Segullah’s 2009 Whitney Favorites

by | Mar. 30, 2010

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This year I have had the great pleasure of reading the Whitney finalists with Shelah. We agree about enough of the books to have fun discussing them, and disagree enough to make it interesting. After much emailing and talking, these are the Official Segullah Whitney Award Choices. Ballots are due April 3, and the winners will be announced April 24 at the Whitney Awards Gala.

Space constraints prevent me from saying more than a line or two about each book. For more detailed and insightful reviews, check out Shelah’s blog.

So, without further ado, our favorites:


Emily: All the Stars in Heaven. Michelle Paige Holmes tells a great story, more suspense than romance, but the romantic elements were strong and compelling. I read it instead of making dinner. Not so happy for my family, but a great indicator of a good book. I’m also giving a shoutout to Santa Maybe, which was a fun read.

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