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Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 Wrap Up

This past year I've read almost double of my normal reads and I have the book blogging world to thank for that. I've always had a book going but since I've started blogging and reading blogs, I've been opened up to books I might not have normally read. It has been a fantastic 8 months and I look forward to the year to come.


Okay onto the list of books I completed this year:


1) Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher 1/6/2009 - Audiobok
2) Midnight Alley (Morganville Vampires Book 3) - Rachel Caine 1/6/2009
3) Feast of Fools (Morganville Vampires Book 4) - Rachel Caine 1/8/2009
4) Lords of Misrule (Morganville Vampires Book 5) - Rachel Caine 1/13/2009
5) The Bar Code Tattoo - Suzanne Wyen 1/6/2009
6) The Book Thief - Markus Zusak 1/28/2009 - Audiobook
7) The Bar Code Rebellion - Suzanne Wyen 1/30 /2009
8) Fearless Fourteen - Janet Evanovich 2/6/2009
9) Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead 2/13/2009
10) Evermore - Alyson Noel 2/24/2009
11) Nevermore - Neil Gaiman 3/4/2009 - Audiobook
12) Tithe - Holly Black 3/9/2009
13) Stardust - Neil Gaiman 3/17/2009 - Audiobook
14) City of Glass - Cassandra Clare 4/2/2009
15) The Gargoyle - Andrew Davidson 4/10/2009
16) Wintergirls - Laurie Halse Anderson 4/15/2009
17) The Giver - Lois Lowry 4/19/2009
18) Looking For Alaska - John Green 4/20/2009
19) The Vampire Shrink - Lynda Hilburn 4/27/2009
20) American Gods - Neil Gaiman 5/7/2009
21) Exquisite Corpse - Poppy Z. Brite 5/11/2009
22) The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan 5/14/2009
23) Deadly Little Secret - Laurie Faria Stolarz 5/17/2009
24) Swollen - Melissa Lion 5/20/2009
25) Some Girls Bite - Chloe Neill 6/1/2009
26) Infected - Scott Sigler - Audiobook 6/5/2009
27) The Physick Book of Deliverance Cane - Katherine Howe 6/12/2009
28) Carpe Corpus (Morganville Vampires Book 6) - Rachel Caine 6/15/2009
29) Skin Trade - Laurell K Hamilton 6/25/2009
30) The Chosen One - Carol Lynch Williams 6/26/2009
31) Sister Wife - Shelley Hrdlitschka 6/29/2009
32) A Break With Charity A Story About The Salem Witch Trials - Ann Rinaldi 7/6/2009
33) If I Should Die Before I Wake - Han Nolan 7/9/2009
34) Blue Moon - Alyson Noel 7/12/2009
35) Twenty Boy Summer 7/14/2009
36) Fear the Worst - Linwood Barclay ARC I reviewed for Library Thing 7/22/2009
37) Living Dead Girl - Elizabeth Scott 7/24/2009
38) Mating Rituals of the North American WASP - 7/31/2009
39) Love You, Hate You, Miss You - Elizabeth Scott 8/2/2009
40) Contagious - Scott Sigler 8/6/2009 - Audiobook
41) Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater 8/10/2009
42) Plum Spooky - Janet Evanovich 8/14/2009 - Audiobook
43) Hunted - P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast 8/18/2009
44) Finger Lickin' Fifteen - Janet Evanovich 8/22/2009
45) Lament - Maggie Stiefvater 8/26/2009
46) Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick 9/1/2009
47) Dairy Queen - Catherine Gilbert Murdock 9/3/2009 - Audiobook
48) Secret Society - Tom Dolby 9/4/2009
49) Dragon House - John Shors 9/9/2009
50) The Man Who Loved Books Too Much - Allison Hoover Bartlett 9/13/2009
51) Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn 9/17/2009
52) Prophecy of the Sisters 9/21/2009
53) Gertruda's Oath - Ram Oren 9/25/2009
54) Dancing With Ana - Nicole Barker 9/26/2009
55) Hellbound Hearts - Various Authors 10/2/2009
56) Call Me Sonya - Sonya Tupone Lloyd 10/2/2009
57) Day By Day Armageddon - J.L. Bourne 10/3/2009
58) Call Me Kate - Molly Roe 10/6/2009
59) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling 10/8/2009 UK Audiobook
60) Bull Rider - Suzanne Morgan Williams 10/8/2009
61) The Postmistress - Sarah Blake 10/10/2009
62) Defenders of the Scroll - Shiraz 10/14/2009
63) After - Amy Efaw 10/19/2009
64) Flesh and Fire - Laura Anne Gilman 10/25/2009
65) Arcadia Snips and the Steamwork Consortium - Robert C. Rodgers 10/28/2009
66) Cleopatra's Daughter - Michelle Moran 10/31/2009
67) The Spellbinder - Helen Stringer 11/6/2009
68) Bitter Night - Diana Pharaoh Francis 11/9/2009
69) Cherries in Winter - Suzan Colon 11/11/2009
70) The Secret of Joy - Melissa Senate 11/16/2009
71) Struts & Frets - Jon Skovron 11/19/2009
72) Life After 187 - Wade J. Halverson 11/22/2009
73) Candor - Pan Bachorz 12/8/2009 Audiobook
74) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling 12/1/2009 UK Audiobook
75) Under The Dome - Stephen King 12/10/2009
76) The Road - Cormac McCarthy 12/15/2009 Audiobook
77) The Better Part of Darkness - Kelly Gay 12/16/2009
78) Men With Ties, Diary of an Emigre - Nastya Palikarpova 12/19/2009
79) Secrets of a Christmas Box - Steven Hornby 12/22/2009
80) The Poison Eaters - Holly Black 12/22/2009
81) Odd and the Frost Giants - Neil Gaiman 12/22/2009 Audiobook
82) The Silent Gift - Michael Landon Jr & Cindy Kelley 12/29/2009
83) Dear John - Nicholas Sparks 12/30/2009 Audiobook

For me this is a completely insane amount of books. Looking back over the last few years my normal reading list amounts to around 40-50 books a year. Listening to audiobooks helped increase my total by a few but I've also spent less time gaming or web surfing and spent more time reading.

I've notice a lot of bloggers doing the top 10 of 2009 but as I look over my list of books I don't think I could just pick 10. There are so many books on my list that I loved and I enjoyed reading all of them. So I will just leave this post as a list of what I read this past year.

Maybe, just maybe I can manage 100 books for 2010. A New Year's Resolution possibility.

8 comments:

MarceJ said...

I enjoyed seeing your whole list. I think I'm going to try 13 Reasons Why on my Kindle and use the Text to Read feature.

Here is mine
http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2009/12/countdown-of-my-favourites.html

Nan said...

What a great list of books! I'm hoping to hit 100 books in 2010, I didn't make it in 2009 but I had a good time trying.

miss cindy :) said...

great list :)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Happy New Year! It's great to reflect on the reading year. I didn't document this past year very well, so I could only do a wrap-up from my Curl Up and Read post,
http://curlupandread.wordpress.com

dedicated specifically to the TBR stacks. I started that one in Oct.

But the New Year will be better. My resolution is to document, and I have created more Works documents for that purpose.

kaye said...

I've enjoyed book blogging as well this year. It's fun to see what everybody is reading and read about new books. I think I've enjoyed this more than the library :). Good luck on 100 books and Happy New Year!

NotNessie said...

Great list! Congrats.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Happy New Year! Great wrap up post!

J. Kaye said...

I know I couldn't pick just 10. You did a fantastic job of reading this year, awesome really. Here's to another wonderful year! :)