New York Times’ 100 Notable Books.

It’s getting to be my favorite time of the year—at least as far as book lists go. The New York Times’ notable “100 Notable Books” is the monarch of lists, and it’s a good one. I can recommend several titles on the list, a few of which I’ve reviewed before:


  • A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Anthony Marra (review)
  • Dissident Gardens, Jonathan Lethem (my review is upcoming)
  • The Infatuations, Javier Marías (probably the best novel I’ve read this year; my essay)
  • The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri (my review upcoming)
  • The Sound of Things Falling, Juan Gabríel Vásquez (my review upcoming)
  • Tenth of December, George Saunders (review)


  • My Beloved World, Sonia Sotomayor (review)

For more “best” books lists go here.