So here is my list of awards for best books read in 2009. (Note: not all of these titles were published in 2009. That’s just when I read them).
“And the 2009 Elfies go to…”
Best book read after a recommendation:
Hold Still – by Nina LaCour
Best book almost not read in 2009:
Best book to make me want to read On the Origin of Species:
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate – by Jacqueline Kelly
Best ARC ever received:
Catching Fire – by Suzanne Collins
Best audiobook read by a Brit (or by anyone, I think):
The Graveyard Book – by Neil Gaiman
Best book to make you start stockpiling canned goods:
the dead & the gone – by Susan Beth Pfeffer
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks – by E. Lockhart
Best YA fantasy:
YA novel that was most unputdownable:
The Chosen One – by Carol Lynch Williams
Best Middle Grade Debut:
Best Guilty Pleasure:
Best Sequel (prequel… companion book… whatever):
Best quietly beautiful YA read:
Nothing but Ghosts – Beth Kephart
Best warm and fuzzy book for grown ups:
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society – by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
2010 has a lot to live up to, I’d say.
Happy New Year’s Eve to all!
(Confetti illustration from stock.xchng)
I love your categories, especially “Best book to make you start stockpiling canned goods”! After reading Life as we Knew it, I perfectly understand the feeling! And I need to start reading The Luxe series. I need a new guilty pleasure!
Great categories, great books. I agree: 2010 has a lot to live up to!