Bookmunch has listed 50 Books You’ll Want to Read in 2010. If you're anything like me, this is mostly a list of the books that you'll be avoiding next year, but will be getting blanket coverage in the papers... Nevertheless, it's a useful selection of what's coming down the publishing pipe.

Readers Comments

  1. Hi Mark,

    It's not that bad a list - there's some good writers there! Although I thought a lot of these books had come out already, and a few from beyond the grave which makes for another year of dull articles on authorial wishes, editorial control and all that.

  2. I agree that there are a few that might be worth a look (I'll be curious to see what David Foster Wallace fragment they're bringing out). But the book I am most looking forward to in the new year is Best European Fiction 2010 (ed.Aleksander Hemon) which the wonderful people at Dalkey Archive are bringing out in January.

  3. I agree, Mark. I'd especially avoid 'The Canal' by Lee Rourke (on that list) . . . looks dreadful!


    lee x

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