Monday, January 19, 2009

Books I have read in 2009

Here is where I am going to keep track of all the books I read in 2009!

  1. The Favored Child by Phillippa Gregory 1/2009
  2. Meridion by Phillippa Gregory 1/2009
  3. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver 1/2009
  4. The House on Tradd Street by Karen White 1/2009
  5. House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo 1/2009
  6. Watcher in the Woods by Robert Liparulo 1/2009
  7. A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire 1/2009
  8. The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb 2/7
  9. Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier 2/17
  10. Testimony by Anita Shreve 6/2009
  11. The Naming by Alison Croggon 6/2009
  12. Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 6/2009
  13. Body Surfing by Anita Shreve 6/2009
  14. Blindness by Jose Saramago 6/2009
  15. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen 6/15

I also have a master list of books to read over the following year that I compiled from several greatest lists:

Pulitzer Prize
Oprah's Book List
1,000 Books to Read Before You Die
National Book Award
Nobel Prize for Literature

My goal is to read a combination of fifty books from those lists over the year. I have started my list but have not nailed down the fifty books yet.;)
Check out that list here! The highlighted books on the list I am reading along with APA. She has her own 50 book list that you can find on her blog. Want to join along with us?


Anonymous said...

If it isn't already on the list, you MUST read The Time Traveller's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger. Easily in my top 10 books ever, maybe even top 5. Be sure to read it before the movie comes out - that's sure to destroy it.

Anonymous said...

Time TRAVELER's Wife. I hate when I spell things wrong...

APA said...

WOW! Look at you go already this new year! I'm moving along well, too, but taking some time to read The Last Report on the Miracle at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich. It's lenghty, but I'm enjoying it, kind of reminds me more of one of those epics or sagas, something lots of mod books aren't anymore as they're told rather quickly. Fun, fun!

Nat said...

I have started a little list of my own that I will share with you. I started with my first beat generation book, On The Road. Good luck with your list. I am sure that I will be getting some from it.

Dionne said...

I like Wally Lamb, but sometimes B. Kingsolver is difficult for me to get through, never finished one yet! I am afraid I tend to read my favorites over and over. Brothers Karamazov, Moby Dick and anything by Thomas Hardy!
Must get out of that rut!

Dionne said...

Ok, so I just finished Eat, Pray, Love (took me a long time to finish that one...) But now I need another book. What is your current favorite absolute must-read book? Sadly, when I can't decide, I reach for an old favorite. But how many times can I read Jude the Obscure or A Tale of Two Cities?!