The year is almost over and I need another blog post for 2009 and I spent too long at the laptop hospital for any peace and quiet and spare time to blog. So I was going to do my top ten books of the year, and then I chickened out when I realised how many people would come after me with a meat cleaver, so I’m making it my top five. Though that may add to the number of meat cleavers out there…
What I need to point out is that I liked an enormous number of books this past year. I have only considered new books in 2009. And the list is anything but scientific, so now that I think of it, don’t pay any attention at all.
But here goes – alphabetically:
Morris Gleitzman, Then
Helen Grant, The Vanishing of Katharina Linden
Patrick Ness, The Ask and the Answer
Meg Rosoff, The Bride’s Farewell
Marcus Sedgwick, Revolver
Kate Thompson, The White Horse Trick
And yes, I know it’s six books. I’m a witch. I’m allowed. And besides, six is a nice witchy number.
It’s not ‘best’ books. It’s sort of ‘loved’ books. And did I mention that it’s impossible to do this kind of thing?
Have a nice New Year’s Eve!