Here are my top choices among the books I read this year (links are to earlier blog posts):
- 2666 (2008) – Roberto Bolaño
- A Most Wanted Man (2008) – John LeCarre
- Deadwood (1986) – Pete Dexter. Many of the same characters as the TV show, no swearing though!
- American Tabloid (1995) – James Ellroy
- Your Face Tomorrow 3 (2009)- Javier Marías
- A Voyage Long and Strange (2008) – Tony Horvitz. On the European adventures and findings in North America prior to the Pilgrims (more than you probably remember from school!).
- Predictably Irrational (2008) – Dan Ariely
- Seeing is Forgetting (the name of the thing one sees) / Conversations with Robert Irwin (1982/2008) – Lawrence Weschler
- True to Live / Conversations with David Hockney (2008) – Lawrence Weschler
- Born to Run (2009) – Christopher McDougall
- Zeitoun (2009) – Dave Eggers
- Whole Earth Discipline (2009) – Stewart Brand
Happy reading and living in the New Year!