Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Books Read in 2009

I'm always amazed at how many books I get read.
I only read for about 30 minutes before I turn the light off at night.

The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls
The Gravedigger's Daughter - Joyce Carol Oates
The Help - Kathryn Stockett
Blowfly - Patricia Cornwell
Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer
The Shack - William P. Young
The Scarlett Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Jean-Dominique Bauby
Dangerous Games - Michael Prescott
Hornet's Nest - Patricia Cornwell
The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle - David Wroblewski
The Road - Cormac McCarthy
Julie and Julia - Julie Powell
A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
My Life in France - Alex Prud'Homme
The Simple Truth - David Baldacci
The Red Tent - Anita Diamant
Peony in Love - Lisa See
Touching Stars - Emilie Richards

My favorites:
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
The Red Tent
A Thousand Splendid Suns

My least favorites (by far):
The Road
Peony in Love

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15 comments:

  1. Funny that is about all I can read before I turn out the lights too. Right now I am in the middle of reading The Help. Good read!

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  2. Wow that is quit a lot. Thanks for the reading recommendations! I loved A Thousand Splendid Suns too! What a great book.

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  3. This is a great list. I didn't record what I read in 09 but I know it was a short list. My attention has returned to reading again and I am now into Little Dorrit by Dickens. I asked Doc to give me the Dickens novels for Christmas, which he did, and now I have more than enough material to keep me quite occupied. I didn't appreciate Mr. Dickens when I was young, I confess, but these days I am quite taken with British historical stories and movies as well.

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  4. that's quite a list.
    :)

    how do you think the memory keeper's daughter compared to the movie version???
    just curious.

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  5. I loved the Red Tent, it made me want to move closer to my mom and sister really bad. And the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was really a great story too!

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  6. I really liked Edgar Sawtelle too, and the red tent for that matter although I read it years ago.

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  7. I haven't read a Thousand Splendid Suns yet, but since your other favorites are mine too, I will have to check it out.

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  8. "Peony in Love" was one of my faves...along with "The Shack"

    May there be days and days of funfilled, challegning and fluff reading ahead for you!

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  9. great list. Have you read the Kiterunner yet? I think I will try to keep track of the books I read this year. :)

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  10. Wow, that's about 2 books per month! I wish I could do that. I fall asleep all the time when reading, even just a quilting magazine! I did read the Glass Castle and couldn't put it down. Hopefully, with your good example, I can get more books read this year.:)

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  11. the whole time i was reading glass castle my jaw was dropped. i liked it, but it was so shocking.

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  12. What a great list! I think I read a few of those in 2009 too, but not quite as many. I would love to read more in 2010!

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  13. thanks for the list...i'm taking a few off this list and adding them to my list for 2010.

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  14. Wasn't The Road just plain depressing? The entire time I was reading it I walked around in a gloom. But, I had to keep reading it to see how it ended.

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