No, not my books — I pimp those enough, and you know where to get hold of them. How about other people’s books? You all regularly ask me what I’m reading, or what I’d recommend. And it’s been a while since I’ve written a post on my favorite books of the year. So here, in no particular order, are some books I’ve enjoyed this year, and some of my all-time favorites.
Fiction: Some of the excellent books I’ve read this year.
- City of Thieves, David Benioff
- A Patent Lie, Paul Goldstein
- Duma Key, Stephen King
- The Bone Garden, Tess Gerritsen
Non-fiction: Some all-time favorites.
- The Right Stuff, Tom Wolfe
- Seabiscuit, Laura Hillebrand
- Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer
- The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
And here’s one I’d love to get for Christmas: The Norman Maclean Reader. I recently heard an interview with one of Maclean’s former students, and I’d forgotten that the author of A River Runs Through It and Young Men and Fire didn’t publish his first book until he was 74. You’re never too old, folks.
How about everybody else? What do you recommend?