Only one nonfiction book in this very random collection, but it tops the list in its insight and importance. From the best to the least best:
Jaron Lanier, Who Owns the Future?
Everything I have to say about Jaron Lanier’s essential book was better said by Joe Nocera.
George Saunders, Tenth of December
Best fiction of the year from the great chronicler and word wizard of Late Capitalism.
Teju Cole, Open City
Thomas Pynchon, Bleeding Edge
AM Homes, May We Be Forgiven
Leavitt, Two Hotel Francforts
PG Wodehouse, Code of the Woosters
Jack Handey, The Stench of Honolulu
Hiassen, Bad Monkey