Thursday, December 31, 2009

Best Books of 2009

Alison's Book Marks Top 10 Books Read in 2009

This was not easy. It was so hard that I'm sitting at my computer at 8pm on New Year's Eve unsure of my picks. I'll probably change my mind, but I'm pulling the trigger anyway.

Of the books I read in 2009, not necessarily those that were released in 2009, here are my favorites.

1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
2. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
4. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson #5) by Rick Riordan
5. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
6. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
7. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
8. South of Broad by Pat Conroy
9. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
10. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
11. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson

Yeah, so my list has 11 books on it. It's my blog. Honestly, the last four books have changed position on the list so many times, I had to include #11.

The Man's Top Pick:

My son's Top Pick:


sherry said...

"The Help" also made my Best of 2009 list. Do you read nonfiction?

Lisa V. said...

Ohhh The Book Thief was sooooo good!

Stephanie said...

I enjoyed a few from your list too!

Kara said...

I just finished The Hunger Games today and I loved it. I wish I could read it for the first time again!

The Book Thief is on my list as well. I'm tempted to read Catching Fire right away, but think I may pick a couple others to read before that.

If you're reading a series, do you prefer to read them back-to-back (if they're available)?

Alison said...

Sherry - I do read non-fiction, but in all honesty, it's not the first thing I grab. I have my favorite non-fiction topics, and not all of them do I review (political non-fiction)

Lisa V - Book Thief blew me away!

Kara - I'm in awe that you could wait to read Catching Fire. That being may want to wait a little closer to the final book in the trilogy. Once you read Catching Fire, you'll see what I mean. Usually, I like to read my series back-to-back, as long as the books are available. The only exception I have to that so far is Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. I usually only read those in between my heavier reads.

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