These are the latest books I've brought home from the library. I wish finding the time to read everything immediately was as easy as finding books that interest me.
Memories of the Future. Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky. Russian short stories from the 1920s. A blurb on the back calls Krzhizhanovsky "a poker-faced surrealist whose imagination is so radical it goes beyond political lampoon into the realms of metaphysical assault."
Reasons for Advantages of Breathing. Lydia Peelle. I'm interested in reading Peelle's short stories because Gillian Welch interviewed her in Bomb last fall. I love Gillian Welch.
Manhood for Amateurs. Michael Chabon. Personal essays--"beautifully written meditations," according to MFS.
The Three of Us. Julia Blackburn. Memoir. I think I saw this on some overlooked books of the decade list.
Too Much Happiness. Alice Munro. Short stories. Is any further explanation necessary?
The Anthologist. Nicholson Baker. The latest by my cat's namesake; it made Dorothy's best of 2009 list.
The Love of Stones. Tobias Hill. Because I thoroughly enjoyed The Hidden.
Lit. Mary Karr. Memoir. I skipped Cherry, but loved The Liars Club years ago.
Far North. Marcel Theroux. Postapocalyptic road novel set in Siberia.
Tomorrow: the last New Books stack of 2009.