2009 was a busy year for me. I started the year obsessed with the Anita Blake series by Laurell K Hamilton, which I still feel is one of the best series I have read (at least the first dozen books.) From there I discovered Nalini Singh and Colleen Gleason, two more favorites of mine. And then on March 23, 2009 I sat down at my computer and went to blogger.com. I stared at my screen and thought, oh, I like the name smexy! And Smexy Books was started. You can pretty much follow my reading from there.
I read about 165 books this year. I only started using Goodreads halfway through the year, but thank goodness I now have it to sort all of my books and get great recommendations from other people.
I should also mention that 2009 was also the year my addiction to Twitter started but I will have more of a recap on Twitter and my blog in general coming this March. I have many thanks to give to people and have had so much fun – I will get mushy on my one year blogaversary.
Here are my favorite books I read in 2009 (published in 2009). I am listing them in order of release date. I was going to try to limit myself to twenty, but I couldn’t force myself to cut any of them – so it is a top twenty-five of sorts. I did put in bold those that if I were forced to, would make up my top ten.
Bone Crossed – Patricia Briggs
Angels’ Blood – Nalini Singh
As Shadows Fade – Colleen Gleason
Revealed – Kate Noble
Magic Strikes – Ilona Andrews
Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs – Molly Harper
Blue Diablo – Ann Aguirre
Some Girls Bite – Chloe Neill
Lover Avenged – J.R. Ward
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie – Jennifer Ashley
What Happens In London – Julia Quinn
Branded by Fire – Nalini Singh
Destined for an Early Grave – Jeaniene Frost
Goddess of the Hunt – Tessa Dare
Dreamfever – Karen Marie Moning
The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker – Leanna Renee Hieber
Hunting Ground – Patricia Briggs
On The Edge – Ilona Andrews
Doubleblind – Ann Aguirre
Soulless – Gail Carriger
Friday Night Bites – Chloe Neill
Skin Game – Ava Gray
Three Days to Dead – Kelly Meding
The Dark Tide – Josh Lanyon (review coming next week)
As you can see, I like my Paranormals, UF’s, and historicals, with a sprinkling of m/m :) I have recently just started reading contemporaries more and I have a feeling they will be making my list next year.
I would love to hear what you put on your favorite read list!
And because this is SMEXY Books, come back next week for my top ten favorite sex scenes of 2009. I am also posting reviews of two books that come out January 1st that I am in total LOVE with! I am going to have a “Start the New Year In Smexy Style” contest – or something of the sort next Friday :)
On that note, I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season! For those that were extra naughty, I hope Smexy Claus makes a special stop at your house :)