Tenth of December, George Saunders – If you are not reading George Saunders, I suggest you start. Then remember what a story is capable of being, and capable of doing to you.
Boyhood: A Memoir, J.M. Coetzee – I so admire his style, regardless of the topic at hand.
Lucky Jim, Kingsley Amis – The action builds to a hilarious crescendo of distress. You hardly go two sentences together without some piece of humor (reminded me of Three Men in a Boat in this way). I can’t believe it has taken me so long to read this, given that I must have bought it ten years ago or something. Liked so much.
The Emperor’s Children, Claire Messud – An eminently successful book in that it made me decide to read more of the author. Many of those ‘yes, life is just l