Friday, January 1, 2010

Books Devoured in 2009

This was a good year for books, aided by school reading:
  1. Sons and Other Flammable Objects | Porochista Khakpour (good) - 12.29.09
  2. An Invisible Sign of My Own | Aimee Bender (good) - 11.16.09
  3. We Were Here | Matt de la Pena (very good) - 11.02.09
  4. Saint Joan | Bernard Shaw (good) - 10.29.09
  5. The God of Small Things | Arundhati Roy (great) - 10.27.09
  6. The Power and the Glory | Graham Greene (great) - 10.21.09
  7. Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro (repeat) - 10.14.09
  8. To The Lighthouse | Virginia Woolf (good) - 10.01.09
  9. Olive Kitteridge | Elizabeth Strout (amazing) - 09.25.09
  10. Kushiel's Mercy | Jacqueline Carey (very good) - 09.10.09
  11. The Guersney Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (okay) - 08.29.09
  12. Living Dead Girl | Elizabeth Scott (okay) - 08.27.09
  13. The Perks of Being a Wallflower | Stephen Chbosky (good) - 08.25.09
  14. Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon (very good) - 08.23.09
  15. Love, Rosie | Cecelia Ahern (good) - 08.22.09
  16. Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood (good) - 08.10.09
  17. The Raw Shark Texts | Steven Hall (good) - 08.03.09
  18. Dreams From My Father | Barack Obama (good) - 07.25.09
  19. Audacity of Hope | Barack Obama (good) - 07.19.09
  20. The Border of Truth | Victoria Redel (good) - 06.28.09
  21. Unaccustomed Earth | Jhumpa Lahiri (amazing) - 06.19.09
  22. The Red Tent | Anita Diamant (very good) - 06.10.09
  23. Silver Phoenix | Cindy Pon (good) - 06.05.09
  24. Girls for Breakfast | David Yoo (very good) - 05.08.09
  25. American Eyes | ed. Lori Carlson (okay) - 05.07.09
  26. American Born Chinese | Gene Yang (very good) - 05.06.09
  27. The Shadow Catcher | Marianne Wiggins (good) - 05.01.09
  28. The Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins (very good) - 04.30.09
  29. Nisei Daughter | Monica Sone (good) - 04.22.09
  30. Blood Meridian | Cormac McCarthy (very good) - 04.21.09
  31. The Road | Cormac McCarthy (repeat) - 04.20.09
  32. A Certain Slant of Light | Laura Whitcomb (good) - 04.10.09
  33. Crank | Ellen Hopkins (good) - 04.06.09
  34. Loverboy | Victoria Redel (good) - 04.03.09
  35. The Brief History of the Dead | Kevin Brockmeier (great) - 04.01.09
  36. Sarah's Key | Tatiana de Rosnay (very good) - 03.31.09
  37. You or The Invention of Memory | Jonathan Baumbach (good) - 03.29.09
  38. The Toughest Indian in the World | Sherman Alexie (very good) - 03.25.09
  39. Cut | Patricia McCormick (okay) - 03.20.09
  40. Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood | Benjamin Alire Saenz (good) - 03.18.09
  41. The Reader | Bernhard Schlink (good) - 03.11.09
  42. Catcher in the Rye | J.D. Salinger (very good) - 03.09.09
  43. Housekeeping | Marilynne Robinson (good) - 03.08.09
  44. Outliers | Malcom Gladwell (good) - 03.04.09
  45. Deenie | Judy Blume (okay) - 02.25.09
  46. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas | Hunter S. Thompson (okay) - 02.18.09
  47. The Outsiders | S.E. Hinton (okay) - 02.17.09
  48. The Country Between Us | Carolyn Forche (good) - 02.11.09
  49. The Secret of the Old Clock | Carolyn Keene (fun) - 02.10.09
  50. Edinburgh | Alexander Chee (very good) - 02.07.09
  51. The Maytrees | Annie Dillard (good) - 02.05.09
  52. Play It Like It Lays | Joan Didion (good) - 02.03.09
  53. The Tower Treasure | Franklin W. Dixon (fun) - 02.03.09
  54. Howl | Allen Ginsberg (eh) - 01.27.09
  55. Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll (good) - 01.25.09
  56. Queen of the Darkness | Anne Bishop (good) - 01.11.09
  57. Heir to the Shadows | Anne Bishop (good) - 01.05.09
  58. Daughter of the Blood | Anne Bishop (good) - 01.04.09

2 drops:

moonrat said...

oh, we should definitely talk about this list when you're back. i have further questions. (when are you back?)

Leigh Russell said...

Very impressive list, Angelle.

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