Sunday, December 13, 2009

Books I read in 2009

This list is not as complete as usual as I stopped keeping track in February 2009, which coincided with Solomon’s death, and so I had to try to remember most of them.  Here is the list.  Some are embarrassing!

26a: A Nove
l (P.S.) by Diana Evans
A Hopeless Romantic by Harriet Evans
A Piano in the Pyrenees, Tony
An Offer You Can't Refuse by Jill Mansell
Austenland: A Novel by Shannon Hale
Babieville, Jane green
Betsy and the Great World/Betsy's Wedding by Maud Hart Lovelace
Betsy Was a Junior/Betsy and Joe
by Maud Hart Lovelace
Bidding for Love by Katie Fforde
Bitter is the New Black : Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass,Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office by Jen Lancaster
Born on a Blue Day, Daniel Tammet
Breadfruit by Celestine Hitiura Vaite
Bright Lights, Big Ass: A Self-Indulgent, Surly, Ex-Sorority Girl's Guide to Why it Often Sucks in the City, or Who are These Idiots and Why Do They All Live Next Door to Me? by Jen Lancaster
Carney's House Party: A Deep Valley Book by Maud Hart Lovelace
Chasing the Sea: Lost Among the Ghosts of Empire in Central Asia by Tom Bissell
Choosing Simplicity: Real People Finding Peace and Fulfillment in a Complex World by Linda Breen Pierce
Confessions of a Failed Grown-up: Bad Motherhood and Beyond [IMPORT] (Paperback) by Stephanie Calman (Author)
Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
Cracks in my foundation, Marian Keyes
Dress Him Up in My love,
Diane Stingley
eye to eye, Grace Carol
Frangipangi by Celestine Hitiura Vaite
Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets by Sudhir Venkatesh
God Lives in St. Petersburg: Short Stories by Tom Bissell
Going Home by Harriet Evans
Good at games, Jill Mansell
Heaven to Betsy/Betsy in Spite of Herself by Maud Hart Lovelace
Housekeeping vs. the Dirt by Nick Hornby
I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley
Jane Austen Ruined My Life by Beth Pattillo
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's by John Elder Robison
Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time by Rob Sheffield
Love the One You’re with by Emily Giffin
Me and Mr. Darcy: A Novel by Alexandra Potter
Miranda’s Big Mistake, Jill Mansell
My Two Polish Grandfathers: And Other Essays on the Imaginative Life by Witold Rybczynski
Open house, Jill mansell
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Prester John Buchan John
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! by Seth Grahame-Smith
Queenan Country: A Reluctant Anglophile's Pilgrimage to the Mother Country by Joe Queenan
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto by Chuck Klosterman
Shakespeare Wrote for Money by Nick Hornby
Slam by Nick Hornby
Speaking with the Angel by Nick Hornby
Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover If Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie Is Not the Answer by Jen Lancaster
Suzy, Led Zeppelin, and Me by Martin Millar
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 10) by Alexander McCall Smith
The Barracks Thief by Tobias Wolff
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel by Alexander Mccall Smith
The Ex-boyfriend's Handbook
by Matt Dunn
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Love of Her Life by Harriet Evans
The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith
The New Kings of Nonfiction by Ira Glass
The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
The Power of Small: Why Little Things Make All the Difference by Linda Kaplan Thaler
The Reader, bernhard schlink
Someone Knows My Name: A Novel   by Lawrence Hill
The World According to Bertie by Alexander McCall Smith

This Charming Man: A Novel by Marian Keyes
Three Cups of Tea; One Mans Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations...One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
The Miracle at Speedy Motors, Alexander McCall Smith
Twenties Girl: A Novel by Sophie Kinsella
Unaccustomed Earth: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) by Jhumpa Lahiri
Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide by Peter Allison
Who We Were: A Snapshot History of America by Michael Williams, Richard Cahan, and Nicholas Osborn


I HIGHLY Recommend:

Twenties Girl: A Novel by Sophie Kinsella
Unaccustomed Earth: Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) by Jhumpa Lahiri
Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide by Peter Allison
The Reader, bernhard schlink
Someone Knows My Name: A Novel   by Lawrence Hill
The New Kings of Nonfiction by Ira Glass
Any Alistair McCall Smith Book
Any Nick Hornby book
The Barracks Thief by Tobias Wolff
Suzy, Led Zeppelin, and Me by Martin Millar
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Queenan Country: A Reluctant Anglophile's Pilgrimage to the Mother Country by Joe Queenan
Anything by by Maud Hart Lovelace
Frangipangi by Celestine Hitiura Vaite
Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets by Sudhir Venkatesh
My Two Polish Grandfathers: And Other Essays on the Imaginative Life by Witold Rybczynski
Chasing the Sea: Lost Among the Ghosts of Empire in Central Asia by Tom Bissell
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows




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