SciFiChick’s Best of 09

In 2009, I read a total of 143 books – some old, some new. This made narrowing down favorites very difficult! So, instead of a simple Top 10, I’m listing by category.
All favorites listed below were published in 2009.

The Stats:
143 books consumed in 2009.
58 authors never read before.
120 scifi/fantasy novels read.
12 graphic novels read.
42 were young adult or children’s books.
79 book reviews written.

18 tv/movies received in 2009.
317 books received in 2009.

Favorite Debut Novel:

Tempest Rising, by Nicole Peeler

Favorite Space Opera:

Diving into the Wreck, by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Favorite Dark Fantasy Novel:

In Shade and Shadow, by Barb and J.C. Hendee

Favorite Urban Fantasy Novel:

Doppelgangster, by Laura Resnick (technically published January 5, 2010)
Dresden Files: Turn Coat, by Jim Butcher

Favorite Horror Fantasy:

Nekropolis, by Tim Waggoner

Favorite Time Travel Novel:

The 13th Hour, by Richard Doetsch

Favorite Super Hero:

City of Souls, by Vicki Pettersson

Favorite Tie-In Novel(s):

Star Trek Movie Tie-In, by Alan Dean Foster
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Losing the Peace, by William Leisner
The 4400: Promises Broken, by David Mack

Favorite Series Debut/Standalone:

Death’s Daughter, by Amber Benson
The Calling, by David Mack

Favorite Graphic Novel:

Runaways: Dead End Kids, by Joss Whedon

Top 10 YA and Children’s SF/F Books:

1. My Soul to Take, by Rachel Vincent

2. Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary, by Brandon Mull

3. Ice, by Sarah Beth Durst

4. Leviathan, by Scott Westerfeld

5. Incarceron, by Catherine Fisher

6. Vampirates: Black Heart, by Justin Somper

7. Adventurers Wanted: Slathbog’s Gold, by M. L. Forman

8. Curse of the Spider King, by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper

9. Starfinder, by John Marco

10. The Hourglass Door, by Lisa Mangum

What were some of your favorites?

10 thoughts on “SciFiChick’s Best of 09”

  1. Wow!!! If I could read a third of what you read, I would be a happy camper. Those are some impressive stats. I completely agree with Tempest Rising. Favorite continuing series for me would be White Witch Black Curse by Kim Harrison.

  2. I definitely recommend putting them at the top of the list. I read the first 1 about 2 years ago, and just tore through the whole series.

  3. Two of my favorites for 2009 were Jaye Wells’ Red-Headed Stepchild and Gail Carringer’s Soulless. Both were really great debut books from authors that I’m eagerly awaiting more from.

  4. I always think I’ve done well with my reading, until I see your list! Thanks for some pointers, I think I’ll try The 13th Hour when that’s available in the UK.

  5. I noticed that you haven’t decided to read the percy jackson books until now which all of them would have made the youth list.
    WOW 143 books in 2009 I try more every year and 2009 was my highest # yet but nowhere near your number/32.
    but Ihope to read even more this year.

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