Friday, December 18, 2015

PFB Top 10, 2015

Everyone keeps asking us for a best-of-the-year list.  We're not Oprah and this isn't our book club, but here's some titles enjoyed by PFB staff and regulars in 2015, not all of which were published in 2015. Go figure!  If I hadn't worked 100+ hours this week I might be amiable to a longer exegesis; as it is, names, title(s) & you're on your own, or drop in & we'll bend your ear.

Elena Ferrante, The Neopolitan Quartet

Vivian Gornick, The Odd Woman and the City

Maggie Nelson, The Argonauts

Anakana Schoefield, Martin John

Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven

Lucia Berlin, A Manual for Cleaning Women

Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang, In Real Life

Carrie Brownstein, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

Susan Musgrave, A Taste of Haida Gwaii: Food Gathering & Feasting at the Edge of the World

& our first PFB No-Prize: Aaron Peck, Jeff Wall: North & West