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!