Thursday, December 31, 2009

Booklist, 2009

Booklist 2009

Here is my incomplete booklist for 2009.  I have a short list (maybe 5 books) on my desk at home waiting to be added to this list.  But I am not at home, so I am publishing this now, since it's the last day of the year.  I will add the other books later.  They include some children's books, like Splat Cat.

This list is in reverse chronological order, with the most recently read books at the top.

Booklist, 2009

(This is incomplete):

  1. Comfort Food, Kate Jacobs
  2. Island in the Sea of Time. Stirling
  3. We Were the Mulvaneys, by Joyce Carol Oates, 12-2-09 (+)
  4. The Business of Writing for Children, by Aaron Shepherd, 11-29-09 (+)
  5. The Mystery of The Cupboard, by Lynne Reid Banks, 11-28-09 (+)
  6. The Search for the Dragon Ship, by Tony Abbott, 11-25-09
  7. Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, by Alexander McCall Smith, 11-22-09
  8. Let me call you Sweetheart, Mary Higgins Clark, 11-4-09
  9. The Polar Express, Chris Van Allsburg, 11-3-09
  10. The DaVinci Code, Dan Brown, 11-3-09
  11. The School at Heart's Content Road, Carolyn Chute, 11-1-09
  12. The Cassandra Compact,Robert Ludlum, 10-15-09
  13. Free Food for Millionaires, by Min Jin Lee, 4+, 10-13-09
  14. The Wheel of Darkness, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, 10-1-09
  15. Tyrannosaur Canyon, Douglas Preston, 9-24-09
  16. Secret Water, Arthur Ransome, 9-19-09
  17. Blasphemy, Douglas Preston, 9-16-09
  18. Brimstone, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child,9-9-09
  19. Still LIfe with Crows, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, 8-27-09
  20. The Four Story Mistake, Elizabeth Enright, 8-25-09
  21. Beowulf, translated by Benedict Flynn, 8-22-09
  22. The Boy Who Killed Caterpillars, Joshua Kornreich, 8-21-09
  23. The Saturdays, Elizabeth Enright, 8-20-09
  24. The Portrait of a Lady, by Henry James, 8-19-09
  25. Acorna's Quest, by Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball, 8-18-09
  26. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradly, August 16, 2009
  27. Jane Eyre, by Emily Bronte, August 7, 2009
  28. A Little Book on the Human Shadow, by Robert Bly, July 27, 2009
  29. The Painted Drum, by Louise Erdrich, July 26, 2009
  30. Acorna, by Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball, July 20, 2009
  31. The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbs, by Bill Watterson, July 13, 2009
  32. The Actress, by Elizabeth Sims, July 11, 2009
  33. A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
  34. Marley: A Dog Like No Other, John Grogan
  35. Goodnight, Gorilla, Peggy Rathmann
  36. Bad Dog, Marley, John Grogan
  37. The Highest Tide, Jim Lynch
  38. Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens
  39. Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
  40. Dream When You're Feeling Blue, Elizabeth Berg
  41. We didn't mean to go to Sea, by Arthur Ransome
  42. Tara Road, Maeve Binchy
  43. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
  44. The Worst Witch at School, Jill Murphy
  45. Saving Fish from Drowning, Amy Tan
  46. The Nick Adams Stories, Ernest Hemingway
  47. The River King, Alice Hoffman
  48. The Probable Future, Alice Hoffman
  49. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
  50. Lucifer, A Hagiography, Phillip Memmer
  51. It's a Magical World, Bill Watterson
  52. Pigeon Post, Arthur Ransome
  53. I Claudius, Robert Graves
  54. Peter Duck, Arthur Ransome
  55. The Kite Runner. Khaled Hosseini

Books I am currently reading:
  1. The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
  2. Summer on Blossom Street
  3. The Blue Roan Child
  4. and a whole BUNCH of others!!!!  It would take too much space to list them all, seriously!


Nadine said...

Interesting list! You've done some good reading this year!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, I thought I was a good reading year.

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. I just signed up. It looks like a rare opportunity to meet her. Are you going?

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Oh gosh! I WISH I WERE! WOW! Sounds fantastic!