This year I read twenty books that earned my coveted 5-star rating. Here, in no particular order, are the ten I feel were the best of those twenty.
1. In the Land of Invented Languages: Esperanto Rock Stars, Klingon Poets, Loglan Lovers, and The Mad Dreamers Who Tried to Build A Perfect Language: Arika Okrent [review]
2. Neither Wolf Nor Dog: Kent Nerburn [review]
3. What Does Justice Look Like?: The Struggle for Liberation in Dakota Homeland: Waziyatawin [review]
4. The First and Last Freedom: Jiddu Krishnamurti [review]
5. The Partly Cloudy Patriot: Sarah Vowell [review]
6. Take the Cannoli: Stories from the New World: Sarah Vowell [review]
7. The Power of Myth: Joseph Campbell [review]
8. One River, Many Wells: Matthew Fox [review]
9. The Gargoyle: Andrew Davidson [review]
10. Buddhism Plain and Simple: Steve Hagen [review]
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