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Best of the Millennium, Pros Versus Readers

To quote the greatestbooks.org: "A poll of The Millions contributors and 48 of their favourite writers, editors, and critics, asking a single question: 'What are the best books of fiction of the millennium... so far?' The results were robust, diverse, and surprising."
The books are from the first decade of the new millennium and each sub-list is in descending rank order. A bonus point if you have read a book appearing in both lists.
01-20: The Pros
21-40: The Readers
Follow the link to see a side-by-side listing and methodology.
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from themillions.com · made by Markd9528
avg. score: 7 of 40 (16%)
required scores: 1, 2, 3, 7, 11 

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1
The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen)
The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen)
2
The Known World (Edward P. Jones)
The Known World (Edward P. Jones)
3
Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
4
2666 (Roberto Bolano)
2666 (Roberto Bolano)
5
Pastoralia - George Saunders
Pastoralia - George Saunders
6
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
7
Austerlitz (W.G. Sebald)
Austerlitz (W.G. Sebald)
8
Out Stealing Horses (Per Petterson)
Out Stealing Horses (Per Petterson)
9
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
10
Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)
Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)
11
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Diaz)
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Diaz)
12
Twilight of the Superheroes
Twilight of the Superheroes
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13
Mortals
Mortals
14
Atonement (Ian Mcewan)
Atonement (Ian Mcewan)
15
Varieties of Disturbance
Varieties of Disturbance
16
Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
17
The Fortress of Solitude
The Fortress of Solitude
18
Stranger Things Happen (Kelly Link)
Stranger Things Happen (Kelly Link)
19
American Genius (Lynne Tillman)
American Genius (Lynne Tillman)
20
Gilead (Marilynne Robinson)
Gilead (Marilynne Robinson)
21
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot Díaz)
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot Díaz)
22
2666 - Roberto Bolaño
2666 - Roberto Bolaño
23
Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
24
Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
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25
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
26
Atonement (Ian Mcewan)
Atonement (Ian Mcewan)
27
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (Michael Chabon)
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (Michael Chabon)
28
The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen)
The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen)
29
Gilead
Gilead
30
White Teeth (Zadie Smith)
White Teeth (Zadie Smith)
31
Kafka on the Shore (Haruki Murakami)
Kafka on the Shore (Haruki Murakami)
32
Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
33
Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)
Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)
34
Austerlitz
Austerlitz
35
Empire Falls (Richard Russo)
Empire Falls (Richard Russo)
36
Runaway (Alice Munro)
Runaway (Alice Munro)
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37
The Master (Colm Tóibín)
The Master (Colm Tóibín)
38
Half of a Yellow Sun (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Half of a Yellow Sun (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
39
Unaccustomed Earth (Jhumpa Lahiri)
Unaccustomed Earth (Jhumpa Lahiri)
40
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
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