New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2009

Note: Please DO NOT add any books to this list. It is supposed to contain only the 100 books actually listed as New York Times notable books for 2009 (see list at http://www.nytimes.com/gift-guide/hol...). I hope it will serve as a useful reference. Thanks in advance!
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Comments (showing 1-9 of 9) (9 new)

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Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Of these, the

New York Times Ten Best Books of 2009

are

In Fiction:

Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It
Chronic City
A Gate at the Stairs
Half Broke Horses
A Short History of Women

In Nonfiction:

The Age of Wonder
The Good Soldiers
LIT: A Memoir
Lords of Finance
Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life


message 2: by bernynhel (new)

bernynhel Why not just offer a link to the list instead of taking a chance with it's integrity by displaying it here with the default, "add book/author" feature enabled? Was the list compromised? Idk but I don't trust it and went to the NY Times site to view the list, anyway. "....No additional books, please!...Anyone can add books to this list." WTF?!?


message 3: by Eric (new)

Eric Bridges I understand it could be compromised, but it seems useful to have the list actually on this website so that you can more easily add books to your bookshelves and also see ratings.


message 4: by Joellen (new)

Joellen I appreciate the list being here. Thanks


message 5: by Ben (new)

Ben It's great that the list is frozen to avoid any other books from being added, but it seems I can't vote for the EXISTING books either....


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads That is not a great side-effect of "freezing" a list, that.


message 7: by Hayes (last edited Sep 05, 2011 07:51AM) (new)

Hayes I too cannot vote for existing books.

Even worse, when I use the "add books to this list", I can add books from my shelves.

ETA: I just read the fine print at the bottom of the page... seems that I can add new books because I am a librarian.


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) ... and while, as the list's creator, I could still add NEW books to the list if I wanted to, I don't see any voting button for any of the books already on the list, either ... (which doesn't make any difference in the case of this particular list because I placed all 100 entries from the original NYT list on it in the first place, but if this were a list where I WANTED to still vote after it had been frozen -- e.g. on a book added later by another librarian -- I'd be a bit disappointed I think ...)


message 9: by Linda (new)

Linda I like the list - provides a good reference point for seeing how many of the NYT notable books in 2009 I have read and if there are others I've missed.


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