Thursday, December 31, 2009

Books Read in 2009

(Archive of books read in 2009)

January 2009
Teaser by Jan Brogan (2008) - 291 pgs - Crime Fiction (S/T) - 3.5 Stars
Who By Fire by Diana Spechler (2008) - 343 pgs - Fiction - 4.5 Stars
Zoo Station by David Downing (2007) - 293 pgs - Crime Fiction (S/T) - 4 Stars
Walking Through Walls by Philip Smith (2008) - 332 pgs - Nonfiction
Broad Street by Christine Weiser (2008) - 234 pgs - Fiction


February 2009
Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup (2005) - 318 pgs - Fiction - 4 Stars
The Weight of a Mustard Seed by Wendell Steavenson (2009) - 288 pgs - Nonfiction - 3 Stars


March 2009
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (1861) - 632 pgs - Fiction (S/T) - 4.5 Stars
Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons (1987) - 416 pgs - Science Fiction (GN) - 4 Stars
Kitty Takes a Holiday by Carrie Vaughn (2007) - 303 pgs - Fantasy - 3 Stars
Kitty and the Silver Bullet by Carrie Vaughn (2008) - 226 pgs - Fantasy - 3.5 Stars
Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand by Carrie Vaughn (2009) - 282 pgs - Fantasy - 3 Stars
Kitty Raises Hell by Carrie Vaughn (2009) - 311 pgs - Fantasy - 3.5 Stars


April 2009
The Mechanics of Falling and Other Stories by Catherine Brady (2009) - 227 pgs - Fiction (ss) - 3.5 Stars
The Brightest Moon of the Century by Christopher Meeks (2009) - 312 pgs - Fiction - 4.5 Stars
Probable Claws by Clea Simon (2009) - 255 pgs - Crime Fiction - 4 Stars
Starfinder by John Marco (2009) - 326 pgs - Fantasy (YA) - 3.5 Stars
The Glass Devil by Helene Tursten (2007) - 311 pgs - Crime Fiction (MYS) - 4 Stars


May 2009
Precious by Sandra Novack (2009) - 274 pgs - Fiction - 4.5 Stars
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (2009) - 290 pgs - Fiction - 4 Stars
The Secret Keeper by Paul Harris (2009) - 319 pgs - Suspense/Thriller - 4 Stars
No One You Know by Michelle Richmond (2009) - 306 pgs - Fiction - 5 Stars
Defending Angels by Mary Stanton (2008) - 293 pgs - Fantasy/Mystery - 3.5 Stars


June 2009
Angel's Advocate by Mary Stanton (2009) - 304 pgs - Fantasy/Mystery - 3.5 Stars
A World I Never Made by James LePore (2009) - 262 pgs - Suspense/Thriller - 4 Stars
Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandell (2009) - 247 pgs - Fiction - 4.5 Stars
Sweeping Up Glass by Carolyn Wall (2009) - 319 pgs - Fiction - 5 Stars
Chemical Cowboys: The DEA's Secret Mission to Hunt Down a Notorious Ecstasy Kingpin by Lisa Sweetingham (2009) - 442 pgs - Nonfiction - 4 Stars


July 2009
The Missing Ink by Karen E. Olson (2009) - 299 pgs - Crime Fiction - 4.5 Stars
One More Year by Sana Krasikov (2008) - 196 pgs - Fiction (short stories) - 4 Stars
Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris (2009) - 312 pgs - Fantasy - 3 Stars
The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies (2007) - 338 pgs - Fiction - 3.5 Stars
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant (1997) - 321 pgs - Fiction - 3 Stars


August 2009
Wife of the Gods by Kwei Quartey (2009) - 319 pgs - Crime Fiction - 3.5 Stars
In the Woods by Tana French (2007) - 429 pgs - Crime Fiction - 4.5 Stars
The Promised World by Lisa Tucker (2009) - 319 pgs - Fiction - 3.5 Stars
Parker: The Hunter (Richard Stark’s Parker, Book 1) by Darwyn Cooke (2009) - 140 pgs - Crime Fiction (GN) - 4 Stars
Shades of Grey by Clea Simon (2009) - 216 pgs - Crime Fiction - 4 Stars
Prime Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan (2009) - 280 pgs - Crime Fiction - 3.5 Stars
Sometimes We're Always Real Same-Same by Mattox Roesch (2009) - 317 pgs - Fiction - 3.5 Stars


September 2009
Eleanor Rushing by Patty Friedmann (2000) - 275 pgs - Fiction - 3.5 Stars
A Disobedient Girl by Ru Freeman (2009) - 374 pgs - Fiction - 3.5 Stars
Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Durfar by Halima Bashir with Damien Lewis (2008) - 316 pgs - Nonfiction


October 2009
De Marco Empire by J Lou McCartney (2008) - 345 pgs - Fiction (Romance) - 2.5 Stars
Haunting Bombay by Shilpa Agarwal (2009) - 362 pgs - Fiction - 4.5 Stars
The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl (2009) - 386 pgs - Crime Fiction - 4 Stars
Still Alice by Lisa Genova (2009) - 303 pgs - Fiction - 4 Stars
In the Wake of the Boatman by Jonathon Scott Fuqua (2008) - 307 pgs - Fiction - 4.5 Stars
Push by Sapphire (1996) - 192 pgs - Fiction - 5 Stars


November 2009
Lion of Senet by Jennifer Fallon (2002) - 558 pgs - Fantasy - 3.5 Stars
Face Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan (2009) - 280 pgs - Crime Fiction - 3.5 Stars
The Fifth Servant by Kenneth Wishnia (2010) - 387 pgs - Fiction - 3.5 Stars
When She Flew by Jennie Shortridge (2009) - 322 pgs - Fiction - 4 Stars


December 2009
The Girl on Legare Street by Karen White (2009) - 335 pgs - Fiction - 3 Stars
Noir: A Collection of Crime Comics (2009) - 104 pgs - Fantasy - 4 Stars
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (2006) - 218 pgs - Fiction - 3.5 Stars
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (1843) - 52 pgs - Fiction - 4 Stars
Guests of the Ayatollah by Mark Bowden (2006) - 704 pgs - Nonfiction - 4 Stars
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (2006) - 552 pgs - Fiction - 5 Stars
Interpreter of Maladies (1999) - 198 pgs - Fiction - Fiction (short stories) - 4 Stars

7 comments:

  1. Great start on the year! Hope your February is full of books.

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  2. Beth - Thank you, Beth! I am looking forward to seeing where February takes me. :-)

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  3. I love looking at what everyone read. So many of yours I remember and still want to read. Thanks for sharing the list again. What a great year. :) Wisteria

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  4. I like the way you did this. I just might have to do something like that to keep better numbers of stuff this year!

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  5. Staci - I recommend you start at the beginning of the year and update monthly or more often if you prefer. That way you aren't scrambling at the end of the year to list and link everything.

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