Plumb Library Staff Top Ten of 2009

Here it is, Readers!  The event you’ve waited all year for!  Once again, the staff of Plumb Library has pulled together their Top Ten Reads of 2009.  This year, it was tough to chose only 10 books.  Here goes:

Gail’s Top Ten:

Farthing, by Jo Walton

Nation, by Terry Pratchett

Bloodhound, by Tamora Pierce

Agincourt, by Bernard Cornwell

The Ice Master: The doomed 1913 voyage of the Karluk, by Jennifer Niven

The Lost City of Z: A tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon, by David Grann

Columbine, by Dave Cullen

The Owl Killers, by Karen Maitland

The Magicians, by Lev Grossman

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

Jen’s Top Ten:

The Magicians

Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? by Louise Rennison

Requiem, Mass, by John Dufresne

Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See

Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, by Katherine Howe

Return to Hundred Acre Wood, by David Benedictus

The Whatchamacallit: Those everyday objects you just can’t name (and things you think you know but don’t), by Danny Danziger

The Gardner Heist: The true story of the world’s largest unsolved art theft, by Ulrich Boser

Soul Survivor: The reincarnation of a World War II fighter pilot, by Bruce Leininger

Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers

Lisa’s Top Ten:

People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks

Labyrinth, by Kate Moss

The Widow’s War, by Sally Gunning

Hetty: The genius and madness of America’s first female tycoon, by Charles Slack

A Princess of Landover, by Terry Brooks

Nation, by Terry Pratchett

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (and sequels), by Alexander McCall Smith

The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls

Queste, by Angie Sage

U is for Undertow, by Sue Grafton


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