2009 in Review: December 31, 2009
It’s the last day of the year, and you know what that means … nostalgia and looking back.
What were your favorite books of the year? (Books that were new to you in 2009, if not necessarily published this year.)
I can't find my booklog before February. So this does not include the books from January.
My best books of 2009, in chronological order:
- 20th Century Boys - Naoki Urasawa (manga)
- The Sculptress - Minette Walters (crime/mystery)
- A History Of The World In Six Glasses - Tom Standage (non-fiction/history)
- The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafón, translated by Lucia Graves (mystery/literature)
- The Alexandria Link - Steve Berry (thriller/mystery)
- V for Vendetta - Alan Moore and David Lloyd (graphic novel)
- Devil in a Blue Dress - Walter Mosley (mystery)
- ประวัติศาสตร์แห่งชาติ "ซ่อม" ฉบับเก่า "สร้าง" ฉบับใหม่ - นิธิ เอียวศรีวงศ์ (pamphlet on historiography)
And 2 that almost make it to the list but...
- The Egyptian Cross Mystery - Ellery Queen (mystery) It's great, but I've expected more.
- Premier Amour - Samuel Beckett (short stories/literature) It's so hurt, so true, so... me (!) that I don't want to touch it anymore.
the grinning cheshire cat