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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 […]


July 25, 2008


I was not excited to read this book. It was chosen as the new selection for our book club at my office (a book club I started) and I had never read anything by Michael Ondaatje before. I saw the film version of The English Patient and was not entertained. I also asked my mom […]