Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Book a Week for 2009

I set a goal for myself last January to read a book a week and lo and behold I did it! Many were children's books and several were re-reads, but they still count!
  1. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie Alan Bradley 2009 KINDLE
  2. When You Reach Me Rebecca Stead 2009
  3. Un Lun Dun China Mieville 2008
  4. Cocktails for Three Madeleine Wickham 2001
  5. Fantastic Mr. Fox Roald Dahl 2007
  6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney 2007
  7. Anywhere but Here Mona Simpson 1992
  8. Seven Up (Stephanie Plum, No. 7) Janet Evanovich 2002
  9. The Tennis Partner - A Doctor's Story Of Friendship And Loss - Abraham Verghese 1998
  10. The Moorchild Eloise McGraw 1998
  11. Cutting for Stone: A novel Abraham Verghese 2009 Hands down the best book of 2009
  12. Room for One More Anna Perrott Rose 1950 Reread
  13. Finn Family Moomintroll. Tove. Jansson 1989
  14. Moominsummer Madness (Puffin Books) Tove Jansson 1973
  15. Light a Penny Candle Maeve Binchy 1983
  16. The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver 2008 Reread, but still love this book
  17. Matters of Chance: A Novel Jeannette Haien 1998
  18. My Family and Other Animals Gerald Durrell 2004
  19. Certain Girls: A Novel Jennifer Weiner 2009
  20. Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) Stephenie Meyer 2006
  21. A Fatal Grace Louise Penny 2006 KINDLE This was a close second for "best"
  22. The Archivist: A Novel Martha Cooley 1999
  23. Elsewhere Gabrielle Zevin 2007
  24. Valley of the Dolls Jacqueline Susann 1997
  25. All-of-a-kind Family Sydney Taylor 1980 Reread
  26. The Witches of Worm Zilpha Keatley Snyder 1986
  27. The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion 2007
  28. Fearless Fourteen Janet Evanovich 2008
  29. The Whistling Season Ivan Doig 2007
  30. Talk Before Sleep A Novel Elizabeth Berg 1997
  31. Breath: Life in the Rhythm of an Iron Lung Martha Mason 2003
  32. Finding Betty Crocker Susan Marks 2005
  33. The Senator's Wife Sue Miller 2009
  34. Coraline Neil Gaiman 2006
  35. The Great Gilly Hopkins Katherine Paterson 1987
  36. Eat Cake Jeanne Ray 2004
  37. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World Vicki Myron 2008
  38. The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegger 2004
  39. Homeless Bird Gloria Whelan 2001
  40. The Addict: One Patient, One Doctor, One Year Michael Stein 2009
  41. Water for Elephants: A Novel Sara Gruen 2007
  42. Lucky Everyday Bapsy Jain 2009
  43. I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti: A Memoir Giulia Melucci 2009
  44. The Know-It-All A. J. Jacobs 2005
  45. The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame 2006 Stanza
  46. Twelve Sharp Janet Evanovich 2006
  47. Hungry Monkey Matthew Amster-Burton Good enough to read twice in one year.
  48. The Laws of Harmony: A Novel Judith R. Hendricks
  49. Academy X: A Novel Andrew Trees 2007
  50. The Middle Kingdom Andrea Barrett 1992
  51. Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited Elyse Schein 2008
  52. Back When We Were Grownups Anne Tyler 2004


susang said...

amazing! How did you pick the books? Which were the best?

agoldste said...

I loved Water for Elephants and, of course, the classic Fantastic Mr. Fox! What did you think of the Twilight Series? I love Barbara Kingsolver, but my favorite novel of hers is Prodigal Summer. The ending of the Poisonwood Bible disappoints me--it really seems to drag itself out in my opinion. I can't wait to read her latest!

practical katie said...

Thought the first twilight book was very fun. I sooo wish I had read it before I knew it was about vampires. I thought the lead up to the heroine figuring out that he is a vampire was terrific. As you can tell from the list, I don't read a lot of heavy literature. I am fine with a little pre-teen trash.

Interesting. I liked poisonwood battle much more than prodigal summer. But I'll read anything she writes!

Dina said...

wow katie, how did you do it?