Each year I choose a Book of the Year, my personal favorite. Here they are, going back as far as I can remember.

  • All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 2014
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isobel Wilkerson
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, a first novel 2012
  • State of Wonder by Ann Patchett 2011
  • Just Kids by Patti Smith 2010
  • Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann 2009
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Fiction by Mary Anne Shaffer 2008
  • Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon–and the journey of a generation NF by Sheila Haller 2008
  • Zoli by Colum McCann Fic 2007
  • Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert NF 2006
  • Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Luiz Zafon 2005
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 2004
  • Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst 2003
  • Atonement by Ian McEwan 2002
  • Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund 1999
  • The God of Small Things by Ayundati Roy 1998
  • Evening by Susan Minot 1998
  • The Magician’s Assistant by Ann Patchett 1997
  • The Last Algonquin by Theodore L. Kazamiroff 1997
  • The Power of One by Bruce Courtenay 1989
  • I’ve forgotten a few years, I’m afraid. I wish I had kept a list. I have a friend who has kept a list of everything she’s read since she was a teenager. She even has a rating system. Here’s an idea; lists of books read could be kept online now at Library Thing. The library now has a page there of our new books.
    Please comment below and tell us some of your favorite books.

    Jay’s book picks
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