WORD Top Sellers of 2009

January 5, 2010

What a fine, fine list! Many books on here are from fantastic events and book club meetings, in addition to plain good taste on the part of y’all. Take a gander and relive the high points of 2009 at WORD. (All links lead you to the WORD website, the better to buy and catch up on the books you missed!)

1. Green Porno by Isabella Rossellini

2. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

3. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

4. The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway

5. The Will to Whatevs: A Guide to Modern Life by Eugene Mirman

6. Taxi Confidential: Life, Death, and 3 A.M. Revelations in New York City Cabs by Amy Braunschweiger

7. Organic and Chic: Cakes, Cookies and Other Sweets That Taste As Good As They Look by Sarah Magid

8. The Gastronomy of Marriage: A Memoir of Food and Love by Michelle Maisto

9. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

10. Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town by Elyssa East

11. Forking Fantastic! by Zora O’Neill and Tamara Reynolds

12. The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff

13. An American Childhood by Annie Dillard

14. Charlatan: American’s Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam by Pope Brock

15. The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

16. A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore

17. Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West

18. When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris

19. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

20. In CHEAP We Trust: The Story of a Misunderstood American Virtue by Lauren Weber

21. The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante

22. Little Gorilla by Ruth Bornstein

23. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

24. Mannahatta by Eric Sanderson

25. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

26. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

27. Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem

28. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

29. Netherland by Joseph O’Neill

30. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

31. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

32. Important Artifacts and Personal Property From the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry by Leanne Shapton

33. The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano

34. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

35. The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe

36. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

37. Subway by Anastasia Suen

38. Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle

39. In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

40. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

41. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

42. A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo

43. Lush Life by Richard Price

44. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

45. Let the Right One In by Richard Lindqvist

46. The Wild Things by Dave Eggers

47. Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

48. Watchmen by Alan Moore

49. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

50. Mission to America by Walter Kirn


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