She asked "What book - fiction or non - touched you? Where were you when you read it? Have you bought and given away multiple copies?"
It was easy for me, a book blogger, to come up with an answer for that one. The book that I've enjoyed most this year was The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
I started off the review I wrote back in February for 5 Minutes for Books this way (click through the link to read my full review):
In the two days that I spent reading the pages of The Help, I didn't want to do anything else. I reached for the gold cover frequently in lieu of talking on the phone, watching TV, doing housework or anything else.I am certainly not unique in my thoughts, but that's another reason that I'm selecting this as my best book of 2009. I haven't purchased lots of copies, but I have loaned mine out, and recommended it numerous times. And what's so cool is that everyone has loved it too. In fact, a couple of times when I was talking books with people, they brought it up, and I was able to say "Yeah, me too!! I loved it!"
That's what I love about books -- the way that they can bring us together, the way that they can help us escape our everyday life, the way that they can teach us something about the world as they are entertaining us. The Help definitely meets all of those criteria.
What was your best book of 2009?