Books Read in 2009 Part II

And now... drumroll please... here is the 2009 list, comments and all:



The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (c. 21st reread)
The Dragon Book anthology of short stories (including Diana Gabaldon)
The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll
Folio Book of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The Cat Who Went Bananas by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Cat Who Talked Turkey by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien (the annotated version)
The Cat Who Lived High by Lilian Jackson Braun (this book is great fun! not what I expected at all!)
Flying Geese by Barbara Howarth-Attard
Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham
Scott Westerfeld's Dialogue Spine Short Story (http://scottwesterfeld.com/blog/?p=1822; and here's the explanation: http://scottwesterfeld.com/blog/?p=1863)
Jeeves and Wooster Saved My Life by Hugh Laurie (essay; http://www.hatsharpening.com/j&w/savedlife.php)
Mousekin's Christmas Eve by Edna Miller (both at my goddaughter's house!)
Goodnight Moon (reread)
Cinnamon by Neil Gaiman (short story)
The Case of the Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Neil Gaiman (short story)
I Cthulhu by Neil Gaiman (short story)
How to Talk to Girls at Parties by Neil Gaiman (short story)
A Study in Emerald by Neil Gaiman (short story)
Next Stop Table for Two by Cecelia Ahern (short story)
Mallard and May by Cecelia Ahern (short story)
Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern (loved it!)
A Place Called Here by Cecelia Ahern (gorgeous!)
Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern (lovely!)
Stephen Fry's Incomplete and Utter Guide to Classical Music
The Eyes of the Panther by Ambrose Bierce (short story)
Knick Knack Paddy Whack by Ardal O'Hanlon (Dougal on Father Ted)
Motor Mouth by Janet Evanovich
A Walk Through A Window by kcdyer
Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
The Folio Book of Card Games
Death by Denim by Linda Gerber
Death By Latte by Linda Gerber
Quite Early One Morning by Dylan Thomas
An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
Word Processor of the Gods by Stephen King (short story)
A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon (reread)
random chapters from The Lord God Made Them All by James Herriot (reread)
The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon (reread)
Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon (reread)
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (free download on his website!)
bit of research in the Oxford Dictionary of British History
The Cat Encyclopedia by Desmond Morris
secret beta read!
Masters from The Royal Collection (the catalogue, with history, of a touring art exhibition from over ten years ago, Gorgeous paintings, and lots of info about the British Royal Family)
Der Ruf der Trommel (Drums of Autumn in German) by Diana Gabaldon (not finished)
Yabanci (Outlander in Turkish) by Diana Gabaldon (not finished)
Stephen Fry in America
Witch in the House by Ruth Chew
Voyager by Diana Gabaldon (reread)
The Wednesday Witch by Ruth Chew
Time Cat by Lloyd Alexander (whew! it's *nothing* like my own novel, thank goodness!)
Mr. Popper's Penguins by... I forgot, from 1938
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J K Rowling (reread)
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J K Rowling (reread)
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J K Rowling (reread)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J K Rowling (reread)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J K Rowling (reread)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J K Rowling (reread)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J K Rowling (reread)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J K Rowling (reread; rereading them all before the next movie!)
Inside the Whale and Other Essays by George Orwell
Henry and Beezus by Beverly Cleary
Mallory and the Trouble with Twins by Ann M Martin (BSC #21) (reread)
Logan's Story by Ann M Martin (BSC Special Edition) (reread)
Getting Stoned With Savages by J. Maarten Troost
By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart
Starring Sally J. Freedman As Herself by Judy Blume
Cat and Kitten Stories to Read Aloud, published c. 1950
The Everday ABCs, published 1900
It's Good to Remember by Elizabeth Taft Murphy
The Agape Flower by Ilyas Halil (very bad translation from Turkish) (skimmed the last half)
Death By Bikini by Linda Gerber (Yay! Linda!)
The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
A Medieval Panorama (Folio Society)
The Mummy's Curse by Louisa May Alcott (short story)
Hooray for Andy Capp! by Smythe (reread)
Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich
Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich
The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun by J. R. R. Tolkien (yay! new Tolkien! yay! Norse legends!)
Angels Turn Their Backs by Margaret Buffie
ThinAir Magazine Winter Issue
Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich
Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
The Slimy Book by Babette Cole (courtesy of my niece and nephew)
Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich
Dear Canada: Whispers of War: The War of 1812 Diary of Susanna Merritt by Kit Pearson
To the Nines by Janet Evanovich
Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich
The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis (reread)
Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich (I got nothing done this weekend...)
Seven Up by Janet Evanovich
Hot Six by Janet Evanovich
Acadian Star by Hélène Boudreau (yay Hélène!)
Cost of Freedom by Carol Spradling (yay Carol!)
Life by Richard Fortey (a history of the first 4 billion years of life on Earth)
Black Mischief by Evelyn Waugh
The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World by E. L. Konigsburg
Lord John and the Haunted Soldier by Diana Gabaldon (reread)
Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon (reread)
Snakehead by Anthony Horowitz (the latest Alex Rider book)
Lord John and the Succubus by Diana Gabaldon (reread)
A Gentle Perfect Knight by Kit Pearson (one of my favourite YA authors)
Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon (reread)
Lord John and the Hellfire Club by Diana Gabaldon (reread)
High Five by Janet Evanovich
Q and A by Vikas Swarup (the novel that Slumdog Millionaire is based on - I haven't seen the movie)
Dora the Explorer's Potty Book (also my niece's; she's 2!) (to borrow a line from Doug Camilli of the Montreal Gazette: "I read 'em all!"
Wonder Pets' ABC Party (this belongs to my niece)
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon (reread)
Four to Score by Janet Evanovich
The Hollow Tree by Janet Lunn (I broke the book-buying ban last month and bought three YAs; this is one of them)
Cymbeline by Shakespeare
Silent Women by Ingrid Berzins Leuzy (Read it! I'll try to blog about this soon)
Three To Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich
Ark Angel by Anthony Horowitz (Alex Rider series)
Double Sin by Agatha Christie (reread)
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (reread)
The Hollow by Agatha Christie (reread; I wonder when I'll go back to reading new books?)
The Tuesday Club Murders by Agatha Christie (reread)
They Came to Baghdad by Agatha Christie (reread)
Third Girl by Agatha Christie (reread; there's a theme to my Christie rereads, has anyone spotted it yet?)
Jughead's Double Digest No. 65 (reread)
Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie (reread)
The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie (reread; some lovely stuff in here about the craft of writing)
Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
Parker Pyne Investigates by Agatha Christie (reread)
Mrs. McGinty's Dead by Agatha Christie (reread)
Traditional Scottish Cooking with a fine feeling for food by Janet Murray (no, not *that* Jenny Murray!)
Hickory Dickory Dock by Agatha Christie (reread)
After the Funeral by Agatha Christie (reread)
Remembered Death by Agatha Christie (reread)
13 At Dinner by Agatha Christie (reread)
Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie (reread)
The Pink Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
Seinlanguage by Jerry Seinfeld (reread)

Comments

AYDIN ÖRSTAN said…
Goodnight Moon?? I used to read that book to Erol. I never liked it. I thought it was a dumb book.
Deniz Bevan said…
It's sort of cute, but there are many other young kids' books that I like better. Robert Munsch's books for one...

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