Why only nine? Because there are several books vying for spot #10 and I can’t decide on one just yet. I feel pretty solid about these nine, though. They’re listed in alphabetical order, by author’s last name.
- Face by Sherman Alexie
- Columbine by Dave Cullen
- Delicate Edible Birds: And Other Stories by Lauren Groff
- Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem
- The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
- Border Songs by Jim Lynch
- Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry by Leanne Shapton
- When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
- The Financial Lives of the Poets by Jess Walter
I like this list. It’s got a couple of novels, poetry, short stories, a children’s book, a YA book, and even a non-fiction work. My favorite book of the year was, hands-down, #7, which defies typical genre descriptions, and that’s the main reason why I liked it the most, I think.
Lori reads way more than I do. Care to share your favorite books read in 2009? Spill it, sister!
Also, I hope you, dear reader, will share your favorites, too, in the Comments section.