(Musing Mondays are hosted by Rebecca!)

This week’s question asks:

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

I’ve read twelve books this year so far, and loved most of them. I’m having a very hard time narrowing it down to one – there are five which really stand out: Envy (book 3 in The Luxe series) by Anna Godbersen, Something Rotten (book 4 in Thursday Next series) by Jasper Fforde, Revenge of the Spellmans (book 3 in Spellmans series) by Lisa Lutz, The Perilous Journey (sequel to The Mysterious Benedict Society) by Trenton Lee Stewart and Waiting For Birdy by Catherine Newman. Considering the first four are installments in some of my favorite series, Waiting For Birdy would be my favorite new read. It’s also one of several memoirs that I’ve adored reading this year.

My least favorite book that I finished would probably be The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis and that statement should tell you that I’ve had a very successful reading year so far. This was simply not a favorite, whereas other books in the Chronicles of Narnia have been excellent. I think I just prefer the ones whose movies I haven’t seen. Books I’ve abandoned this year are Operating Instructions by Ann Lamott and Audition by Barbara Walters. Despite my desire to, I just couldn’t get into either of them.

What are the best and worst books you’ve read so far this year?

5 responses to “Musings Monday: April 20”

  1. Nancy Avatar

    I’m sad to say I haven’t loved a lot of what I’ve read this year. The only book of the 19 I’ve read so far that I loved was December by Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop.

    My least favorites were The Double Bind and The Condition, both books I had high hopes for, unfortunately.

    I gave up on The Egyptologist.


  2. Nise' Avatar

    Glad to see that you have many favorites!


  3. vivienne Avatar

    There’s a third book in the Luxe series – how fab. I haven’t read the other two yet. So many books so little time.


  4. Jenni Jiggety Avatar

    I abandoned The Shack…I wanted to like it but I just couldn’t get into it!


  5. Jean M. Avatar

    I’d say the best so far is A Prayer for Owen Meany. The worst..I can’t say I’ve had a worst yet this year…The Jane Austen Book Club was kind of a disappointment, not the worst but not the best either.