Sunday, December 30, 2007

Another Ludicrous Top Ten List

One of the more annoying annual events is the proliferation of Top Ten Lists. So here's my list of the Top 10 Books I read in 2007--none of which were published in 2007 (it was that kind of year).

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, Jared Diamond
Wounded, Percival Everett
The Vision of Emma Blau, Ursula Hegi
A Single Man, Christopher Isherwood
Suttree, Cormac McCarthy
Under the Net, Iris Murdoch
A Personal Matter, Kenzaburo Oë
Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, ZZ Packer
To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
Genet: A Biography, Edmund White

Coming tomorrow: my list of Top Ten Footnotes.