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The best books I read in 2014

December 28, 2014


As my free time to write at this blog gets more and more limited, I’m slimming down my annual books post to just the very best one or two. I wish I could devote a beefy writeup to all ten of these, but there’s no time; such is the reality. I read 38 books this year, 18 of which were […]

The best books I read in 2013

January 5, 2014


I’m always careful not to call this post “the best books” of the year, since I can’t claim to have read all of the great new fiction from the year or even most of it, and since many of my favorite books (usually) aren’t new. But this year, actually, I did read mostly new fiction, […]

The best books I read in 2012

December 30, 2012


I’m always careful to call this post “The best books I read” as opposed to simply “the best books of the year” for two reasons. First: as in any year, I didn’t read every major, buzzed-about title that came out. I can’t say that the few books on my list are the very best that came […]

The best books I read in 2011

January 7, 2012


It’s that time, again, to add yet another “best of” list to the mountainous mountain of “best of” lists. New books I loved in 2011 The Pale King – You’ve heard all the buzz by now: it’s David Foster Wallace’s outstanding posthumous novel. There was big controversy over whether it was even fair or right to […]

My favorite books and movies of 2010

January 5, 2011


Every moron with a blog feels the need to do a “best of the year” list, so here’s mine, for what it’s worth. Book: C by Tom McCarthy is absolutely the novel of the year, and I believe the literary world will come to agree in time and give it more credit. I mean, yes, […]