NYTBR 13 Dec. 2009: The 10 Best Books of 2009 Issue

Books self is interested in reading after perusing the 13 December 2009 issue of The New York Times Book Review:

1.    After reading the list of “10 Best Books of 2009”, the following books:

2.    After reading Virginia DeJohn Anderson’s review of Woody Holton’s Abigail Adams :

  • Woody Holton’s Abigail Adams

3.    After reading Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column, the following mysteries:

  • Joseph Wambaugh’s The New Centurions (1971), Hollywood Station, and Hollywood Crows (2008)
  • the newest in Charles Finch’s “beguiling Victorian mysteries”, The Fleet Street Murders
  • P. D. James’ Talking About Detective Fiction

4.    After reading Ruth Scurr’s review of novelist Louis Begley’s “retelling the story of the Dreyfus Affair”, Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters:

  • Louis Begley’s Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters


  1. Penny said,

    December 28, 2009 at 2:35 am

    Maile Meloy’s short stories really are wonderful! Highly recommended!
    Happy Holidays!

  2. December 28, 2009 at 4:54 am

    I was really riveted by LIARS AND SAINTS; can’t wait to read her short stories!

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