Wednesday, December 30, 2009


2009 has been a good reading year for me. I have read a variety of books, all of which have made some sort of impression on me. However, there were only a few that I found to be truly engaging and worth recommending to family and friends. Here are my favorite books of 2009:

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan

Hopefully 2010 will provide me with some wonderful reads and prove to be a bookish year! Cheers!


Astrid (Mrs.B) said...

Great choices! Alias Grace is one of my favourite books of all time and I have 84 Charing Cross on my to be read pile. Looking forward to it. Happy New Year!

A Bookish Way of Life said...

Mrs. B. - Alias Grace really cemented for me the notion that Atwood is a marvelous writer - I just absolutely loved that book! I'm sure you'll enjoy 84 Charing Cross - it is such a delightful book. Can't wait to read what you thought of it. Cheers to you! Happy New Year!!

Lisa said...

The Housekeeper and The Professor will be in my top ten, too. I really had hoped that The Elegance of the Hedgehog would be, too. If the first half had done as much for me as the second half, it probably would be.

Steph said...

I haven't read any of the books on this list (for shame!) but many of them are ones I would like to read... hopefully in 2010!

Anonymous said...

I liked The Elegance of The Hedgehog, but I loved The Housekeeper and The Professor. It's definitely on of my top reads of 09.

Jackie (Farm Lane Books) said...

What a great list! I haven't read any of them, but am sure I'll love The Housekeeper and the Professor and The Elegance of the Hedgehog. I plan to read Hedgehog next week, so I hope I enjoy it as much as you did.