Sunday, December 2, 2012, the New York Times posted its List of 100 notable Books of 2012. From that list – I have gleaned Jan’s List of “Maybe” Books to read in 2013.
This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
Arcadia by Lauren Groff
Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
A Hologram For the King by Dave Eggers
In One Person by John Irving
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
San Miguel by T. Coraghessan Boyle
Shout Her Lovely Name by Natalie Serber
Short Story Collections
The Book of Mischief: Stories by Steve Stern
Dear Life: Stories by Alice Munro
Gods Without Men: Stories by Hari Kunzru
Married Love: And Other Stories by Tessa Hadley
Collected Poems by Jack Gilbert
My Poets by Maureen N. McLane
On a Farther Shore: The Life & Legacy of Rachel Carson
– by William Souder
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
– by Jeannette Winterson
Sometimes There Is A Void: Memoirs of An Outsider – by Zakes Mda
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
– by Katherine Boo
Kayak Morning: Reflections on Love, Grief, and Small Boats
– by Roger Rosenblatt
Far From The Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity – by Andrew Solomon
And yes. It is true that I have books still unopened and unread from last year. And I am realistic enough to know that I’ll likely read 40%of these. And I offer no particular reason for my choices – except my own whimsical notions based on reading the brief reviews – which I won’t give here, since you can easily go online & get reviews from the New York Times or Amazon.
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