There aren’t many weeks left in 2009, so I thought that now was a great time to share my favourite reads of 2009. I was surprised to see that the only author I had previously enjoyed was Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – the rest were all new to me. The books I was most looking forward to at the start of 2009 (The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters, Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins) were all slightly disappointing and failed to make this list.
Stone’s Fall – Iain Pears (Literary Mystery)
The Wilderness – Samantha Harvey (Literary Fiction)
2666 – Roberto Bolaño (Literary Mystery)
Legend of a Suicide – David Vann (Literary Fiction)
The Help – Kathryn Stockett (Fiction) .
Heliopolis – James Scudamore (Fiction)
How to Paint a Dead Man – Sarah Hall (Literary Fiction) .
The Glass Room – Simon Mawer (Literary Fiction)
The Ghosts of Eden – Andrew Sharp (Fiction)
The Thing Around Your Neck – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Short Story)
Other books which I have heard amazing things about are:
I’m not sure I’m going to fit these in before the end of 2009, but I’ll ensure that I get copies as soon as they are out in paperback/appear in my library!
Are there any other 2009 books which you recommend I read?
What is your favourite book of 2009 so far?