The Believer’s 2010 Reader Survey: (What Some Jokers Thought Were) The Best Books of 2009

The Believer‘s annual reader survey is always kinda sorta interesting. Here’s the top 20; linked titles go to Biblioklept reviews:

  1. Buffalo Lockjaw—Greg Ames
  2. Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned—Wells Tower
  3. Let the Great World Spin—Colum McCann
  4. Invisible—Paul Auster
  5. A Gate at the Stairs—Lorrie Moore
  6. Inherent Vice—Thomas Pynchon
  7. Juliet, Naked—Nick Hornby
  8. Chronic City—Jonathan Lethem
  9. Wolf Hall—Hilary Mantel
  10. The Anthologist—Nicholson Baker
  11. Await Your Reply—Dan Chaon
  12. Ablutions—Patrick deWitt
  13. The Interrogative Mood—Padgett Powell
  14. The Financial Lives of the Poets—Jess Walter
  15. This Is Where I Leave You—Jonathan Tropper
  16. Sag Harbor—Colson Whitehead
  17. The Way Through Doors—Jesse Ball
  18. The Children’s Book—A. S. Byatt
  19. Summertime—J. M. Coetzee
  20. The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet—Reif Larsen

Read the rest of the list–honorable mentions–here. Read Biblioklept’s Best of 2009 list here.

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