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.