January 5, 2010

Most favorite reads of 2009


Out of my favorite books last year, which ones will I most likely re-read? That is the question I put to myself in order to come up with the Top 10 favorite books of 2009. In alphabetical order:


1. 2666 by Roberto Bolaño (trans. Natasha Wimmer)
2. Fermat's Last Theorem by Simon Singh
3. How Fiction Works by James Wood
4. The Mystery Guest by Grégoire Bouillier (trans. Lorin Stein)
5. Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal (trans. Ma. Soledad Lacson-Locsin)
6. Rashōmon and Other Stories by Akutagawa Ryūnosuke (trans. Takashi Kojima)
7. The Rings of Saturn by W. G. Sebald (trans. Michael Hulse)
8. A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
9. Trese: Mass Murders by Budjette Tan & Kajo Baldisimo
10. Written Lives by Javier Marías (trans. Margaret Jull Costa)

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