These books were not all new in 2009, but they are the best books I read (or listened to…I listen to a lot of audio books while at work) in 2009.
-The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver
I tried reading this book years ago because I am a big Barbara Kingsolver fan (and it was an Oprah Book club book...I am a sucker for all things Oprah!), but I couldn’t get into it. I tried again this year by listening to the audio book version and I loved it. The family dynamic entwined with their strange living circumstances (the father is a minister who moves the family to the Congo) was fascinating.
-Such a Pretty Fat, by Jen Lancaster
A friend of mine recommended Jen Lancaster’s first book, Bitter is the New Black, and I loved it. I laughed and understood where she was coming from in so many ways. I continued with all of her books - Bright Lights, Big Ass, Such a Pretty Fat, and Pretty in Plaid – and loved them all, but my favorite was Such a Pretty Fat. I laughed and laughed at his book and read it within a few days.
Jen Lancaster has a new book coming out in May called My Fair Lazy. It's partially about her addiction to reality TV(that was so my idea!) and I am so excited for it. She also has a high-larious blog, check it out.
The main premise of the story is how one death can cause a ripple effect through the lives of so many and it was all so interesting.