My reading highlights of 2009.

Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud:

Audrey, Wait, by Robin Benway
Carter Finally Gets It, by Brent Crawford

New-To-Me Series That On One Hand I'm Glad To Have Found, But On The Other, I'm Seriously Horrified That I'd Missed Out On Until Now (Note that I haven't been able to bring myself to finish any -- because I don't want to run out.):

The President's Daughter and White House Autumn, by Ellen Emerson White
Emily of New Moon and Emily Climbs, by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Mistress of the Art of Death, by Ariana Franklin
In the Garden of Iden and Sky Coyote, by Kage Baker
Cut to the Quick, by Kate Ross

Sequel Happiness:

Silent in the Sanctuary and Silent on the Moor, by Deanna Raybourn
Kisses and Lies, by Lauren Henderson
Under the Rose and Rites of Spring (Break), by Diana Peterfreund

Book That Made Me Crave Food:

Chalice, by Robin McKinley

Most Enjoyably Bad Book:

Flowers in the Attic, by V.C. Andrews

Forgettable Plot Saved By a Fresh, Honest Voice:

Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have, by Allen Zadoff

Book I Was Most Surprised By:

Wintergirls, by Laurie Halse Anderson

Made of Pure Awesome:

Lament, by Maggie Stiefvater
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
The Forest of Hands and Teeth, by Carrie Ryan
Unwind, by Neal Shusterman
Diary of a Chav and Posh and Prejudice, by Grace Dent
The Wild Girls, by Pat Murphy
Friday's Child, by Georgette Heyer

Genuinely Creepy Ghost Stories:

Shadowed Summer, by Saundra Mitchell
Bad Girls Don't Die, by Katie Alender

Best Book Hidden Under the Worst Cover:

Eon: Dragoneye Reborn, by Alison Goodman

More Adorable Than Sparkling Puppies:

Something, Maybe, by Elizabeth Scott

YA Book Most Likely to be Loved By Adults More Than Actual YAs (and I Loved it Anyway):

Marcelo in the Real World, by Francisco X. Stork

Biggest Disappointment:

Angry Management, by Chris Crutcher

Books that Invoked Irrationally Violent Emotions in me:

North of Beautiful, by Justina Chen Headley
How it Ends, by Laura Wiess

Books I Loved For Their Imperfect Heroines:

Along for the Ride, by Sarah Dessen
Same Difference, by Siobhan Vivian

Ellen Potter is a National Treasure (and I Don't Know Why More People Don't Know That):

Slob and Pish Posh, by (duh) Ellen Potter

Best Vampire Book For Twilight-Haters:

Look For Me By Moonlight, by Mary Downing Hahn

Worthy of the Hype:

What I Saw and How I Lied, by Judy Blundell

Favorite Roadtrip Book (and MAN, there were a lot of them!):

The Secret History of Prince Charming, by Deb Caletti

Books that SHOULD have made the Cybils YA Shortlist:

Gentlemen, by Michael Northrup
Liar, by Justine Larbalestier