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Ellen's Reads - 2009

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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Ellen's Reads - 2009

Post by ellenjane » Mon January 5th, 2009, 12:01 am

I've never kept a list of what I've read before, so I'll be interested to see how this turns out! So far..

1. Fire Along the Sky, by Sara Donati (started on 12/28, but we'll count it)
2. A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libba Bray (audiobook)
3. Bitter is the New Black, by Jen Lancaster
4. Queen of Swords, by Sara Donati
5. A Question of Attraction, by David Nicholls
6. The Far Pavilions, by M.M. Kaye
7. Rebel Angels, by Libba Bray (audiobook)
8. Kathryn in the Court of Six Queens, by Anne Merton Abbey
9. The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant (book club, reread)
10. Seeing a Large Cat, by Elizabeth Peters (audiobook)
11. The Needle in the Blood, by Sarah Bower
12. Midwife of the Blue Ridge, by Christine Blevins
13. The Sweet Far Thing, by Libba Bray (audiobook - I wish I'd actually read it, though!)
14. Rosalynde, by Roberta Gellis
-- Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer - This just didn't grab me at all, and I returned it to the library after 200 pages
15. Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, by Diana Gabaldon (audiobook)
16. Thirteen Moons, by Charles Frazier
17. Still Alice, by Lisa Genova (book club)
18. Bleak House, by Charles Dickens (this one took me quite a while!)
19. A Place Beyond Courage, by Elizabeth Chadwick
20. Waiting for Daisy, by Peggy Orenstein
21. The Ape That Guards the Balance, by Elizabeth Peters (audiobook)
22. The Beach House, by Jane Green (audiobook)
23. The Secret Life of Josephine, by Carolly Erickson
24. Falcon at the Portal, by Elizabeth Peters
25. He Shall Thunder in the Sky, by Elizabeth Peters
26. Our Mothers' War, by Emily Yellin
27. Lord of the Silent, by Elizabeth Peters
28. The Goddess Rules, by Clare Naylor (audiobook)
29. Quiverfull, by Kathryn Joyce
30. Lord John and the Hand of Devils, by Diana Gabaldon
31. Heart and Soul, by Maeve Binchy (audiobook)
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Post by ellenjane » Sun July 5th, 2009, 7:05 pm

I realized that my tactic of updating only in the original post put my list right at the end of the forum, and that's kind of lonely. :p So here's the most recent batch.

32. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (reread, book club)
33. Devil Water, by Anya Seton
34. Song of the Lark, by Willa Cather (audiobook)
35. Crazy for God, by Frank Schaeffer

I'm currently working on "People of the Book," by Geraldine Brooks.

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Post by ellenjane » Mon July 13th, 2009, 3:02 pm

36. People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks
37. The Last Queen, by C.W. Gortner
38. The Cater Street Hangman, by Anne Perry

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Post by ellenjane » Mon July 27th, 2009, 5:42 pm

39. Callander Square, by Anne Perry
40. Paragon Walk, by Anne Perry (going to give the mysteries a rest for a while)
41. Dune Road, by Jane Green (audiobook)
42. Silent in the Grave, by Deanna Raybourn
43. Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson
44. Twilight of Avalon, by Anna Elliot
45. Bath Tangle, by Georgette Heyer (audiobook)
- Heat, by Bill Buford - I started this for book club and read about 75 pages, but couldn't get into it.
46. In the Company of the Courtesan, by Sarah Dunant
47. The Heretic's Daughter, by Kathleen Kane
48. A Silent Ocean Away, by DeVa Gantt
49. Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See (audiobook)
50. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
51. Untie the Winds, by Jean Clark
52. The Golden One, by Elizabeth Peters
53. The Help, by Kathryn Stockett (audiobook)
54. Oral History, by Lee Smith (reread, but it's been a very long time)
55. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, by Katherine Howe
56. Best Friends Forever, by Jennifer Weiner
57. A Breath of Snow and Ashes, by Diana Gabaldon (reread)
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Post by ellenjane » Thu October 15th, 2009, 12:10 am

58. Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand (book club)
59. An Echo in the Bone, by Diana Gabaldon
60. Rethinking Thin, by Gina Kolata
61. The Coral Thief, by Rebecca Stott
62. Fair and Tender Ladies, by Lee Smith (audiobook)
63. A Separate Country, by Robert Hicks
64. The Fruit of Her Hands, by Michelle Campbell
65. The Potato Factory, by Bryce Courtenay (audiobook)
66. The Witch in the Well, by Sharan Newman
67. The Time of Singing, by Elizabeth Chadwick
68. You Can't Drink All Day if You Don't Start in the Morning, by Celia Rivenbark (book club, not nearly as funny as it sounds)
69. The End of Overeating, by David Kessler
70. The Heaven Tree Trilogy, by Edith Pargeter
71. Mariana, by Susan Kearsley
72. City Dog, by Alison Pace
73. The Winter Sea, by Susanna Kearsley
74. Alinor, by Roberta Gellis
75. Vision of Light, by Judith Merkle Riley (reread, but it's been a very long time)
76. Tommo and Hawk, by Bryce Courtenay (audiobook)
77. In Pursuit of the Green Lion, by Judith Merkle Riley (ditto Vision of Light, above)
78. The Water Devil, by Judith Merkle Riley
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