Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Books of 2009!!!

It's time for 'The List' of 2009. All the books I read, the amount of pages, average pages and all that jazz :D I think this is my favorite time of the year!

I read a total of 36 books this year, missing my goal of 50 by 14! That's crazy, but I will say that I did have a lot of upheaval in my life this year, and have to be honest, I'm surprised I got that many in. I read a total of 9,138 pages in the year 2009. That's an average of 253 pages per book and 3 books per month.

Looking at the ratings I gave all of the books in the last year it seems as if what I did read, I enjoyed. Though not many really seemed to stand out for me. My most enjoyable read, to just sit back and have fun with was probably My Booky Wook.
Between the Bridge and the River was a great book, that I have recommended a billion times since reading it, Firmin is also one I will not soon forget. The most lasting impression though probably came from Push by Sapphire. This book should be on a education (probably for...seniors in high school, or freshman in college) list and be a forced read.

Before reading my list of 2009 reads, please ponder the question, which was your most enjoyable read for the year? Which book will leave the most lasting impression on you? And also, which book do you think everyone should read because of the impact it could have on society. I love fuel for my wishlist and TBR!

Empress by Karen Miller - B+
Firmin by Sam Savage - A
Distracting the Duchess by Emily Bryan - A
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - B
Pleasuring the Pirate by Emily Bryan - A+
The Graveyard by Neil Gaiman - A+
Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich - B+
Fool by Christopher Moore - A
Highland Warrior by Monica McCarty - A+
Highland Outlaw by Monica McCarty - A+
The Riven Kingdom by Karen Miller - C+
Little Mermaids & Ugly Ducklings by Hans Christian Andersen - A+
Vexing the Viscount by Emily Bryan - A
Between the Bridge and the River by Craig Fergusson - A+
Night Falls Darkly by Kim Lenox - A-
Princess by Jean Sasson - A+
My Booky Wook by Russell Brand - A
The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett - B+
Highland Scoundral by Monica McCarty - A+
Fault Line by Barry Eisler - A-
Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr - B
A Need To Kill by Mark Pettit - A
Katka by Stephen R. Meier - B+
Wrongsized by Larry Solomon - A
Too Too Many Tutu's by Suzanne Davis Marion - A
Highlander Unbound by Julia London - A
Aurora of the Northern Lights by Holly Hardin - A+
Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning - A+
Stongbow by Morgan Llywelyn - A
How to Abduct a Highland Lord by Karen Hawkins - A
Viking Heat by Sandra Hill - A
Rules of Surrender by Christina Dodd - B-
Promise Me Tomorrow by Candace Camp - A
Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder - A
Push by Sapphire - A+
My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler - A


  1. Nice list. I did not read as many books as I had hoped. I always want to do better than the year before, but this year I was down about 30 books. Like you what I read I really loved. I had a hard time coming up with just a few.
    If I had to pick one book that everyone should read, it would be Richard Dawkins Greatest Show on earth. We all need to be better aware of science so we are not fooled by pseudoscience and all those late night infomercials.
    Happy New Year!

  2. What terrific questions there at the end of your post. I'm curious about the long-lasting impact Q... Now I want to go review my 2008 list and see if I agree with my tops. I, too, love this time of year. LOVE everyone's lists. I must go check out your rev of Btw Bridge and River. Happy 2010!


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