by one by the Russian mafia. And he’s survived to take the fall.
In this thrilling sequel to a Game of Thrones, George RR Martin has created a work of unsurpassed vision, power, and imagination. A Clash of Kings uses to transport to another world of revenge and revelry, wizardry, and warfare unlike any we have ever experienced.
Kazuo Ishiguro was praised in the Sunday Times for ‘widening the possibilities of fiction.’ In “Nunca Me Deixes,” which is certainly among his best works, tells us an extraordinary story of love, loss, and hidden truths.