This is the time of year that everyone and their sister-in-law comes out with a Best of … list (see my colleague Renée’s post two days ago). Probably the best known, if not most prestigious, is the New York Times 100 Notable Books.
So, are you looking for a well-reviewed, recommended fiction title, one of this year’s best? Didn’t get that fiction title, or any fiction title, you’d hope to be getting for the holidays and now you’d like a good novel, something to really sink you teeth into? Don’t feel like going through the Notable Books of 2010 list, title by title, toggling back and forth to see if anything you are interested in is in the library?
Not to worry – we did it for you. Below is a list of the fiction titles from the Notable Books of 2010 list that are currently in at a local library, just waiting for you to reserve and start reading immediately:
- Boyle, T. Coraghessan. Wild Child: Stories
- Dee, Jonathan. The Privileges
- Doer, Anthony. Memory Wall: Stories
- Engel, Patricia. Vida
- Erdrich, Louise. Shadow Tag
- Gilmore, Jennifer. Something Red
- Hughes, Mary-Beth. Double Happiness: Stories
- Lee, Chang-rae. The Surrenderer
- Levy, Angela. The Long Song
- Lipsyte, Sam. The Ask
- Means, David. Spot: Stories
- Mengtsu, Dinaw. How to Read the Air
- Mitchell, David. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet
- Mooney, Ted. The Same River Twice
- Nelson, Antonya. Bound
- Oates, Joyce Carol. Sourland: Stories
- Orringer, Julie. The Invisible Bridge
- Petterson, Per. I Curse the River of Time
- Rabe, David. Girl by the Road at Night
- Rachman, Tim. The Imperfectionists
- Ross, Adam. Mr. Peanut
- McEwan, Ian. Solar
- Schine, Cathleen. The Three Weissmanns of Westport
- Shteyngart, Gary. Super Sad True Love Story
- Soli, Tatjana. The Lotus Eaters
- Steinhauer, Olen. The Nearest Exit
- Stone, Robert. Fun With Problems: Stories
- Syjuco, Miguel. Ilustrado
- Trussoni, Danielle. Angelology
None of the titles on this list has any reserves on it currently. A handful of them have only one or two copies, so if you see something you like, jump on it; just like the after holidays sales at the mall, the good stuff flies off the shelf.
I’ve got my eye on one or two of these myself.
From all the staff here at Eleventh Stack, we wish you a happy and healthy New Year, hopefully with plenty of good reading, viewing, and listening to come, courtesy of your local public library.