Year-end Book Roundup: 2009

Books Read in 2009:
1. The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean
2. Give Me a Break by John Stossel
3. Banana Rose by Natalie Goldberg
4. The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
5. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
6. Tickled Pink by Rita Rudner
7. Fermat’s Last Theorem by Simon Singh
8. Naked by David Sedaris
9. The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells
10. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
11. The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron
12. What Makes Me a Muslim? by Catherine M. Petrini
13. Ten Great Mysteries by Edgar Allan Poe
14. Just a Geek by Wil Wheaton
15. The Once and Future King by T.H. White
16. Centauri Dawn by Michael Ely
17. Moominsummer Madness by Tove Jansson
18. Out of the Fallout by Veronica A. Mullen
19. The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan
20. The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
21. The Ig Nobel Prizes by Marc Abrahams
22. Everything Here is Mine by Nicole Hollander
23. The Eight by Katherine Neville [reread]
24. The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter by David Colbert
25. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
26. Hotel World by Ali Smith
27. The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories by Tim Burton
28. Sideshow by Mike Resnick
29. The Three-Legged Hootch Dancer by Mike Resnick
30. The Wild Alien Tamer by Mike Resnick
31. Redbeard by Michael Resnick
32. Fermat’s Last Theorem by Amir D. Aczel
33. Eros Ascending by Mike Resnick
34. The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe
35. Eight Tales of Terror by Edgar Allan Poe
36. The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers
37. The Code Book by Simon Singh
38. Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman
39. Silverstein and Me by Marv Gold
40. Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein’s Brain by Michael Paterniti
41. The Fire by Katherine Neville
42. The Next Queen of Heaven by Gregory Maguire
43. The Geographer’s Library by Jon Fasman
44. The Lonely Planet Guide to Experimental Travel by Rachael Antony
45. Stories to Read with the Door Locked by Alfred Hitchcock
46. The Unnameables by Ellen Booraem
47. In Odd We Trust by Dean Koontz

Books Listened to in 2009:
1. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
2. Brother Odd by Dean Koontz
3. Time and Again by Jack Finney
4. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
5. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
6. Everything’s Eventual by Stephen King
7. The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt
8. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
9. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
10. Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz [reread]
11. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
12. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
13. Seize the Night by Dean Koontz
14. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card [reread]
15. Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
16. Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
17. Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card
18. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
19. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
20. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
21. Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card
22. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
23. Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card
24. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
25. The Hours by Michael Cunningham
26. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
27. The Stranger by Albert Camus
28. My Latest Grievance by Eleanor Lipman
29. When You are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
30. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
31. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson [reread]
32. Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
33. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
34. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

Books Started but not Finished
* Maple Sugarin’ in Vermont by Betty Ann Lockhart (not interested)
* Wacky Chicks by Simon Doonan (obnoxious)
* My Last Days by Lou Rowan (weird!)
* The Dragon and the Unicorn by A.A. Attanasio (too epic to understand)
* The New Diary by Tristine Rainer (nothing I hadn’t read before)
* The Queen’s Handmaiden by Jennifer Ashley (just didn’t grab me)

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  1. You read some really great books in 2009! Here’s to happy reading in 2010 as well! :)

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