Musing Monday (April 20)

Musing Mondays (BIG)Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about 2009 favourites…

Coming towards the end of April, we’re a third of the way through the way through the year. What’s the favourite book you’ve read so far in 2009? What about your least favourite? (question courtesy of MizB)

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks.

 

 

 

For the award of ‘best-book-so-far’ my first answer was either March by Geraldine Brooks, or To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (which I finished about an hour ago)…

Brooks - MarchLee - To Kill a Mockingbird 

… but as they were both re-reads for me, I went back to my list.

I suppose the favourite book I’ve read so far this year (and I haven’t written the review for it yet, which makes me feel a little slack) would have to be John Green’s Looking for Alaska. I only discovered John Green’s books this year, reading An Abundance of Katherines in January (which I also haven’t reviewed – I AM slack), but it was Looking for Alaska that I feel in love with. I’m hitting Paper Towns next.

Green - Looking for Alaska

As for my least favourite… hmmm… that would probably have to be The Origin of Lament by Emma Magenta.

Magenta - Origin of Lament

You know, I would have thought that a much easier question to answer, especially seeing as I rate them as I go. But nope, hard to decide. I’m not looking forward to my end of year top 10.

51 comments :

gautami tripathy said...

I agree about the best reads!

Here is mine

The Book Resort said...

To Kill A Mockingbird is timeless.

caite said...

I would agree that if I had reread To Kill A Mockingbird this year it might have been my favorite. But I do have one that rather reminded me of Mockingbird and it made my favorite list... which is in my post, Right Here this week.

Melody said...

Here's mine.

Happy Monday! :)

Bluestocking said...

Here is Mine

musing

Marie said...

Here's mine! http://www.bostonbibliophile.com/2009/04/musing-mondays.html

Kim said...

Happy Monday!
Mine is here:
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2009/04/2009-favorites.html

bibliophile23 said...

I just posted mine:

http://bibliophile23.wordpress.com/2009/04/20/musing-monday-april-20th/

BooksPlease said...

I loved March as well!

My post is here.

Dot said...

I love To Kill a Mocking-Bird, it is such an excellent book! I have re-read it many times too!

NoBS said...

I'm up!

wendy said...

bit confronting to be told we’re a 1/3 of the way through the year don’t you think? anyhow my post is here

Yvonne said...

Mine is up

http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/04/monday-musings-2009-favorites.html

Mo said...

I played too; mine's hereHappy Reading, everyone!

MizB said...

My post is here.

Thanks, Rebecca!

~MizB

Kylee said...

My Musing Monday post is up!

Cathy said...

Here's mine for the week!

Nise' said...

Yes! Mockingbird and Looking for Alaska are great books.

My Musings.

Jenny Girl said...

I enjoyed Mockingbird as well. Couldn't believe I waited that long to read it!
Here is mine:
http://jennylovestoread.blogspot.com/2009/04/musing-monday-april-20.html

Bobbi said...

My post is up: My Muse and Me.

Lisa said...

Oh, I forgot that Jane Eyre is also a favorite I've read this year! How could I have forgotten that!!?? My musing is here

writemeg said...

I totally loved Geraldine Brooks's March, too, and can't wait to read People Of The Book!

I had a hard time choosing... but my answers are posted right here!

elizabethwillse said...

Here's my answer

Elina said...

my first time doing this. here's mine: http://crimsonheart.bubble.nu/index.php/2009/04/20/musing-mondays-204/

zetor said...

Mine is here, http://zetor-mogsblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/musing-mondays_20.html

Jen E @ mommablogsalot said...

This was hard to answer! Here's mine:

http://mommablogsalot.com/2009/04/20/musings-monday-april-20/

Sunny said...

Good question! My post is up here!

The Social Frog said...

Mine Is Up :)
http://thesocialfrog.com/?p=1712

Laza said...

Here's mine.

naida said...

Great question :) I need to read To Kill A Mockingbird one day.

http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/2009/04/musing-mondays-420.html

kaye said...

nice picks

kaye’s musings

Smash said...

Good question! You gave me a heart attack with the 'a third of the way through 2009' though! Wow!

My answer is here:
http://greatbooksandfreshcoffee.blogspot.com/2009/04/musing-mondays.html

Emily said...

mine's up!

http://worldinsidemyheadbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/hosted-by-rebecca.html

happy monday!

tanabata said...

I just got Looking for Alaska last week and I'm looking forward to reading it. Here are my favourites.

Gwendolyn B. said...

Mine's here.http://aseaofbooks.blogspot.com/2009/04/musing-mondays.html

Debbie said...

Mine is up.
Have a great day!
http://ffbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/my-monday-bookmark-and-my-monday-musing.html

Gwendolyn B. said...

Sorry. Let me try that again.

Mine's here

Gwendolyn B. said...

So, I kept trying and trying to figure out how to get the link in my comment. Finally, it worked. My word verification: bedevil
Now, I'm scared!

carolsnotebook said...

Great question. Mine's up, too.

http://carolsnotebook.wordpress.com/2009/04/20/musing-monday-12/

lisajordan said...

Mine is up here: Monday Musings. Enjoy!

Susan said...

Here's my answer:

http://susanlovesbooks.blogspot.com/2009/04/musing-mondays-april-20.html

Jenners said...

Arghhh! Of all the Musing Mondays to miss, this was the one I didn't have time to do because of being out of town!!! I'll just it here: My favorite so far was "Gods Behaving Badly" by Marie Phillips. And I've heard such good things about "Looking for Alaska." I actually requested it at Paperback Swap and ended up getting a different book by a different author (same title) -- it was a travel book. I'll have to try again!

Joseph said...

My answer.

purplg8r said...

Here are my thoughts

Valorie said...

Posted!
http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/04/20/musing-mondays-0420/

Nan said...

A day late, but I couldn't wait to share my favorite book so far. Happy Monday on Tuesday.

http://nanscorner.wordpress.com/2009/04/21/monday-musings-april-20/

Matt said...

Here is my Belated Answer.

Now I gotta catch up with my blog reading. :)

Sunny Sweet Pea said...

Here is my VERY belated answer. Sorry!

Mish said...

Here's my response.

Florinda said...

Musing Monday on Friday - glad you asked this one :-)!

anothercookiecrumbles said...

Woops! A little late - sorry!

http://anothercookiecrumbles.wordpress.com/2009/04/22/musing-mondays-a-third-of-the-way-there/