|That's my kind of baby New Year.|
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
Office Girl by Joe Meno
I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution by Rob Tannenbaum and Craig Marks
More Baths, Less Talking by Nick Hornby
The Receptionist: An Education at the New Yorker by Janet Groth
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan
Over Time by Frank Deford
While I don't really have an order or preference, if I had to make a top pick in each category, I choose Harold Fry in fiction and Shadow Catcher in non-fiction. They are both exceptional reads.
As ever, thanks to friends in the book biz who keep me aware of titles they think are worthy and a little under the radar. Thanks to publishers for putting out great stuff among the muck and mire. Thanks to booksellers for spreading the gospel. Most of all, thank you for reading what I write about reading.
May 2013 be a better year for us all.