The Elf’s Best Reads of 2009

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:

Paper Towns – by John Green

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

Best reread:

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks – by E. Lockhart

Best YA fantasy:

Lips Touch – By Laini Taylor

YA novel that was most unputdownable:

The Chosen One – by Carol Lynch Williams

Best Middle Grade Debut:

Dani Noir – by Nova Ren Suma

Best Guilty Pleasure:

Splendor – by Anna Godbersen

Best Sequel (prequel… companion book… whatever):

Fire – by Kristin Cashore

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)


2 thoughts on “The Elf’s Best Reads of 2009

  1. kay

    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!

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