Books of 2009

I’ve finally caught up with the reviews of all my reading during the year just past. Once again I managed to reach my target of fifty-two books per year, but this year only just made it. Anyway, here is the full list:

1. Alaa Al Aswany, Chicago

2. Jorge Amado, Dona Flor and her Two Husbands

3. Salman Rushdie, The Enchantress of Florence

4. Mark Billingham, Death Message

5. Lesley Glaister, Nina Todd Has Gone

6. Lesley Glaister, As Far As You Can Go

7. Joseph O’ Neill, Netherland

8. Ian Rankin, A Cool Head

9. Aravinal Adiga, The White Tiger

10. Cormac McCarthy, Child of God

11.Jasper Fforde, The Eyre Affair

12. Ryu Murakami, Audition

13. Brian McGilloway, Borderlands

14. George Ewart Evans, Voices of the Children

15. Jo Nesbo, The Redeemer

16. Ryu Murakami, 69

17. Jasper Fforde, Lost in a Good Book

18. Kobo Abe, The Woman in the Dunes

19. Declan Hughes, The Dying Breed

20. David Lodge, Deaf Sentence

21. Neil Gaiman, American Gods

22. Andrea Camilleri, August Heat

23. Haruki Murakami, The Elephant Vanishes

24. Kobo Abe, The Box Man

25. Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Angel’s Game

26. Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

27. Brian McGilloway, Gallows Lane

28. Rabih Alameddine, The Storyteller or The Hakawati

29. Manuel Rivas, The Carpenter’s Pencil

30. Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, Roseanna

31. Arturo Perez-Reverte, The Dumas Club

32. Patrick Suskind, Perfume

33. Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

34. Stieg Larson, The Girl who Played with Fire

35. Ian Rankin, Doors Open

36. John Berger, Why Look at Animals?

37. John Le Carre, A Most Wanted Man

38. James Bradley, The Resurrectionist

39. Paul Auster, Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story

40. Jeff Lindsay, Darkly Dreaming Dexter

41. Stieg Larsson, The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

42. David Peace, Tokyo Year Zero

43. Philip Roth, Indignation

44. John Irving, Last Night in Twisted River

45. Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, The Man Who Went Up in Smoke

46. Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, The Man on the Balcony

47. Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, The Laughing Policeman

48. Andrew McConnell Stott, The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi

49. Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, The Fire Engine That Disappeared

50. Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, Murder at the Savoy

51. Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, The Abominable Man

52. J M Coetze, Dusklands

53. Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Last Rituals

And that’s it!


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