Book People’s Best of the Decade (Warning: Restaurant Post)

If you haven’t been to Book People in the last six months, then you have probably missed the Best of the Decade list. The categories include: Books, Films, and Albums. Check out the list bellow. Any thoughts?


  1. Gilead– Marilynne Robinson
  2. The Corrections– Jonathan Franzen
  3. Shadow Country– Peter Matthiessen
  4. The Known World– Edward P. Jones
  5. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay– Michael Chabon
  6. Middlesex– Jeffrey Eugenides
  7. The Road– Cormac McCarthy
  8. Simply Christian– N.T. Wright
  9. White Teeth– Zadie Smith
  10. The Hakawati– Rabih Alameddine
  11. Shadow of the Wind– Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  12. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius– Dave Eggers
  13. A Fraction of the Whole– Steve Toltz
  14. Any Human Heart– William Boyd
  15. Mortals– Norman Rush
  16. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto– Chuck Klosterman
  17. American Rust– Philipp Meyer
  18. Cloud Atlas– David Mitchell
  19. Snow– Orhan Pamuk
  20. Blood Done Sign My Name– Timothy B. Tyson


  1. O Brother, Where Art Though?
  2. There Will Be Blood
  3. Almost Famous
  4. The Royal Tenenbaums
  5. Memento
  6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  7. Lost In Translation
  8. No Country For Old Men
  9. High Fidelity
  10. The Departed
  11. Junebug
  12. The Station Agent
  13. Wonder Boys
  14. Half Nelson
  15. The Visitor
  16. I Heart Huckabees
  17. Sideways
  18. Hot Fuzz
  19. About Schmidt
  20. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang


  1. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Wilco)
  2. Funeral (Arcade Fire)
  3. The Rising (Bruce Springsteen)
  4. All That You Can’t Leave Behind (U2)
  5. Kid A (Radiohead)
  6. White Blood Cells (The White Stripes)
  7. Heartbreaker (Ryan Adams)
  8. Separation Sunday (The Hold Steady)
  9. The Trials of Van Occupanther (Midlake)
  10. Turn On The Bright Lights (Interpol)
  11. The Meadowlands (The Wrens)
  12. Dongs of Sevotion (Smog)
  13. Sea Change (Beck)
  14. When I Was Cruel (Elvis Costello)
  15. American IV: The Man Comes Around (Johnny Cash)
  16. Come On Feel the Illinoise (Sufjan Stevens)
  17. Chutes Too Narrow (The Shins)
  18. Fleet Foxes (Fleet Foxes)
  19. Veckatimest (Grizzly Bear)
  20. Is This It? (The Strokes)
  21. Kill The Moonlight (Spoon)
  22. Apologies To The Queen Mary (Wolf Parade)
  23. Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs (Andrew Bird)
  24. Transfiguration of Vincent (M. Ward)
  25. Black Sheep Boy (Okkervil River)
  26. Microcastle (Deerhunter)
  27. Visiter (The Dodos)
  28. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (The Flaming Lips)
  29. The Spiral Eyes (Peter Adams)
  30. Dear Science (TV On The Radio)
  31. Boys and Girls in America (The Hold Steady)
  32. Blue Boy (Ron Sexsmith)
  33. Secondathallum (Andre Ethier)
  34. Feast of Wire (Calexico)
  35. The Tyranny of Distance (Ted Leo and the Pharmacists)
  36. Are We Not Horses? (Rock Plaza Central)
  37. Her Majesty The Decemberists (The Decemberists)
  38. For Emma, Forever Ago (Bon Iver)
  39. De Stijl (The White Stripes)
  40. You Forgot It In People (Broken Social Science)
  41. Neon Golden (The Notwist)
  42. Amnesiac (Radiohead)
  43. Give Up ( The Postal Service)
  44. A Rush of Blood To The Head (Coldplay)
  45. Everything All The Time (Band of Horses)
  46. Album (Girls)
  47. I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning (Bright Eyes)
  48. Blacklisted (Neko Case)
  49. Bright Flight (Silver Jews)
  50. Blood Money (Tom Waits)

QOL: beauty

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