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What’s on YOUR Best Of list for 2009?

December 9, 2009

It’s that time of year…  when everybody and their brother comes up with a Best Of List, and everybody else complains about it…

From Salon:

It’s been a rocky year for the book business, what with price wars among the major discount retailers, the byzantine provisions of the Google Books settlement and an unceasing drumbeat of proclamations that the publishing industry is rendering itself obsolete. At the same time, new reading apps introduced for the iPhone outnumbered games for the first time this fall, and the manufacturers of e-readers all report that the devices are selling like hotcakes.
Amid all this speculation about the future of publishing, one thing has remained constant: Authors are still writing great books…..

Wait. I  need to repeat that:

AUTHORS ARE STILL WRITING GREAT BOOKS!

And of course there’s the Best of Fiction for 2009–>

Then over at NPR we have a list of the best Young Adult Fiction for 2009 and all kinds of other lists like the best foreign fiction, top picks from indie book sellers, best books to share with your friends, best gift books and even the best cookbooks of 2009–>

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been doing a lot of reading year (grad school is funny that way) and so I ask, what books do you recommend?

What books–  that you bought for class– have you given away because you loved it? or hated it?

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