BookBanter’s Top Eleven Books of 2009

As you can tell from my earlier post on all the books I’ve read this year, I read quite a variety of fiction and nonfiction in 2009. Usually I would do my top ten list, but this time I was able to whittle it down to eleven, which is just one over, and I really enjoyed all eleven books very much so (and many, unsurprisingly turned out to be books by authors I interviewed on BookBanterGee, it’s almost like I intentionally pick authors to interview whose books I like; funny how that is.)  The review for each book is linked, just click on the title, and where possible, there’s the link to the BookBanter interview with the author.

So without further ado, here’s my Top Ten Eleven Books of 2009:

  1. Drood by Dan Simmons (Episode 4)
  2. Wake by Robert J. Sawyer (Episode 11)
  3. Under the Dome by Stephen King
  4. Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell (Episode 5)
  5. Crush by Alan Jacobson (Episode 19)
  6. Breathers by S. G. Browne (Review and interview appearing on a future episode of BookBanter.)
  7. The End of Empire by Christopher Kelly
  8. Booklife by Jeff VanderMeer (Episode 22)
  9. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest (Review and interview appearing on a future episode of BookBanter.)
  10. Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber (Episode 18)
  11. Panama Fever by Matthew Parker

Honorable Mention: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Hunger Games gets an honorable mention because while all the books mentioned above were published in 2009, Hunger Games wasn’t, but was still a truly incredible book and had it been published in 2009, it would’ve made it into the top three.

Coming up next: Since I’ve done a decent job of keeping track of what I’ve read over “most” of the last decade, especially the latter half, we’ll be having my Top Ten Reads of the Decade, from 2000-2009.