Friday, January 22, 2010

Our favorite 22 books of 2009

New votes by commenters on this blog have arrived for favorite books read in 2009 so I have redone the list, and expanded it from 16 titles to 22
The Road by Cormac McCarthy got 3 votes. So The Road is our winner!
The Key to Yourself by Venice Bloodworth.
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 (2 commenters plus also one of my 2 favorites, so 3 votes, tie for 1st place in our hearts)
Lost Mission by Athol Dickson
Brutal Journey by Paul Schneider
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger (my top favorite and 1 commenter)
Homer and Langley by E. L. Doctorow
Steve Berry's Venetian Betrayal, Templar Legacy and Alexandria Link.
Jane Eyre.
Going Rogue by Sarah Palin
A Tree Grows in Trout Creek by Coralie Cederna Johnson (a bloggy friend)
Eat, Pray, Love
Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

16 comments:

Charli and me said...

This is an impressive list. I copied it and will look for some of the books. Thank you.

arlee bird said...

THE ROAD is a worthy winner. I read it in 2008 or 2007 (don't remember) and if I had read it this year I would have ranked it
#1. Besides Cormac McCarthy is one of my favorite authors.

Life Laugh Latte said...

So I'm probably too late. But here were my favs.
*The Help
*Hotel On The Corner of Bitter & Sweet
*Snow Flower And The Secret Fan
*Me Talk Pretty One Day
*The Middle Place
*The Slippery Year
Have a great weekend. Holly

Holly said...

That is a great list of books. I have some (not all read yet), but will have to show the hubby the list he is a VERY avid reader.

Holly @ 504 Main

bermudaonion said...

Of all those books, the only one I've read is Guernsey. It looks like I've got some titles to add to my wish list.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I'm intrigued, now I must read 90 minutes to Heaven~Thanks for the book list. I've only read a couple on the list so far.

Just wanted to come over here and tell you the goose picture is my favorite too. I took a few pictures of her that day. That log is out in the lake and she nests there every year.

Have a great weekend,
Robin~♥

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Terra,
I'm so honored to learn that my book "A Tree Grows in Trout Creek" has been added to the list of favorite books of 2009! Thanks so much for the heads-up on this! I'm thrilled!
Have the happiest of days!
Coralie

lotusgirl said...

My favorite of 2009 was Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Such a great story. So well done. When I finished I hunted the author's site up on line and when I found out she'd died I just sat there and cried. For so many reasons. Hunger Games and Catching Fire were also at the top of my list.

Diane said...

I've read 5 of the books on your list and loved them all, so I'd most likely enjoy the others as well; great post!

koralee said...

Oh thanks a million for the list...I have read only a few on the list so will look for some of the others. Hope you have a great new week!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

I really need to make more time for reading, something that I used to do a lot of and really miss. Thank you for the list of titles, 90 minutes in Heaven sounds interesting to me!

Thanks for your visit and sweet comment. Good luck with your article, it sounds very interesting!

Hugs,
Karyn

Sandy said...

Thanks for your visit Terra.

I'll have to come back and read more on your blog. Looking at your list reminds me, I use to be an avid reader and now all I do is read on the internet.

Tea with Willow said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving a kind comment! I will certainly look up some of the books you have listed.

Willow x

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a neat list. I'm going to print this list out and keep it --when I am looking for something new. Thanks so much!!!!

Hope your weather has improved out there. We have snow flurries today, after our flooding on Sunday!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

GardenofDaisies said...

I've got the Potato peel pie book on my "to read" list. Looks like you've got some other good ones on that list too.
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Helen Ginger said...

So many books. So little reading time! But it is good to know what others think are great books.

Helen
Straight From Hel