These are the books I’m damned glad I read this year. I think. See, I usually keep a file of the books I read for the year, but my evil hard drive ate 2009’s. Which absolutely sucks. Anyway, these are my favorite reads of the past year. Off the top of my head. I mean, if it’s not memorable (in a good way), then it ain’t in aforementioned good way, right? (The links lead you to my thoughts on the book, kidoki?)
- The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver.
- Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates.
- One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.
Fiction (Short Stories):
- No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July.
- Self-Help by Lorrie Moore.
- Liars in Love by Richard Yates.
- Eleven Kinds of Loneliness by Richard Yates.
- Stories, by Kerima Polotan.
- How Fiction Works by James Wood.
- The Art of Subtext: Beyond Plot by Charles Baxter.
- The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby.
- Housekeeping Vs. The Dirt by Nick Hornby.
- Shakespeare Wrote for Money by Nick Hornby.
- His Every Kiss by Laura Lee Guhrke.
- Slightly Dangerous by Mary Balogh.
- Captive of Sin by Anna Campbell.
- Proof by Seduction by Courtney Milan.
- Faefever by Karen Marie Moning.
Ta-dah. I have high hopes for 2010. I do, I do, I do. Happy New Year, errybooty!