Year in Review

Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones Book Cover

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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):

Cover of Howl's Moving Castle
Howl’s Moving Castle
by Diana Wynne Jones
Cover of One Child
One Child
by Torey Hayden
Cover of The Mystery of Grace
The Mystery of Grace
by Charles de Lin
Cover of A Clash of Kings
A Clash of Kings
by George R. R. Martin
Cover of The Tale of Despereaux
The Tale of Despereaux
by Kate DiCamillo
Cover of Wildwood Dancing
Wildwood Dancing
by Juliet Marillie
Cover of Graceling
by Kristin Cashore
Cover of A Northern Light
A Northern Light
by Jennifer Donnelly
Cover of Maus I
Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale
by Art Spiegelman
Cover of Maus II
Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale
by Art Spiegelman
Cover of Catching Fire
Catching Fire
by Suzanne Collins
Cover of War for the Oaks
War for the Oaks
Emma Bull
Cover of Fair and Tender Ladies
Fair and Tender Ladies
by Lee Smith
Cover of Poison Study
Poison Study
by Maria V. Snyder
Cover of Un Lun Dun
Un Lun Dun
by China Miéville

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

What are your top picks for 2009?

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  1. 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.

  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. 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

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