Sunday, January 02, 2011

My Annual Book List

According to his Confessions, which I confess I really have not read, Saint Augustine was converted upon hearing these words chanted: "Tolle lege," or "Take up and read." Of course, the book he picked up and read was the Bible (he randomly read a passage in Romans).

Not so dramatically, in an annual tradition, here are the books I read for 2010:

  1. The Geography of Bliss, by Eric Weiner
  2. The Humbling, by Philip Roth
  3. Scroogenomics, by Joel Waldfogel
  4. Halloween Through Twenty Centuries, by Ralph and Adelin Linton
  5. The Vanished Hands, by Robert Wilson
  6. The Body Artist, by Don DeLillo
  7. The Farmer's Daughter, by Jim Harrison
  8. Point Omega, by Don DeLillo
  9. Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend, by James S. Hirsch
  10. Bone Fire, by Mark Spragg
  11. The Pregnant Widow, by Martin Amis
  12. Homer & Langley, by E.L. Doctorow
  13. The Unnamed, by Joshua Ferris
  14. Words for Empty and Words for Full, by Bob Hicok
  15. Fame, by Daniel Kehlmann
  16. Letting Go of the Words: writing web content that works, by Janice (Ginny) Redish
  17. Ralph McGill: Reporter, by Harold H. Martin
  18. Our Kind of Traitor, by John le Carre

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