It was a lively discussion regarding book of the year. We had lots of debate around the three graphic novels as our favorite book group discussion, but opted to split the three books and have them stand alone for voting.
There were votes for The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, but in the end, Savage Beauty: the life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford emerged as our top pick in 2009.
It was also a book club first that all seven of us selected the same book as "least favorite" - can you guess? Sorry Mr. Poiter, we think your book is terrible. All the Oprah fans may try to track us down for disagreeing with Ms. Winfrey, but the fact that he may be a good man doesn't translate into a great book.
So, skip Measure of a Man and pick up Savage Beauty!
( Hey Kristen! Happy 2010 )