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Top Ten Books December 10, 2009

Posted by Chris in Fiction, Non-Fiction, Thoughtful Ramblings.
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These are some of the books I loved in ’09 and why:

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout for its realism

 This is Water by David Foster Wallace for helping me put things into perspective

 Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell because I just like the way he thinks

 Bright-Sided by Barbara Ehrenreich because her unique insights and wit make me laugh

 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak for talking about good and evil without preaching 

 The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett for its uhh… passion

 One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell for a charming glimpse into a true NYC neighborhood

 The Sportswriter by Richard Ford for voice

 The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon for amazing storytelling

 The Financial Lives of the Poets by Jess Walter for its motley group of genuine characters

                                                                                                                                                                                    —Chris

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1. Cassandra Jade - December 10, 2009

The Book Thief was a great read. This looks like a really interesting list of books. Thanks for sharing.

Chris - December 17, 2009

Wasn’t it exceptional! It was hard to talk about it in a couple of words. I’ve been meaning to read more by Zusak. Have you read anything else by him? Chris

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