Today I’m taking a break and letting my list-friendly novelist/blogger pal, Tod Goldberg, provide the next list since, at his blog, he’s got a great compilation of writers naming the books they most enjoyed this year.
Several of the people on Tod’s list mentioned Junot Diaz’s stellar novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which would be high on my personal list of favorite books this year. Others I particularly liked this year are:
2. Cormac McCarthy’s The Road (Okay, published last year, but close enough.)
3. Imperial Life in the Emerald City, by Rajiv Chandrasekaran
4.The Tin Roof Blowdown (yeah, it’s a genre book, so what?)
5. Gallatin Canyon by Thomas McGuane.
6. Jim Harrison’s Returning to Earth.
You can read the smart choices of Tod’s smart pals (some of whom are also friends of mine.) right here.
And, hey, don’t forget to share your own choices too. (List-making should be an interactive endeavor.)