At the beginning of 2008, I resolved to read more narrative/fiction, always having one novel or short story collection in my reading rotation. I came out of the year with no regrets, and continued this year. (And I plan to do it again in 2010 and beyond.)
Below is my reading from this year. The decision to read most of these was pure impulse as I finished the prior book, but I do notice that there is a general theme of broken people or broken societies trying to make sense and find redemption. I suppose that’s at the heart of any captive novel though, don’t you?