Thursday, January 21, 2010

Our favorite 16 books read in 2009

Hi Bloggy Friends,
I compiled a list based on your comments of favorite books read in 2009.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy got 2 votes. I haven't read it, it sounds harsh but evidently brilliant, so I will read it one day.
Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews
Colony of Unrequited Dreams by Wayne Johnston
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Shack by William P. Young
90 Minutes in Heaven by Cecil Murphey
Women of the Bible (please clarify who is the author, there are several books with this title)
The Sacred Echo by Margaret Feinberg
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer (commenter plus also one of my 2 favorites, so 2 votes)
Lost Mission by Athol Dickson
Brutal Journey by Paul Schneider
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger (my top favorite)
Homer and Langley by E. L. Doctorow
Steve Berry's Venetian Betrayal, Templar Legacy and Alexandria Link.


This is a list full of intriguing possible TBR titles for us. I am putting Flying Troutmans on my TBR list and Homer and Langley by E.L. Doctorw and will consider all of the others.
If you haven't read 90 Minutes in Heaven by Cecil Murphey, I recommend it and am happy a commenter listed it. It is a true story of a man (Don Piper) who was in heaven after an auto accident, and wow, he describes it as so magnificent. What a beautiful place our Father has created for little ol us.

9 comments:

Naqvee said...

I will find the road, still haven't read yet, its on number 1.. have your read kite runner by khaled hosseini?
love Naqvee

Denise said...

I will go and find my Women of the Bible in a few and come back and tell you who the author is.... I promise my self to read more this year..... I promise.....

Marydon Ford said...

A fantastic book by our fellow blogger is ~

A Tree Grows in Trout Creek by Coralie Cederna Johnson

Wonderful read.

TY for your sweet notes, I am doing much better daily now.

Have a beautiful day ~
Hugs, Marydon

Jody Hedlund said...

Hi Terra,
Very fun to see a list of favorite books, besides the usual best seller lists! Just shows how diverse we all are!

Jodi said...

Sorry to have missed this before, Terra. I would have also listed The Road. Once I started, I couldn't put it down. It is harsh, but it beautifully describes the power of love.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Dear Terra.Thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods and prayers for J.C. I am getting ready to make a call to see how he is doing. I never did put my 2 cents worth in on the books. Read Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society and Peace Like a River. A lot more but can't remember the names of them. Oh, Going Rogue by Sarah Palin.
QMM

Jemi Fraser said...

WHat a great list! I'll have to add several to my ever-growing TBR pile :)

Paul said...

Hey. LOVE to see my book, Brutal Journey on the favorites list....

Thanks!

Paul Schneider

Paul said...

Hey, LOVED seeing my book on the list of favorites. Thanks!!

Paul Schneider