Best books of 2009 so far, and more lists

booksIt’s only September, and already the list season has begun! The fine folks over at Omnivoracious have continued their work of chronicling of what’s hot, right now, and spit out their best books of 2009…so far.  Actually, they’re having a little drawing where you can win all 10 of these masterpieces, so check that out.  If you just want to read, here’s the list for all the books that have made a splash so far this year.

Cheever: A Life by Blake Bailey
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Fordlandia by Greg Grandin
The City & The City by China Mieville
The Lost City of Z by David Grann
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Crazy for the Storm by Norman Ollestad
Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
The Gamble by Thomas E. Ricks
Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead

Also, if you’re interested, IndieBound has picked its October Indie Next List.  I won’t re-write, but you can check it out here.


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