Here's what I read this year, and what I thought of it. (Asterisk indicates unabridged audio book.)
Best book I read this year:
I adore Wallace, whose common sense, powerful, principled analysis, and skilled writing make his arguments vivid and persuasive. He cuts through the bull, in other words. This book is really his brief summation of his whole career. There's little here you wouldn't get from his other books, but it's all in one place , in a brisk little book that's almost completely persuasive.