Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Catching Up & Fave Books of 2009!

It's time I do some catching up here. I can't believe 2009 is almost over! It's been a busy holiday season and I haven't had much time to blog so here's a round up of stuff.

First I have to say a very belated THANK YOU to Shannon at Book Dreaming who gave me the awesome One Lovely Blog Award!

The rules for the award are to link (up to) 15 new blogs. Whew!

I am going to have to come back with a post listing some new blogs when I get a chance to look at them!

Next it's time to list my favorite books that I read this year. They're not all 2009 releases but they are new reads in 2009 for me. All of these books had me thinking about them long after I'd finished reading which to me makes them great books.

Favorite books of 2009

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Candor by Pam Bachorz
Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers
Identical by Ellen Hopkins
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Special Mention to Paper Towns by John Green which I loved, and which just missed the cutoff because I read it in December 2008.

Books I'm dying to read in 2010

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
Mockingjay (Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea M. Campbell
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
Hunger by Jackie Kessler
Dirty Little Secrets by CJ Omolulu
The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Anna and the Boy Masterpiece by Stephanie Perkins
The Line by Teri Hall


Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Congrats on your award!

You have some great books on your list. I think I might try some of those myself! So many books...if only there were just a few more hours a day in which to read them all.

Happy new year!

Justine said...

Congratulations on the award! Oooh, I'm also desperate to read BEFORE I FALL. I can't wait!
And nice, I've read a few of your favorite books and I couldn't agree more!

Stephanie Perkins said...

Yippee!! Thanks for including ANNA AND THE BOY MASTERPIECE on your dying to read list! :) I'm so happy and flattered.

I've already had the good fortune to read Will Grayson, Will Grayson and Paranormalcy and they were both AWESOME. And I love your 2009 list — many of my favorites on there as well! I think When You Reach Me is a shoo-in for the Newbery.

Bunny B said...

I can't wait to read Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver either!!!
Great list :)
Happy New Year!

Jenn-ay said...

All your favorite books of 2009 are on my wish list or TBR and I adored Paper Towns! I cannot wait most for Will Grayson, Will Grayson.


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