I got some nice Christmas presents, presents which will last well into the New Year:
I'm a great fan of Banville, reviews of this new one suggest that its up with his best.
Eagleton is always an interesting read, able to poke fun where appropriate. I read his Introduction to Theory and The Meaning of Life - A Very Short Introduction (I won't tell you, you have to read it yourself) last year and enjoyed both.
I have read too many how to write books most of which are depressingly similar. This one looks a little different. I'm not familiar with any of Kooser's poetry so this may make me want to read it or possibly the opposite.