Thursday, December 31, 2009

Top Nine of 2009!

Yeah, the title's kinda cheesy. But I guess I'm just a cheesy kinda person. (: I read a TON of amazing books in 2009, and it was really hard to decide which books would be my top nine.

Here's my top nine favorite books of 2009:

9. Shrinking Violet by Danielle Joseph

Joseph was a wonderful addition to the YA writing community. Shrinking Violet was an amazing book, and even though I read it a while ago, I haven't forgotten it. =)

8. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Sarah from Sarah's Random Musings went absolutely, positively CRAZY when she realized that I hadn't read this book yet, so she sent it to me. Once I was done reading it, I was thinking that I was crazy because this book was AMAZING. I can't wait to read Fire now!

7. Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

I loved the style of Fitzpatrick's writing. The whole story about falling angels was amazing and I was hooked from the beginning to the end. I know that certain people (*cough*Sharon*cough*) didn't really like this book, but I loved it!

6. Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder

I love verse writing, and Schroeder hasn't let up on her amazing writing! This book didn't let me down.

5. Cracked Up to Be - Courtney Summers

I read this book so quick! I was just in awe of Summers writing and how she crafted the story. This was one of the greatest debut novels I've ever read. I can't wait to read Some Girls Are now. =)

4. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Wow. That's what I STILL think when I think about this book. It was amazing. I know this book isn't out until March of next year, but please pre-order this book NOW. The story was just amazing, and this story had a little bit of everything in it so everyone can enjoy. Wonderfulll book, I can't wait to read Derting's next work.

3. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

This book is 600 pages of awesome. Point across. =) I'm eagerly awaiting Book Two!

2. The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

Wowwww. WONDERFUL debut. I fell in love with this story and this author's writing.

1. Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert

This was the first book I've read so far by Stephanie, only because I can never find her debut annnywhere! This book was amazing though -- very down to earth and REAL. I loved it. If you haven't read this one yet, do it NOW! =)



Erin said...

I like your picks. They would go pretty much hand in hand with mine. Here to hoping that 2010 is as good, right? Have a wonderful new years!!

Kimberly Derting said...

I'm so excited that you mentioned The Body Finder on your list, especially in such great company! Thanks, Hope!!!

Happy New Year :)

jessjordan said...

Gosh darn it ... all these 2010 books that I can't get my hands on. Stop bragging, Hope! :)

wdebo said...

Awesome list...all books I want to read...and I will (hopefully....) *Shows determined look*