Thursday, December 31, 2009

Books I read in 2009:

  • 1. "Wolves Eat Dogs" by Martin Cruz Smith

  • 2. "Eclipse" by Stephanie Meyer

  • 3. "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain

  • 4. "The White Tiger" by Aravind Adiga

  • 5. "The Last Temptation of Christ" by Nikos Kazantzakis

  • 6. "Breaking Dawn" by Stephane Meyer

  • 7. "The Slap" by Christos Tsiolkas

  • 8. "The Red Scarf" by Kate Furnavall

  • 9. "My Name was Judas" by C K Stead

  • 10. "The Amber Room" by Steve Berry

  • 11. "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck

  • 12. "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Anne Schaffer

  • 13. "Birdsong" by Sebastian Faulks

  • 14. "The Memory Room" by Christopher Koch

  • 15. "The Host" by Stephanie Meyer

  • 16. "On the Edge" by Richard Hammond

  • 17. "Wedding Season" by Katie Fforde

  • 18. "Cassandra" by Kerry Greenwood

  • 19. "Breath" by Tim Winton

  • 20. "Fatherland" by Robert Harris

  • 21. "Pawn of Prophecy" by David Eddings

  • 22. "To the Hermitage" by Malcolm Bradbury

  • 23. "Inappropriate Men" by Stacey Ballis

  • 24. "Ransom" by David Malouf

  • 25. "Queen of Sorcery" by David Eddings

  • 26. "Man Walks into a Room" by Nicole Krauss

  • 27. "How to kill your husband and other handy household hints" by Kathy Lette

  • 28. "Castle of Wizardry" by David Eddings

  • 29. "On Chesil Beach" by Ian McEwan

  • 30. "First Among Sequels" by Jasper Fforde

  • 31. "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole

  • 32. "Enchanters Endgame" by David Eddings

  • 33. "Cat's Cradle" by Kurt Vonnegut

  • 34. "Red Planet" by Robert Heinlein

  • 35. "Just Like That" by Lily Brett

  • 36. "This Book Will Save Your Life" by A M Homes

  • 37. "Picnic at Hanging Rock" by Joan Lindsay

  • 38. "The Night Watch" by Sergei Lukyanenko

  • 39. "Her Fearful Symmetry" by Audrey Niffenegger

  • 40. "Ask the Dust" by John Fante

  • 41. "Guardians of the West" by David Eddings

  • 42. "King of the Murgos" by David Eddings

  • 43. "Demon Lord of Karanda" by David Eddings

  • 44. "Northanger Abbey" by Jane Austen

  • 45. "Journey into the Whirlwind" by Eugenia Ginzberg

  • 46. "Sorceress of Darshiva" by David Eddings


  • I always set an aim of around 50 books to read in a year, and this year, yet again, I fall short of the mark. I must also admit that there are quite a few pulp fiction type books in the list, but regardless, another year of reading ends. From this list of books, I must give extra snaps to the following;
    (i) The Slap - for being a good read, but having NOT ONE character that I liked in it.
    (ii) Last Temptation of Christ and My Name was Judas - both were wonderful reads, and reading them almost back to back had Subtle worried that I might be undertaking some sort of religious conversion.
    (iii) Cassandra and Ransom - Both superbly written books which ignited an interest in mythology.
    (iv) The optimistically named This book will save your life, which left both Subtle and I eager for more from this author.
    (v) And finally, to On Chesil Beach for being the most inappropriate book to read on a honeymoon.

    5 comments:

    Katagal Kapers said...

    You're an eclectic reader Mrs Subtle I'll grant you
    Having said that you've reminded me to revisit The Belgariad & Mallorean Sagas once again by David Eddings, thanks for the reminder
    I wish you many happy hours to while away reading and losing yourself in a book

    Katagal Kapers said...

    You're an eclectic reader Mrs Subtle I'll grant you
    Having said that you've reminded me to revisit The Belgariad & Mallorean Sagas once again by David Eddings, thanks for the reminder
    I wish you many happy hours to while away reading and losing yourself in a book

    Katagal Kapers said...

    You're an eclectic reader Mrs Subtle I'll grant you
    Having said that you've reminded me to revisit The Belgariad & Mallorean Sagas once again by David Eddings, thanks for the reminder
    I wish you many happy hours to while away reading and losing yourself in a book

    Katagal Kapers said...

    You're an eclectic reader Mrs Subtle I'll grant you
    Having said that you've reminded me to revisit The Belgariad & Mallorean Sagas once again by David Eddings, thanks for the reminder
    I wish you many happy hours to while away reading and losing yourself in a book

    ~Dani~ said...

    Thanks for some new book ideas..I´ve been looking for a good list..I´ll start with your extra snaps section. :)