Tuesday, December 29, 2009

THE List


After our last post, Suz and I know what you've been reading. But here's the burning question.
What did you read in 2009 that will leave a lasting impression in years to come? Because those are the books I want to put on my
TO READ IN 2010 list.


In all fairness, here are some of mine:

1. Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
2. How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend by Janette Rallison
3. The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
4. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

So there you have it. Now it's your turn to dish. Go ahead... blast my socks off with your plethora of answers. And I promise you. I. WILL. READ.!

-Bethany

36 comments:

J.N. Future Author said...

2009.....hm, Okay, here I go

Three Secrets
Maze Runner

uh......Okay, pretty much just those.

Yamile said...

Apart from Catching Fire and Shiver, I read "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy. OH MY GOSH! I could only read a few pages at a time, but I think about it daily.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is among the best I've ever read. Wonderful too.
Liar, by Justine Larbalestier. I wouldn't say it was one of my favorites, but it's extremely well written and made me think. A lot.

Suzette Saxton said...

Awwww... thanks Jacoby! I'm honored that my book made the list. Will definitely have to read The Road.

Here's my list:

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
Stephen King On Writing

That's all that comes to mind, but I will add more if I think of any.

Kristi said...

The Book Thief
The Help
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society
Catching Fire
The Forest of Hands and Teeth

V. S said...

Fallen by Lauren Kate
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Sweet Hearts by Sara Zarr
Cruel Summer by Alyson Noel

All great!

Simon C. Larter said...

I'll see your Stephen King's On Writing, and raise you an Old Man and the Sea and One Hundred Years of Solitude.

Happy new year, ladies!

Nisa said...

The Book Thief
Princess Academy (Yes, I really did become quite introspective after reading it...)
Mistborn series (Well, book 1 and 2 so far anyway.)

Katie Ganshert said...

Havah: The Story of Eve by Tosca Lee. Oh, that's SUCH a good read!

And so it:
Home Another Way by Christa Parish

Both are excellent, excellent books.

Christina Lee said...

Ooh ooh I just did a psot on this yesterday and you have two off of my list!! Have a happy new year!!

Amber Tidd Murphy said...

Wally Lamb's THE HOUR I FIRS BELIEVED.

Donna Tartt's THE SECRET HISTORY

Mark Haddon's A SPOT OF BOTHER

Christopher Buckley's BOOMSDAY

Sue Miller's THE WORLD BELOW.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Pretty much most of Sarah Dessen's books, especially LOCK AND KEY, and 13 REASONS WHY by Jay Asher..

The one's that have had the greatest impact are those by Lurlene McDaniel, especially BREATHLESS. It examines dying with dignity, assisted suicide, and DNRs (Do Not Resuscitate) in a way that left me questioning my own beliefs. (Yes, it is YA). Hmmm. I would love to see an interview with her on the QT blog. ;-)

Jemi Fraser said...

Hunger Games for sure!

Kimberly Franklin said...

First of all, I'm going to start off by saying: The Hunger Games and Catching Fire should be required reads. For everyone! They are AWESOME!

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick &
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl are also wonderful books! They both should be must reads too!

Tamika: said...

The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.
The House at Riverton.

Both wonderful, well written, lasting books in my heart.

Jackee said...

Lips Touch by Laini Taylor
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale


Cheers! Have a happy New Year!

Lizzy Mason said...

Great list! I'm with you on Hunger Games and Catching Fire, but I'd add Graceling and Fire by Kristin Cashore. I also loved Audrey Niffenegger's latest Her Fearful Symmetry.

Happy New Year!

Southern Princess said...

Mine would be:
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
All of the books by Rachel Vincent
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

As for my TBR in 2010...it is way too long! My current manuscript has kept me so busy that my 2009 TBR is leaking into 2010...yikes!

DL Hammons said...

Unfortunately, I was unimpressed by many of the books I chose this year, except for one. I was pleasantly surprised by Stephen King's On Writing

Good choice Suzette!

Angie said...

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Yeah, I read it for the first time in 2009.

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Opal: A Life of Enchantment, Mystery, and Madness, Graceling, The Shadow of the Wind, The Secret History, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

L.T. Elliot said...

"The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown
and "On Writing" by Stephen King.

Those are probably the two that left the biggest impression on me in 2009.

Natalie said...

Hmmm. Okay, here are 3:

The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
The Hunger Games
The Book Thief

Lisa and Laura said...

Hmm...a lot of mine have already been listed, but I'll add Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen and When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead.

Shelby said...

somebody already said it.. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

awesome book. super story.

Shubhangi said...

yes The Guernsey Literary..
Its time to new year celebrations.

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Jennie Englund said...

Chris Lynch's INEXCUSABLE, which an editor recommended to me for it's unreliable narrator.

Also, David Levithan's LOVE IS THE HIGHER LAW.

All about the skinny boy book, I guess.

Bethany Wiggins said...

WOW! You guys have given me a list of over forty books to read this coming year. Thank you, amazing, magnificent bloggers. You guys rock.

Kathy McIntosh said...

My list has now grown; thanks!
I loved The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Urrea and I'm hoping to read Michael Connelly's latest tomorrow as a gift to myself. (Dragon's)

Amy said...

who doesn't adore hunger games with all their being? ;-D
-AMY

Tanvi said...

The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, definitely!
I also just finished Shiver.
Aprt from those, I really liked the Mortal Instruments!
Wings was another good and different read, highly recommend Wings [by Aprilynne Pike]

Katie said...

HAPPY NEW YEARS GUYS!!!!!!!!

Suzette Saxton said...

I'll echo Katie and say Happy New Year to All!

The Muse said...

Happy New Year !!!

Military manuals...yuck LOL

Girl with One Eye said...

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan for sure!

Also, I don't like cheesy romance and I bought this book not knowing that the Author was a "romance" writer with hard body book cover and all but...big but...I really loved this book: Everlasting by Kathleen Woodwiss LIke I said, not typically what I would pick-up but for five bucks I gave it a whirl and it just made me melt.

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Claire if you haven't already (City of Bones, Ashes, Glass)

I've picked up a few must haves from this post for myself so thanks!

Nishant said...

I wouldn't say it was one of my favorites, but it's extremely well written and made me think. A lot.

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