Personal and scattershot, ranked via a complex algorithm balancing all-time influence on my consciousness & current whims. Subject to re-ranking.
  1. Birds of America by Lorrie Moore
  2. Civilwarland in Bad Decline by George Saunders
  3. Tenth of December by George Saunders
  4. The Arabian Nights (translated by Husain Haddawy)
  5. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
  6. Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges
  7. Sum by David Eagleman
  8. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  9. No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July
  10. Spoiled Brats by Simon Rich