Saturday, January 2, 2010

Favorite Books of 2009

One of my favorite things to do in January is to look back at some of the best books from the previous year. Below are some of my favorite reads in 2009...

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
Blackbringer by Laini Taylor
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Nothing But Ghosts by Beth Kephart
Fire by Kristin Cashore
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
Lovestruck Summer by Melissa Walker
Lips Touch by Laini Taylor

Last year, my blog resolution was to read 200 books. For the second year in a row, I am proud to say that I read over 200 books. This year, I am not going to set a reading quota; instead, my goal is to read more diversely. In addition to the young adult books you see reviewed on this blog, my list of 200 books was filled with adult fiction and a handful of non-fiction. In 2010, I want to read more non-fiction and I also want to work towards my goal of reading all the Man Booker Prize winners. Usually I read 2-3 of these a year, although in 2009 I only read 1--The Gathering by Anne Enright, a thoroughly depressing book.

However, when all is said and done, my only real New Year's Resolution is to pet my cat more. ♥
Em's Favorite Books of 2007 and 2008


  1. I really want to read Going Bovine, Lips Touch and The Summer I Turned Pretty so I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed them so much.

  2. I love your New Year's Resolution! I'll have to adopt it for my own list :)

    You have a lovely cat by the way :)

  3. what a GORGEOUS cat! and what a perfect approach to reading, too.

    and thank you, miss em. It is an honor.

  4. Being included on that list of amazing books blows me away! Thank you, Em.

  5. Wow, I really need to get my hands on Lovestruck Summer ASAP!!


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