Edited to Add: Please ignore the post below and click here for the revised post. Sorry about that!

This week's Weekly Geeks: What are your top 10 books of 2009?

Now, the idea is to only choose books that were published in 2009, regardless of what country you live in. If a book was released in the US in 2008, but released in your country in 2009, that's okay. I know there is still a month in a half left of 2009, but if you know there is a book coming out between now and Dec. 31st, then it’s still eligible.

After reading some of the top 10 lists from my fellow bookbloggers, I know I have to do this although I find it tough to name only the top ten because this year has been a good reading year for me so far (in terms of quality instead of quantity). Nevertheless, I shall abide by the rules and below is my top 10 books after much consideration.

The Ghost Writer by John Harwood (Thriller)
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (Thriller)
Heartsick by Chelsea Cain (Crime Thriller)
Ritual by Mo Hayder (Crime Thriller)
Stolen by Lucy Christopher (Young Adult, Fiction)
Looking for Alaska by John Green (Young Adult, Fiction)
Fallen Skies by Philippa Gregory (Fiction)
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (Young Adult, Fantasy)
Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto (Fiction)
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister (Fiction)

As there is still about a month left to go before the end of the year, I am hoping to find some more good books to read and add to my favourites list.

So, what are your top 10 books this year? What books would you recommend? Come on, do share!

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12 Responses
  1. Alice Says:

    Those are great books, Melody! Also wanted to let you know that I've received not one but TWO books from you! And the super early Christmas card. I can participate in Mailbox Monday this week. Thank you so much!!! *GRIN*

  2. Melody Says:

    Alice - I'm glad you've received the package! Enjoy those books! :)

  3. Sandy Nawrot Says:

    Oh man I really need to get my hands on the Mo Hayder book!!!! That is an excellent list (I would totally agree with School of Essential Ingredients!). I guess I need to work on mine...

  4. Unknown Says:

    That is a fantastic list and I really want to read a lot of those books, but most weren't published in 2009 were they? I'm not sure - perhaps they were published much later than in the UK?

  5. I enjoyed the top 3 on your list also. The rest I have not read.

  6. Veens Says:

    That's some great books Melody. All of them are in my lust-list :)

  7. bermudaonion Says:

    I've only read one of those books - The School of Essential Ingredients - and agree with you, so I need to check out the rest of your list!

  8. Julia Says:

    Those are some great reading, Melody! I hope you have more good reading to go! I truly enjoy reading Heartsick with you and looking forward to read book 2 with you later ;)

  9. Melody Says:

    Hi, everyone! Thanks for your comments! Please ignore this post and read my latest post as I had listed some books which are not published in 2009. I'm so sorry about that!

  10. I really enjoyed Ghost Writer when I read it too. I love reading lists like this. I haven't thought about my top ten list yet. I probably should do that in the next few weeks though. The end of the year is close at hand!

  11. Iliana Says:

    Ah, ok, I had to see your original list too. I think Kitchen would definitely top one of my favorite reads of the year too. You know, usually my top lists are all over the place when it comes to publication dates. I know this year some of my favorite books were books published in the mid 1900s. Go figure! :)

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