Here’s sum BEST BOOKS … OF 2009 / OF THE 2000-2009 DECADE LISTS … mainly about books published in English. As a matter of principle, I’m not in favour of lists or giving star quotings, but somehow, them lists are plain addictive, monsieur le juge! Anyhoo, anùtha large hearted boy has done all the work, actually, judge, it was just there for the taking, couldn’t no hold myself:
+ check http://blog.largeheartedboy.com/ for updates + similar “best music” lists
(see also http://uzine.posterous.com/best-of-broadcast-2009-12-26-18-20-radio-cent for the latter + as for movies, scroll to http://snaporaz.posterous.com/best-films-of-the-past-decade below).