I stressed out over this for weeks (didn't do a list last year) and then realized I had given only 9 books I read last year 5 stars, so problem solved. They are in chronological order because I'm weird like that. I'm pretty sure these were all released in the United States in the year 2009. Kind of funny how there would be months without a 5 star book and then a few clustered together. Also it's very apparent I read a lot of Young Adult literature this year!