My Fav list of books I've read in 2009
- Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story - cheerfully perverse, gut-busting tale of young vampires in love.
- You Suck by Christopher Moore - A young man falls in love with a beautiful vampire in Moore's offbeat comic novel. (sequel to You Suck)
- A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore - When objects in his store begin glowing, strangers drop dead before him and man-sized ravens start attacking him, Charlie figures something's up. Along comes Minty Fresh—the man in green—to enlighten him: turns out Charlie and Minty are Death Merchants, whose job (outlined in the Great Big Book of Death) is to gather up souls before the Forces of Darkness get to them. While Charlie's employees, Lily the Goth girl and Ray the ex-cop
- The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1 and Book 2) - about a contemporary 12-year-old New Yorker who learns he's a demigod. Perseus, aka Percy Jackson, thinks he has big problems. His father left before he was born, he's been kicked out of six schools in six years, he's dyslexic, and he has ADHD. What a surprise when he finds out that that's only the tip of the iceberg: he vaporizes his pre-algebra teacher, learns his best friend is a satyr, and is almost killed by a minotaur before his mother manages to get him to the safety of Camp Half-Blood--where he discovers that Poseidon is his father.
- The Amulet of Samarkand (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1) by Jonathan Stroud - Nathaniel is a boy magician-in-training, sold to the government by his birth parents at the age of five and sent to live as an apprentice to a master.
- The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett - A beautiful book that kept me clued to the pages. - Tom Builder's dream is to build a cathedral, but in the meantime, he must scrounge about to find a lord that will hire him. His search pulls him and his family into the politics of 12th-century England, as different lords vie to gain control of the throne in the wake of the recently deceased king. Prior Phillip, a man raised in the monastery since childhood, also finds himself drafted into the brewing storm as he must protect the interests of a declining church.