The top five stand-outs in a year of pleasurable reading:
#5 -- The Financial Lives Of The Poets by Jess Walter. My review.
#4 -- What Happened Later: A Novel by Ray Robertson. My review.
#3 -- Bangkok 8 by John Burdett. My review.
#2 -- The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. Here's my review. I loved this book, which is in fact the direct progeny of my favorite read this year:
The Moviegoer by Walker Percy. Happy 50th, Binx (and girls).