Jan 08, 2014
Today's Top Ten is from Marcus L. of RCL - Roseville. Over to you, Marcus!
Happy end of the year everybody. My list is a bit tardy because I had to finish the Booker winner The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton about 1860's gold rush New Zealand and it lives up to the hype. 834 pages of captivating storytelling. So this year, I have 11 great reads on my top Ten
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki - A diary of a Japanese teen washes up on a Pacific Northwest Island
The Old Ways: A Journey On Foot by Robert MacFarlane - My love of psychogeography is warmly rewarded.
Of Africa by Wole Soyinka - powerful essays on African vitality and struggles
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid - A story set up as a self-help book- insightful and wise
Anicillary Justice by Ann Leckie - An AI starship in stuck in a human body because of a betrayal. Great first novel of a trilogy
Dissident Gardens by Jonathan Lethem - Generations of radical Jewish women in New York City connect with greater or smaller struggles
The Murder Room: The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes Gather To Solve the World's Most Perplexing Cold Cases by Michael Capuzzo- fascinating non-fiction book on the Vidocq Society
Constellation Games: A Space Opera Soap Opera by Leonard Richardson - the cover is awful, but the story is golden about a reviewer of alien video games- better than Ready Player One
Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon - Still thinking about his 9/11 novel 6 months later