Books 2009 Wrap-Up

I’ve decided to make the first post in my new blog a belated wrap-up post for my 2009 reading.  Stats are listed first and then there’s a list of all the books behind the cut.

Books Total: 95

Pages Total: 33,724

Male Authors: 50/Female Authors: 40/Both: 5

POC Authors: 6 /Non-POC: 87/ Both or Neither: 2

Straight Authors:  90 /Queer Authors: 2/ Both or Neither: 3 (note I couldn’t find a lot of good information on author sexuality, if anyone knows of a good resource or this let me know!)

U.S.: 60/ International: 35 (Author currently a citizen of somewhere else or born somewhere else, mostly British)

Works in Translation: 5

Adult: 78 /YA or Kids: 17

Graphic Novel: 12/Photography: 5 / Audio 1:/ “Regular:” 77

Fiction: 78 / Nonfiction: 17


1.  Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  I originally read it only so I could subsequently read the version with zombies and see what all the fuss was about…I suprisingly fell in love with it, I’m planning on reading at least one book by her in 2010, maybe more.    I’m reading in publication order, and really want to get to Northanger Abbey (As I have a suspicion it will wind up being my favorite).

2.  Under the Net by Iris Murdoch.  Iris Murdoch was a new to me author this year who I discovered via the bio pic “Iris,” she has a wonderful way with language/philosophy.  I’m looking forward to reading more of her stuff).

3. The first two books in the Millennium trilogy by Stieg Larsson. I absolutely  devoured these.  Lisbeth Salander is a magnificent character. The cliffhanger at the end of book 2 nearly killed me…Book 3 comes out in the U.S. in May!

I also enjoyed rereads of Neil Gaiman and getting further along in a few different series I’m reading.

1. The Savage Detectives: A Novel by Roberto Bolano (577)

2. Storm Butcher by Jim Butcher (Book One of the Dresden Files, 322)

3. I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You by Ally Carter (Gallagher Book #1, YA, 288)

4. Cross my Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter (Gallagher Book #2, YA, 256)

5. The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (352)

6. Good Catholic Girls: How Woman Are Leading the Fight to Change the Church by Angela Bonavoglia (328)

7. The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett (Book 1 of the Discworld Series, 210)

8. The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett (Book 2 of the Discworld Series, 241)

9. Skim, by Mariko Tamaki (Words) and Jillian Tamaki (Pictures) (142, Graphic Novel, YA)

10. The Spirit of Family by Al and Tipper Gore (207, Photography)

11. The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry (400)

12.  What The World Eats, Photographed by Peter Menzel, Written by Fatih D’Aluisio (158)

13.  The World According to Bertie by Alexander McCall Smith (Book 4 of his 44 Scotland Street Series, 368)

14.  Replay by Ken Grimwood (320)

15.  Forty Signs of Rain by Kim Stanley Robinson (Book 1 of his Science in  the Capital Trilogy, 338)

16.  The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell (421)

17.  The Giver by Lois Lowry (180, YA)

18.  Stone of Tears by Terry Goodkind (Swords of Truth #2, 979)

19.  The Book of Tea and Herbs (157)

20.  Yesterday’s Weather by Anne Enright (307)

21.  Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi (84, graphic novel)

22. to 24.  The Absolute Sandman Volume 2 (Containing Seasons of Mist, A Game of You, and Part of Fable and Reflections) + the single volume of Fables and Reflections (880 pages graphic novel)

25.  Watchman by Alan Moore (416, graphic novel)

26.  Finding Beauty In A Broken World by Terry Tempest Williams(419):

27.  M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman (YA, 272)

28.  Fifty Degrees Below by Kim Stanley Robinson (2nd Book of his Science in the Capital trilogy, 416)

29.  The Eternals by Neil Gaiman (graphic novel, 256)

30.  1602 by Neil Gaiman (graphic novel 248)

31.  World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks (352)

32.  The Gurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (288)

33.  Books: A Memoir by Larry McMurty (259)

34.  Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress (Book 1 in the Beggars in Spain trilogy, 416)

35.  Beggars and Choosers by Nancy Kress (Book 2 in the Beggars in Spain trilogy, 320)

36.  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K Rowling (HP Book 5, 870, YA)

37.  Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling  (HP Book 6, 672, YA)

38.  Blood of the Fold by Terry Goodkind (Swords of Truth Book #3, 464)

39.  Children of God by Mary Doria Russell (464)

40.  The Oxford Project by Peter Feldstein (photographer) and Stephen Bloom (author) (264, photo)

41.  Samuel Johnson: The Struggle by Jeffery Meyer (552)

42.  Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages by Ammon Shea (223)

43.  Eric by Terry Pratchett (Book 9 Discworld Series, 197)

44.  Beggar’s Ride by Nancy Kress(Book 3 in the Beggars in Spain trilogy, 304)

45.  The Alchemy Of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia (304)

46.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (HP Book 7, 784, YA)

47.  A Book of Books by Abelardo Morell (108, Photo)

48.  Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind (Book 1 in the Swords of Truth Trilogy, 848)

49.  Lost Girls by Alan Moore (Author), and Melinda Gebbie (Artist) (264, Graphic Novel)

50.  Boswell by Stanley Elkins (387)

51.  Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years: Science Fiction by Women from the 1970s to 1990s Edited by Pamela Sargent (432)

52.  The Compleat Angler by Izzak Walton (Audio book)

53.  Temple of the Winds by Terry Goodkind (528)

54.  P.S.: Further Thoughts From a Lifetime of Listening by Studs Terkel (288)

55.  Under the Net by Irish Murdoch (256)

56.  The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (320, YA)

57.  The Lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones (230, YA)

58.  Conrad’s Fate by Diana Wynne Jones (375, YA)

59.  Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones (218, YA)

60.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: A Novel by Stieg Larsson (Book 1 in the Millennium trilogy, 465)

61.  Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter (Gallagher Girls Book 3, 272)

62 to 64.  Y: The Last Man on Earth by Brian K. Vaughan (10 volumes, but it’s a graphic novel and easy to read so I’m only counting it as 3 books) (Graphic Novel, 1488)

65 to 67.  Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer (Books 1 to 3 in the Twilight quartet, YA, 1792)

68.   Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson (499)

69.    Creationists: Selection Essays 1993-2006 by E.L. Doctorow (192)

70.  Normal People Don’t Live Like This by Dylan Landis (192)

71.  Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (1st Book in Southern Vampire Mystery Series, 292)

72.  Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris (2nd Book in Southern Vampire Mystery Series, Audio Book)

73.  The Annotated Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and David M. Shapard (739)

74.  The Complete Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby (230)

75.  Housekeeping v. the Dirt by Nick Hornby (200)

76.  The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson (Book 2 in the Millennium trilogy, 512)

77.  Murder in the Marais by Cara Black (Aimee Leduc Investigations #1, 352)

78.  The Flight from the Enchanter by Iris Murdoch (316)

79.  Servants of the Map: Stories by Andrea Barrett (272)

80.  Soul of the Fire by Terry Goodkind (Book 5 in Swords of Truth Series, 512)

81.  Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger (416)

82.  The Magicians: A Novel by Lev Grossman (416)

83.  Perdido Street Station by China Mieville (710)

84.  The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum (WOz Book 1, YA/Kids, 272)

85.  The Marvelous Land of Oz by Frank L. Baum (WOz Book 2, YA/Kids 294)

86.  The elegance of the hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (336)

87.  Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder (304)

88.  Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (Southern Vampire Mysteries #3, 258)

89.  Yellow Blue Tibia by Adam Roberts (336)

90.  Look at the Birdie: Unpublished Short Fiction by Kurt Vonnegut (272)

91. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahme-Smith (320)

92.  Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris (Southern Vampire Mysteries #4, 320)

93.  Dead As a Doornail by Charlaine Harris (Southern Vampire Mysteries #5, 320)

94.  Shakespeare Wrote for Money by Nick Hornby (200)

95.  The Unbearable Lightness of Scones by Alexander McCall Smith (44 Scotland Street Book 5, 368)

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