My Top 10 Book Picks for 2009

It’s been a really interesting year for us, with a lot of established authors publishing some beautiful, poignant work, as well as genius new writers being discovered. Here are my personal picks for the best books that were released this past year. You might notice this list is heavy in Fiction, but hey, that’s what I read most of the time:

When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present by Gail Collins
When Everything Changed

The Song is You by Arthur Phillips

The Song is You

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Seth Grahame-Smith; Jane Austen

Sense & Sensibility and Sea Monsters

Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower

Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned

War Dances by Sherman Alexie

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Let the Great World Spin

Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro


How It Ended: New & Collected Stories by Jay McInerney

How It Ended

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

The Lacuna

Sunnyside: A Novel by Glen David Gold

Sunnyside: A Novel

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