Best Books of 2009

The New York Times Book Review

Here are the New York Times Book Review’s Top 10 books of 2009:

Fiction Selections:

TitleAuthor
Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want ItMaile Meloy
Chronic CityJonathan Lethem
A Gate at the StairsLorrie Moore
Half Broke Horses: A True-Life NovelJeannette Walls
A Short History of WomenKate Walbert

Nonfiction Selections:

TitleAuthor
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of ScienceRichard Holmes
The Good SoldiersDavid Finkel
Lit: A MemoirMary Karr
Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the WorldLiaquat Ahamed
Raymond Carver: A Writer’s LifeCarol Sklenicka

Pulitzer Prize Winning Books of 2009

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction books of 2009:

TitleAuthor
Winner: Olive KitteridgeElizabeth Strout
Finalist: All SoulsChristine Schutt
Finalist: The Plague of DovesLouise Erdrich

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction books of 2009:

TitleAuthor
Winner: Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War IIDouglas A. Blackmon
Finalist: Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry That Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our AgeArthur Herman
Finalist: The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of EuropeWilliam I. Hitchcock

Amazon’s Bestselling Books of 2009

Here are the top selling books on Amazon in 2009:

TitleAuthor
1. The Lost SymbolDan Brown
2. The Shack: Where Tragedy Confront EternityWilliam P. Young
3. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative ManifestoMark R. Levin
4. Going Rogue: An American LifeSarah Palin
5. The HelpKathryn Stockett
6. Outliers: The Story of SuccessMalcolm Gladwell
7. Common Sense: The Case Against Out-of-Control GovernmentGlenn Beck
8. Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace – One School at a TimeGreg Mortenson
9. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a ManSteve Harvey
10. Under the DomeStephen King

Note: Only considering adult fiction and nonfiction titles.