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2009

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January

If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller – Italo Calvino

The Magic Toyshop – Angela Carter

The Unfolding of Language: The Evolution of Mankind’s Greatest Invention – Guy Deutscher

The Music of Chance – Paul Auster

Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card

Truth & Bright Water – Thomas King

The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison

The Brooklyn Follies – Paul Auster

The Road – Cormac McCarthy

Timbuktu – Paul Auster

Exit Ghost – Philip Roth

2666 – Roberto Bolano

Neuromancer – William Gibson

February

Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets – David Simon

Shutter Island – Dennis Lehane

Oracle Night – Paul Auster

The Book of Illusions – Paul Auster

The Stars My Destination – Alfred Bester

March

Songs on Bronze: The Greek Myths Made Real – Nigel Spivey

The Gap into Conflict: The Real Story – Stephen Donaldson

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists – Gideon Defoe

The Penelopiad – Margaret Atwood

The Well of Lost Plots – Jasper Fforde

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – John le Carre

Flat Earth News – Nick Davies

Going After Cacciato – Tim O’Brien

The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick

The Damned Utd – David Peace

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Napoleon – Gideon Defoe

The Bachelor of Arts – R. K. Narayan

April

Goodbye to Berlin – Christopher Isherwood

Clockers – Richard Price

Lust, Caution and Other Stories – Eileen Chang

Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman

Blood Music – Greg Bear

Rendezvous With Rama – Arthur C. Clarke

The Hellbound Heart – Clive Barker

May

Piercing – Ryu Murakami

Cosmopolis – Don DeLillo

Mr. Vertigo – Paul Auster

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – John le Carre

Naoko – Keigo Higashino

Mere Anarchy – Woody Allen

Man in the Dark – Paul Auster

The Body Artist – Don DeLillo

The Uninvited – Geling Yan

Leviathan – Paul Auster

Eleanor Rigby – Douglas Coupland

June

Ten Tales Tall & True – Alasdair Gray

A History Maker – Alasdair Gray

Theft – Peter Carey

July

Language Myths – Laurie Bauer & Peter Trudgill (eds.)

Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda – J.P. Stassen

Audition – Ryu Murakami

Baby Brother – 50 Cent & Noire

Gangs – Ross Kemp

The Bat Tattoo – Russell Hoban

Kitchen – Banana Yoshimoto

August

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius – Dave Eggers

Hardboiled/Hard Luck – Banana Yoshimoto

Faceless Killers – Henning Mankell

Bad Science – Ben Goldacre

The Ends of Our Tethers – Alasdair Gray

Portnoy’s Complaint – Philip Roth

Last Evenings on Earth – Roberto Bolano

By Night in Chile – Roberto Bolano

Alasdair Gray: A Secretary’s Biography – Rodge Glass

Invisible – Paul Auster

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