Best Books of 2000

I collected five lists of “Best Books of 2000” and combined them into one meta-list.  Here are the results – all the books on two or more lists, ranked with the most-listed books first.  If I’ve read the book, I’ve included the rating I gave it on Goodreads (1-5 stars).

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A HEARTBREAKING WORK OF STAGGERING GENIUS. By Dave Eggers. (5)
WHITE TEETH. By Zadie Smith. (5)

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IN THE HEART OF THE SEA: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. By Nathaniel Philbrick. (4)
THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY. By Michael Chabon. (4)
BEOWULF. By Anonymous. Translated by Seamus Heaney. (4)

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CHERRY. By Mary Karr.
LYING: A Metaphorical Memoir. By Lauren Slater.
FROM DAWN TO DECADENCE: 1500 to the Present: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life. By Jacques Barzun. (4)
THE BLIND ASSASSIN. By Margaret Atwood.
RAVELSTEIN. By Saul Bellow.
EXPERIENCE: A Memoir. By Martin Amis.
BEING DEAD. By Jim Crace. (4)