Books of the year
For several years, I’ve reported on the NY Times list of 100 notable books of the year, and which ones I’ve read. The first year I did it, I had read (or at least started) eight of the 100, but I’ve never gotten above five since, and this year I’m down to 3:
- The Imperfectionists: Liked this, didn’t love it. I think I picked it up because Becca from Not Quite Sure recommended it on Facebook.
- The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. This was a fun, easy read. I read it on an airplane (on my kindle) and just enjoyed it.
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: One of the few books I blogged about this year, and probably the best book I read this year. Clear readable explanations of complicated issues, and a deep affection for the people involved.
I don’t think I’m reading less these days, but I’m probably reading less non-fiction (other than for work) and less “literary fiction.” I’ve been reading more mysteries, more sci-fi, and more young adult novels.