Monday, January 4, 2010

2009 Books

Without further (or, really, any) ado, here's what I read last year. As usual, the goal was 50 books, and, no, I didn't include all the Elephant and Piggie and Pinkalicious books I read in order to pad the total! The only re-read on the list is The Reader.

1. Indignation - Philip Roth
2. Unaccustomed Earth - Jhumpa Lahiri
3. Ghost Story - Peter Straub
4. The House on Fortune Street - Margot Livesey
5. Dear American Airlines - Jonathan Miles
6. Therese Raquin - Emile Zola
7. Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin
8. Friends, Lovers, Chocolate - Alexander McCall Smith
9. The Right Attitude to Rain - Alexander McCall Smith
10. Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout
11. Last Night at the Lobster - Stewart O'Nan
12. The Reader - Bernhard Schlink
13. The Book of Dahlia - Elisa Albert
14. American Wife - Curtis Sittenfeld
15. Testimony - Anita Shreve
16. Broken for You - Stephanie Kallos
17. Amy and Isabelle - Elizabeth Strout
18. Yesterday's Weather - Anne Enright
19. Abide with Me - Elizabeth Strout
20. December - Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop
21. Snow Angels - Stewart O'Nan
22. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - Vicki Myron with Bret Witter
23. Sing Them Home - Stephanie Kallos
24. Homeword - Margot Livesey
25. Criminals - Margot Livesey
26. The Missing World - Margot Livesey
27. Eva Moves the Furniture - Margot Livesey
28. Banishing Verona - Margot Livesey
29. Honeymoon with My Brother: A Memoir - Franz Wisner
30. The Hour I First Believed - Wally Lamb
31. A Mercy - Toni Morrison
32. Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
33. Friday Night Knitting Club - Kate Jacobs
34. Certain Girls: A Novel - Jennifer Weiner
35. 2666 - Roberto Bolano
36. Busy Woman Seeks Wife - Annie Sanders
37. Crazy Love - Leslie Morgan Steiner
38. Fool - Christopher Moore
39. It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita - Heather Armstrong
40. The Careful Use of Compliments - Alexander McCall Smith
41. 44 Scotland Street - Alexander McCall Smith
42. Cutting for Stone - Abraham Verghese
43. Crossing to Safety - Wallace Stegner
44. Espresso Tales - Alexander McCall Smith
45. In the Kitchen - Monica Ali
46. The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday - Alexander McCall Smith
47. How Tough Could It Be? The Trials and Errors of a Sportswriter Turned Stay-at-Home Dad - Austin Murphy
48. When You Are Engulfed in Flames - David Sedaris
49. I See You Everywhere - Julia Glass
50. The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
51. Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale or How I Learned about Love and Life and a Blind Wonder Cat - Gwen Cooper
52. You Can't Say You Can't Play - Vivian Paley
53. Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace - Ayelet Waldman
54. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane - Kate DiCamillo
55. That Old Cape Magic - Richard Russo
56. Year of the Flodd - Margaret Atwood
57. Sag Harbor: A Novel - Colson Whitehead
58. Bridge of Sighs - Richard Russo
59. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane - Katherine Howe
60. The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein
61. Songs without Words - Ann Packer
62. The English American - Alison Larkin
63. Best Friends Forever - Jennifer Weiner