The Aughts saw the birth of readerly social networking, a flowering of graphic novels and a bunch of faked memoirs. Books about health and food contributed to larger policy and behavioral changes for many Americans, and foreigners writing experimental fiction sold a surprising number of copies. It is has been a strange, fragmented decade in literature, suitable for these multitasking years.
I have tried to tell a little story about these trends with the list below, which aims to be both a snapshot and wholly idiosyncratic. It may give us a good laugh in 2019, but I hope it gives you something to think about -- and something good to read -- during these waning days of the 21st century's first decade.