Since the woman in the upstairs apartment is blaring her TV and stomping around like it isn’t 11 at night, I’m going to take the time to post my Top Ten of 2009. Though it’s a tad premature, I’m confident it’s complete, as I’m using these last weeks to finish up Lolita and possibly Raven. Sometime during the WEEK I HAVE OFF BETWEEN CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS (working in publishing is so great) I’ll post a full list of the books I’ve read this year with their ratings.
This list only includes books I’ve read for the first time. So, Pride and Prejudice has a much higher rating than Mansfield Park and is on my reading list for the year, I’ve already read it about a thousand times and it doesn’t count.
Drum roll. Please.
Top Ten of 2009!
10. American Psycho – Brett Easton Ellis
9. The Beach – Alex Garland
8. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
7. V for Vendetta – Alan Moore, David Lloyd
6. Song of Ice and Fire – George R.R. Martin
5. The Likeness – Tana French
4. Wintergirls – Laurie Halse Andersen
3. Stitches – David Small
2. Watchmen – Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
1. The Shining – Stephen King