Motto and Tags

Archive | Books 100

The Books 100 list was written in 2009 and 2010. It is not currently being updated.

91“Love in Infant Monkeys”

Lydia Millet’s first short story collection brings together animals and celebrities in an exploration of what it means to be human.

Continue Reading

92“Pink Brain, Blue Brain”

Lise Eliot lays out the strengths and weaknesses of both sexes in a refreshingly clear and accessible how-to book aimed at today’s parents.

Continue Reading


In this surprising indictment of positive thinking, Barbara Ehrenreich criticizes American optimism, linking it to such phenomena as the Iraq War and the economic recession.

Continue Reading

94“The Greatest Show on Earth”

Richard Dawkins faces his critics head-on in “The Greatest Show on Earth,” which sweeps Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” into the 21st century.

Continue Reading

95“The Interrogative Mood”

All questions, no answers: Every sentence in “The Interrogative Mood” ends with a question mark, yet the effect is mysteriously satisfying.

Continue Reading


Written as a series of e-mails, “e2” draws readers into the world of an ad agency—and the workings of the Worldwide Web.

Continue Reading

97“That Old Cape Magic”

In “That Old Cape Magic,” Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo tackles the age-old fear of turning into one’s parents.

Continue Reading

98“Model Home”

In “Model Home,” Eric Puchner’s debut novel, a suburban family faces the inevitable reality of the American dream.

Continue Reading

99“The Three Weissmanns of Westport”

In “The Three Weissmanns of Westport,” Cathleen Schine puts her spin on Jane Austen, with characters seeking love in Manhattan and Westport, Connecticut.

Continue Reading

100“Reality Hunger”

From sitcoms to reality shows, from novels to memoirs: Reality takes center stage in “Reality Hunger,” David Shields’s self-proclaimed manifesto.

Continue Reading

Web100 is the Internet, organized.