My Book-A-Week regime for 2009 has turned out rather well, acutally. I’ve managed to read 49 books so far and it’s only mid-November.
I’ll probably post a summary of the books I’d recommend out of the ones I’ve read this year nearer to January, but with Christmas fast approaching I’m thinking more about what I’d like to read in the future.
So, here we go, the top-ten books I’d like to read in 2010. (In no particular order!)
An Arsonist’s Guide to Writer’s Homes in New England by Brock Clarke
The Diving Bell & the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Netherland by Joseph O’Neill
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving (which has been on my list since 2007)
Shining at the Bottom of the Sea by Stephen Marche
Submarine by Joe Dunthorne
Singer by Ira Sher
Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Hopefully at the end of 2010 these will make my list of recommendations! Fingers crossed I actually get them read over the next year or so, some of them aren’t easy to find. Especially considering our library in Kilmarnock leaves much to be desired.