Best Novels 2010-2011

A lot many novels have hit the bookshelves in 2010-2011 and every time a new book occupies space on the shelf of the bookstore, it will lure you to buy it. It had been a wonderful year with so many amazing fiction and non-fiction novels streaming in and thus making us feel hungry for more. But it really gets very confusing to choose the best out of them because we probably start loving all of them.

So if your thirst for more good novels isn’t yet quenched then check out this list of highly recommendable novels.

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
This book will definitely have a longer shelf life than any other novels published last year. It is a cordial baseball- focused story of a Middle American. It is a story about a boy called Henry who is very skilled but a little weird in some aspects. He starves for stardom but when a regular mundane throw goes awry, his life and dreams are shattered to pieces. He ends up fighting with almost everyone in his college from friends and teammates to the administrator.

The Call by Yannick Murphy
This book is written in the form of a diary of a man named, David Appleton. The writer takes you through a roller coaster ride full of emotions, struggle, tears, happiness and thrill. Certain extracts have been describes so beautifully that it will take you by surprise into a state where you can feel every single word written by him. The essence of rural New England town is very much reflected in the novel.

The Marriage Plotby Jeffery Eugenides
Eugenides again makes a remarkable entry into the market with his all new novel, with an amazing plot story – The Marriage Plot. A must read for people of all ages. It is more than just a love story! As usual you will be spell bound by the way Eugenides will once again absorb you into his characters and story.

The story revolves around Madeleine Hanna whose life takes a U turn when she falls in love with enigmatic loner Leonard Bankhead. At the same time, one of her old friends comes back to her with a fanatic thought that only Madeleine is his destiny.

State of Wonder by Anne Patchett
Patchette had impeccably woven the story with the right characters and plots that will hold on to you until you reach the last page. The adventure, thrill and suspicion in the story will drive the reader crazy and will compel him to keep reading unceasingly. His superfluous ability to put usual characters into unusual and bizarre situations and then play around with them wittily, makes the story more entertaining and amusing.

The story could be summarised as: Marina Singh is ordered by her boss/lover to go to the farthest and darkest corner of the Amazon to scrutinize the death of her colleague, Dr.AnnickEckman who was sent to assess the advancement made by Dr.Annick Swenson, a scientist who was at the verge of developing a drug that could revolutionize the medical industry and help them earn tons of money. But after reaching Manaus, as Marina settles in, she travels into her own heart of darkness to find herself.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
This debut of Erin Morgsten will surely leave you with a sense of satisfaction and many surging thoughts. It is a story of voracity, destiny and love set up in the background of 20th century circus shows.

The story revolves around the protagonist, Celia who is a five year old kid with untrained psychokinetic powers. Her father Hector structures a menacing plan for Celia wherein Celia is pushed into an epic battle of magic which will end in the death of one of the 2 performers. Celia and her opponent are unaware of this. The climax comes when Celia and Macro fall in love with each other.

Other such famous novels that you mustn’t miss out are:

  • The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst
  • The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obrhet
  • 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
  • 11/22/63 by Stephen King




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Shalini Pal is a 19 year old girl who is a freelancing fanatic and is currently pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies from Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (UG). Presently, she is an amateur writer who is working hard and striving to become a skilled professional. She was born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh but did her schooling from one of the top cities of India, i.e. Ahmedabad, Gujarat. She loves reading novels, writing, cooking and sketching. Listening to music is one of her favourite pass times. She aspires to become a media professional, preferably a journalist in future. She wants to bring about a revolution in the society with the power of media, to make it a better place to live in.

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