What’s the best book you’ve read recently? (Tell me you didn’t see this one coming?)
Ah, another in BTT's recent spate of superlatives. I'm glad actually, it gives me a chance to review the year and see what stands out. If I look only at this year's reading, John Updike's The Witches of Eastwick, Damon Galgut's The Imposter, Maghanita Laski's Little Boy Lost, and Deirdre Madden's Molly Fox's Birthday were my favorite reads of 2009 so far. It's a well-balanced list - an American, a South African, a British, and an Irish writer. Two men, two women. Some overtly entertaining writing, some touching and introspective writing. It's not the end of 2009 yet, so I am not going to press myself to decide. They were all great reads and my reflections on each as I read them are linked.