Online book magazine the Millions has been summing up 2010 with their A Year in Reading series, where various writers of various stripes sum up the best reads of the past year. There have been some great entries so far, including Joshua Cohen sounding about as clever as his novels make him seem, Michael Cunningham bragging about reading Proust, and Dan Kois, who chose Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom and doesn’t feel great about it: “Believe me: I’m not proud of myself.”
By the far the best has been Sam Anderson’s entry. The New York magazine critic, instead of writing about his favourite books that he read this year, scanned some of his margin notes, like what you see to above. The result is so entertaining that I hope the Millions consider making this a regular feature.