This week Publisher’s Weekly and Amazon issued their lists for the “Best Books of 2009”. One might say it’s a bit early, but hey, it’s always fun to read and make lists:Publisher’s Weekly Top 10 Books of 2009 1. The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science – Richard Holmes 2. Await Your Reply – Dan Chaon 3. Big Machine – Victor Lavalle 4. Cheever: A Life – Blake Bailey 5. A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon – Neil Sheehan 6. In Other Rooms, Other Wonders – Daniyal Mueenuddin 7. Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi – Geoff Dyer 8. The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon – David Grann 9. Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work – Matthew B. Crawford 10. Stitches – David Small Amazon’s Top 10 Books of 2009 1. Let the Great World Spin – colum McCann 2. Strength in What Remains – Tracy Kidder 3. Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel 4. Brooklyn – Colm Tóibin 5. Beautiful Creatures – Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl 6. Crazy for the Storm – Noman Ollestad 7. The Girl Who Played with Fire – Steig Larsson 8. The City & The City – China Mieville 9. Stitches – David Small 10. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind – William Kamkwamba
What do you think? Are any of your favorites of 2009 listed here?
In an effort to come up with a very unofficial and very unscientific list of favorites of R & R readers, we ask
“What 2009 book was your favorite?
– posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services