Thursday, August 20, 2009

Best reads of 2009...so far

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What’s the best book you’ve read recently? (Tell me you didn’t see this one coming?)

Ah, another in BTT's recent spate of superlatives. I'm glad actually, it gives me a chance to review the year and see what stands out. If I look only at this year's reading, John Updike's The Witches of Eastwick, Damon Galgut's The Imposter, Maghanita Laski's Little Boy Lost, and Deirdre Madden's Molly Fox's Birthday were my favorite reads of 2009 so far. It's a well-balanced list - an American, a South African, a British, and an Irish writer. Two men, two women. Some overtly entertaining writing, some touching and introspective writing. It's not the end of 2009 yet, so I am not going to press myself to decide. They were all great reads and my reflections on each as I read them are linked.

6 comments:

Kat said...

That definitely looks like a interesting book list. I'll try to look for them and give it a whirl. Here's mine. Cheers!

Amy Reads Good Books said...

Nice picks! I'll have to try The Witches of Eastwick sometime soon.

JoAnn said...

The Witches of Eastwick didn't do much for me when I read it earlier this year. My favorite Updike is stil In the Beauty of the Lilies (although the Rabbit books are in the tbr pile). Can't wait to read Molly Fox's Birthday!

Marie Burton said...

I haven't read Updike since college, and I certainly didn't appreciate it then..need to re-examine.
Mine is up.
The Burton Review.

Susan B. Evans said...

I just borrowed The Witches of Eastwick from my parent's library! I'm excited to get started...

It was hard for me to pick just one, so I did a top five :) Here's my BTT.

gautami tripathy said...

Some interesting books listed here..

Booking through recent best