Thursday, January 20, 2011

Best (overlooked) books 2010

Well, not all of them were entirely overlooked, but we definitely read them during 2010.

Inside Story asked their contributors to write a paragraph about a book they'd read during the year that might not have had the recognition it deserved, and immediately the question became more complicated than anticipated. They decided that the books didn't strictly need to have been published in 2010 - which opened up the field considerably but makes the headline a little misleading. More importantly, "overlooked" turned out to be harder to define than expected. So the selection includes books that might or might not have been overlooked by some or most of us but probably haven't received any literary awards, or not yet anyway.

Here is the list.

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