Of the books I read published in 2012, these are my favorites.

You have probably seen many of these lists, from the New York Times Ten Best Books of 2012 to the Millions’ Year in Reading series. (Both are highly recommended, by the way.) Not that my opinion is terribly important, but I thought I would contribute to the lists, as well, if nothing else because I read […]

National Book Award Finalists.

Lost during the news of Mo Yan’s big win of the Nobel for Literature, the finalists for the National Book Award have been announced. The fiction finalists: A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Dí­az The Round House by Louise Erdrich Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben […]