2009 Year in Review: Favorite Books


Here’s my annual list of my ten favorite books read in the year.  As always, this is merely the best books I read this year not books published in 2009.  For previous years see 2008, 2007 and 2006. You may also want to check out My Favorite Books of All Time or see Every Book I’ve Ever Read cataloged in Library Thing. I’ve also posted Book Lists ’10 which contains my reading lists for the coming year.

  1. An African in Greenland by Tété -Michel Kpmoassie
  2. The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
  3. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
  4. Founding Faith: Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America by Stephen Waldman
  5. How the Beatles Destroyed Rock n Roll by Elijah Wald
  6. Transit Maps of the World by Mark Ovenden
  7. Traffic by Tom Vanderbilt
  8. Ulysses by James Joyce
  9. A Voyage Long & Strange by Tony Horwitz
  10. The Day Wall Street Exploded by Beverly  Gage

Below is the list of all the books I’ve read in the past year.  Books actually published in 2009 are in bold.

Books Read in 2009

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