Thursday, December 31, 2009

Top 10 Favorite Books of 2009

I've been reading a lot of "Favorite Books of 2009" posts lately and I decided to join in the fun. Obviously, from looking at the list you can tell that all of these did not come out in the last year. Some of them are quite a bit older than that. I assure you that this list is of books that I read for the first time in 2009. The links will either go to my review or if it was a book I read before I started blogging, it will go to Barnes & Nobles site. I'm not affiliated with them in anyway, I just like the site. So with no further ado, here is my list of Favorite Books of 2009. By the way they are not in order.


A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens


Dark Time by Dakota Banks



Frostbitten by Kelley Armstrong



Nightwatch by Sergei Lukyanenko



Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory



The Devil's Alphabet by Daryl Gregory



The Road by Cormac McCarthy



The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie



The Suicide Collectors by David Oppegaard



When You Don't See Me by Timothy James Beck

15 comments:

Greg Zimmerman said...

Ah, yeah - wasn't The Road incredible...and more than a bit chilling? I just posted some thoughts on the book and the movie today. Hope you'll swing by my blog to check them out.

Cheers!
Greg
http://thenewdorkreviewofbooks.blogspot.com

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I have a copy of The Suicide Collectors, apparently the author is a friend of a friend of mine. He is the one who gave me the copy. I have not read it yet but knowing that it's one my your favorites, I may have to bump it up to the top!

Happy New Year!
Take care,
Michelle

Bella said...

I love these Top 10 lists, they are adding more books to my wishlist :)

Glad to see Agatha Christie made an appearance. I must read the books in the Watch series, one of my friends just raves about them.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've been wanting to read "The Road," and Agatha Christie books are on my must-read list.

Zia said...

I have Nightwatch on my TBR shelves. I got it from a friend after he read it and said it was good.

I loved The Road.

Heather J. said...

Happy New Year Ryan!

timothyjlambert said...

Happy New Year! =)

StephanieD said...

You've lengthened my TBR pile considerably --- again!

I'm glad I found your blog this year, Ryan - Happy New Year!

Rebecca :) said...

I am wanting to read both The Road and The Suicide Collectors. Good to see them on your favorites list!

Book Chick City said...

Great list Ryan - I enjoyed Frostbitten too and it made my top ten reads '09. The others I haven't had the pleasure of reading yet, so a few of those will definitely be added to my wishlist. Happy New Year! :)

celi.a said...

Great list, Ryan! I am thinking of adding a couple of these titles to my 'must reads' for 2010 - thanks for the recommendations! Happy reading in the new year!

Dakota Banks said...

I'm honored to be on your list, Ryan. Happy New Year!

virginiebarbeau said...

That's an interesting mix of book! I did a post similar to this on my blog, too. Hope you check it out :)

Staci said...

I loved A Christmas Carol and just finished The Road Sunday...this one was phenomenal!!!

Literary Feline said...

I always get so excited when I read other people's favorites lists. New books to explore! And favorites to remember.

I read A Christmas Carol for the first time this year and enjoyed it so much. And I really need to get back into reading paranormal books. I miss Kelley Armstrong. The Road is one I hope to get to soon. I had said I'd read it last year and the year before, but this year is the year. I mean it.

Great list, Ryan! Here's to another year of great books!