Of possible (nay, probable) interest to my readers, I have here a link passed on by Arleen, who swears she reads this blog.
Rex Murphy's Cross Country Checkup
It's apparently a biennial list of really good books from Listeners Like You. Suggested drinking game in honor of Arleen: take a slug every time you come across a book you've read, or even heard of.
I'm going to start doing stuff like this from now on, trying to update more often. Even I have a life beyond books, all evidence to the contrary notwithstanding.