2009 in Book covers

  • Monday, January 04, 2010

Quick Stats for 2009

Total books read: 87
Total pages read: 27,745
Unfinished/Abandoned: 7
Non-fiction: 5

New authors I tried this year (and liked!):
Nobel Prize Winners: Nadine Gordimer, Toni Morrison
Serious reading: Anne Enright,  Jonathan Safran Foer
Author I didn't expect to like: Philippa Gregory
Young adult/kids: Neil Gaiman, Jostein Gaarder, Lemony Snicket
Humor: Jasper Fforde, Sophie Kinsella

My Favorite Books for 2009:

Kids:
The Graveyard Book Clockwork [CLOCKWORK]
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Clockwork by Philip Pullman

Young Adult:
The Solitaire Mystery: a novel about family and destiny I Am the Messenger
The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder
I Am the Messenger by Markuz Zusak

Books I didn't expect to like:
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A NovelTHE HISTORIAN A Novel by Elizabeth KostovaThe Boleyn Inheritance
The Historian: A Novel by Elizabeth Kostova
The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory

Witty and innovative story:
Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters


 My Favorite Series:
Inheritance 3-Book Hardcover Boxed Set (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr)
 Inheritance Cycle (3 books so far) and 

The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next NovelLost in a Good Book (A Thursday Next Novel)The Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next Series)Something Rotten (Thursday Next Novels)
Thursday Next Series (4 books so far)


Regrettable read:
The Twilight Saga Collection

And now ... book covers by month follows ...
Books read in 2009

January 
Liberating Paris: A NovelBreathing Lessons: A NovelHow to Be Lovely: The Audrey Hepburn Way of LifeL'AffaireKitchen (A Black cat book)

February 
Farewell Waltz: A NovelPrincess in PinkThe House GunSilas Marner (Signet Classics)The Gathering: A NovelAnil's Ghost: A NovelSulaLady Sings the BluesTwilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1)

March
The Solitaire Mystery: a novel about family and destinyThe Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next NovelLost in a Good Book (A Thursday Next Novel)The Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next Series)The Complete Anne of Green Gables Boxed Set (Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne of Windy Poplars, Anne's House of Dreams, ... Rainbow Valley, Rilla of Ingleside)Portrait in Sepia: A Novel

April
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Novel

May
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and DenimA Long Way DownWater for Elephants: A Novel

June
Everything is IlluminatedLove in the Time of Cholera (Oprah's Book Club)The Big Over Easy: A Nursery CrimeA Thousand Splendid Suns [THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS]Sexing the Cherry (Winterson, Jeanette)The Rachel PapersDance Dance DanceThe Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1)The Reptile Room: Or, Murder! (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 2)The Wide Window [SUE #03 WIDE WINDOW]The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 4)

July
On the Road (Essential Edition): (Penguin Essential Edition)

August

September
Can You Keep a Secret?Confessions of a Shopaholic (Movie Tie-in Edition)Breakfast at Tiffany'sThe View from Castle Rock: StoriesThe Austere Academy (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 5)The Ersatz Elevator (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 6)The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 7)The Hostile Hospital (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 8)The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 9)The Slippery Slope (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 10)The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 11)The Penultimate Peril (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 12)The End (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 13)Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't AvoidThe Beatrice Letters (A Series of Unfortunate Events)


October
AtonementThe Other Boleyn GirlBallet ShoesThe Boleyn InheritanceJapanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat: Secrets of My Mother's Tokyo Kitchen by Naomi Moriyama and WilI Am the MessengerNew Moon (Twilight Series Book #2)[Bk 2](Reprint Edition)The Historian - A Novel - ImportShopaholic & BabyLabyrinth

November 
Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in LettersPowers: A NovelCoraline [Mass Market Paperback]The DoubleThe Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of ThreadMy Sister's Keeper - Movie Tie-In: A NovelDedicationQueen of Babble Gets Hitched [QUEEN OF BABBLE GETS HIT]Chasing Cezanne: A NovelQueen of Babble in the Big CityClockwork [CLOCKWORK]BrisingrLyra's OxfordCharlie and the Chocolate FactoryEldest (Inheritance)Eragon (Inheritance)

December

Shopaholic Ties the KnotSomething Rotten (Thursday Next Novels)Keeping FaithThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeEclipse (The Twilight Saga)Memories of My Melancholy WhoresStardustEats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to PunctuationThe Graveyard BookThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Collins Design Wisps)Blink


Unfinished/Abandoned
How to Save Your Own Life: The Eight Steps Only You Can Take to Manage and Control Your Health CareThe Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly ImprobableHow to Read a Novel: A User's GuideBalzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress: A NovelInkspell (Inkheart)Trainspotting: A ScreenplayLife of Pi






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