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ny times best books of 2009

December 5, 2009

The NY Times Best Book list is out and sadly, I haven’t read any of them!! Here is their list. However, I have just finished The Help and could not put it down.  All phone calls went unreturned, all dishes left in the sink- this book captivated me and I wish I had another one like it in line. In 2008, I gave the book The Glass Castle to as many friends as I could think of- and this year I would give The Help- but everyone seems to have read it already!  If you have an amazing book to recommend, please do.

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  1. Anja Carter permalink
    December 5, 2009 6:15 pm

    So I do have to admit that I am an historical fiction dork (mostly Great Britain and some European -roughly 1150-1650). That said: Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. You will thank me!

  2. Katie Bolling permalink
    December 5, 2009 6:47 pm

    No question. Half the Sky by Kristof and WuDunn.

    Greg Mortenson’s review (Three Cups of Tea) review speaks for itself. He wrote that he couldn’t put it down and he stayed up all night and finished it in one sitting. It moves you to action and is a shocking reminder of how fortunate we are to be women who can help empower other women.

  3. Christina Lang permalink
    December 5, 2009 7:21 pm

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo–you won’t be able to put it down.

  4. Amy permalink
    December 5, 2009 7:36 pm

    Thanks for the reminder about this list! I love Lorrie Moore but had to return that one before reading it–backlog of library books.

    I just read Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant (she wrote Birth of Venus). REALLY liked it. Nuns, 16th century Italy, fantastic period detail, great character development, some intrigue–just wonderful.

  5. Hadley Bay permalink
    December 5, 2009 10:18 pm

    for as long as the help was, I didn’t LOVE it as much as I’d hoped I would.

    I recommend Loving Frank and also The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar ( I actually finished it in the hospital right after I had Mitchell)

  6. Emily Provost permalink
    December 7, 2009 11:24 am

    So funny. I just bought The Help last week and I can’t put it down! Really fantastic.

    I would recommend anything and everything Augusten Burroughs has ever written. So funny and smart.

  7. April 23, 2010 1:10 am

    i like the glass castle too. how about The History of Love by Nicole Krauss, i guarantee it’s a wonderful book.

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