For reference, since I’ve been really bad at documenting this – books I’ve been reading in 2009:
The Savage Detectives – Roberto Bolano: It took me forever to finish, but it was amazing. But everyone already knows this.
Pigeon – Karen Solie: I read most of this collection on my thirtieth birthday and it made me realize that Solie is my favourite Canadian poet.
Enduring Love – Ian McEwan: Fascinating.
The Principles of Uncertainty – Maira Kalman: Beautiful and whimsical.
February – Lisa Moore: This book better win all kinds of awards this year because it was fucking awesome. Some of Lisa Moore’s stories absolutely gut me, and I was a little disapointed when that feeling didn’t translate to her first novel, “Alligator”. But man, this one did. It’s gorgeous.