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2009 Reading List

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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2009 Reading List

Post by drspoon » Thu July 16th, 2009, 2:04 am

Hello to everyone. This is my first post. I am interested in what you all are reading and enjoying the discussions. Here is my 2009 reading list so far. (BC) indicates books that I have read for my monthly book club.

World Without End - Ken Follett
Mercy - Jodi Picoult (BC)
Go Tell it on the Mountain - James Baldwin
The Book Theif - Marcus Zusak
Plain Truth - Jodi Picoult
The Shipping News - Annie Proulx
Run - Ann Pachett
Indignation - Philip Roth
Team of Rivals - Doris Dearns Goodwin
Word of Honor - Nelson DeMille (BC)
The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher -
Debby Applegate
18 Seconds - George D. Shuman (BC)
Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Freakonomics - Levitt & Dubner
Dragonfly in Amber - Diana Gabaldan
The Egyptologist - Arthur Phillips
Midwives - Chris Bojalian (BC)
Pope Joan - Donna Woolfolk Cross
A Fine Balance - Rohanton Mistry
Ragtime - E. L. Doctorow

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Post by diamondlil » Thu July 16th, 2009, 4:56 am

I've read a few on your list! I really liked The Book Thief, used to love reading Nelson DeMille novels but haven't read one for years and years, Gabaldon is one of my favourite authors, and Shadow of the Wind is one of my favourite books ever!
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Post by Madeleine » Thu July 16th, 2009, 5:06 pm

I loved "Shadow" too!
Currently reading "The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper & "The Christmas Egg" by Mary Kelly

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Post by drspoon » Wed July 22nd, 2009, 3:37 pm

Legacy ~ Susan Kay
The Elizabethan World ~ Lacey Baldwin Smith
The Six Wives of Henry VIII ` Alison Weir
Where is human nature so weak as in a bookstore?" - Henry Ward Beecher

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Post by Ash » Wed July 22nd, 2009, 7:05 pm

drspoon,I was blown away by Legacy, and have been pushing it onto other HF lovers every chance I get.

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Post by drspoon » Fri July 31st, 2009, 7:02 pm

Yes, it is a well-researched book that paints a vivid picture of Elizabeth and her era. I can't believe it sat on my bookshelves unread for so long!
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Post by drspoon » Tue August 11th, 2009, 11:18 am

A Voyage Long and Strange ~ Tony Horowitz
Into theWildnerness ~ Sara Donati
Shadowbrook ~ Beverly Swerling
Where is human nature so weak as in a bookstore?" - Henry Ward Beecher

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Post by diamondlil » Wed August 12th, 2009, 2:10 pm

Interesting that you chose to read Shadowbrook and Into the Wilderness sso closely together!
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Post by drspoon » Thu August 20th, 2009, 5:17 pm

I just loved Into the Wilderness and bought the rest of the series, which are still TBR. I hurried up and read Shadkowbrook next because my DH was waiting to read it. I'm also reading a NF by Boreman called The French and Indian War - so I am getting a good feel for that period in time in the area where I live.
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Post by drspoon » Sat September 5th, 2009, 12:09 pm

Change of Heart - Piccoult (book club pick)
The Physick Book of Deliverance - Howe
The Help - Stockett
Rebecca - du Maurier (re-read)
Where is human nature so weak as in a bookstore?" - Henry Ward Beecher

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