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


  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!

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

  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.

  4. that's quite a list.

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

  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!

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

  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.

  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!

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

  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.:)

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

  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!

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

  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.