The Book List: 2009

2009 Book List (by rating – all books clickable to commentary):

  1. Generosity – An Enhancement ~ Richard Powers ~ ♦♦♦♦♦
  2. Shadow Country ~ Peter Matthiessen ~ ♦♦♦♦½
  3. Let The Great World Spin ~ Colum McCann ~ ♦♦♦♦½
  4. Wolf  Hall ~ Hillary Mantel – ♦♦♦♦½
  5. Motherless Brooklyn ~ Jonathan Lethem ~ ♦♦♦♦½
  6. Disquiet ~ Julia Leigh ~ ♦♦♦♦½
  7. Augustus ~ John Williams ~ ♦♦♦♦½
  8. Summertime ~ J. M. Coetzee ~ ♦♦♦♦½
  9. Stoner ~ John Williams ~ ♦♦♦♦½
  10. The Broken Word ~ Adam Foulds ~ ♦♦♦♦½
  11. Invisible ~ Paul Auster ~ ♦♦♦♦½
  12. Norwegian Wood ~ Haruki Murakami ~ ♦♦♦♦½
  13. Bridge of Sighs ~ Richard Russo ~ ♦♦♦♦
  14. Darling Jim ~ Christian Moerk ~ ♦♦♦♦
  15. When We Were Romans ~ Matthew Kneale ~ ♦♦♦♦
  16. The Monstrumologist ~ Rick Yancey ~ ♦♦♦♦
  17. Walter Benjamin At The Dairy Queen ~ Larry McMurtry ~ ♦♦♦♦
  18. How to Paint A Dead Man ~ Sarah Hall – ♦♦♦♦
  19. Inherent Vice ~ Thomas Pynchon ~ ♦♦♦♦
  20. Boyhood: Scenes From Provincial Life ~ J. M. Coetzee ~ ♦♦♦♦
  21. Nobody Move ~ Denis Johnson ~ ♦♦♦♦
  22. The Law of Dreams ~ Peter Behrens ~ ♦♦♦♦
  23. Zeitoun ~ Dave Eggers ~ ♦♦♦♦
  24. Florida Frenzy ~ Harry Crews ~ ♦♦♦♦
  25. Wanting ~ Richard Flanagan ~ ♦♦♦♦
  26. Ablutions ~ Patrick deWitt ~ ♦♦♦♦
  27. The Impostor ~ Damon Galgut ~ ♦♦♦♦
  28. Drood ~ Dan Simmons ~ ♦♦♦♦
  29. The Little Stranger ~ Sarah Waters ~ ♦♦♦♦
  30. Land of Marvels ~ Barry Unsworth ~ ♦♦♦♦
  31. Brooklyn ~ Colm Toibin ~ ♦♦♦♦
  32. Love and Summer ~ William Trevor ~ ♦♦♦♦
  33. Kieron Smith, boy ~ James Kelman ~ ♦♦♦½
  34. Youth ~ J.  M.  Coetzee ~ ♦♦♦½
  35. The Quickening Maze ~ Adam Foulds ~ ♦♦♦½
  36. Last Days ~ Brian Evenson ~ ♦♦♦½
  37. The Calling ~ Inger Ash Wolfe ~  ♦♦♦½
  38. Naked In Garden Hills ~ Harry Crews ~ ♦♦♦½
  39. Sag Harbor ~ Colson Whitehead ~ ♦♦♦½
  40. Man Gone Down ~ Michael Thomas ~ ♦♦♦½
  41. The Song Is You ~ Arthur Phillips ~ ♦♦♦½
  42. The Good Thief ~ Hannah Tinti ~ ♦♦♦
  43. A Feast Of Snakes ~ Harry Crews ~ ♦♦♦
  44. Affiinity ~ Sarah Waters ~ ♦♦♦
  45. The Wilderness ~ Samantha Harvey ~ ♦♦♦
  46. Red April ~ Santiago Roncagliolo ~ ♦♦♦
  47. Water for Elephants ~ Sara Greun ~ ♦♦♦
  48. See How Much I Love You ~ Luis Leante ~ ♦♦♦
  49. People of the Book ~ Geraldine Brooks ~ ♦♦♦
  50. Me Cheeta ~ James Lever ~ ♦♦♦
  51. This Thing Don’t Lead To Heaven ~ Harry Crews ~ ♦♦♦
  52. The Rain Before It Falls ~ Jonathan Coe ~ ♦♦♦
  53. Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays ~ ♦♦♦
  54. Vacation ~ Deb Olin Unferth ~ ♦♦♦
  55. Chronic City ~ Jonathan Lethem ~ ♦♦½
  56. American Rust ~ Philipp Meyer ~ ♦♦½
  57. Time Will Darken It ~ William Maxwell ~ ♦♦½
  58. Karate Is A Thing Of The Spirit ~ Harry Crews ~ ♦♦
  59. Doctor Olaf van Schuler’s Brain ~ Kirsten Menger-Anderson ~ ♦½
  60. The Pattern in the Carpet ~ Margaret Drabble ~ ♦½
  61. Books ~ Larry McMurtry ~ ♦½
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