12.10.2009

Paste: Best Books of the Decade

Paste Magazine has another list - top twenty books of the decade. My book percentage is much higher than my music percentage. The ones I've read are in bold, and they were all phenomenal books.

klosterman.jpg20. Chuck Klosterman: Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story [Scribner] (2005)



gladwell.jpg19. Malcolm Gladwell: The Tipping Point [Little Brown] (2000)



blue.jpg18. Donald Miller: Blue Like Jazz [Thomas Nelson] (2003)



carlwilson.jpg17. Carl Wilson: Let’s Talk About Love (A Journey To The End Of Taste) [Continuum] (2007)



Netherland cover.jpg16. Joseph O’Neill: Netherland [Vintage] (2008)




ffnation.jpg15. Eric Schlosser: Fast Food Nation [Houghton Mifflin] (2001)



potter2.jpg14. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter [Bloomsbury] (1998-2007)



atonement.jpg13. Ian McEwan: Atonement [Nan A. Talese] (2002)



Slavery by Another Name.jpg12. Doug Blackmon: Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II [Doubleday] (2008)


MeTalkPrettyOneDay-DavidSedaris.jpg11. David Sedaris: Me Talk Pretty One Day [Little, Brown and Company] (2000)





Consider The Lobster cover.jpg10. David Foster Wallace: Consider The Lobster And Other Essays [Little, Brown and Company] (2005)



everything is illuminated cover.jpg9. Jonathan Safran Foer: Everything Is Illuminated [Harper Perennial] (2002)



THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING cover.jpg8. Joan Didlon: The Year of Magical Thinking [Knopf] (2005)



blankets.jpg7. Craig Thompson: Blankets [Top Shelf Productions] (2003)



Book Thief cover.jpg6. Markus Zusak: The Book Thief [Knopf] (2005)




Middlesex cover.jpg5. Jeffrey Eugenides: Middlesex [Picador] (2002)




gilead cover.jpg4. Marilynne Robinson: Gilead [Farrar, Straus and Giroux] (2004)



The Road cover.jpg3. Cormac McCarthy: The Road [Knopf] (2006)




heartbreak cover.jpg2. Dave Eggers: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius [Simon & Schuster] (2000)




Kavalier & Clay cover.jpg1. Michael Chabon: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay [Random House] (2000)




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