Local novelist Adam Levin, whose ambitious debut novel, The Instructions, has made many others’ top-x book lists, names his two choices for The Millions. Speaking of which, that site has rounded up some estimable contributors for its Year in Reading 2010, including Margaret Atwood, new Paris Review editor Loren Stein, former Reader writer Neal Pollack*, and more. Definitely worth a scan if you’re still looking for holiday gifts.

* Author of many great pieces over the years, including “Letterheads” and “Lost Innocent”.