2009 produced some amazing books both in the realms of fiction and non-fiction. Here are the Best Sellers from 2009 according to the New York Times.
*The New York Times publishes a weekly bestseller list. We thought the best representatives for the year would come from the best seller list published the week before Christmas – so, our New York best seller list 2009 comes from the week ending December 20, 2009. Feel free to let us know whether these qualify as best fiction books 2009 or were their some best sellers that dropped off the list by the end of 2009 (you can comment below).
Top 10 Best Fiction Books 2009
1. “U” is for Undertow by Sue Grafton – it is 21 years after the disappearance of a four-year-old girl. Another case investigated by the famous Kinsey Millhone.
2. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown, the long awaited sequel to The Da Vinci Code. Robert Langdon was doing his thing amongst the Freemasons.
3. I, Alex Cross by James Patterson, Alex Cross is intertwined with the crazy Washington scene as he investigates the murder of a loved one.
4. Under the Dome by Stephen King, small Maine town is held hostage by an unseen force field.
5. The Help by Kathryn Stockett, 1960s Mississippi and a young white woman’s relationship with her two black maids.
6. Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton, 17th century Caribbean– British pirate hits a Spanish galleon. This book was discovered after Michael Crichton’s death.
7. Ford County, by John Grisham, stories from rural Mississippi.
8. Breathless by Dean Koontz, strange animals kick off another classic Koontz tale.
9. The Paris Vendetta by Steve Berry, former Justice Department operative Cotton Malone seeks Napoleon’s treasure as he battles the global elite.
10. The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver, an American growing up in Mexico befriends Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and Leon Trotsky.
There is your quick recap of the best fiction books 2009, now for the New York best seller list 2009, non-fiction books
1. Going Rogue by Sarah Palin, the former vice presidential candidate’s memoirs.
2. Stones Into Schools by Greg Mortenson, building schools in northern Afghanistan.
3. Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom, A pastor and a rabbi teach life lessons.
4. Open by Andre Agassi, an autobiography of the tennis champ.
5. True Compass by Edward Kennedy, an autobiography of the late Sen.
6. Arguing With Idiots by Glenn Beck & Kevin Balfe a case against the big government.
7. Superfreakonomics by Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner bring you more everyday crazy economics.
8. What the Dog Saw, by Malcolm Gladwell wonderful essays from a decade in New York City.
9. Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Cheryl WuDunn, sexual oppression with women in Africa and Asia.
10. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell the author of blink and What the Dog Saw, how it is that some succeed – do your 10,000 hours and you will to.
To recap, here is your New York best seller list 2009. There are many wonderful fiction books on this list. Just about all of them would make a nice addition to your library. In particular, we would like to recommend both books by Malcolm Gladwell, they’re filled with unique observation and truly are quite memorable.in the list of best fiction books 2009, we see a lot of sequels. In fact, most of them are by very well-established authors. Let’s all hope that the coming years. Bring us much more originality and many new authors yet to be discovered.