- A Visit from the Goon Squad
Jennifer Egan (Knopf) -- On my want-to-read list
Jonathan Franzen (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux) -- I loved it.
Laura Hillenbrand (Random) -- She also wrote Seabiscuit
- The Surrendered
Chang-Rae Lee (Riverhead) -- He studied and taught at the UO.
- The Big Short
Michael Lewis (Norton) -- He wrote Moneyball, The Blindside, etc.
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot (Crown) -- LOVED it! Rebecca grew up in Portland.
- Just Kids
Patti Smith (Ecco) -- Finalist for National Book Award & just out in paperback. I liked the cover on the hardcover version better. Minor quibble.
- Man in the Woods
Scott Spencer (Harper) -- He wrote Endless Love, A Ship Made of Paper, etc.
- The Lonely Polygamist
Brady Udall (Norton) -- One of Roberta's favorites this year.
- The Warmth of Other Suns
Isabel Wilkerson (Random) -- This book looks fascinating; another want-to-read.
Friday, November 5, 2010
think of leaving this book off the list??") So, read over this list and then argue away. Muster up your best support for your favorites that got left behind. I actually think it's a pretty darned good list -- especially compared to, say, the National Book Award finalists. I'll list the top ten here, and then you can click on the following link to read about them in greater depth. Best Books of 2010
Posted by Bookbroads at 9:16 AM