A Year in Reading: Extras

December 20, 2006 | 15 books mentioned

I got a lot of responses to my call for people to share the best books they read this year. Here are some of the shorter entries and lists that I received.

Stephen Schenkenberg (who pens an engaging blog) said:

Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road — the best book I read all year — gutted me. William H. Gass’ essay collection A Temple of Texts — the second best — has been the balm.

Steve Clackson also wrote in:

My favorite book this year.

  • Three Day Road by Joseph Boydencomments

Some others I’ve enjoyed.

Heather Huggins named her top three:

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer and The Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark. Ishiguro’s Remains of the Day is a close third.

And finally, Sandra Scoppettone’s list:

Thanks everyone!

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