Best Books of 2009 — PW and Amazon weigh in

stitchessmall Best Books of 2009    PW and Amazon weigh inPublishers Weekly has published its Best Books of 2009 list and David Small’s STITCHES was named one of the Top Ten books OVERALL. There is also a Best 11 graphic novels:

Parker: The Hunter, Darwyn Cooke and Richard Stark (IDW)
Driven by Lemons, Josh Cotter (AdHouse)
Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth,Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H. Papadimitriou with art by Alecos Papdatos and Annie Di Donna (Bloomsbury)
The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders, Emmanuel Guibert and Didier Lefèvre (First Second)
Asterios Polyp, David Mazzucchelli (Pantheon)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe, Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni Press)
Footnotes in Gaza, Joe Sacco (Metropolitan)
A Drifting Life, Yoshihiro Tatsumi (D&Q)
You’ll Never Know: A Good and Decent Man, Carol Tyler (Fantagraphics)
Pluto, Naoki Urasawa (Viz Media)

Amazon has also listed its Best of 2009:


Stitches: A Memoir, David Small (WW Norton)
George Sprott: 1894-1975, Seth (Drawn & Quarterly)
Asterios Polyp, David Mazzucchelli (Pantheon)
All-Star Superman, Vol. 2, Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (DC Comics)
The Umbrella Academy: Dallas, Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba (Dark Horse)
Locas II: Maggie, Hope & Ray, Jaime Hernandez (Fantagraphics Books)
The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders, Emmanuel Guibert and Didier Lefèvre (First Second)
A Drifting Life, Yoshihiro Tatsumi (Drawn & Quarterly)
The Book of Genesis Illustrated, R. Crumb (WW Norton)
Masterpiece Comics, R. Sikoryak (Drawn & Quarterly)

Comments

  1. Amazon also allows users to compare the best graphic novels with the bestseller graphic novels of the year (tabulated through October).

  2. That’s a nice enough list, but aren’t there two more months in 2009?

    Charles

  3. They both are early for a reason–Christmas. PW’s lists are to help booksellers decide what to stock for Christmas, and Amazon’s are to help buyers out on what to buy for Christmas. I wonder if eligibility for the list included books published in November and December, 2008.

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