Thursday, December 26, 2013

My year's best

As always, this is a list of my favorites among the books I've read this year, not books published this year. In fact, as always, it's a mix of new, old and very old books. In the face of some health struggles that arose as I entered my seventh decade, a good book has become even more important to getting me through my days. Here are my year's best:

Assata: An Autobiography, Assata Shakur 
Fiction (in no special order)
The People in the Trees, Hanya Yanagihara
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
Mo Said She Was Quirky, James Kelman
I Am an Executioner: Love Stories, Rajesh Parameswaran
The Wall, William Sutcliffe
NW, Zadie Smith
Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver
Freedom Road, Howard Fast
A Naked Singularity, Sergio de la Pava