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Year in Review

Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 was a great reading year for me! I finished 134 books! That has to be a record for me, at least since I finished school!

I was pretty stingy with the five-star ratings this year, so I think I'll go ahead and list them all. I think it's funny that I don't read that many young adult books, and yet my five-star list is tilted firmly that way. Maybe that should tell me to pick up more young adult fiction? Anyway, in no particular order, my top books of 2009 (links are to my GoodReads reviews):

Howl's Moving CastleOne Child

Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

One Child by Torey Hayden

A Clash of KingsThe Mystery of Grace

The Mystery of Grace by Charles de Lint

A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin

The Tale of DespereauxWildwood Dancing

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier

GracelingA Northern Light

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

Maus IMaus II

Maus I: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman

Maus II: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman

Catching FireWar for the Oaks

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

War for the Oaks by Emma Bull

Fair and Tender LadiesPoison Study

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Un Lun Dun

Un Lun Dun by China MiƩville

Have you read any of these?  What did you think?

What are your top picks for 2009?


  1. WOW you have so many I haven't even heard of, I will have to go look at some more in depth.

    Here is mine

    Happy New Year

  2. You had a great reading year. I see so many YA books that look great to me, but I only read (2)YA in 2009 -- too many other books I want to read more I guess ..LOL

    Have a great Happy and Healthy New Year.

  3. MarceJ, I keep thinking the same thing as I look at everyone else's round-up posts. So many books that people love that I haven't even heard of!

    Diane, I mostly avoided the YA section at my library for a long time, but I joined a YA group on GoodReads, and they have introduced me to some wonderful books.


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