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Top 5 Books of 2009

December 31, 2009

This year has brought quite a few great books into my hands and I’d like to share my top five favorite books of the year.  Give them a read in 2010!

5. Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick – Catherine answers Ralph’s ad for a wife and travels to rural Wisconsin to marry him, but no one turns out to be who they seem.

4. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood – Ren and Toby are both struggling to survive in a world that has encountered a “waterless flood.”

3. Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead – Benji deals with typical teenage self consciousness, drama and awkwardness at Sag Harbor the summer he is 15.

2. The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker – Paul Chowder is a struggling poet who has a serious case of writer’s block, a girlfriend who has just left him and a habit for unfortunate accidents.

1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett – The very touching story of the African American maids working in the homes of white women in the south in the 1960’s.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 10, 2010 7:03 pm

    I loved The Anthologist as well! Such an entertaining read, and I feel so much more knowledgeable about poetry now as well 😉

    Haven’t read any of your other top picks yet, though.

  2. January 20, 2010 10:32 pm

    Sag Harbor was one of my favorites last year, too. 🙂

  3. Natalie permalink
    January 25, 2010 4:41 pm

    What a great list! I’m going to read The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood next – heard such good things..

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