Monday 19 July 2010: John Deaderick, Alison Jones-Pomatto,Cameron Cobden
On 19 July I talked with Booktown's readers panel about their favorite books of the last decade, which is also the century so far.

Alison Jones-Pomatto
City of Thieves by David Benioff
Plainsong by Kent Haruf
Rules for Old Men Waiting by Peter Pouncey
The Tender Bar by J R Moehringer
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Mark Haddon
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
The Speed of Light by Elizabeth Rosner
by Richard Price
The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo
by Paula Huntley
Easter Island
by Jennifer Vanderbes

John Deaderick

Atonement and other books by Ian McEwan
The Quincunx by Charles Palliser
An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears
Sacred Hunger and other novels by Barry Unsworth
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
Ghostwritten by David Mitchell

Cameron Cobden

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
The Penelopiad and various books of poetry by Margaret Atwood
The Harry Potter books by J K Rowling
Blindness and other novels by Jose Saramango
The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
City of Thieves by David Benioff

Eric Tomb

There wasn't time for me to talk about my favorite books during the program. Now I get to include more books than the others could on the air.

Novels of Haruki Murakami (especially Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle and Kafka on the Shore)
Novels of Paul Auster (especially The Moon Palace and The Book of Illusions)
Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
War Trash by Ha Jin
Earth Abides by George R Stewart

Poems: New and Collected, 1957-1997 by Wislawa Szymborska
Cesar Vallejo: The Complete Poetry edited and translated by Clayton Eshleman
The Greek Poets: Homer to the Present edited by Peter Constantine, Rachel Hadas, Edmund Keeley and Karen Van Dyck

Moral Politics by George Lakoff
The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
World on Fire and Day of Empire by Amy Chua
Betraying Spinoza by Rebecca Goldstein
Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees and True to Life by Lawrence Weschler
A General Theory of Love by Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini and Richard Lannon

You could call this the Decade Roundup Program.

To hear this program, click here.

posted by Eric Tomb and others 4:15 AM

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