The Times’ top 10 books of 2009

Ok, so this is a little late.  But still; for all those looking to give your favorite bookworm the best books of 2009, the New York Times has rounded up their top 10 for your perusing pleasure.  After reporting on/reading about more than a dozen book lists this year, I can’t say who should have the final say on which are “the best books.”  But, these lists can at least serve as a guide as you shop the stores this holiday season, or look to catch up on what you missed last year.

FICTION
Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It by Maile Meloy
Chronic City by Jonathan Letham
A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
Half-Broke Horses: A True Life Novel by Jeannette Walls
A Short History of Women by Kate Walbert

NON-FICTION
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes
The Good Soldiers by David Finkel
Lit: A Memoir by Mary Karr
Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed
Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life by Carol Sklenicka

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