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Thursday, December 31, 2009

How Many Books Did You Read in 2009?

Here's my final tally: 57! I kicked my own ass, after being inspired by commenters last year who read way more books than I. This list includes 10 Sookie Stackhouse books, 2 Alexander McCall Smith novels, 12 PW review books, a goodly number of thick feminist books, three 19th century novels, one 18th century novel, FIVE Pulitzer winners, two obscure Edith Wharton novels, and a sprinkling of insanity!
How would you rate your year in reading, numerically or otherwise? Happy almost New Year, readers!
  1. Morality for Beautiful Girls, Alexander McCall Smith
  2. The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
  3. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay, Michael Chabon
  4. The Lake Shore Limited Sue Miller 2010
  5. March, Geraldine Brooks
  6. Wives and Daughters, Elizabeth Gaskell 2009
  7. The Blythes are Quoted, L. M. Montgomery 2009
  8. Lost: A Novel,Lichtenstein, Alice 2010
  9. Push.,Sapphire 2000
  10. Whitethorn Woods (Vintage), Binchy, Maeve 2008
  11. When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present, Gail Collins, 2009
  12. Living Room: A Novel, Rachel Sherman 2009
  13. Netherland (Vintage Contemporaries), Joseph O'Neill 2009
  14. The Solitude of Prime Numbers: A Novel, Paolo Giordano 2010
  15. A Touch of Dead (Sookie Stackhouse: The Complete Stories), Charlaine Harris
  16. Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 9), Charlaine HarrisHarris, Charlaine 2009
  17. All Together Dead (Southern Vampire Mysteries, Book 7), Charlaine Harris
  18. From Dead to Worse (Southern Vampire Mysteries, No. 8), Charlaine Harris
  19. Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 4), Charlaine Harris
  20. Dead as a Doornail (Southern Vampire Mysteries, Book 5), Charlaine Harris
  21. Definitely Dead: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood) Charlaine
  22. Club Dead, Charlaine Harris
  23. Vinyl Cafe Unplugged, Stuart McLean 2009
  24. Living Dead in Dallas, Charlaine Harris 2009
  25. Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman, Jon Krakauer 2009
  26. The Kingdom of Ohio, Matthew Flaming 2009
  27. The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday (Isabel Dalhousie Mysteries), Alexander McCall Smith
  28. Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading, Lizzie Skurnick2009
  29. The Grapes of Wrath (Penguin Classics), John Steinbeck
  30. Jamaica Inn, Daphne Du Maurier
  31. That Old Cape Magic, Richard Russo 2009
  32. Shanghai Girls: A Novel, Lisa See 2009
  33. The Glimpses Of The Moon Edith Wharton
  34. Picking Bones from Ash: A Novel, Marie Mutsuki Mockett 2009
  35. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn 2009 (50%)
  36. Dead Until Dark (Southern Vampire Mysteries, Book 1), Charlaine Harris
  37. Unaccustomed Earth, Jhumpa Lahiri
  38. Breathing Lessons: A Novel, Anne Tyler
  39. Moby-Dick: or, The Whale, Herman Melville
  40. New World Monkeys: A Novel, Nancy Mauro 2009
  41. Day After Night: A Novel, Anita Diamant 2009
  42. Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout
  43. Pamela: Or Virtue Rewarded, Samuel Richardson
  44. The Broken Teaglass: A Novel, Emily Arsenault2009
  45. The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins
  46. The Buccaneers, Edith Wharton
  47. A Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx, Elaine Showalter (50%)
  48. Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement, Kathryn Joyce (50%)
  49. The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World, Michelle Goldberg (50%)
  50. The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity Is Hurting Young Women, Jessica Valenti 2009
  51. I'm So Happy for You: A novel about best friends, Lucinda Rosenfeld 2009
  52. Wetlands, Charlotte Roche 2009
  53. Taking Back God: American Women Rising Up for Religious Equality, Leora Tanenbaum 2009
  54. On Writing, Stephen King
  55. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz2008
  56. Hello Goodbye: A Novel, Emily Chenoweth 2009
  57. Follow Me: A Novel, Joanna Scott 2009
  58. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
  59. On Beauty , Zadie Smith

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