Monday, January 4, 2010

3m's Wrap Up for 2009

Over the last two years, I've read 12 books in each year that were notable. This year, my goal was only 6, but if I'd known that I was only one away from completing 12 again, I definitely would have read another one. Oh well, there's always 2010, though my goal is just 6 titles again.

Of the list below, Finn and Petropolis made my Top 20 of the year. My two least favorites on this list were Mistik Lake and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.

  1. Finn by Jon Clinch (2008 ALA)

  2. Petropolis by Anya Ulinich (2007 CSM)

  3. Mistik Lake by Martha Brook (2007 PW)

  4. Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junor Diaz (2007 NYT)

  5. The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro (2007 NYT)

  6. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill (2007 PW)

  7. The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti (2008 NYT)

  8. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (2009 CSM)

  9. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters (2009 NYT)

  10. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (2008 PW)

  11. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (2009 PW)

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I've had Finn for months but just haven't gotten to it. You're the second person I've read today that rates it very highly. I'd better squeeze it in sometime soon.