I am not letting 2009 slip away without doing a post with lots of bullet points and numbers. So without further ado…
My very favourite books read during 2009
Roughly in reading order:
- Heir to Sevenwaters (Juliet Marillier)
- Bone Crossed (Patricia Briggs)
- Magic Strikes (Ilona Andrews)
- Corambis (Sarah Monette)
- The Queen of Attolia (Megan Whalen Turner)
- Hunting Ground (Patricia Briggs)
- The King of Attolia (Megan Whalen Turner)
- The Dark Tide (Josh Lanyon)
- Fire (Kristin Cashore)
- Death’s Mistress (Karen Chance)
Apart from Josh Lanyon’s “The Dark Tide” (mystery / m/m romance), all the rest are fantasy (including four urban fantasy books).
Patricia Briggs and Megan Whalen Turner appear twice – no surprises there.
And coincidentally, there are ten of them – makes a nice Top Ten list!
New-to-me authors I’m glad I discovered during 2009
- Alison Goodman, author of “Eon: Rise of the Dragoneye” (YA fantasy)
- Ellen Crosby, author of The Wine Country mysteries
- Jeanne Birdsall, author of the Penderwicks books (children’s)
- Joanne Dobson, author of the Professor Karen Pelletier mysteries
- Lisa Lutz, author of the hilarious Spellman Files books
- Megan Whalen Turner (very obviously)
- Sarah Rees Brennan, author of “The Demon’s Lexicon” (YA fantasy)
Author most-glommed during 2009
L.M. Montgomery, due to me delving into her backlist throughout most of January
Because I like tracking these. What do you mean, better things to do with my time?
|# of books read during the year||115||155|
|# published during the year itself||55 (48%)||73 (47%)|
|# of authors read||71||88|
|# of new-to-me authors||22 (30%)||27 (30%)|
So although the number of books I read decreased from 2008, the proportion of books published during the year itself and that of new-to-me authors remained the same. Interesting – I really wasn’t expecting that.
And the pretty graph…
Because I did one for 2008 as well. Can you tell I went on holiday in Oct 2008 and Sept 2009?
And that is really it for 2009, here’s to a great 2010!