In the recent Sunday Book Review of The Times, you can find an essay titled It's Not You, It's Your Books (March 30, 2008). It reminded me of the article It's Not You, It's Your Apartment (March 29, 2007). Apartments contain books, no? I think you get my drift. In any case, this time last year, I was inspired to compile this list in response to the article. Call it the New York version. Paris version to come.