2009 Recap

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I read a total of 76 books in 2009, most of which ended up being YA or Juvenile books. A good chunk were nonfiction, although I didn’t even finish the challenge I started (The Dewey Decimal Challenge). Congratulations to everyone who participated and did complete the challenge. I, apparently, am not good with challenges and will therefore refrain from starting or joining any other challenges, ever.

The final breakdown:

1. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

2. Dream Girl – Lauren Mechling

3. Jonathon Strange and Mr. Norrell – Susanna Clarke

4. Fool – Christopher Moore

5. Cowboy and Wills – Monica Holloway

6. My Name is Aram – William Saroyan

7. In the Wake of the Boatman – Jonathon Scott Fuqua

8. The Mysterious Benedict Society – Trenton Lee Stewart

9. The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind – William Kambwamba

10.  The Tragical Comedy of Mr. Punch – Neil Gaiman

11. The Resurrectionist – Jack O’ Connell

12. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith

13. Ferris Beach – Jill McCorkle

14. Al Capone Shines My Shoes – Gennifer Choldenko

15. Sometimes We’re Always Real Same-Same – Mattox Roesch

16. Fever 1973 – Laurie Halse Anderson

17. L.A. Candy – Lauren Conrad

18. Ripped – Greg Kot

19. Wintergirls – Laurie Halse Anderson

20. Vigil – Cecila Samartin

21. French Women Don’t Get Fat – Mireille Guiliano

22. Rumors – Anna Godbersen

23. No Place Like Here – Cecila Ahern

24. The Lacemakers of Glenmara – Heather Barbieri

25. The Luxe – Anna Godbersen

26. How Shall I Tell The Dog – Miles Kington

27. Artichoke’s Heart – Suzanne Supplee

28. One For the Money – Janet Evanovich

29. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (The Last Straw) – Jeff Kinney

30. The Road – Cormac McCarthy

31. A Year Without Made in China – Sara Bongiorni

32. Iran Awakening – Shirin Ebadi

33. The Blue Notebook – James A. Levine

34. I Like It Like That – Cecily Von Ziegesar

35. Bad Girls Don’t Die – Katie Alender

36. How to be a Budget Fashionista – Kathryn Finney

37. Because I’m Worth It – Cecily von Ziegesar

38. All I Want is Everything – Cecily von Ziegesar

39. Midnight Champagne – A. Manette Ansay

40. The Chosen One – Carol Lynch Williams

41. The Sweetgum LitKnit Society – Beth Patillo

42. A Great and Terrible Beauty – Libba Bray

43. Specials – Scott Westerfeld

44. Pretties – Scott Westerfeld

45. Uglies – Scott Westerfeld

46. Victory – Susan Cooper

47. Fatland – Greg Crister

48. What Now – Ann Patchett

49. Time Windows – Kathryn Reiss

50. Every Last Cuckoo – Kate Maloy

51. Anatomy of Deception – Lawrence Goldstone

52. What I Call Life – Jill Wolfson

53. The Smart Cookie’s Guide to Making More Dough – Jean Barrett

54. The Addict – Michael Stein

55. Bee Season – Myla Goldberg

56. You Know You Love Me – Cecily von Ziegesar

57. Wings – Aprilynne Pike

58. Serendipity – Louis Shaffer

59. Belong to Me – Marisa de los Santos

60. Al Capone Does My Shirts – Gennifer Choldenko

61. Gossip Girl – Cecily von Ziegesar

62. The School of Essential Ingredients – Erica Bauermeister

63. Love Walked In – Marisa de los Santos

64. Hungry Woman in Paris – Josefina Lopez

65. Godmother – Carolyn Turgeon

66. Jane Austen Ruined My Life – Beth Patillo

67. The Housekeeper and the Professor – Yoko Ogawa

68. Fables: Legends in Exile – Bill Willingham

69. Preludes and Nocturnes – Neil Gaiman

70. Latte Trouble – Cleo Coyle

71. Through the Grinder – Cleo Coyle

72. On What Grounds – Cleo Coyle

73. Club Dead – Charlaine Harris

74. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet – Jamie Ford

75. Blonde Roots – Bernardine Evaristo

76. Her Fearful Symmetry – Audrey Niffenegger

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4 responses to “2009 Recap

  1. Very funny comment on challenges – my sentiments exactly! I just finished Pretties and Uglies by the way – loved them! (have a reserve in for Specials – why doesn’t the library understand I need it RIGHT NOW?!!!)

  2. That happens to me all the time… challenges and Ju are not a good matching =D

    see ya

  3. Pingback: A reading challenge « The Novel World

  4. I enjoyed participating in the Dewey Decimal Challenge! No need to feel bad about not doing much for it — I think the main thing is giving us motivation for reading broadly, and it worked for me.

    It looks like you had a great year! Congrats.

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