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