Thursday, January 1, 2009

Books Read in 2009

(This post will be routinely updated as an ongoing list.)

1. The Pure in Heart by Susan Hill
2. The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee
3. A Dangerous Affair by Caro Peacock
4. something like beautiful by asha bandele
5. Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
6. The Mighty Queens of Freeville by Amy Dickinson
7. Keeping the House by Ellen Baker
8. The Risk of Darkness by Susan Hill
9. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
10. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
11. The Laws of Harmony by Judith Ryan Hendricks
12. Red Highways by Rose Aguilar
13. Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry
14. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
15. The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
16. No Fond Return of Love by Barbara Pym
17. Time of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch
18. The Rose of Sebastopol by Katharine McMahon
19. Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart
20. The World in Half by Cristina Henriquez
21. The Local News by Miriam Gershow
22. The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox
23. Etta by Gerald Kolpan
24. Climbing the Mango Trees by Madhur Jaffrey
25. A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King
26. A Lucky Child by Thomas Buergenthal
27. Life Sentences by Laura Lippman
28. Secrets to Happiness by Sarah Dunn
29. Windfall by Penny Vincenzi
30. A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell
31. The Walking People by Mary Beth Keane
32. The Vows of Silence by Susan Hill
33. The Well and the Mine by Gin Phillips
34. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
35. A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg
36. An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear
37. The Amateur Gourmet by Adam D. Roberts
38. Beach Trip by Cathy Holton
39. Shoot the Moon by Bille Letts
40. Spiced by Dalia Jurgensen
41. The Gravedigger's Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates
42. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
43. Hester's Story by Adele Geras
44. The Blue Notebook by James A. Levine
45. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
46. The Midwife by Jennifer Worth
47. The Imposter's Daughter by Laurie Sandell
48. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
49. Too Many Cooks by Emily Franklin
50. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
51. Can Any Mother Help Me? by Jenna Bailey
52. Mariana by Monica Dickens
53. Silvertown by Melanie McGrath
54. The Dream by Harry Bernstein
55. The Lacemakers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri
56. Talking With My Mouth Full by Bonny Wolf
57. This Lovely Life by Vicki Forman
58. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
59. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
60. The Invisible Wall by Harry Bernstein
61. Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
62. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
63. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
64. The Lost Garden by Mary Stanley
65. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
66. Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant
67. The Crocodile Bird by Ruth Rendell
68. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
69. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
70. Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin
71. East of the Sun by Julia Gregson
72. Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen by Laurie Colwin
73. Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
74. Gifts of War by Mackenzie Ford
75. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
76. The Life You Want by Emily Barr
77. Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
78. Innocent Blood by P.D. James
79. Little Bee by Chris Cleave
80. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
81. Confessions of a Closet Master Baker by Gesine Bullock Prado
82. The Mesmerist by Barbara Ewing
83. The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
84. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
85. Shadows of the Workhouse by Jennifer Worth
86. Still Life by Louise Penny
87. The Day the Falls Stood Still by by Cathy Marie Buchanan
88. Little Monsters by Charles Lambert
89. The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz
90. The Moonflower Vine by Jetta Carleton
91. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
92. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
93. A Proper Education for Girls by Elaine di Rollo
94. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
95. The Ice House by Minette Walters
96. Singled Out by Virginia Nicholson
97. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
98. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
99. Cherries in Winter by Suzan Colon
100*** The Carlyles at Home by Thea Holme
101. The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart
102. Daphne by Justine Picardie
103. What We Eat When We Eat Alone by Deborah Madison and Patrick McFarlin
104. A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny


J.L. Danger said...

smart idea!

Tara said...

J.Danger, I've linked to this post over on the right which makes this handy. I got the idea from Nan.

Mary said...

How did you set up this list with the links for each year?
Thanks for all of the wonderful thoughts on the many books you have read! I've begun reading from my own list although mine are classical literature; I figured it was a good place to start while I compile a list of more modern works.

Tara said...

Hi Mary! I added it as a page element, gave it the tile Books Read, and then set up my blog posts as the links. It's a good way to keep track and I just keep updating the same post throughout the year.

Mary said...

Thanks so much for the help Tara!

Anonymous said...

It seems like we both like books and books about food (one recent fav is the Homemade Life!) I love reading book review blogs (especially those with similar reading interest!) to get some recommendations.

Here is my 2009 list so far (way behind on reviews):

And my 2008 list:

Tara said...

Hi Christa, thanks for your comment! Yes, I do love books about food! I have lots of them and they make up a big part of my nf reading. I'll be reviewing another one soon, Spiced, a memoir by a pastry chef.