Newsweek 50 Books for Our Times

Given by Newsweek

49 Works 232,161 Books 5,704 Reviews ½ 3.9
Years:
All, 2009 (49)
WorkYear
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
2009
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely
2009
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
2009
Regeneration by Pat Barker
2009
The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture by Wendell Berry
2009
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird
2009
Guests of the Ayatollah: The Iran Hostage Crisis: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam by Mark Bowden
2009
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
2009
Among the Thugs by Bill Buford
2009
The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google by Nicholas Carr
2009
Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child
2009
Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns by Clayton M. Christensen
2009
The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper
2009
Why Evolution Is True by Jerry A. Coyne
2009
Underworld by Don DeLillo
2009
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
2009
The Bear by William Faulkner
2009
Winchell: Gossip, Power, and the Culture of Celebrity by Neal Gabler
2009
Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood by Mark Harris
2009
Air Guitar: Essays on Art & Democracy by Dave Hickey
2009
Cotton Comes to Harlem by Chester Himes
2009
The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
2009
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
2009
Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
2009
Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement by John Lewis
2009
The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million by Daniel Mendelsohn
2009
God: A Biography by Jack Miles
2009
Benjamin Franklin by Edmund S. Morgan
2009
Underground by Haruki Murakami
2009
A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O'Connor
2009
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan
2009
American Pastoral by Philip Roth
2009
Senator Joe McCarthy by Richard H. Rovere
2009
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
2009
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
2009
Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War by Anthony Shadid
2009
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
2009
The Trouble with Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next by Lee Smolin
2009
Whittaker Chambers: A Biography by Sam Tanenhaus
2009
The New Biographical Dictionary of Film by David Thomson
2009
Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
2009
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
2009
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer / The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
2009
Bad Mother by Ayelet Waldman
2009
American Journeys by Don Watson
2009
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
2009
City: Rediscovering the Center by William H. Whyte
2009
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright
2009
Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang by Zhao Ziyang
2009

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