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January 01, 2010

The 16 Best Books I Read This Year


Happy New Year! I completely fell down on posting reviews of each book I read in 2009. I'll try again in 2010. But I did at least keep track of the books in a spreadsheet, so here's a list of the 16 best. (Why 16? I don't know. They stood out above the rest of the list.) I did include things that were published before 2009, as long as I read them in 2009. I did not include anything I had read before. The ordering is rough; the top six are definitely the six best books I read this year, but after that, things could move around a fair amount depending on my mood. I know I didn't review these all here, so if you want to know what I liked so much about any particular title(s), leave a comment and I'll get back to you.

Let's try a nifty slideshow thing:

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. A Happy Marriage by Rafael Yglesias
3. Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
4. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
5. The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman
6. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
7. Chinatown Beat by Henry Chang
8. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
9. Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
10. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
11. Soulless by Gail Carriger
12. March Violets by Philip Kerr
13. Let It Snow by Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle
14. Manhood for Amateurs by Michael Chabon
15. Bad Mother by Ayelet Waldman
16. Vision in White by Nora Roberts

Posted by Kat at January 1, 2010 10:30 AM

Ooh, very interesting! I just finished "Juliet, Naked" and really liked it except for the end, so I'd be very curious to hear what you liked about that one so much! I'd also love to see a few sentences of comparison between "Manhood for Amateurs" and "Bad Mother" :)

Posted by: your cousin Liz at January 3, 2010 04:54 PM
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