Best Books Of 2009 By Some Of Your Favorite Authors

November 23, 2009

We’re big fans of England’s The Guardian newspaper and their book reviews–literate, articulate and wry.  As a treat, they asked some well-known, best-selling authors what their favorite reads of 2009 were. You’ll recognize the authors here and the books they liked as well. Michael Chabon got a nod for his book Manhood For Amateurs as did his wife, Ayelet Waldman for hers, Bad Mother. There was one vote for The help and interestingly, a couple of votes for Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team Of Rivals (included here for some reason although published in 2005 in the U.S.) but it seems Colm Toibin’s Brooklyn got the most votes. Hilary Mantell’s Wolf Hall also came away with multiple votes. We love ‘best of the year’ book lists not only because we can confirm our own selections but they also provide additions to our ‘must read’  and holiday gift lists.

Check out The Guardian’s considerate gathering of some of this year’s best books.