Read in 2009

    1. Food Matters by Mark Bittman
    2. Blonde Roots by Bernardine Evaristo
    3. The City and the City by China Mieville
    4. Spiced by Dalia Jurgensen
    5. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
    6. The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith
    7. The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen
    8. The Book of Night Women by Marlon James
    9. Deeply Rooted: Unconventional Farmers in an Age of Agribusiness by Lisa Hamilton
    10. Flying by Eric Kraft
    11. Border Songs by Jim Lynch
    12. The Manual of Detection by Jedediah Berry
    13. The Housekeeper & the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
    14. Goat Song by Brad Kessler
    15. Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
    16. Lush Life by Richard Price
    17. Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
    18. Travels with Herodotus by Ryszard Kapuscinski
    19. The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    20. Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon


    1. The Hand of Isis by Jo Graham
    2. The Great Perhaps by Joe Meno
    3. The American Painter Emma Dial by Samantha Peale
    4. The Informers by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
    5. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
    6. The Great Man by Kate Christensen
    7. Trouble by Kate Christensen
    8. Cooking Dirty by Jason Sheehan
    9. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
    10. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
    11. Socialism is Great by Lijia Zhang
    12. Far North by Marcel Thoroux
    13. Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie
    14. Yoga for People Who Can’t be Bothered to Do It by Geoff Dyer
    15. The Epicure’s Lament by Kate Christensen
    16. Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture by Ellen Ruppel Shell
    17. Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon
    18. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
    19. In the Drink by Kate Christensen
    20. The Wish Maker by Ali Sethi
    21. Buffalo Lockjaw by Greg Ames
    22. A The Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
    23. The Scenic Route by Binnie Kirshenbaum
    24. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
    25. Front & Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
    26. Jeremy Thrane by Kate Christensen
    27. Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
    28. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
    29. Picking Bones from Ash by Marie Mutsuki Mockett
    30. A Friend of the Family by Lauren Grodstein
    31. The Favorites by Mary Yukari Waters
    32. The Prayer Room by Shanthi Sekaran
    33. The Invisible Mountain by Carolina de Robertis
    34. The Inverted World by Christopher Priest
    35. Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem
    36. Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro
    37. Hardball by Sara Paretsky
    38. Generosity by Richard Powers
    39. Who Would Have Thought It? by Maria Amparo Ruiz De Burton
    40. Stardust by Joseph Kanon
    41. The Book of Fires by Jane Borodale
    42. The Devil’s Company by David Liss
    43. Things We Didn’t See Coming by Steven Amsterdam
    44. The Godfather of Kathmandu by John Burdett
    45. Stitches: A Memoir by David Small
    46. Blame by Michelle Huneven
    47. Born to Run by Christopher MacDougal
    48. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
    49. The Children’s Book by A.S. Byatt
    50. Bone China by Roma Tearne
    51. The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi Durrow
    52. How to Paint a Dead Man by Sarah Hall
    53. Someday This Pain Will be Useful to You by Peter Cameron
    54. Notes from No Man’s Land by Eula Biss
    55. East of the Sun by Julia Gregson
    56. The Poacher’s Son by Paul Doiron
    57. Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd
    58. Beneath the Lion’s Gaze by Maaza Mengiste
    59. Invisible by Paul Auster
    60. The Post Girl by Stefan Zweig
    61. The Surrendered by Chang-Rae Lee
    62. Eyes of the Raven by Eliot Pattison
    63. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
    64. A Mountain of Crumbs: A Memoir by Elena Gorokhova
    65. Fire by Kristin Cashore
    66. Hons and Rebels by Jessica Mitford
    67. The Spellmans Strike Again by Lisa Lutz
    68. Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok