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. 🙂

  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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