Books I Read in 2009

In the spirit of year-end lists, and for my own future reference, here are the books I read for the first time this year. Most of them, anyway – I didn’t keep a running list and my memory is imperfect. Also: Just primary literature, no scholarship (too many, too complicated, too fragmented).

  • John Barth, Giles Goat-Boy
  • Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves
  • Junot Díaz, Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
  • Dave Eggers, What Is the What?
  • Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
  • Rivka Galchen, Atmospheric Disturbances
  • Dagoberto Gilb, The Last Known Residence of Mickey Acuña
  • Ivan Goncharov, Oblomov
  • Jonathan Littell, The Kindly Ones
  • David Markson, The Last Novel
  • Nick Monfort, Book and Volume
  • Marisha Pessl, Special Topics in Calamity Physics
  • Kim Stanley Robinson, Red Mars
  • Emily Short, Bronze
  • Uzodinma Iweala, Beasts of No Nation
  • Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road

Picked up and put down Sacred Games, a couple of Jonatham Lethem novels, Let the Great World Spin, and some other things I’m sure I’ve forgotten. Will update as I remember more.

First up in 2010: The Interrogative Mood.

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