Lists have played a rather embarrassingly large part in my cultural education—rock music, films, books. While far from spontaneous and often lacking the personal connection that comes from a recommendation or an accidental discovery, lists—like the Modern Library 100 novels or some British mag's 100 greatest albums—are useful in their own way.
At any rate, here are two unsorted lists about books that I find interesting, both from New York magazine:
The Future Canon
Looks like I should be adding a few new books to my reading queue. Right now I'm in the middle of Colson Whitehead's The Intuitionist. I hope to have a post up about it tomorrow.