Sunday, January 3, 2010

Review of 2009

Well, I only read 50 books last year. Doesn't that sound lame? It gives me incentive to read more this year! Anyway, below are the books that I read last year that I rated "Excellent". 20 out of 50 isn't too bad! That would be 40% of what I read! I believe that only 10 of the 20 came out in the past year and that the other 10 were "older" books.

Anyway, I am really looking forward to more reading in 2010. Please send suggestions if you have read a really good book!

My favorite reads of 2009:

The Tenderness of Wolves-Stef Penney

Two Rivers-t.greenwood

Song of Names-Norman Lebrecht

The Likeness-Tana French

Song Yet Sung-James McBride

Olive Kitteredge-Elizabeth Strout

On The Black Hill-Bruce Catwin

Loving Frank-Nancy Horan

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo-Stieg Larsson

Eat Pray Love-Elizabeth Gilbert

Bright Shiny Morning-James Frey

Prodigal Summer-Barbara Kingsolver

The Help-Kathryn Stockett

Poisonwood Bible: Barbara Kingsolver

She’s Come Undone-Wally Lamb

Wolf Whistle

The Hour I First Believed-Wally Lamb

Song of Solomon-Toni Morrison

The Stolen Child-Keith Donahue

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society-Shaffer


eMily said...

50 isn't lame at all! Congratulations on a great year of reading!

I have 'The Tenderness of Wolves' sitting on my shelf, I'll have to pick it up sometime soon. I see a lot of other ones that I have enjoyed on your list as well. I hope 2010 is another successful year for you!

Bybee said...

50 is good...your favorites list is solid. I've got The Tenderness of Wolves on my TBR and I've been circling Loving Frank for several months now.
Have a great 2010 reading year!

Been There Bride said...

I really loved The Help too. There are several others you list that I want to read in 2010. And I think 50 is great, by the way!

Brook Stableford said...

This is truly inspiring. Barbara Kingsolver will be presenting writers' workshops at the San Miguel Writers Conference in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico February 19-23 2010. I just signed up. It looks like a rare opportunity to meet her. Are you going?

Susan said...

Wasn't The Guernsey Literary and peel pie society so good? I gave it to everyone to read! I'm so glad it made your top 20. and reading 50 books is an achievement. There have been years when I haven't managed that much, which I am ashamed to say! Isn't it good to read so many books that you enjoyed in a year?