Yesterday, I read an article in the MetroWest Daily News called “Holmes: The best book I read in 2009 was….” Holmes, the Opinion Editor for the paper, asked his colleagues to name and describe their favorite read from 2009 - not necessarily published in 2009, but read by them this past year.
The Daily News staff and bloggers had a wide-ranging selection of favorite books. Of all the ones they listed, I had read zero.
I would say that I need to increase my reading, but I don’t think I can. I’ve read some good books this year (even wrote recommendations here on Straight From Hel) and I’ve edited a lot of good books, as well, plus turned in three of my own, two of which are now out.
I don’t know that I could single out one book as the best, though. How about you? Can you name one book you read in 2009 that you would rate as the best?
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