#topten books (for right now)

In order of how they jumped into my brain:

1. A Visit From the Goon Squad – Jennifer Egan
2. Room – Emma Donoghue
3. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk – Ben Fountain
4. A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
5. The Namesake – Jhumpra Lahiri
6. Saving The Appearances – Steven Barfield (for you, Ray)
7. White Noise – Don Delillo
8. Beloved – Toni Morrison
9. Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
10. Birds of America – Lorie Moore (short story collection)

who needs a degree when we have books

I’m getting excited for the upcoming overwhelming amount of free time that comes with our impending winter break (though I’m sure this week will feel like the longest of the year). I get the sense that I’m not the only one who loves to read in their spare time, something I don’t get nearly enough of during the semester. That said, I’ve been making a pretty ambitious list of books to read, many of them coming from npr’s super distracting “book concierge,” a mosiac of some great books of the year.

No, but seriously, my list is getting longer and longer as I keep judging these books:

image of collage of best books of 2013

by their covers (and blurbs, i’m not that shallow…). This whole finals-studying thing is going really well, in case you can’t tell.

Do you guys have any recommendations? also, PSA, everyone read Tenth of December.