Year End Book Meme

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I first saw this meme at Aimee’s blog, which she picked up from Lorielle and I think it’s a nice way to look back at the books read during the year and try to list out THE books of the year for me.

Top 5 in 2009

Top 5 in 2009

Well, here are the books that I read and absolutely loved this year. The ones that really rocked my boat…

  1. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga – 2008 Man Booker winner. And one of the most immoral, yet entertaining, as well as thought-provoking books I read this year.
  2. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini – a book that will make you laugh, cry, angry, indignant, and yes thankful and hopeful. This book touched me in so many ways, I just cannot explain.
  3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson – just because it breaks so many perceptions about crime thrillers. It is so much more than just a murder mystery. And it left me so looking forward to reading the other 2 books in this series.
  4. Books 1-4 of the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris – because these light reads are the most entertaining guilty reads I have read in a long while.
  5. Books 1-4 of the Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage – these books are consistently good, consistently entertaining, and really excellent reads for those times when all you want is a steaming mug of tea, and books with plenty of atmosphere, fast pace, and a dose of wry humor.

So, what were your top 5 reads in 2009?

  • Hi! I didn’t finish and review White Tiger until Jan 2010 but was very affected by it as well.

    My top 10 list is here if you would like to check it out. Link text

  • My top 5 for 2009 were:

    The General’s Daughter – Nelson DeMille
    Not without my Daughter – Betty Mahmoody
    The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga
    Sea of Poppies – Amitav Ghosh
    Chocolat – Joanne Harris

    • I really want to read Sea of Poppies. Heard it’s so good.

      KC, Happy New Year…btw.You go someplace?

  • Kals

    I have an award for you! πŸ™‚
    http://atpemberley.blogspot.com/2010/01/award.html

  • I’m actually reading The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo right now! I picked it up in the airport yesterday when I finished another book on our first of two flights – not very far in yet, but am liking what I’ve read thus far.

    • Thanks, Steph for visiting and commenting on my blog. Have been reading yours for a long time now, I love your in-depth reviews πŸ™‚

  • dmanji

    Book no.1 & 2 were in my reading list of 2009 but couldn’t read… hopefully will finish them this year … I will ….

  • thousand splendid suns is my favorite too… the story of two women still haunts me…
    nice list out there πŸ™‚

  • I loved the Sookie novels. I need to get back to that series real soon. πŸ™‚ Thanks for playing along!

  • Kals

    Agree entirely about The White Tiger. It made it to my list of Best Books of 2009 too πŸ™‚

    Stieg Larsson’s series is on my TBR list. Good to know you enjoyed it!

    Happy New Year 2010! πŸ™‚

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