As we’re coming up on the new year and end of a very tumultuous decade, and looking at lots of book lists, like Jim’s recent post, this piece from this week’s New York magazine made me think about my favorite novel of the past 10 years. The book that popped into my head was Little Children by Tom Perrotta. Loved that book (a lot better than the movie version). It’s a very compelling and real look at serious suburban dysfunction. It’s funny, but also achingly sad, and the seemingly simple plot unfolds in surprising ways that subtly suggest this book is not, nor was it ever, going to have a fairy tale ending. Perrotta is a talented and versatile writer who I am always eager to read something new from. What’s your favorite book of the last decade?
Best of the decade