Reading 2009

These are SOME OF the books I’ve read this year. I’m linking to the blog posts where I discuss them (and provide further links). Key: a=Audiobook; b=abridged (which only happens when I don’t – yet – have access to the whole); g=Gift (I didn’t choose the book for myself); n=New to me; p=Partial Reread (I’ve started the book before, but not finished it, or I’ve read part of the book in another publication previously); r=Reread (I’ve read the whole book before); w=Read it for work.

(Getting engaged and then married was a major – but very good! – distraction from both reading and blogging. Being offline for nearly two months after the wedding also means I lost track of some of the few books I did read, so this year’s list is decidedly partial, and probably slightly out of order. That’s my excuse for its shortness, and I’m sticking to it!)

  1. Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon. r
  2. Essential Energy: Energy from Fossil Fuels by Robert Snedden. n,w
  3. Amadans by Malachy Doyle. n
  4. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. a,n
  5. My Life on Wheels by Shaindy Perl. n
  6. I, Coriander by Sally Gardner. n
  7. Set Me Free by Estie Florans. n
  8. The Host by Stephenie Meyer. n
  9. The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie. a,n
  10. Eragon by Christopher Paolini. r
  11. Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo by Heather Wardell. n
  12. Eldest by Christopher Paolini. r
  13. Explaining Cerebral Palsy by Sarah Levete. n,w
  14. Explaining Asthma by Angela Royston. n,w
  15. Explaining Autism by Robert Snedden. n,w
  16. Explaining Diabetes by Anita Loughrey. n,w
  17. Brisingr by Christopher Paolini. n
  18. Explaining Blindness by Lionel Bender. n,w
  19. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. r
  20. Explaining Down’s Syndrome by Angela Royston. n,w
  21. Explaining Cystic Fibrosis by Jillian Powell. n,w
  22. Explaining Deafness by Sarah Levete. n,w
  23. Explaining Food Allergy by Carol Ballard. n,w
  24. The Youngest Bride by Menucha Chana Levin. n
  25. Maggid Stories for Children: Holiday and Around the Year by Chaviva Krohn Pfeiffer. n
  26. Chocolate Liqueur by Sarah Kisner. n
  27. A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg. r
  28. Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy. n
  29. A Victorian Childhood: At School by Ruth Thomson. n,w
  30. Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn. r
  31. A Tale of Seven Sheep by Gadi Pollock. p
  32. Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve. n
  33. Mr Hogarth’s Will by Catherine Helen Spence. a,n
  34. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willem. n
  35. Reb Shlomo: The Life and Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Freifeld by Rabbi Yisroel Besser. n
  36. The Lost Daughter by Esther Heller. n,w
  37. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling. n
  38. Cross Stitch by Diana Gabaldon. r
  39. What Diantha Did by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. a,n
  40. Posing for Portrait Photography: a head-to-toe guide by Jeff Smith. n,w
  41. Richard the Lionheart by David West & Jackie Gaff, illustrated by John Cooper. n,w
  42. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon. r
  43. The Travelling People by Anthea Wormington, Sian Newman & Chris Lilly. n,w
  44. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon. r
  45. Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon. r
  46. The Talisman by Sir Walter Scott. a,n
  47. Underground to Canada by Barbara Smucker. n,w
  48. With This Ring by Sarah Kisner. n,w
  49. The Disappearing Dowry by Libi Astaire. n
  50. The Secret of Jewish Femininity by Tehilla Abramov. n
  51. Just Henry by Michelle Magorian. g,n
  52. The Truth About the Irish by Terry Eagleton. g,n
  53. Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper. n
  54. Fuzzy Sapiens by H. Beam Piper. n
  55. Fuzzies and Other People by H. Beam Piper. n
  56. Dune by Frank Herbert. n
  57. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. a,r
  58. Hooked for Life: Adventures of a Crochet Zealot by Mary Beth Temple. n
  59. Fuzzy Bones by William Tuning. n
  60. Free: The Future of a Radical Price by Chris Anderson. a,b,n.
  61. What Dress Makes of Us by Dorothy Quigley. a,n
  62. The Lost Prince by Frances Hodgson Burnett. a,r
  63. Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë. a,n
  64. The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester. n
  65. Bereavement and Disability: Implications for the Therapeutic Encounter by Elizabeth Kliman. p
  66. Theo by Frances Hodgson Burnett. a,n
  67. What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge. a,r
  68. What Katy Did at School by Susan Coolidge. a,r
  69. The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster. a,n
  70. Told after Supper by Jerome K. Jerome. a,n
  71. Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler. n
  72. Mary Cary, Frequently Martha by Kate Langley Bosher. a,n
  73. Trinity, a novel of Ireland by Leon Uris. n
  74. Jailed for Freedom by Doris Stevens. a,n
  75. Hamlet by William Shakespeare. a,r

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