I have a terrible confession to make: The New York Times released its 100 Notable Books of 2012 today — and I haven’t read a single one.
I’ve read a few books that came out this year — J.K. Rowling’s “The Casual Vacancy,” Chris Cleave’s “Gold” — but apparently none worth mentioning. (I say that, of course, with a bit of snark, since I don’t truly believe that a book ignored by the NYT’s list is thereby worthless.)
But it was a little discouraging to realize all these (apparently) great books came out in the past 12 months, and I’ve missed them all. So, browsing through the list, which is divided into poetry or fiction and then non-fiction, I discovered — or rediscovered — a few I’d like to add to my list.
Sounds like it’s time for a monthlong vacation where all I do is read. (I know, I know — ha! — but a girl can dream, right?)
How many on the list have you read?