NYT BR Top Ten — Women Rule!

The New York Times Book Review has selected the Top Ten Book of 2009 from their Top 100 notable titles.

Unlike PW‘s Top Ten, which included no women authors, 60% of the books on this list are by women, also besting the Amazon Editor’s Top Ten, which included only two women.

Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel, Jeannette Walls, Scribner, 10/6/09

A Gate at the Stairs, Lorrie Moore, Knopf, 9/1/09

The Good Soldiers, David Finkel, Sarah Crichton/FSG, 9/15/09

Lit, Mary Karr, Harper, 11/3/00

A Short History of Women, Kate Walbert, Scribner, 6/16/09

Chronic City, Jonathan Lethem, Doubleday, 10/13/09

The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science, Richard Holmes, Pantheon, 7/14/09

Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World, Liaquat Ahamed, Penguin Press, 1/22/09

Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, Maile Meloy, Riverhead/Penguin, 7/9/09

Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life, Carol Sklenicka, Scribner, 11/24/09

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