It’s a gray sort of day here in Detroit, what with unseasonably warm 40 degree temperatures and copious amounts of rain all day. I woke up feeling under the weather and a little blue today, so I made sure to move into my robe and fuzzy socks and — with no plans to venture out into the yucky weather — am looking forward to pounding out a few last stories for work, then doing some serious hibernating until I feel better. Preferably with Mr. King and Under the Dome.
What better way to unwind then to kick myself for all the fabulous books I haven’t read yet this year? NPR released its Year-End Fiction Wrap-Up, with the following books making the cut:
- Swamplandia by Karen Russell
- Open City by Teju Cole
- The Submission by Amy Waldman
- The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
- The Illumination by Kevin Brockmeier
- The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
- The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
- State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
- Train Dreams by Dennis Johnson
- The Pale King: An Unfinished Novel by David Foster Wallace
Now to go try and eat one of those nasty Vitamin C tablets and vitamins.