Saturday, November 28, 2009

Weekly Geek: A Reader's Top 10

For the second year in a row, we're asking book bloggers to help put together a top 10 list of books published in 2009.

You'll have two weeks to come up with your list before I begin compiling the voting booths. Then we'll put it to a vote. Last year, we ended up with over 1300 individual voters and I know we can make it just as big this year.

So what are your top 10 books of 2009?

I'm addicted to creating lists, that and I cannot pass up an opportunity to introduce readers to writers who don't get enough promotion (in my opinion). Here's my top ten. To the writers, thank you for an incredible year.

A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliott (YA)
Shine, Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger (YA)
Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis (YA)
Ash by Malinda Lo (YA)
Jumped by Rita Williams Garcia (YA)
Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins (YA)
Liar by Justine Larbalestier (YA)
A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar (contemporary fiction)
The Other Side of Paradise by Staceyann Chin (memoir)
Children of the Waters by Carleen Brice (contemporary fiction)

Find more lists at Weekly Geeks. Submit your own list.


Vasilly said...

I haven't read any of the books on your list though I do have Mare's War, A Wish After Midnight, and Liar on my shelves right now. I'm going to wait until the end of the year to make my list. Right now I'm in the middle of Chameleon by Charles R Smith Jr. I think it may end up on my top 10 list this year. Have a great weekend.

susan said...

Hi Vasilly,

I want to read Chameleon.

zettaelliott said...

I started Chameleon and got stalled; must try again! Great list, Susan, and thanks for including Wish!

MissAttitude said...

I plan on creating my own
YA list next week! This is a great list :) I'm really hoping to get Secret Keeper and/or Jumped for the holidays :)

Doret said...

Only ten. There were so many great books this year.

Color Online said...


The meme set the cutoff. Please make one and leave a link. The more lists we submit with poc characters, the better.

Carleen Brice said...

I'm honored to be included on your list!!!

evelyn.n.alfred said...

What's the best way to find a list of books that were published this year?

susan said...

I had a link at one time. Let me look.

Neesha Meminger said...

Thank you so much for thinking of SHINE, COCONUT MOON. It is truly an honour to have connected with you, Susan. You do such an amazing job with this blog and your commitment to diversity.


Jessie Carty said...

Definitely want to pick up Liar sometime soon. I did a holiday shopping guide for books but not all were 2009 :)

susan said...

Hi Jessie,

Will check out your list. I stuck with 2009 because of the meme.


You rock!

Jodie said...

Tons of those are on my wishlist (I actually have 'A Wish After Midnight' on preorder so I can have the Amazon encore edition with the purdy cover). Great list!

gautami tripathy said...

Adding a few of those to my wishlist!

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SmallWorld at Home said...

I haven't read any of those--thanks for the list!

Color Online said...

Very pleased to read your warm reception to these works.