Every year, every day really, is bookish for me. But, this post is about 2009. Last year I recorded my thoughts on each book I read. I'm sure I missed a few professional books, but this basically covers a year's worth of reading for me. I read 259 novels, memoirs, shelter books, art books, childrens' stories, graphic novels, fairy tales, teen novels, reference books, and a few biographies.
Each year my friend Laura posts her top ten reads of the year. I joined her last year and enjoyed it so much it's become a tradition for me, too. Can I call it a tradition if this is only my second year?
Relyn's Best New Reads of 2009
10 The Gentle Art of Domesticity by Jane Brocket
9 Postmark Paris by Leslie Jonath
8 Oystercatchers by Susan Fletcher
7 All Over Cofee by Paul Madonna
6 Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
5 The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
4 Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Stout
3 Graceling by Kristin Cashore
2 The Help by Kathryn Stockett
and the winner is...
1 Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell
Image: The image above was painted in 1910 by Ramon Casas. I found it here originally. Click here to learn more about Casas. What: 259 books recorded on GoodReads, from a variety of genres and all age levels How: I choose my top ten based on the rating I gave each book upon completion. I sorted my top ten and placed them in order of preference based on my thoughts of the book after some time has passed. More Details: Click on the GoodReads icon in the sidebar to read my reviews of each of these books.