I realized that today, being the last day of August, means that the year is now officially two-thirds over. Or, to put it another way, there are only four months of reading left in 2009. I’m getting a little panicy that the year is almost done, and I haven’t gotten into all of the books that I want to read – not to mention that I may be missing out entirely on all of the great books that haven’t even made it onto my radar. So I put it to our readers, what are the best books that you’ve read in 2009 so far? What are the books that you hope to read in the months ahead?
Here are the titles sitting on my desk right now that are must reads:
- It Feels So Good When I Stop by Joe Pernice (and I need to get the accompanying CD “novel soundtrack”, naturally)
- This Wicked World by Richard Lange
- Andromeda Klein by Frank Portman (will there be a novel soundtrack?)
- The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Two of these novels are written by musicians. What does that mean? And Nick Cave has a new novel that comes out tomorrow…