Wally Lamb - We Are Water
He gets a bad rap as too populist, but I still think Wally Lamb is the shit. And I can't wait to be knee-deep in it again.
The Signature of All Things
Also getting a rap even worse than Lamb is Liz Gilbert. But I still think about how much I liked her first novel, Stern Men, and I'm glad she's back to writing on another subject besides herself.
Donna Tartt - The Goldfinch
I still have adolescent reader scars from The Secret History and I always come back for more trauma.
Not novels, but:
Roth Unbound. A Writer & His Books
Because... Philip Roth. Nuff said.
The Bernstein Letters
Oh, Leonard. You are a man of wonder.
For a longer list, check out this one compiled by The Daily Beast.
For good measure, thought this headline is impossible, because you cannot qualify unique, here are some bitchin' libraries around the world.
** also, I continue to feel ambivalent about posting links to amazon instead of other book sellers like Barnes & Noble. I think this is the last time I'll do it. Damn you, Franzen. But I have 3 more months on my amazon prime membership, so... ack.