Year in Reading

December 1, 2011

A Year in Reading: Stephen Dodson (Languagehat) 4

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The novel takes us places we don’t want to go, but does so with a humane insistence we find impossible to resist.

December 1, 2011

A Year in Reading 2011 35

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For an eighth year, we asked some of our favorite writers, thinkers, and readers to look back, reflect, and share. Their charge was to name, from all the books they read this year, the one(s) that meant the most to them, regardless of publication date. Grouped together, these ruminations, cheers, squibs, and essays will be a chronicle of reading and good books from every era. We hope you find in them seeds that will help make your year in reading in 2012 a fruitful one.

December 23, 2010

Wrapping Up a Year in Reading 2010 10

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“The best book I read all year was…”

December 23, 2010

A Year in Reading: Garth Risk Hallberg 2

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The number of novelists with a claim to having published major work this year forms a kind of alphabet: Aira, Amis, Bolaño, Boyd, Carey, Cohen, Cunningam, Donoghue…

December 23, 2010

A Year in Reading: Rachel Syme 0

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I tend to like and lean towards creative things made by womenfolk.

December 22, 2010

A Year in Reading: Lorraine Adams 0

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The novel’s central figure is one of literature’s greatest contradictory creations

December 22, 2010

A Year in Reading: Lydia Kiesling 0

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It disturbed me profoundly, and that has to count for something.

December 22, 2010

A Year In Reading: Stephanie Deutsch 1

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A gentle balancing act between the accumulation of facts and the interpretation of those facts.

December 21, 2010

A Year In Reading: Avi Steinberg 2

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With The Audubon Field Guide to the Weather, I hit rock bottom.

December 21, 2010

A Year in Reading: Dorothea Lasky 2

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I read some really wonderful books this year.