Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Favourite Books of 2009

When I look back on my reading of 2009 I realise a couple of things. 1) Most of my favourite books have been m/m. 2) I think this may be the year that I became disenchanted with the UF genre. Something I didn't think I'd ever say. Maybe I've overglommed and just need a break. (At the moment I feel very drawn to steampunk)

So Favourite books of the year:-


Fatal Shadows by Josh Lanyon
A Dangerous Thing by Josh Lanyon
Hero by Perry Moore
Zero at the Bone by Jane Seville
Mind Fuck by Manna Francis
Hemovore by Jordan Castillo Price

Of Urban Fantasy I have most enjoyed:-
Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews
In the Blood by Adrian Phoenix
Stay the Night by Lynn Viehl

Made to be Broken by Kelley Armstrong - And if I could have one reading wish it would be that there is going to be another Nadia Stafford book

Comfort Read of 2009
I have just noticed that I never wrote a review of this book - how remiss of me - but my comfort read of 2009 is The Shadow Queen by Anne Bishop. I wish we could have left the older characters behind to concentrate on the new, but it's a book I love to dip into. It's the one that I keep next to my computer so when I'm waiting for things to load or the internet to come back up, I fetch it off the shelf and have a little read.

Looking back at 2009 I definitely didn't read as many books as I have in previous years. It been a busy year what with one thing and another. Hopefully 2010 will have better things (and more reading) in store.

So, were there any breakout authors for me this year? Tune in tomorrow to find out.


Li said...

I just bought Zero at the Bone, inspired by you and Renee :-)

Have you read Josh Lanyon's The Dark Tide? Because that may jump into your top books of 2009. I just finished it, and wow. Perfect.

And I may have to read Adrian Phoenix now!

LesleyW said...

Li - Hope you enjoy it. I've got to finish the Adrian English series. But am very much looking forward to The Dark Tide.

Renee said...

You have some great books in there, Lesley! I know some of them will be on my list, too.

Oh, your words to Kelley Armstrong's (and her publisher's) ears! I love Nadia, and hope this series doesn't fall by the wayside.

Marg said...

I am so with you on the Nadia Stafford books! So good!

LesleyW said...

Renee and Marg - I was over at Kelley Armstrong's site today and hopefully there will be another Nadia Stafford book but with so many series on the go it may be a couple of years before we get it. I can be patient. :)