Monday, January 18, 2010

The books I read

Yes, that's right, I'm doing a 2009 Year-in-Review post more than two weeks into 2010. What can I say? I'm a little behind.

Sometime this spring I started really using LibraryThing (which I've written a paean to before), and if there's one thing it's really good at, it's this kind of nerdy information tracking. So here, without further ado, are the books (at least that I recorded) that I finished in 2009. I should note that I often read multiple books at once, so the time span between finishes is not necessarily reflective of the time it took me to read the book. Each title links to the LibraryThing page. Also, please don't read too much into my choices.

Second Foundation (Foundation Novels) 4/15
Saints 4/28
The President's Daughter 4/30
Moby clique : a Bard Academy novel 5/2
Rachel and Leah: Women of Genesis 5/5
Cheaper by the Dozen 5/22
Shopaholic takes Manhattan 6/19
Shopaholic ties the knot 6/22
Shopaholic & sister 6/23
The complete chronicles of Narnia 7/15
Invasive Procedures 8/5
The warmest room in the house : how the kitchen became the heart of the twentieth-century American home 8/9
Biting the dust : the joys of housework 8/30
The cellist of Sarajevo 9/7
Script and scribble : the rise and fall of handwriting 9/12
Chocolate : a bittersweet saga of dark and light 9/20
Krakatoa : the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883 10/3
The wizard heir 10/9
Dragon Heir 10/12
The other queen 10/15
Great with child : letters to a young mother 10/20
Chasing Vermeer 11/2
A crack in the edge of the world : America and the great California earthquake of 1906 11/9
The Bookfair Murders 11/19
Devilish 12/7
The Jewels of Tessa Kent 12/17
The lost throne 12/19


  1. wow, i'm so impressed, and also envious of all the reading you did! any recommendations in particular?

    i know we're not supposed to read into your choices...but i still like the fact that a book called _great with child_ is on your list, whatever that portends... :)

  2. I am absolutely loving your blog; we appear to have a lot of common interests.

    How was The Warmest Room in the House? It sounds very interesting.

  3. I haven't read any of these (surprising to me! I read a ton!) but I love this kind of list. I think I would devour The Warmest Room in the House--going to see if it's available on PaperBackSwap (my drug of choice when it comes to books).