Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Best Books of the Decade 2000-2009

Can it be that we are ten years into the 2000's already? It can, which mean it's time for magazines, newspapers, and journals to start compiling their "Best of the Decade" lists.

Salon.com has posted their list already. Are your favorites included?

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
John Henry Days by Colson Whitehead
The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Veronica by Mary Gaitskill
On Beauty by Zadie Smith
A Person of Interest by Susan Choi

The Battle for God by Karen Armstrong
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman

A couple of my personal favorites were The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz for fiction, and Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed in nonfiction.

Tell us some of your best-loved books of the past decade!

1 comment:

  1. I loved Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. I'm never been a runner, but this book inspired me to start. The book was full of interesting (if not eccentric) characters, and I loved learning their stories.