The 21 Books From the 21st Century Every Man Should Read: Books. Anyone who's been handed a high school diploma can tick off the classic novels from the twentieth century: The Great Gatsby, A Farewell to Arms, The Grapes of Wrath.
But cross into this millennium and things are suddenly murkier, Kindle-ier, less classed up with age. Then again, it's been an affirming thirteen years, enough time to breed a whole new body of post-2000 lit we're happy to call the new classics—and we're not afraid to name names. Infinite Jest:Amazon:Books. City of Thieves: A Novel (9780452295292): David Benioff. The Intercept: A Jeremy Fisk Novel: Dick Wolf: 9780062064837: Amazon.com. Infinite Jest: David Foster Wallace: 9780316066525: Amazon.com. Cold New World: Growing Up in a Harder Country (Modern Library Paperbacks) (9780375753824): William Finnegan.
And a Plan to Stop It (9780446576437): Lawrence Lessig. Penguin Modern Classics - Modern Classics 50th anniversary - Penguin Books. The White Tiger: A Novel (9781416562603): Aravind Adiga. Best books 2012: Slate staffers pick their favorites. The Sense of an Ending (Vintage International) (9780307947727): Julian Barnes.