From Rebecca at Just One More Page:
"Now that we’ve come to the middle of the year, what do you think of your 2009 reading so far? Read anything interesting that you’d like to share? Any outstanding favourites?"
So far this year I've read 16 books (I'm currently on #17, and after a slow start, am finally getting into it.) I've had mostly winners this year; very few terrible or not-so-good books. By far the best books I've read are the second and third books in the Annals of the Western Shore series by Ursula K. Le Guin (Powers and Voices), and the second Looking Glass Wars book Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor. I also really enjoyed Fire Bringer by David Clement-Davies, Little (Grrl) Lost by Charles de Lint, Exodous by Julie Bertagna, and Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr. So far the only real disappointment was A Haunting in Cambria by Richard Taylor, and while I haven't finished Poemcrazy by Susan B. Wooldridge, I was really enjoying the book before I set it down, and just need to pick it back up again.