Monday, December 28, 2009

Lauren's Top 20 Books of 2009

Hi everyone! Hope the holidays are going well :) So hopefully both Alex and I will both end up doing this - I can't get a hold of her since she left for the West coast so we'll see... but after (thankfully) completing my goal of 100 books in a year, I figured why not highlight my favorites? So here they are, pretty much in order I'd say, with a link to a review if one was written :)

20. The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan

Really interesting, creepy book with an unexpected ending :(

19. Wintergirls - Laurie Halse Anderson

review by Alex

18. North of Beautiful - Justina Chen Headley

joint review here

17. Wondrous Strange - Lesley Livingston

Over the course of the year, my faerie love grew :) This is just one of those books and it's got an adorable story to it.

16. Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt

After loving The Glass Castle, I decided to try this one. Enjoyable - it's my dad's favorite book.

15. Jellicoe Road - Melina Mancetta

Crazy book. I was so confused at first but there's something about it that just draws you in. By the end, I was in love.

14. I Am the Messenger - Marcus Zusak

The Book Thief still remains as my favorite book of all time, but I Am the Messenger was also a great read. Really interesting plot concept :)

13. Love You, Hate You, Miss You - Elizabeth Scott

review by Alex, Lauren

12. Lament - Maggie Stiefvater

This was my year of Maggie Stiefvater. Probably my favorite author at the moment - her books just have a great combination of stuff that I love :)

11. Skunk Girl - Sheba Karim

review by Lauren

10. Eyes Like Stars - Lisa Mantchev

review by Alex, Lauren

9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J. K. Rowling

Yes. The Harry Potter love never dies. That's all I can say.

8. Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick

review by Lauren

7. The Treasure Map of Boys - E. Lockhart

review by Lauren

6. Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins

review by Alex, Lauren

5. This Book Isnt' Fat, It's Fabulous - Nina Beck

review by Lauren

4. Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater

review by Lauren

3. Graceling - Kristin Cashore

My big fantasy fix. Love her writing and creativity :)

2. Ballad - Maggie Stiefvater

The irishness and faeries of this book made me so happy :) And her characters are adorable

1. Fire - Kristin Cashore

review by Alex, Lauren

Have a happy new year everyone & I'll see you in 2010 - 100 books? We'll see...


  1. Hey, you're back! haha
    great list, I wish Jellicoe, HP, and North of Beautiful was higher though :P i loved those books. Fire was pretty amazing, great choice!

  2. Nice list! I still need to read a couple of these, and I'm beating myself up about it...

    But I WILL get around to them. Probably. Maybe even this year! *smile* Happy reading for next year!


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