Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Books Read in 2009

It’s time to close the excel spreadsheet on my computer titled ‘Books Read in 2009’. Yes, I am one of those geeky writers who keeps a list of every book I read with author’s name and sub-genre/target age group. Reading over the list at the end of the year makes me smile when I see the name of a favorite.

Just a few of my favorite reads this year:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (all four books in the series) by Jeff Kinney
Swindle by Gordon Korman
The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights by Russell Freedman

Teen Fiction:
Hope was Here by Joan Bauer
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

Books for grown-ups:
Jane Austen Ruined My Life by Beth Pattillo
Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas

Favorite Re-read:
Holes by Louis Sachar

As a writer and reader, I am always looking for new books by new authors to try. Care to share your favorite books of the year? Book recommendations are welcome in the comments section.


Shauna Roberts said...

I'm still trying to up my count for the year. I dug around and found a short anthology I'm halfway through and will try to finish it tonight. Then on to a short novel I'm halfway through.

Our tastes don't overlap much, but a book I read this month you might enjoy is Children of the Waters by Carleen Brice. In it, two sisters find out about each other's existence and try to establish a bond. (It's more interesting than that description sounds!)

Rae Ann Parker said...

Hi Shauna: Carleen's book does sound like it's right up my alley. Thanks for the suggestion.