Best Books of the Aughts
2010. Wow. One resolution I really must keep this year is to keep a reading journal. I seriously read over a hundred books last year, but I mislaid my journal before the end of January. Actually, I never even wrote in the damn journal, but had stuffed in it a napkin on which I’d scrawled a few notes about the books I read on our vacation.
So I can’t do a braggy post where I list all of the books I read last year. But I can do a list of my favourite books of the past decade. I actually put one together weeks ago to submit to the National Post. It came together pretty quickly, and I tried to keep the agonizing to a minimum. I’m sure I’m forgetting something brilliant, but oh well. Here are my five favourite books of the aughts:
1. Runaway by Alice Munro
2. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
3. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
4. Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
5. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Well, what d'ya think? What would you add to my list?