Sunday's New York Times Book Review will include their list of 100 notable books from 2005.
Fiction books (excluding poetry): 34
I have read: 1
I have in my to-be-read bookshelf: 1
Authors I've met whose book appears, but I do not own: 1
The fiction authors are overwhelming from (surprise!) New York, with jolly olde England following up a close second. This is my (approimate) writers' residence tally:
1 each: CT, NJ, Washington DC, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, Japan, Ireland, Latin America, Albania
1/2 each: Maine and Florida
As an Angeleno, I am disturbed by the fact that the only LA writer splits his time with NY: Bret Easton Ellis. But I'm sure the LA Times list will be equally costally prejudiced.
Nonfiction books on the list by people employed by the NY Times: 7
(includes former executive editor Joseph Lelyveld's memoir)