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Book Bloggers Top 10 of 2009 Results

In loving memory to Dewey, a book blogger who made a HUGE impact on the blogging community, especially all book review blogs, welcome to the results for the Weekly Geeks Book Bloggers Top 10 of 2009.

For two weeks, Weekly Geekers nominated their top 10 books that were published in 2009. Then, we invited readers from all over to converge on the voting booth to cast their books for their favorite novel. There were 15 different categories with a total of 2216 votes cast. Holy cow. That was a lot close to 1000 more than last year.

So, without further ado, I give you the top 3 picks from each category:

Childrens Middle Grade / Contemporary Literature / Fantasy Science Fiction / Urban Fantasy / Graphic Novel / Historical Fiction / Memoir / Mystery / Mystery Thriller / Nonfiction / Romance / Short Story Collections / Women's Literature / Young Adult / Young Adult: Fantasy

Childrens & Middle Grade

Total Votes Percentage Novel 14 23.00% Wild Things by Clay Carmichael 10 17.00% When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead 5 8.00% Binky the Space Cat by Ashley Spires

Contemporary Literature

Total Votes Percentage Novel 14 8.00% Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult 14 8.00% Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella 13 8.00% The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Total Votes Percentage Novel 49 35.00% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith & Jane Austen 32 23.00% Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman 23 16.00% Doubleblind by Ann Aguirre

Fantasy: Urban

Total Votes Percentage Novel 51 18.00% Road Trip of the Living Dead by Mark Henry 43 15.00% Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler 42 15.00% Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Graphic Novel

Total Votes Percentage Novel 29 56.00% Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan 13 25.00% Babymouse #11: Dragonslayer by Jennifer Holm 10 19.00% The Book of Genesis by R. Crumb

Historical Fiction

Total Votes Percentage Novel 15 14.00% The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory 13 12.00% Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran 12 11.00% Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford


Total Votes Percentage Novel 32 33.00% Just a Geek by Wil Wheaton 13 13.00% A Child’s Journey out of Autism: One Family’s Story of Living in Hope and Finding a Cure by Leeann Whiffen 7 7.00% Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading by Lizzie Skurnick


Total Votes Percentage Novel 27 24.00% The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown 19 17.00% Finger Lickin’ Fifteen by Janet Evanovich 14 13.00% Heat Wave by Richard Castle

Mystery: Thriller

Total Votes Percentage Novel 24 27.00% The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson 22 24.00% The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon 20 22.00% The Strain by Guillermo del Toro


Total Votes Percentage Novel 10 16.00% Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans by Dan Baum 8 13.00% The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession by Allison Hoover 8 13.00% In Bed With the Word: Reading, Spirituality, and Cultural Politics by Daniel Coleman

Total Votes Percentage Novel 54 56.00% Kiss & Hell by Dakota Cassidy 12 12.00% Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby 11 11.00% Ghostland by Jory Strong

Short Story Collections

Total Votes Percentage Novel 13 45.00% Love Begins in Winter by Simon Van Booy 11 38.00% The Mechanics of Falling and Other Stories by Catherine Brady 5 17.00% The Best American Essays 2009 by Mary Oliver

Women's Literature

Total Votes Percentage Novel 17 28.00% Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner 17 28.00% Still Alice by Lisa Genova 8 13.00% Aphrodite’s Workshop for Reluctant Lovers by Marika Cobbold

Young Adult

Total Votes Percentage Novel 17 13.00% Seraph of Sorrow by MaryJanice Davidson & Anthony Alonghi 12 9.00% Willow by Julia Hoban 11 8.00% Hate List by Jennifer Brown

Young Adult: Fantasy

Total Votes Percentage Novel 499 69.00% Blood Promise by Richelle Mead 72 10.00% Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 47 7.00% Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr

**Once again, a huge thanks to Jackie for organizing and compiling this!

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Book Bloggers Top 10 of 2009 Results + TIME