2009′s Best Books For Me:
I’m going to do my breakdown of best books I’ve read this year, though some of these may not necessarily have been published in 2009, but earlier in the decade.
I read 63 books in 2008, and my goal for 2009 as to read more than that. I surprised myself by reading 100 books in 2009 and reviewing all of them! I also started including more poetry reviews and interviews here on the blog and at 32 Poems blog and the D.C. Literature Examiner.
However, my personal writing goals of working each week toward a poetry or novel word count did not stick, and I stopped posting writing goal updates sometime during the year — heck, it was so long ago that I stopped I don’t even remember when. I also did not finish editing my poetry manuscript! Big FAIL!
OK, 2009, it’s time to say goodbye. I’m going to start of with the books I think were the worst.
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Not Worth Checking Out of the Library (ending with the worst):
Now that the nitty gritty is out of the way, lets get to the best books I’ve read this year:
Best Book I’ve Read for the Everything Austen Challenge:
Best Book I’ve Read for the WWII Reading Challenge:
Best Humor Book of 2009 (I only read three, so take this with a grain of salt):
Best Photography Book of 2009 (I only read and looked through 2, take this with less than a grain of salt):
Audiobooks to Die For out of 10 (no particular order):
Best Young Adult Fiction of 2009 (I only read 5 this year):
Best Chicklit Book of 2009 (this is a tie for me):
Best Poetry Books of 2009 (ending with the best):
1. Becoming the Villainess by Jeannine Hall Gailey
Some honorable mentions for 2009 that I adored (no particular order):
Best Books I Read in 2009 (to the top pick for the year):