Monday, December 21, 2009

The Best Books I Read This Year (2009)

Out of the over 100 books I read in 2009, only 7 garnered 4.5 points on my 5-point scale. Only 3 were perfect 5's. For those of you looking for last-minute holiday gifts, any of these books would be a great choice. Or you can use your holiday gift cards to get yourself a gift. Here's the list of the best books I read this year (the 5's, the 4.5's and five runners up). Click on the title to view the review.

The Perfect 5’s:

The 4.5's:

The Runners-Up: These earned 4 points, but looking back, I'm now thinking they actually deserved 4.5 points.

5 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I haven't read any of these, but I have several in my TBR pile.

Biblibio said...

I liked "Death in Spring" (probably not quite as much as you, but it was a very good book), and I just got "Vilnius Poker", so I'm looking forward to that as well. Yours is a very interesting and diverse list - I need to remember to look several of these books up.

Zibilee said...

I remember quite a few of these reviews and since reading them have put a handful of these books on my wish list. Glad to see that you had good experiences with these, I hope I like them as well.

Sherry said...

THe only one on your list I've read is THe Housekeeper and the Professor, and it made my best of 2009 list, too. Thanks for the list.

Anonymous said...

Thx for the list. I loved The White Tiger and will try to read all of the others in your list as well! A. Hollis