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New Yorker Writer James Wood's Best Books Of 2009

The New Yorker | James Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I was excited, this year, by Lydia Davis's "Collected Stories" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), a beautiful collection of original writings. Though Davis is...

The New York Times' 10 Best Books of 2009

The New York Times | The NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After so many years, and so many lists, you might think the task of choosing the 10 Best Books would get easier. If only. The sublime story collection...

Publishers Weekly Top 10 Books Of 2009

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Publishers Weekly announced their Top 10 picks for 2009. These are the books that they thought "stood out from the rest." PW admits that they're not "...

Blockbuster Books Of The Decade (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 03.20.2014 | Books

Bestsellers are harder to track than you'd think and it's not easy for everyone to agree which are the biggest. Each bestseller list--The New York Tim...

Got A Kindle For Christmas? HuffPost Editors' Download Picks (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Looking for books to download onto that brand new eReader? So were we. Here's what Huffington Post editors (and one blogger) picked to read first. ...

Stephen King Picks 10 Books Of 2009

EW | Stephen King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Take it from your Uncle Stevie -- book lovers on your shopping list will thank you for the gift of any of these rockin' reads....

Christmas Gifts 2009: The Best Children's Picture Books Of The Year

Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

2009 has been a fantastic year for kids' picture books, and parents, you'll love them as much as your children do. There's something for everyone: fro...

LA Times' Best Fiction And Nonfiction Of 2009

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Los Angeles Times has joined the ever-growing crowd with its own "Best of 2009" lists -- separate for fiction and non-fiction, 25 books each. The ...

9 Of Your Favorite Books: Huffington Post November Readers' Picks (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ever since we posted our first installment of the HuffPost Readers' Picks, we've gotten a flood of further reader recommendations. The feature has bee...

Reading In Public: Books We've Spotted And What You Might Want To Read In Bed On New Year's Day (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 03.20.2014 | Books

Reading in public says something about a book--that the reader likes it enough to carry it on a subway, an airplane, to a doctor's office or cafe. Eve...

Best Books Of The Decade: The Boston Globe Weighs In

Boston Globe | Nicole Lamy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Harry Potter did not make my list. There. I said it. I read every last one of the wizard's adventures, I swear, but now the whole experience is kind o...

First Day Of Winter: Great Books To Give And To Curl Up With On Winter Solstice (VIDEO)

abcnews.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Winter Solstice, the first day of winter, the shortest day of the year. Looking for a good book to curl up with, or perhaps some great last-minute Chr...

Breaking Up: Best Books Not To Read Right After (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There's no good time to go through a break up and the holidays are just about the worst. The last thing you want to do is rub salt into a wound by rea...

The AP: A Decade In Books

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Some representative books of the 2000s – about fear of the real world and dreams about other worlds, whether the historical past, the unreachabl...

In Defense of the Weenie Roast

Amelia Gray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Amelia Gray

Assumptions that the Publishers Weekly Top 10 Books of 2009 emerged from the hazy cigar smoke of an old boys' club are likely misguided.

Huffington Post Readers' Picks (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We know that the Huffington Post reader is really smart, and since you're on the Books page, we know that you like to read, so it made sense that when...

Book Publishing Predictions For 2010

idealog.com | Mike Shatzkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It is customary for those of us who do crystal-ball gazing to make some calls about the year ahead at around the time the celebrants head for Times Sq...

Cook Your Way Rich and Thin in 2010!

Denise Brodey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Denise Brodey

There are two ways to survive the recession. Cook--and eat delicious healthy stuff that you can save for leftovers. Or don't cook--order out, spend your cash, watch your ass (grow).

Literary Prize Winners Of 2009 (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There were some surprises this year, and a lot of women winning awards. In case you missed them, here are the moments we celebrated in literature duri...

The Best Book Of The Decade

Alexander Nazaryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alexander Nazaryan

No novel better captures the background dread of everyday life these days -- terrorism jitters, credit-default swaps, mutant flu strains -- than Joseph O'Neill's "Netherland".

Amazon Announces Best Books Of 2009

Amazon.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amy Hertz at Huffington Post: It's the battle of the "best of" lists, movies, television, and of course books. We've seen Publishers Weekly, now Amazo...

10 More Book Publishing Predictions

HarperStudio | Robert Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the e...

5 Best Social Media Books

Computer World | Todd R. Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Computerworld - When the Internet arrived for mass public consumption in the mid-'90s, a whole new world of advertising to and communicating with cus...

Best Books For Your Christmas Wishlist (PHOTOS, POLL)

Lena Tabori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lena Tabori

Books are beautiful objects, and to me there's nothing more alluring than one produced with all the stops pulled out: on uniquely gorgeous paper and practically ready for the museum glass case.

The Best Unpopular Books Of The Decade

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

While people are busy ranking the hit books of the last 10 years, many a publishing insider is quietly mourning a volume that unaccountably never made...