Books of 2009

So, I’m back! Christmas, for the most part, was lovely and fun (I had the best time with my sister, brother-in-law, and niece), but now I’m left with a delightful head cold and post-celebratory fatigue. Ah well, at least it was well earned.

Anyhow – one of my goals for 2009 was to read more, so I kept track of what I read, mostly, for I’m a bit of a magpie reader when it comes to non-fiction and there were quite a few books I started but didn’t finish for a variety of reasons.

My list is posted below anyone who might be interested, and I have plans to post about some of the books I found interesting, including one that I didn’t like but have spent a lot of time thinking about – hopefully that intention will bring a bit more focus to my blogging, which I realize is scattered at best.

Anyhow…on to the list!

(note: books with stars are ones that held particular meaning for me…)

1. * Through Black Spruce – Joseph Boyden
2. What I Saw and How I Lied – Judy Blundell
3. Skin Hunger – Kathleen Duey
4. Jame at Home – Jamie Oliver
5. Lament – Maggie Stiefvater
6. The Underneath – Kathi Appelt
7. Dawn on a Distant Shore – Sara Donati
8. Graceling – Kristin Cashore
9. * How I Live Now – Meg Rosoff
10. Beyond this Dark House – Gabriel Guy Kay
11. What I Was – Meg Rosoff
12. * I Will Ask for Birds – Kelly Parsons
13. Bogchild – Siobhan Dowd
14. Basic Training for the Young Horse – Reiner Klimke
15. Fibroid Tumors and Endometriosis – Susan M. Lark
16. The Poetry Home Repair Manual – Ted Kooser
17. Wintergirls – Laurie Halse Anderson
18. * Jaran – Kate Elliot
19. Stargazer – Claudia Gray
20. The Way He Lived – Emily Wing Smith
21. The Garden of Eve – K.L. Gong
22. The Forest of Hands and Teeth – Carrie Ryan
23. * Writing Past Dark – Bonnie Friedman
24. * The Painted Bird – Jerzy Kosinski
25. * Red Bird – Mary Oliver
26. * The Soul’s Code – James Hillman
27. The Lace Reader – Brunonia Barry
28. Psyche in a Dress – Francesca Lia Block
29. The Prophecy of Sisters – Michelle Zink
30. The Bride’s Farewell – Meg Rosoff
31. Inexcusable – Chris Lynch
32. Shift – Jen Bradbury
33. Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
34. Sacred Scars – Kathleen Duey
35. Lavinia – Ursula K LeGuin
36. Libyrinth – Pearl North
37. Eyes like Stars – Lisa Mantchev
38. * The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian – Sherman Alexie
39. Liar – Justine Larbalestier
40. * The Earth’s Blanket – Nancy J Turner
41. The Thousand Mile Sound – David Rothenberg
42. Sold – Patricia McCormick
43. I Heart You, You Haunt Me – Lisa Schroeder
44. Something Rich and Strange – Patricia McKillip
45. Surface Tension – Brent Runyon
46. Madapple – Christina Meldrum
47. * Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You – Peter Cameron
48. Winter Rose – Patricia A McKillip
49. Thirsty – M.T. Anderson
50. * People of the Whale – Linda Hogan
51. * The Black Flower – Howard Bahr
52. Cleopatra’s Daughter – Michelle Moran
53. Pilates for Dressage Riders – Janice Dulak

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One thought on “Books of 2009

  1. Meg Rostoff seems to be a preferred author. I am in awe. I bet I didn’t read more than 10 books in 2009. I did a bunch of reading, but it was mostly research. My head is so wrapped up in trying to write that I find it difficult to let go and read. So I truly am in awe that you can.

    Happy New Year and may you enjoy another 53 books in 2010.

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