Tom's Favourite Reads

Tom read nearly 80 books this year too (including the Bible and the Koran) and when he saw that I tallied up my favourites, he went back and choose his ten best reads. The first pick, he claims, is unbiased but if you live with an author you are contractual obligated to say nice things about their work so add salt as needed. Here is Dr. Math’s top 10 in no particular order:

The Boat People - Sharon Bala
White Teeth - Zadie Smith
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
Wolf Hall - Hillary Mantel
On Beauty - Zadie Smith
Runaway - Alice Munro
Do Not Say We Have Nothing - Madeleine Thien
The Waste Land - T.S. Eliot
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Birds of America - Lorrie Moore