Sunday, December 07, 2008


1. Alexander Theroux: Laura Warholic or, the Sexual Intellectual (Fantagraphics)
2. Nicholson Baker: Human Smoke (Simon & Schuster)
3. David Lodge: Deaf Sentence (Viking)
4. Cynthia Ozick: dictation (Houghton Mifflin)
5. David Benioff: City of Thieves (Viking)
6. David Barber: A Hard Rain Fell: SDS & Why It Failed (University of Mississippi)
7. Peter Doggett: There’s A Riot Going On (Canongate)
8. Paul Auster: Man In the Dark (Henry Holt)
9. Mary Jo Salter: A Phone Call to the Future: New & Selected Poems (Knopf)
10. Thurston Moore & Byron Coley: No Wave (Abrams Image)
11. Stephane Dunn: Bad Bitches & Sassy Supermamas: Black Power Action Films (University of Illinois Press)
12. Lydia Lunch: The Gun Is Loaded (Black Dog Publishing)
13. Brian K. Vaughan; Georges Jeanty; Joss Whedon: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Season Eight #2): No Future For You (Dark Horse)
14. Dave Zirin: A People’s History of Sports in the United States (New Press)
15. Tana French: The Likeness (Viking)
16. Todd Oldham & Cindy Sherman: Place Space #3: John Waters (Ammo)
17. Vijay Prashad: The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World (New Press)
18. Tom Hayden: Writing for A Democratic Society: The Tom Hayden Reader (City Lights)
19. Graham Vickers: Chasing Lolita: How Popular Culture Corrupted Nabokov’s Little Girl All Over Again (Chicago Review Press)
20. Marc Masters: No Wave (Black Dog Publishing)
21. Roberto Bolano: Nazi Literature In the Americas (New Directions)
22. Martin Amis: The Second Plane: September 11: Terror and Boredom (Knopf)
23. David Lebedoff: The Same Man: George Orwell & Evelyn Waugh (Random House)
24. David Sheppard: On Some Faraway Beach: The Life and Times of Brian Eno (Orion)
25. George Pelecanos: The Turnaround (Little, Brown)

Unlike the music list(s) posted earlier, I have not bothered to separate apples & bananas amongst my book choices. And like my music lists, these book choices will doubtless change as I continue to read the dozens (if not hundreds) of 2008 books I plan to read in the future. At the risk of offending my two readers with blatant commercialism, I would like to point out that these books are available through A Cappella Books. If we do not currently stock them, we can order them.


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