Not to be outdone by Publishers Weekly, Amazon.com has released its own expansive Best Books of 2009, with an Editors’ Picks list that, perhaps unsurprisingly at this point, features David Small’s memoir Stitches at No. 9.
The editors’ Top 100 books include David Mazzucchelli’s Asterios Polyp at No. 67 and Seth’s George Sprott: 1894-1975 at No. 75.
Those three works also lead the editors’ choices for the Top 10 Comics & Graphic Novels of the year:
1. Stitches: A Memoir, by David Small (WW Norton)
2. George Sprott: 1894-1975, by Seth (Drawn & Quarterly)
3. Asterios Polyp, by David Mazzucchelli (Pantheon)
4. All-Star Superman, Vol. 2, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely (DC Comics)
5. The Umbrella Academy: Dallas, by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba (Dark Horse)
6. Locas II: Maggie, Hope & Ray, by Jaime Hernandez (Fantagraphics Books)
7. The Photographer: Into War-Torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders, by Emmanuel Guibert and Didier Lefèvre (First Second)
8. A Drifting Life, by Yoshihiro Tatsumi (Drawn & Quarterly)
9. The Book of Genesis Illustrated, by R. Crumb (WW Norton)
10. Masterpiece Comics, by R. Sikoryak (Drawn & Quarterly)
The Customer Favorites list, ranked according to Amazon.com orders through October, naturally looks much different (only books published for the first time in 2009 are eligible):
1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw, by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books)
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books)
3. The Book of Genesis Illustrated, by R. Crumb (WW Norton)
4. Mercy Thompson: Homecoming, by Patricia Biggs, Francis Tsai and Amelia Woo (Del Rey/Dabel Brothers)
5. Star Trek: Countdown, by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Tim Jones, Mike Johnson and David Messina (IDW Publishing)
6. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8, Vol. 4, by Joss Whedon, Jeph Loeb, Karl Moline, Eric Wight and Andy Owens (Dark Horse)
7. Asterios Polyp, by David Mazzucchelli (Pantheon)
8. Batman: R.I.P., by Grant Morrison and Tony Daniel (DC Comics)
9. Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth, by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H. Papadimitriou, and Alecos Papdatos and Annie Di Donna (Bloomsbury)
10. The Walking Dead, Vol. 9, by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn (Image Comics)
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