Friday, January 8, 2010

Books and more books

Here I am, still reading Best Of lists and trying to determine which ones I'd like to read, and The Millions are complicating things by looking forward to the books with buzz in the new year!

From my very cursory glance at their list, I am already thinking about John Banville's The Infinities (because I finished The Sea a couple of months ago and still think about it from time to time), Adam Haslett's You Are Not A Stranger Here (no, this is not new but his novel, Union Atlantic is coming out and it's pushing YANASH to close to the top of my list), and Sonya Chung's Long For This World (because I finally accept that my ethnicity/culture plays a big role in my writing and I am curious about how other authors view their cultures.)

Which are the books you plan to read this year? Any of the ones on the list by The Millions strikes you as interesting?


Solvang Sherrie said...

There are way more book out there than I have time to read! I just finished Once Was Lost by Sarah Zarr and it was very good. Next is Home of the Brave, Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett and The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer. I haven't looked at any lists. My TBR pile is too big as it is!

Bish Denham said...

If I look at any more lists I'm likely to go mad. My list is soooooo long as it is. Currently I'm reading White Sands, Red Menace by Ellen Klages. Next up, Wintersmith by Terry Prachett. (I loved Wee Free Men!)