Sunday, December 6, 2009

Best Books of 2009 from The Economist

Yippeeee!!! It's time for another "Best Books" list!!! This one comes from the magazine The Economist. Their list of best books of 2009 covers politics & current affairs, biography & memoir, history, economics & business, science & technology, culture & society, and fiction. You can read the whole list here, but here are the fiction selections:
  • Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel (The 2009 Booker Prize winner)
  • American Rust, Philipp Meyer
  • Too Much Happiness, Alice Munro (my all-time-favorite short story writer)
  • Ultimatum, Matthew Glass
  • Love and Summer, William Trevor
  • The Glass Room, Simon Mawer (finalist for the 2009 Booker -- I just started reading this and am loving it!)
  • Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi, Geoff Dyer
  • Your Face Tomorrow: Poison, Shadow & Farewell, Javier Marias
  • In Other Rooms, Other Wonders, Daniyal Mueenuddin (finalist for National Book Award)
  • The Winter Vault, Anne Michaels (Her previous novel, Fugitive Pieces, won The Orange Prize in 1997)

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