For TBA's part, all we need to do is note the absence of Jack Vance.
... In faintly-related news, Obama buys the # 9 book on the list, no doubt to turn it into legislation once the Supreme Court affirms the dread insurance mandate:
President Obama made his first vacation visit with his daughters to a bookstore on Martha's Vineyard and was seen holding five or six books, including Brave New World and The Bayou Trilogy, according to the AP.I hadn't heard of Daniel Woodrell, but that Bayou Trilogy sounds pretty good.
"He went to the cashier after Malia and Sasha had picked out some books of their own, but disagreed with the $32 price he was quoted, which seemed low for the size of his stack. He paid by credit card, telling the cashiers that he uses it only about three times a year."