All in all, a great year in books! This year, I achieved my goal of reading 50+ books (I read 57 total!). Here are my top nine of 2009 (what an awesome year!):
9. Violet on the Runway by Melissa Walker
A clever, witty read about believing in yourself and the darker side of the fashion modeling world.
8. Why I Let My Hair Grow Out by Maryrose Wood
A lively, vivid, and hilarious romp through Ireland and its ancient world of faeries.7. The Possibilities of Sainthood by Donna Freitas
Full of personality, humor, and featuring a strong, relatable main character, The Possibilities of Sainthood was cute and featured religion without being preachy.
6. Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors
A creative, sweet confection with angels and coffee and charm, oh my!
5. Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabaley
A strong, sweet, delightful debut (even if slightly sappy).
4. Scones and Sensibility by Lindsay Eland
Charming, quaint, elegant and oh-so-fun, Scones is a lively debut tale that will win hearts! (Perfect with a scone and tea).3. Front and Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
A bold, well-written, fast-paced conclusion to the Dairy Queen trilogy, perhaps the best in the series.2. Demon Princess by Michelle Rowen
Demons are so the new vampires, and this new series' first book is a royal, clever success!
1. Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
Fairies and magic books and pastries galore--my favorite of this year! Brava, Ms. Mantchev!