Best Books of 2009, Airport Edition

By Jason Boog Comment

hg_hudson_books_image_2.jpgA few writers received an unexpected bookstore boost today as they nabbed spots on Hudson Booksellers’ Best Books of the Year list. The list will earn these writers some coveted placement in the company’s bookstores, reaching the most captive readership in the whole world–the airport reader.

Hudson runs 65 full-service bookstores around North America, but sells books in over 350 Hudson News stands in airports and transportation hubs. This year the company sold $93 million worth of books. Here are the fiction winners, a list with only a single National Book Award nominee on it. The best nonfiction, business, and young adult books follow after the jump…

Best Fiction: “The Year of the Flood” by Margaret Atwood, “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave, “Spooner” by Pete Dexter, “The Magicians” by Lev Grossman, “The Lacuna” by Barbara Kingsolver, “Fool” by Christopher Moore, “The Song is You” by Arthur Phillips, “Lark & Termite” by Jayne Anne Phillips, “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett, and “Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.

Best Business Interest: The Silver Lining by Scott D. Anthony, What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell, Super Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner, Adland by James P. Othmer, Cheap by Ellen Ruppel Shell

Best NonFiction: Last Words by George Carlin, Manhood for Amateurs by Michael Chabon, Zeitoun by Dave Eggers, Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, Lit by Mary Karr, Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder, Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer, Either You’re in or You’re in the Way by Logan and Noah Miller, Stitches by David Small, Emergency by Neil Strauss

Best Young Readers: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, The Unfinished Angel by Sharon Creech, The Maze Runner by James Dashner, The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney