According to people on Twitter, Amazon and the Guardian newspaper here are the top 25 books of 2009:
1. The Slap - Christos Tsiolkas
2. The Forgotten Garden - Kate Morten
3. Sag Harbour - Colson Whitehead
4. The Wild Thing - Dave Eggers
5. Her Fearful Symmetry - Audrey Niffeneger
6. Pride, Prejudice and Zombies - Seth - Grahame Seth and Jane Austen
7. The Girl Who Played With Fire - Stieg Larsson (published posthumously)
8. How To Talk To A Widower - Jonathan Tropper
9. Both Ways and The Only Way I Want It - Maile Meloy
10. A Writers' Life -
11. John Updike dies in 2009 and left Endpoint and My Father's Tears (published posthumously)
12. Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel
13. Operation Snakebite - Stephen Grey
14. The Savage Detectives - Roberto Bolano
15. 2666 - Roberto Bolano
16. The Glass Room - Simon Mawer
17. Lush Life - Richard Price
18. The Tall Man - Chloe Hooper
19. Let The Great World Spin - Colum McCann
20. Half Broke Horses - Jeanette Walls
21. The Lacuna - Barbara Kingsolver
22. Museum of Innocence - Orham Pamuk
23. Too Much Happiness - Alice Munro
24. The Year of the Flood - Margaret Atwood
25. Collected writings - John Cheever
and one more 26. Columbine - Dave Cullen
Have you read any of these? We have a lot of them in the book shop outlet and all of the Stieg Larsson's are bestsellers.
There are some movies connected to books which come out in 2010. Nicholas Sparks has two movies coming out, Dear John and The Last Song, i am sure they are both weepies.
Eclipse is the third movie in the Twilight series.
The author of Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert's new book Committed is out in 2010.
Jodu Picoult's next book is expected in March.
and the much expected Alice in wonderland starring Johnny Depp is expected in January.
I can't wait to see what I'll be reading and finding next year.