Monday, April 20, 2009

Musing Monday

Today's Musing Monday prompt:

Coming towards the end of April, we’re a third of the way through the way through the year. What’s the favourite book you’ve read so far in 2009? What about your least favourite? (question courtesy of MizB)

So far, I think my favorite adult book of 2009 is THE GIRL SHE USED TO BE by David Cristofano. For a first time novelist, this was an intriguing concept and a wonderful read. The book is about a young woman who has been in the Witness Protection Program for 20 years of her 26 year life. It was a fast read and extremely enjoyable. I have been recommending it to all my friends.

As for young adult books - which I love almost as much as adult books - I have just finished Brandon Mull's 4th book in the FABLEHAVEN series, THE SECRETS OF THE DRAGON SANCTUARY. These fantasy books are full of Mull's unique imagination and I can't wait for the 5th - and sadly, final - book in this series.

Of course, we are only 1/3 of the way through the year and there are many more books to come: Laurell K. Hamilton's SKIN TRADE (an Anita Blake Vampire Hunter book) and DIVINE MISDEMEANOR (a Merry Gentry book), Kaza Kingley's THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH (an Erec Rex book), and James Dashner's THE MAZE RUNNER, just to name a few.

I have not actually read any books so far that I didn't like, but the year is still young.


caite said...

The Girl She Used To Be is actually at the top of my TBR pile...I am happy to know yo like it so much. It makes me

Nise' said...

I've read great reviews about The Girl She Used to Be and am looking forward to reading it.

Jeanie said...

Now, that's a good question! I haven't read either of those -- good recommendations!

That makes me look at my list -- I'm leaning toward "On the Line" about the musical "A Chorus Line." But tomorrow I may change my mind!