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Share your favourite book of the year. (It doesn't have to have been published last year.)

For me, I think it would have to be "The Book of Negroes" by Lawrence Hill. This book has really stayed with me and I learned a lot while reading it. The story was interesting and, though it was a big book, it read quickly. I wish it had been twice as thick!
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak--my last book of 2009. excellent!

(In nonfiction: The Heart of Islam by Seyyed Hossein Nasr)

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I just LOVED The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Soceity.

In the non-fiction category, I am reading Simplicity Parenting and liking it a lot.

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I just LOVED The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Soceity.
Someone else just recommended this to me. I just put myself on the library waitlist for it!

I don't know what my favorite book of 2009 is but I received The Help for Christmas, started it that night and finished shortly after. And I have to say, its probably the book that made the biggest impression on me. I adored it and want everyone to read it!

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I definitely couldn't pick just one!

I don't have a list in front of me of what I read last year, but Gilead and Atonement were amazing, for modern fiction. I also enjoyed Rebecca, The Woman in White, Mansfield Park, and Silas Marner in terms of classics. Non-fiction I loved included Things I Have Been Silent About by Azar Nafisi.
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I think my favorites were the three Macolm Gladwell books - The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers. My favorite fiction book might have been The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury, or maybe The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. I also read the Harry Potter books to my daughter, and ended up enjoying them a lot.
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2 fiction choices: "Sea of Poppies" by Amitav Ghosh and "The Plague of Doves" by Louise Erdrich

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LOVED The Lacuna- Kingsolver's new book.

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Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson's A Gathering Storm. I'm a big fantasy nerd sometimes though.

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Published this year, I'd say This is Where I leave You by Jonathon Tropper
Reread this year and still loved Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos

Good to hear mamas liked The Help! Have been on the waitlist for it FOREVER from the library!

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This year has been a great year for books. To many favorites for me, but here is a good list

The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie
The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks
Old Man's War by John Scalzi
The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall...

Bye bye 2009
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I just LOVED The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Soceity.

Me too!!

I'm looking forward to The Lacuna.
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