Earlier today, one of my favorite editors asked me to be part of a “best of the decade” theme issue his magazine is doing later this year. This wasn’t a proper assignment, he just wanted me to name some books–fiction or non-, but not poetry–that I thought were among the best published in the last ten years. I have no idea how many people he asked to do this, and I don’t know whether the nominations will be aggregated into a master “top however many” list. Or maybe we’ll each get one or two picks and a note explaining them. I’ll let you know when the issue comes out. But in the meantime, I thought it might be interesting and fun to pass the question along to all of you. What do you think are three of the best books published in the last ten years? Leave it in the comments section.