What I Read in 2009
* - books I really liked

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Five Skies. Ron Carlson *
The House of Mirth. Edith Wharton *
The Ascent of Money. Niall Ferguson
Juliet, Naked. Nick Hornby *

Wolf Hall. Hilary Mantel *
Generosity. Richard Powers *
The Financial Lives of the Poets. Jess Walter
What is Ancient Philosophy
? Pierre Hadot
Blandings Castle. P.G. Wodehouse
On Desire. William Irvine

Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned. Wells Tower *
Oil on the Brain. Lisa Margonelli
Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet. Michael Klare

This is Where I Leave You. Jonathan Tropper
The Classical World. Robin Lane Fox
Don't Worry, Be Stoic. Peter Vernezze
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
. David Wroblewski *

Await Your Reply. Dan Chaon
The Hot Rock. Donald Westlake
Why Can't We Be Good
? Jacob Needleman
That Old Cape Magic. Richard Russo
The Price of Salt. Patricia Highsmith
What We Talk about When We Talk About Love. Raymond Carver
The Ten-Year Nap. Meg Wolitzer
A Guide to the Good Life. William B. Irvine *
Last Night at the Lobster. Stewart O'Nan
How I Became a Famous Novelist. Steve Hely *
Financial Shock. Mark Zandi

The Song Is You
. Arthur Philipps
The Family Man
. Elinor Lipman
Empire Falls
. Richard Russo *
The Signal. Ron Carlson *
Morality Tale. Sylvia Brownrigg
The Comfort of Strangers
. Ian McEwan
The Razor's Edge. Somerset Maugham
Eat, Pray, Love. Elizabeth Gilbert

Revolutionary Road. Richard Yates *
Shop Class as Soulcraft
. Matthew Crawford
Anna Karenina. Leo Tolstoy *
Voltaire Almighty. Roger Pearson

A Tolerable Anarchy. Jedediah Purdy
The Picture of Dorian Gray. Oscar Wilde
Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life. Winifred Gallagher

Are We Rome? Cullen Murphy
The Book of Dahlia. Elisa Albert *
Six Bad Things. Charlie Huston
Caught Stealing. Charlie Huston *
The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America. Ron Brownstein *
The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel in Two Semesters. Chip Kidd

Blue Angel. Francune Prose *
Crooked Little Vein. Warren Ellis
The Mind Body Problem(Contemporary American Fiction). Rebecca Goldstein
Wodehouse: A Life. Robert McCrum (abandoned)
Music for Torching. A.M. Homes
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Dave Eggers

The Big Sort. Bill Bishop
The Echo Maker. Richard Powers
Less. Marc Lesser
Weight. Jeannete Winterson.
Tales of the City. Armistead Maupin(abandoned)
The Corrections. Jonathan Franzen *

A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again. David Foster Wallace
All The Days and Nights. William Maxwell
Cost. Roxana Robinson *
Beat the Reaper. Josh Bazell
Shakespeare Wrote for Money. Nick Hornby
Plum Pie. P. G. Wodehouse
Aldous Huxley. Dana Sawyer