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Season’s Readings

Dec 22, 2009 1:41 PM | 0 comments

As the year comes to a close, and (some) people have time off, it’s a good time to catch up on your reading. We asked our Facebook fans and Twitter followers for their fave reads of 2009, and here are their recommendations in no particular order. From sci-fi, to short stories, to kids’ classics, to non-fiction, this list has something for everyone. Happy holidays -- and happy reading!

The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis

Finger Smith by Sarah Waters

The Other Side of Paradise by Staceyann Chin

The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak

The Owl Killers by Karen Maitland

The Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord

The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

The Autobiography of Fidel Castro by Norberto Fuentes

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

Step by Step: A Pedestrian Memoir by Lawrence Block

The Secret River by Kate Grenville

Brixton Rock by Alex Wheatle

Confessions of a Radical Industrialist by Ray C Anderson

A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore

Ms. Hempel Chronicles by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff  

New York by Edward Rutherford  

The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt

Face by Sherman Alexie    

The Shack by William P. Young

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing by M.T. Anderson

The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Three Weeks to Say Goodbye by C.J. Box

Netherland by Joseph O'Neill

My One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

One Night in Chile by Roberto Bolano

Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson

An Inconvenient Wife by Megan Chance

I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti by Giulia Melucci

American Wife by Curtis Sittenfield

Op Oloop by Juan Filloy

Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi by Geoff Dyer

The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker  

A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from my Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

American on Purpose by Craig Ferguson  

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross

To Say Nothing of the Dog, or, How we Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last by Connie Willis

Steal Across the Sky by Nancy Kress

The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead

The Red Tree by Caitlin R. Kiernan

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins  

True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor by David Mamet

Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower

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