Book AwardsAmazon's Best Books of the Year: 2009

Book awards by cover

Works (90)

TitlesOrder
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann#1
Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder#2
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel#3
Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín#4
Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival by Norman Ollestad#6
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson#7
Stitches: A Memoir by David Small#9
The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006–2008 by Thomas E. Ricks#11
A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore#12
This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper#14
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese#16
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America by Timothy Egan#17
The Help by Kathryn Stockett#19
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley#20
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead#21
The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist#22
How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steve Hely#23
Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It by Maile Meloy#24
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower#25
Border Songs by Jim Lynch#27
Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-time Eater by Frank Bruni#28
Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro#30
Momofuku by David Chang#31
Open: An Autobiography by André Agassi#32
Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong by Terry Teachout#33
Spooner by Pete Dexter#34
The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons#35
The Good Soldiers by David Finkel#36
Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem#37
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood#38
The Defector by Daniel Silva#39
The Informers by Juan Gabriel Vásquez#40
The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón#41
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins#42
Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed#43
Tinkers by Paul Harding#44
A Short History of Women by Kate Walbert#45
The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly#46
Blood's a Rover by James Ellroy#47
Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman#48
Genesis by Bernard Beckett#49
Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving#50
Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart#51
The Magicians by Lev Grossman#52
The Vagrants by Yiyun Li#53
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers#54
Cowboys Full: The Story of Poker by James McManus#55
The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis by Lydia Davis#56
How Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower by Adrian Goldsworthy#57
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann#58
The Kids Are All Right: A Memoir by Diana Welch#59
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton#60
Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking by Michael Ruhlman#61
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater#62
Everything Matters! by Jr. Ron Currie#63
Lowboy by John Wray#64
The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America by Douglas Brinkley#65
Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli#67
A New Literary History of America by Greil Marcus#68
Columbine by Dave Cullen#69
Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City by Eric W. Sanderson#70
Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability by David Owen#71
The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 1, 1929-1940 by Samuel Beckett#72
Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath by Michael Norman#73
Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby#74
George Sprott: (1894-1975) by Seth#75
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger#77
Robert Altman: The Oral Biography by Mitchell Zuckoff#78
Toby Alone by Timothée de Fombelle#79
Ad Hoc at Home by Thomas Keller#80
The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith from 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957-1965 by Sam Stephenson#81
Never Smile at a Monkey: And 17 Other Important Things to Remember by Steve Jenkins#82
American Rust: A Novel by Philipp Meyer#83
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly#84
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall#85
Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life by Winifred Gallagher#86
Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls#87
The Children's Book by A. S. Byatt#88
The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard by J. G. Ballard#89
D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor#90
American on Purpose by Craig Ferguson#91
The BLDGBLOG Book by Geoff Manaugh#92
Nobody Move by Denis Johnson#93
Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon#94
The American Painter Emma Dial: A Novel by Samantha Peale#95
Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals by Christopher Payne#96
Imperial by William T. Vollmann#97
The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker#98
The First Family: Terror, Extortion, Revenge, Murder and The Birth of the American Mafia by Mike Dash#99
The Interrogative Mood: A Novel? by Padgett Powell#100