The end of the year seems to be a popular time for "Best of" Lists. I couldn't miss the opportunity to make my own Best List. Of course mine is going to be all about books. Of the 87 books I've read in 2009, 13 of them received a 4 or 5 star rating. Looking back over those, 4 rose to the top as my choice for Best Books of 2009. And one book which I gave 3 stars to continues to come to mind when people ask for book recommendations. So I just had to give it a place on Best Books of 2009 list.
Pam's Five Best Books of 2009
The Help by Kathryn Stockett - The only book to receive a perfect 5 stars.
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan - The book I fought for (and lost) to be the 2010 RARI selection
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford - The first book I have nominated for the 2011 RARI selection
Moloka'i by Alan Brennert - A surprisingly uplifting book considering the depressing topic
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson - The best 3 star book I've ever read. I'm still thinking about it all these months later.
2009 was a great book year for me. I read quite a few memorable and recommendation worthy books. How about you? What are your top books of 2009? I'd love to hear from you. After all 2010 is just around the corner and I can always use some recommendations.