Sunday, November 29, 2009

Top 10 of 2009


I'm edging toward 300 books read this year.

Hard to pick my favorites.

Okay, I'll just jump in.

Here's my list of favorite books published in 2009, along with genre:

Zeitoun (Nonfiction)

Catching Fire (Young Adult: Fantasy)

What I Thought I Knew (Memoirs)

Tales from Outer Suburbia (Graphic Novels and Manga)

Guess Again! (Children's)

Thing Around Your Neck (Contemporary Literature)

Also Known as Harper (Young Adult)

The Help (Women's Literature)

Bad Things Happen (Mystery)

The Guinea Pig Diaries (Nonfiction)

Disclaimer: Since I am serving as a Cybils judge, I purposefully omitted any children's nonfiction picture book titles (my category) from my list.


  1. Wow 300 books! That's fantastic! Thanks for sharing your favorites!

  2. 300 hundred reads, wow! Thanks for sharing your list.

  3. Hold on a sec. I need to grab my notepad and pencil. Okay, I'm ready now.

    I haven't quite caught onto the Suzanne Collins craze yet, but it's very tempting the more I hear about the books. I will probably try and hold out until the third book comes out before giving them a try. Then there won't be any waiting for the next book in the series to come out. :-)

    The Thing Around Your Neck and The Help are both books I am eager to read. I am glad to see they've made your list.

    I hope you have a great week!

  4. 300??? I'm in complete awe of this achievement. I've had the slowest reading year ever. I just finished my 42 book. That's half of my normal amount. Oh, well. I'm having fun selling books. Just wish I had more time reading 'em.

    But to the books on your list... I think The Help will be showing up on a lot of Top Ten/Favorites lists for 2009, don't you? It's on mine, too.

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  6. Ooh! I loved Tales from Outer Suburbia, so it'll definitely be on my list of faves for the year.

  7. Catching fire is an awesome book. Suzanne Collins just has a way to make you want to read more and more and more! After the cliffhanger I am pumped for book three.


  8. THE HELP is an outstanding book. I got lost in it--just couldn't put it down. Just finished another fantastic read, ECHO HOUSE by Ward Just. Thanks for your book list!

  9. Great list, thanks. I can't say I've ever read a graphic novel, but Tales from Outer Suburbia looks wonderful. I think I'll give it a try, thanks for the recommendation.


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