Monday, December 12, 2011

My Top Ten of 2011

Below are my favorite books from the past year.  A good mix I'm happy to have read and pleased to recommend--seven fiction, three non-fiction, a mix of male and female authors, contemporary and historical settings, debut and established authors.  

Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman

Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

Great House by Nicole Krauss

The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt

A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Bullfighting by Roddy Doyle

Life by Keith Richards 

Just Kids by Patti Smith

What It Is Like To Go To War by Karl Marlantes

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