2011 Books Roundup

Tis the season for lists, folks, so here we go.

Favorite Books from 2011 by guys named Ben:

Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben Lerner
Stories for Nighttime and Some for Day by Ben Loory

Other Favorites read in 2011:

Dancing Lessons for People Advanced in Age by Bohumil Hrabal
The Sweet Relief of Missing Children by Sarah Braunstein
My Brother by Jamaica Kincaid
On Proust by Jacques Revel
Tinkers by Paul Harding
Sylvia by Leonard Michaels
Backwards & Forwards: A Technical Manual for Reading Plays by Michael Langham

Two Favorites possibly read in Late 2010 or Early 2011:

Whatever Happened to Modernism by Gabriel Josipovici
The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares

Favorite Graphic Novel:

Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli

Big book I’m still in the middle of (and loving):

The Pale King by David Foster Wallace

Big book that just sits there next to my bed, wrapped in plastic:

2666 by Roberto Bolano

Books I carry around and dip into when I’m stuck somewhere:

Notes from No Man’s Land by Eula Biss
Collected Poems by Tomas Transtromer

Book I wanted to like more than I did:

I am the New Black by Tracy Morgan

OK, I’m done procrastinating. Now can someone tell me what my next novel’s about?!?

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