Thursday, December 31, 2009

Year End Book Tally

This is for the last half of '09. For the first half see here.

Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro
Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
Where Shall We Go For Dinner? by Tamasin Day-Lewis
Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson
Catching Fire By Richard Wrangham
Perfection by Julie Metz
Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
Scent of Shadows by Vicki Petterson
Firefly Lane By Kristin Hannah
Strange Brew Ed by PN Elrod
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? By Phillips K Dick
Rosemary And Rue- Seanan McGuire
From Hell- Alan Moore
A Year In The Merde-Stephen Clarke
Lolita By Vladimir Nabokov
Fluke By Christopher Moore
Food Matters By Mark Bittman
Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares
Little Bee-Chris Cleave
A Reliable Wife-Robert Goolrick
Wild Cards Ed by George RR Martin
The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason
Magic To The Bone by Devon Monk
Living Dead In Dallas By Charlene Harris
Dead Until Dark By Charlene Harris
Nemi by Lise Myhre
In Defense of Food By Michael Pollan
Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
Pretty In Plaid by Jennifer Lancaster 
Elantris by Brandon Sanderson (review coming next week)

30! Combine that with the first six months and that's 52 for the year. My goal was to read 100 books,  but 52 pretty good. I've read 10 of the 100 books on my Fill In The Gaps Challenge which makes me really happy. Only 90 more to go on that list.
I can't really pick a favorite from '09. I liked so many (The Wicked Lovely series, Little Bee, Best Friends Forever, Time Traveler's Wife, I Feel Bad About My Neck, The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted, Revolutionary Road). 
I'm going to keep 100 books as my goal for next year. Hope I can get closer. I hope to read 40 off my Fill In The Gaps Challenge next year.


  1. Linda, you had a great year; congrats! the only books that I've read from your list were Little Bee (LOVED IT) and Firefly Lane.

    Have a great Happy and Healthy New Year.

  2. Congratulations - 52 books is great!! I've read many from your list, but especially liked Revolutionary Road and I Feel Bad About My Neck. Happy New Year!

  3. Awesome reading job this past year!! Great list of books too!! I would like to read Lolita!!!

    Happy New Year Linda!

  4. Wow- what a great literary year you had!

    Happy new year!!!

  5. Wow, 52 is impressive! I did a 10,000 page challenge for myself last year and met the goal but I don't think it was anywhere near 52 books!


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