New York Times Paperback Books Best Sellers 2009 Complete List Page 1

There are 48 books in the New York Times Paperback Books Best Sellers 2009 list. Here are the 30 books ranked from 1 to 30.

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1. The Book Thief

Weeks on the list: 52

by: Markus Zusak
Release date: Jan 01, 2007
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2. Three Cups Of Tea

Weeks on the list: 47

by: Greg Mortenson David Oliver Relin
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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A former climber builds schools for children in Pakistani and Afghan villages.

3. The Boy In The Striped Pajamas

Weeks on the list: 42

by: John Boyne
Release date: Jan 01, 2007
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A boy’s innocence is eroded in evil times.

4. Evermore

Weeks on the list: 41

by: Alyson Noël
Release date: Feb 03, 2009
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Immortals in school.

5. The Mysterious Benedict Society

Weeks on the list: 39

by: Trenton Lee Stewart
Release date: Oct 06, 2009
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Gifted kids undertake a mission.

6. The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian

Weeks on the list: 37

by: Sherman Alexie.
Release date: Sep 12, 2007
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A boy leaves his reservation for an all-white school.

7. Blue Moon

Weeks on the list: 19

by: Alyson Noël
Release date: Aug 04, 2009
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An immortal girl learns the secret of time.

8. Thirst No. 1

Weeks on the list: 19

by: Christopher Pike
Release date: Aug 04, 2009
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A reissue of “The Last Vampire” (1994), “Black Blood” (1994) and “Red Dice” (1995).

9. Tweak

Weeks on the list: 18

by: Nic Sheff
Release date: Feb 19, 2008
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A memoir of a teenager’s methamphetamine addiction.

10. The Tale Of Despereaux

Weeks on the list: 17

by: Kate DiCamillo
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
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A mouse, a rat and a girl on a magic trip.

11. Lock And Key

Weeks on the list: 16

by: Sarah Dessen
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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A free-spirited high school girl is sent to live with her wealthy older sister.

12. Slam

Weeks on the list: 15

by: Nick Horn
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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A skateboarder gets his high school girlfriend pregnant, and asks: what would Tony Hawk do?

13. Dark Visions

Weeks on the list: 14

by: L J Smith
Release date: Jan 01, 1998
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A school for psychic teens (not to mention vampires).

14. Coraline

Weeks on the list: 12

by: Neil Gaiman
Release date: Apr 24, 2012
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A movie tie-in.

15. Graceling

Weeks on the list: 11

by: Kristin Cashore
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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A fantasy novel about a girl endowed with special talents who also is valued for her attributes as a warrior.

16. The Mysterious Benedict Society And The Perilous Journey

Weeks on the list: 10

by: Trenton Lee Stewart
Release date: May 01, 2008
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The society has one week to save Mr. Benedict.

17. Barack Obama

Weeks on the list: 9

by: Roberta Edwards
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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A biography of the “skinny kid” running for president.

18. Glass

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Ellen Hopkins
Release date: Apr 07, 2009
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An addiction novel in verse.

19. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs: Junior Novelization

Weeks on the list: 8

by: Stacia Deutsch Rhody Cohon
Release date: Aug 04, 2009
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A movie tie-in to the meteorological smorgasbord.

20. Wicked: Witch And Curse

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Nancy Holder Debbie Viguié
Release date: May 11, 2010
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An orphaned girl joins a supernatural family.

21. Impossible

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Nancy Werlin
Release date: Jan 01, 2008
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The song “Scarborough Fair” winds through this story of romance.

22. The Summoning

Weeks on the list: 7

by: Kelley Armstrong
Release date: Jul 01, 2008
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When she starts seeing ghosts, a girl is confined to a suspicious group home.

23. The Dangerous Days Of Daniel X

Weeks on the list: 7

by: James Patterson Michael Ledwidge
Release date: Jul 21, 2008
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A boy with secret powers seeks revenge on his parents’ killers.

24. Just Listen

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Sarah Dessen
Release date: Jan 01, 2006
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A girl finally deals with the incident.

25. Alphas

Weeks on the list: 6

by: Lisi Harrison
Release date: Aug 25, 2009
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Competition among girls at an exclusive boarding school. (Ages 12 and up)

26. Marley: A Dog Like No Other

Weeks on the list: 4

by: John Grogan
Release date: Feb 24, 2009
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A movie tie-in edition.

27. Up

Weeks on the list: 4

by: Jasmine Jones
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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A novelization of the movie.

28. Beautiful Disaster

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Kate Brian
Release date: Jun 02, 2009
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From a mental institution back to a charmed life.

29. Betrayals

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Lili St Crow
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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The only girl in this special school is not quite human, and she has a lycanthropic best friend.

30. The Princess And The Frog: Junior Novelization

Weeks on the list: 3

by: Irene Trimble
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
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A movie tie-in about love amphibian style.

Last updated on December 8, 2021