As the old year draws to a close, I’ve been seeing “best of” lists popping up all over the place. It made me stop and think about what I’ve been reading this year. Some of the books that caught my fancy were new releases, like Gail Carriger’s Soulless or Meredith Duran’s Bound by Your Touch; others were long overdue catch-up, like Lisa Kleypas’ Dreaming of You and Laura Lee Gurhke’s And Then He Kissed Her; and others were marathon reads of whole series, like Julia Spencer-Fleming’s Adirondack mysteries, Kristan Higgins’ contemporary romance novels, and Jen Lancaster’s entire non-fiction oeuvre. It’s been a good reading year.
Which were the books that made the deepest impression on you in 2009?