[Yippee! I’m avoiding review-writing by finding something else worthy of posting about! Since this is Saturday, we have a Weekly Geeks to shine the spotlight on. I also want to give a shout-out to Melissa the Book Nut for celebrating her FIVE years blogging about books. (visit her and enter her giveaway!)]
Now, on the to Geekiness. Jackie of Literary Escapism is organizing the official Book Bloggers Best Books of 2009. She also has a lovely tribute to the legacy of Dewey; this time of year is bittersweet when thinking about our friend Dewey – may we continue to celebrate all that she started and all that we have embraced in sharing our love for reading.
In order to help with this task, I must see if I even read any books published this year. So I hereby present that list in order of my favorites listed first:
Nothing But Ghosts by Beth Kephart ****
Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel ****
One True Theory of Love by Laura Fitzgerald ****
False Witness by Anita Rodgers ***
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith ***
Jackie also wanted GENREs and I’m not good at this nor do I even know how to look this up!
The Help – contemporary fiction? or historical fiction!? – women’s issues?
True Genius – Contemporary fiction and/or family dynamics
Nothing But Ghosts – YA, grief
Last Night in Montreal – Contemporary fiction
One True Theory – Contemporary fiction / chick lit?
False Witness – mystery
P&P&Z – steampunk, Austen-spinoff
Now for those books that I have in house but haven’t read yet but I see on a lot of lists for BEST?
31 Hours by Masha Hamilton
Undiscovered Gyrl by Allison Burnett
P.S. I’m actually impressed that I’ve read so many. Considering how many books I have toppling in Mt.TBR, seven books is quite an accomplishment.
Question(s) for my readers: If you have read The Help, do you agree that it is worthy of mention in a Best of the Year list?
Do you have a different book you hope to see on such a list?