Friday, January 1, 2010

Best Book Of 2009

Happy New Year!

The past few days I've been working on my my reading journal. Not only does it help me keep track of the books that I read, but it's nice to be able to read back through my reviews to remind me of whether I liked a particular book or not. My memory. Pffft.

So out of the 13 books I read in 2009:

The Associate by John Grisham
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
This Just In by Bob Schieffer
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
She Got Up Off the Couch by Haven Kimmel
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer (4 books in the series)

...the Twilight series was my favorite! And now I need to start my list for 2010 and I need some ideas. What was your favorite book that you read during 2009?

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  1. Tuesdays with Morrie, by Mitch Albom.

    For One More Day, by Mitch Albom.

    The Five People You Meet in Heaven,
    by Mitch Albom.

    Have a little Faith, by Mitch Albom. ( a true story)

    New one I am going to start is:

    Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson, and David Oliver Relin.

    My new years resolution is to read more!
    And take off 10Lbs of weight!! :o)

  2. The Help by Katheryn Stockett was my absolute favorite.

    Close seconds were:
    The Girls from Ames
    The Middle Place

    Do you belong to Goodreads? I really enjoy it for finding new books and seeing what my friends are reading.
    If you join----------look me up!

  3. My pick for 2009 was The Book Thief. I loved it. I read a lot and have several other picks but The Book Thief is by far number one! :)

  4. The Twilight Series was also some of my favorite books of 2009.

    I also really enjoyed The Shack, Louder than Words, and Eat, Pray, Love (finishing now).

    Happy reading!

  5. I want to read eat pray love!
    LOVE Twilight series and I read the whole "True Blood" series, aka "Sookie Stackhouse novels."
    I think there were 8- if you are a fan of the show the books are amazing. Def. rated R though!

  6. Did you love "Lamb"? I laughed and cried and rethought my beliefs. Jesus was just a man, with a gift and he lived his life like no other. That book was great!

  7. Stick around I am going to have a boat load of book reviews from mid january through March. I have been reading alot

  8. Stick around I am going to have a boat load of book reviews from mid january through March. I have been reading alot

  9. I just read The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold. Other books in 2009 I enjoyed: The Gargoyle; The Giver (I re-read); East of Eden (I re-read)

    I have several on the 2010 list with my book club that look good:

    After You by Julie Buxham
    Three Cups of Tea (which I see someone else recommended)
    The 19th Wife
    The Help
    Let the Great World Spin

  10. Since you let me borrow your books, I don't think I've read anything that you haven't. I have to agree with you about Twilight!

    I'm desperately trying to get through John Adams right now. Ready for a cheap silly romance.

  11. I'm really enjoying books by Jodi Picoult. I'm impressed every single time. I also loved "The Shack." Love your idea of a book journal -- I'm going to start one! Thank you for being so smart!

  12. I think my favorites this year were Eat, Pray, Love and The Pillars of the Earth. I also just read The Hunger Games and Catching Fire (their books 1 and 2 in a series) and REALLY enjoyed them.

  13. I loved the Twilight series too...way too much.
    You've probably already read these, but I also really liked Stephanie Meyer's other book...The Host.
    And also The Hunger Games and Catching Fire.

  14. A few books I've read recently and loved:

    A History of Love by Nicole Krauss
    Still Alice by Lisa Genova
    The Guernsey Literary and Potatoe Peel Pie Sociey by Mary Ann Shaffer
    Someone Knows my Name by Lawrence Hill (though the book has a different name in Canada than in the States--that's the US title)

    and of course

    Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris, but you already know I'm a fan of it!

    You should definitely join Goodreads if you're not on it. I have a Goodreads widget on my blog, if you're interested.

    Happy 2010!

  15. The Twilight series were the best I read too, actually the only books I read. I have heard the True Blood books are really good.

  16. I've read all the Mitch Albom books and got each of my kids his new one that just came out. That's the only thing on my list for this year so far.

    I read a lot of non fiction. (I'm really not boring, I promise, lol)

  17. Definitely the Twilight series. I had a hard time reading anything else that I loved after I finished.

    I love the book Water for Elephants and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan - both great books!

  18. Oh yeah, I loved the Shack but that might have been a 2008 read. Great book.


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