I collected six lists of “Best Books of 2001” and combined them into one meta-list. Here are the results: all the books on two or more of the original lists, ranked by most-listed first. If I’ve read the book, I’ve included the rating I gave it on Goodreads (1-5 stars).
THE CORRECTIONS. By Jonathan Franzen. (4)
JOHN ADAMS. By David McCullough. (5)
SEABISCUIT: An American Legend. By Laura Hillenbrand. (4)
EMPIRE FALLS. By Richard Russo.
AUSTERLITZ. By W.G. Sebald. (5)
HATESHIP, FRIENDSHIP, COURTSHIP, LOVESHIP, MARRIAGE: Stories. By Alice Munro.
TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG. By Peter Carey. (4)
UNCLE TUNGSTEN: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood. By Oliver Sachs.
FAST FOOD NATION: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal. By Eric Schlosser. (4)
NICKEL AND DIMED: On (Not) Getting By in America. By Barbara Ehrenreich. (4)
COMFORT ME WITH APPLES: More Adventures at the Table. By Ruth Reichl.