WG: Best of 2009

This week’s Weekly Geek’s assignment is to list our favorite books published in 2009.  I actually read a fair amount of books that were published this year, and here’s my list.

1.  The Laws of Harmony by Judith Ryan Hendricks (my review) —> women’s fiction, general fiction

2.  North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley (my review) —> Young Adult fiction

3.  Sleepwalking in Daylight by Elizabeth Flock (my review) —> women’s fiction, general fiction

4.  Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork (my review) —> Young Adult fiction

5.  City of Refuge by Tom Piazza (my review) —> general fiction, “historical” fiction (takes place during Hurricane Katrina, does that count as historical?  I’m not sure.)

6.  Willow by Julia Hoban (my review) —> Young Adult fiction

7.  Hate List by Jennifer Brown (review coming soon) —> Young Adult fiction

I decided to go with seven favorites instead of ten because seven is my favorite number. 🙂  Also if I picked ten I wouldn’t be true to my real favorites, and would just start listing books I liked.  These seven are books I adored.

Happy Weekly Geeks. 🙂


12 thoughts on “WG: Best of 2009”

  1. I so admire everyone who has read a ton so their ‘tops’ list is true! compared to me, I guess but I was still excited to have something to list. 🙂
    and you have made me second guess my secret santa gift – buying books for unknown people w/o a list is hard. oh well -I hope she likes what I got but many of these look better.
    If the City of Refuge book will still be good 20+ yrs from now, it will likely then be historical fiction? lol, my personal defn is if a book evokes a certain time and place it works as historical. 🙂

    1. That’s what I was thinking about City of Refuge… and it definitely evokes the time and place of New Orleans before, during, and after the hurricane.

  2. Laws of Harmony made my top ten too 🙂 I LOVED City of Refuge but didn’t include it on my list because I thought it was published in 2008, not 2009. As far as classifying it – I think I’d put it in historical fiction even though it is recent history. Either that or contemporary or literary fiction.

  3. I have a few of these on my tbr list. I’m going to have trouble making a list like this because a majority of the books I read were published before 2009.

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