The New York Times announced their list of the 10 best books of the year, and I’m thrilled that one of my favorite books this year, Nothing to be Frightened of by Julian Barnes, made the Non-Fiction list. (Here’s my post about it.)
Here’s the list:
- Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser
- A Mercy by Toni Morrison
- Netherland by Joseph O’Neill
- 2666 by Roberto Bolano
- Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
- The Dark Side by Jane Mayer
- The Forever War by Dexter Filkins
- Nothing to Be Frightened Of by Julian Barnes
- This Republic of Suffering by Drew Gilpin Faust
- The World Is What It Is by Patrick French
If you click through to the NY Times site, you can read short descriptions of each book, as well as an excerpt or first chapter from most of the books.
I also loved Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri. I haven’t read anything else on the list.
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