Best and Worst Books 2009

Twilight has been trashed,  Fiona Farrell fêted and is all is well with the world. Or is it?
If you’ve got your own book-ish brickbats and bouquets enter the Best and Worst competition and be in to win one of four $50 book vouchers. Open until December 16th, keep those entries coming and for a little inspiration check out our blog comments!

4 thoughts on “Best and Worst Books 2009

  1. Rachael King 9 December 2009 / 10:38 pm

    The best book I read this year was Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger. Looooved it. How’s that for insightful critique? My worst was Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl which I persevered with because someone told me it would get better, but guess what? It didn’t. I have also learned that if you want your own novel to make the ‘best of’ lists, don’t bring it out in November!

    My pick for over-rated novel is a local one that shall remain nameless. I was expecting something special and was severely disappointed.

  2. Joycie 11 December 2009 / 11:15 am

    I too looooved The Little Stranger but somewhat inexplicably, the narrator was the dullest dog ever and virtually the entire cast was unlikeable, but I couldn’t put the darn book down. A 501 page page-turner!
    My colleague gasped when she read you less-than-loved Special topics in calamity physics…she thought she loved it until she remembered she didn’t finish it.ha.
    Can you send me a secret squirrel email with the name of that local book?

    • jane 11 December 2009 / 3:30 pm

      I think I might be able to guess – has it been praised near and far?

  3. Donna 11 December 2009 / 3:58 pm

    Intriguing. I’ve just pulled together all the bests of the year into one tasty page – it includeds links to other ‘best of’ lists.

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