Friday, April 16, 2010


The lovely, eclectic selection of books published by New York Review Books is meant to be read, of course, but the colours, the texture, the look, the feel lead me to believe NYRB books are designed to be fetishized.

Maylin of The Dewey Divas and the Dudes recently shared a little NYRB love with me (thanks for the ARCs!), so I thought I'd do my part to spread a little NYRB enthusiasm.

First off, check out Maylin's NYRB challenge, to read 50 NYRB Classics within the year. It's this series of posts that made me sit up and take notice of them and learn to focus my book-fetishizing tendencies.

Spotlight Series will be featuring NYRB Classics during the week of May 16, 2010, and you can sign up to participate by reviewing an NYRB Classic (maybe I will).

I haven't purposely embarked upon an NYRB challenge myself, but it seems I'm amassing quite a collection of them. I'll try not to let the acquisition too far exceed the consumption.

Here's a list of those I now own, with links to reviews where applicable:
Let me mention also a couple favourites, even though I don't own the NYRB editions (my reading predated their release):

And a couple more I'm dying to own:
The New York Review Children's Collection also has its charms:
The NYRB Classics blog: A Different Stripe.
And follow @nyrbclassics on Twitter.

Is there a particular NYRB title that you have your eye on? Or one that you especially recommend?
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