Friday, December 18, 2009
Steph Su's "Best of 2009" Book Lists
I don't expect you to agree with everything on my list, and I don't expect that these lists are the most representative of this year's books. These lists comprise of only the books I've read in 2009 (if you want to see the complete list of books I've read this year, click here); there are a lot of amazing books out there that I haven't read, and thus was not able to include on these lists. My lists are merely another place for you to jump off of, a way of getting these titles into your subconscious so that the next time you're in the bookstore, buying things for yourself or others, you might see a title that sounds familiar, because you've heard of it elsewhere before.
The titles of the books on my lists will be linked to their reviews if I've posted them on my blog. I will also link them to the other lists in which they show up.
By all means, please please please include your opinions in the comments! I'd love to hear what other books you would include if you wrote a similar list.
Special Note: Any book I read this year with a publication date after January 2010 will be included in next year's lists.
At the end of December I will put up an additional list of titles I've read between now and then that I feel also deserve extra attention.
Happy reading! :)
2009 Book Lists, Pt. 1
Best Books I Read in 2009
For Fantasy/Magic Lovers
Feel-Good Contemporary Realism
2009 Book Lists, Pt. 2
Best Books Published in 2009
For Paranormal Lovers
2009 Book Lists, Pt. 3
Best Books By a Debut YA Author
POC (Books Featuring Characters of Color)
2009 Book Lists, Pt. 4
Best Sequels of 2009
For Twilight Lovers
If You Can't Get Enough of Vampire Academy
If You Like Sarah Dessen
Best Bids for Canonicity
2009 Book Lists, Pt. 5
Branching Out: Adult Fiction & Classics
Summery Friendship Reads
2009 Book Lists, Pt. 6
Use in Classrooms
2009 Book Lists, Pt. 7
Most Crush-Worthy Love Interests
For Older Teens
Give This To Your Parents Too
2009 Book Lists, Pt. 8
So You Want to Start Reading YA