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Meghan's 2009 reads

What have you read in 2009? Post your list here and update it as you go along! (One thread per member, please.)
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Meghan's 2009 reads

Post by MedievalBookworm » Wed May 20th, 2009, 11:42 pm

Why not? Copied this from my own personal list, so please forgive the date/page info, probably only interesting to me! Here's the list as it stands:

1. Blindspot - Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore - 1 Jan - 483 pages
2. Juror No. 7 - Mallory Kane - 2 Jan - 237 pages
3. The Lost Duke of Wyndham - Julia Quinn - 3 Jan - 371 pages
4. Nox Dormienda - Kelli Stanley - 4 Jan - 307 pages
5. The Seduction of the Crimson Rose - Lauren Willig - 4 Jan - 432 pages
6. The Temptation of the Night Jasmine - Lauren Willig - 6 Jan - 388 pages
7. Cam's Quest - Dian Curtis Regan - 6 Jan - 332 pages
8. The Piano Teacher - Janice Y. K. Lee - 7 Jan - 323 pages
9. Mr. Cavendish, I Presume - Julia Quinn - 8 Jan - 370 pages
10. The Tales of Beedle the Bard - J.K. Rowling - 8 Jan - 107 pages
11. The Vampire Who Loved Me - Teresa Medeiros - 8 Jan - 373 pages
12. The Ruins of Gorlan - John Flanagan - 9 Jan - 248 pages
13. The Burning Bridge - John Flanagan - 9 Jan - 269 pages
14. Twilight - Stephenie Meyer - 13 Jan - 497 pages
15. A Pale View of Hills - Kazuo Ishiguro - 19 Jan - 179 pages
16. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Jamie Ford - 20 Jan - 285 pages
17. A Thousand Veils - D.J. Murphy - 21 Jan - 396 pages
18. Something Like Beautiful - asha bandele - 22 Jan - 197 pages
19. Deerskin - Robin McKinley - 23 Jan - 309 pages
20. The Help - Kathryn Stockett - 26 Jan - 451 pages
21. Our Longest Days - Sandra Koa Wing - 28 Jan - 284 pages
22. The Book of Night Women - Marlon James - 2 Feb - 415 pages
23. Cry of Justice - Jason Pratt - 4 Feb - 443 pages
24. The Mighty Queens of Freeville - Amy Dickinson - 4 Feb - 224 pages
25. Drood - Dan Simmons - 7 Feb - 774 pages
26. Romancing Mister Bridgerton - Julia Quinn - 8 Feb - 370 pages
27. American Rust - Philipp Meyer - 9 Feb - 343 pages
28. The Icebound Land - John Flanagan - 10 Feb - 266 pages
29. The Kingmaking - Helen Hollick - 12 Feb - 568 pages
30. Silent in the Grave - Deanna Raybourn - 14 Feb - 509 pages
31. The King's Rose - Alisa Libby - 15 Feb - 299 pages
32. When He was Wicked - Julia Quinn - 16 Feb - 368 pages
33. Not Quite a Lady - Loretta Chase - 18 Feb - 350 pages
34. Heir to Sevenwaters - Juliet Marillier - 19 Feb - 395 pages
35. King's Fool - Margaret Campbell Barnes - 21 Feb - 290 pages
36. The Brightest Moon of the Century - Christopher Meeks - 22 Feb - 308 pages
37. The Sum of Our Days - Isabel Allende - 24 Feb - 302 pages
38. Brighter than the Sun - Julia Quinn - 25 Feb - 376 pages
39. People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks - 27 Feb - 372 pages
40. The Witch's Trinity - Erika Mailman - 27 Feb - 288 pages
41. Mr. Impossible - Loretta Chase - 1 Mar - 312 pages
42. Watchmen - Alan Moore - 1 Mar - 416 pages
43. Desperate Duchesses - Eloisa James - 2 Mar - 384 pages
44. Etta - Gerard Kolpan - 3 Mar - 324 pages
45. The Apothecary Rose - Candace Robb - 5 Mar - 364 pages
46. Silent in the Sanctuary - Deanna Raybourn - 6 Mar - 552 pages
47. It's In His Kiss - Julia Quinn - 11 Mar - 368 pages
48. The Eight - Katherine Neville - 12 Mar - 733 pages
49. Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark - Donna Lea Simpson - 13 Mar - 376 pages
50. Silent on the Moor - Deanna Raybourn - 15 Mar - 529 pages
51. Duchess by Night - Eloisa James - 17 Mar - 384 pages
52. New Moon - Stephenie Meyer - 19 Mar - 563 pages
53. Kitty and the Midnight Hour - Carrie Vaughn - 23 Mar - 259 pages
54. Kitty Goes to Washington - Carrie Vaughn - 24 Mar - 321 pages
55. Kitty Takes a Holiday - Carrie Vaughn - 24 Mar - 302 pages
56. Kitty and the Silver Bullet - Carrie Vaughn - 24 Mar - 326 pages
57. Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand - Carrie Vaughn - 25 Mar - 282 pages
58. Kitty Raises Hell - Carrie Vaughn - 25 Mar - 311 pages
59. A Duke to Die For - Amelia Grey - 26 Mar - 339 pages
60. Moonheart - Charles de Lint - 27 Mar - 476 pages
61. Pemberley Manor - Kathryn L. Nelson - 28 Mar - 380 pages
62. The Tory Widow - Christine Blevins - 29 Mar - 384 pages
63. Serendipity - Louise Shaffer - 30 Mar - 327 pages
64. Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer - 31 Mar - 628 pages
65. Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer - 2 Apr - 754 pages
66. The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen - 2 Apr - 276 pages
67. Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher - 2 Apr - 288 pages
68. The Red Siren - M.L. Tyndall - 4 Apr - 318 pages
69. The Love We Share Without Knowing - Christopher Barzak - 4 Apr - 285 pages
70. Palace Circle - Rebecca Dean - 5 Apr - 405 pages
71. Briar Rose - Jane Yolen - 6 Apr - 241 pages
72. Wicked Lovely - Melissa Marr - 6 Apr - 328 pages
73. The Traitor's Wife - Susan Higginbotham - 10 Apr - 490 pages
74. Queen's Cross - Lawrence Schoonover - 15 Apr - 389 pages
75. Simply Perfect - Mary Balogh - 16 Apr - 343 pages
76. What Would Jane Austen Do? - Laurie Brown - 16 Apr - 335 pages
77. Frenchman's Creek - Daphne du Maurier - 18 Apr - 280 pages
78. Old Man's War - John Scalzi - 18 Apr - 311 pages
79. Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris - 18 Apr - 292 pages
80. The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever - Julia Quinn - 18 Apr - 373 pages
81. Living Dead in Dallas - Charlaine Harris - 19 Apr - 279 pages
82. Oakleaf Bearers - John Flanagan - 19 Apr - 327 pages
83. And Only to Deceive - Tasha Alexander - 19 Apr - 320 pages
84. Tea and Other Ayama Na Tales - Eleanor Bluestein - 20 Apr - 234 pages
85. Hotel du Lac - Anita Brookner - 21 Apr - 184 pages
86. The Wonder Singer - George Rabasa - 22 Apr - 320 pages
87. Follow Me - Joanna Scott - 24 Apr - 420 pages
88. How to Marry a Marquis - Julia Quinn - 25 Apr - 375 pages
89. The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet - Reif Larsen - 27 Apr - 374 pages
90. The Host - Stephenie Meyer - 28 Apr - 617 pages
91. The Last Queen - C.W. Gortner - 30 Apr - 368 pages
92. The English Patient - Michael Ondaatje - 1 May - 302 pages
93. The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire - C. M. Mayo - 6 May - 418 pages
94. Welcome to Temptation - Jennifer Crusie - 7 May - 433 pages
95. The Well of Lost Plots - Jasper Fforde - 8 May - 360 pages
96. The World in Half - Cristina Henriquez - 9 May - 305 pages
97. The Vampire of Ropraz - Jacques Chessex - 9 May - 104 pages
98. House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski - 10 May - 528 pages
99. The Founding - Cynthia Harrod-Eagles - 10 May - 527 pages
100. Simply Unforgettable - Mary Balogh - 11 May - 343 pages
101. The Reincarnationist - M.J. Rose - 13 May - 491 pages
102. Silk - Alessandro Baricco - 13 May - 148 pages
103. The Convenient Marriage - Georgette Heyer - 14 May - 307 pages
104. Atlas of Unknowns - Tania James - 17 May - 320 pages
105. The Ghost Brigades - John Scalzi - 18 May - 341 pages
106. Undead and Unwelcome - MaryJanice Davidson - 20 May - 236 pages

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Post by Ash » Thu May 21st, 2009, 12:54 am

Holy cow! You've read more in 6 months than I read in a year! Of those books, any that might relate to Byzantine, or to medival Europe?

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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu May 21st, 2009, 1:04 am

And here I was thinking I was going at a good clip with 48 read so far.

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu May 21st, 2009, 9:08 am

I'm sorry but I have to ask how is this even possible...?

Even if I didn't have to work and make time to socialise and all the other things that life entails, I'm not sure I would get through a 600 or 700-page book on most days....

Very impressive.

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Post by MedievalBookworm » Thu May 21st, 2009, 9:28 am

Ash - There are a few medieval ones in there. Mostly England with The Traitor's Wife, The Kingmaking, The Apothecary Rose, and The Founding, all of which I really enjoyed. Queen's Cross takes place in medieval Spain, followed very closely by The Last Queen which just edges into the early modern period.

I do socialize, but I'm in grad school and working on my dissertation, so my schedule is by and large my own. I live by myself and reading is my main hobby, so I end up reading 2-3 hours a night, which means I can get through a 300 page book in about a day. I'm sure I'll slow down when I get married in October!

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Post by Leo62 » Thu May 21st, 2009, 10:29 am

Welcome to the forum MB - that's an industrial amount of reading! :eek:

And an interesting and varied list :D

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Post by Ash » Thu May 21st, 2009, 1:40 pm

Queen's Cross looks like it could be good. but I do have a question for you. Isabelle and Aragon have always been villians of history to me. They expelled thousands and Jews and Muslims from Spain (those that didn't die on the journey lost all of their belongings and wealth to the crown) and they started the Inquisition, torturing and burning masses of innocent people. Are these facts portrayed in the book, and how is her character portrayed as she makes these decisions? All five of the reviews give five stars, and make her out to be either a saint or goddess.

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Post by MedievalBookworm » Thu May 21st, 2009, 5:25 pm

On a quick skim, Isabella was opposed to the Inquisition but went with it because of what she'd been taught her whole life. I think the book skirts around the issue. Isabella knows it's wrong via a little voice, but the centuries of conditioning compel her to agree with her husband and his villainous ministers. The book is a little outdated as well. It feels more like a book I read as a kid than the historical fiction I've read as an adult. I was pretty sure I posted my review on Amazon, I wonder where it went?

Anyway, you can see it here - http://chikune.com/blog/?p=800 - if you want to.

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Post by MedievalBookworm » Sun May 31st, 2009, 11:07 am

107. Starfinder - John Marco - 21 May - 326 pages
108. The Bridge of the Golden Horn - Emine Sevgi Ozdamar - 21 May - 256 pages
109. Moon Called - Patricia Briggs - 22 May - 288 pages
110. Warrior Daughter - Janet Paisley - 23 May - 387 pages
111. Shanghai Girls - Lisa See - 26 May - 315 pages
112. Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict - Laurie Viera Rigler - 27 May - 288 pages
113. Fugitive Pieces - Anne Michaels - 27 May - 294 pages
114. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane - Katherine Howe - 28 May - 371 pages
115. Tethered - Amy MacKinnon - 28 May - 261 pages
116. Simply Love - Mary Balogh - 29 May - 418 pages
117. Beauty - Robin McKinley - 30 May - 325 pages

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