These are the books that left the most lasting impressions on me this year. In no particular order:
1. Just Kids by Patti Smith — Just beautiful.
2. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green, David Levithan — This one made me so happy.
3. Anthropology of An American Girl by Hilary Thayer Hamann — Took me forever to read, it was like reading a painting.
4. Rat Girl by Kristin Hersh — I wouldn’t have read this one if it wasn’t for Christa’s review.
5. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen — Oprah, Jonathan. Jonathan, Oprah.
6. Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart — More clever and odd and quirky than sad.
7. The House of Tomorrow by Peter “Hot Pants” Bognanni — Maybe my favorite protagonist of the year.
8. Where the God of Love Hangs Out by Amy Bloom — Relationships are weird, Amy Bloom writes about it best.
9. An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin — Better than art class.
10. Invisible by Paul Auster — Can’t get this one out of my head.