December 25, 2009

List Maniac #4 - On Favorite Books Read in 2009

Okay, so there are my favorite books I read during 2009 - regardless of when they were published

In random order.

EvolutionEvolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature by Robing Brande (Review) - I was surprised at how much I loved this book and at how much it took me back to my middle school experience. But I loved Mena (I could never get her parents though), and the Connors and all the puppies!!

BeastTo Beguile a Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt (Review) - One of my favorite authors writing one of my favorite type of story: A take on Beauty and the Beast! Nice characters, nice plot, awesome dog!

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (Review) - There is not one book by her that I haven't liked, Melina writes realistic fiction about teens with a perfect pitch and distinct voice. She could write a groceries list, I would still read it and love it. And I was so glad to finally get my paws on this book after waiting for 2 years!

AwakeningThe Awakening by Kelley Armstrong (Review)- I'm not a paranormal fan but Darkest Powers is one of my favorite exceptions, Book 1 (The Summoning) was OK, but The Awakening blew my socks off! And I CAN'T WAIT for The Reckoning, I think is my second most coveted book for next year.
And yeah, I LOVE Derek.

Girl OverboardGirl Overboard by Justina Chen Headley (Review) - Okay,s o I'm not Asian, I have only once seen snow - and I had to climb up a volcano for it, but it was worth it - yet I totally connected with Syrah and her love for snow and her family and, I was also mostly raised by an old person (my Grandma Sophie) so I loved Bau-Mu.

Being NikkiBeing Nikki by Meg Cabot (Review) - Even though I'm a longtime fan of Meg Cabot, there was a while there when I didn't really love many of her books, they were OK, they were fun, but I knew there would be no re-reading in the future. Then I got Airhead last year and surprise! I really liked it. And when Being Nikki came out earlier this year, it was LOVE!

Second WifeHis Secondhand Wife by Cheryl St. John (Review) - I had never bothered to read much Americana, I never though I would like historical romances set in America, but my romance reading friends told me "You have to read Cheryl St. John, then you make up your mind", and I'm seriously glad I did read it. Noah and Katy's story just so romantic, and now I'm an avid reader of this author.

ForeverForever Princes (Princes Diaries #10) by Meg Cabot (Review) - It was an awesome book to start the year! Usually when a series ends there is something or other that I don't quite like, but it wasn't the case with this book!! It reminded me of everything I loved about Mia and left me with warm fuzzies when it was all done.

The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler (Review) - I had read some of her books before and while I really liked some of them, others were not so awesome to my taste, but in Virginia I found an awesome heroine whom I would love to call a friend.



  1. Oh my goodness! What a wonderful Christmas gift. Thanks so much for including one of my books with your favorite books of the YEAR! I'm honored.

    Cher :-)

  2. We are snowed in for Christmas, so your comment about only having seen snow once made me stop and think.

  3. I only read The Awakening on your list but I loved it! I have such a hard time making up lists like this...

  4. I haven't read The Summoning yet but I can't wait! (I have a feeling I'm going to love Derek... I really liked him in the first book). Melina Marchetta! I read Saving Francesca forever ago and I STILL remember what happened. WILL THERE EVER BE A SEQUEL!? I would love that very much. :) Meep, airhead series! Meg Cabot is what I consider a literary goddess<3 Have you ever read Nothing but the truth (and a few white lies) by Justina Chen Headley? That book is really good too!

  5. *squeeeeeeeeee!* Thank you for telling me!

  6. I love Jellicoe Road! And I love your post! It's nice to see you love to read as I do! Haha, lovely blog! You should read: The prophecy of the Sisters and The Alchemyst, there both awesome books. Happy New Year!


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