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With the year drawing to a close, a number of Best of 2009 lists have begun to appear. The New York Times has a bunch, including the 100 Notable Books of the Year, the 10 Best Books, as well as Children's Books and Graphic Novels. The New Yorker has asked writers what their favourite books have been, with James Wood highlighting the scary fairy tale collection by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, entitled There Once Lived A Woman Who Tried To Kill Her Neighbor's Baby. Humorist David Sedaris, on the other hand, listened primarily to Audiobooks, but did manage to read Lorrie Moore's A Gate at the Stairs.
Plenty of other Best of lists abound. Feel free to post links to them below in the comments, or recommend your own best books of the year.