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Justin's 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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Justin's 2009 reading list

Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue January 13th, 2009, 11:20 am

1. Corbenic - by Catherine Fisher (YA Grail story, modern setting) - 2.5-3/5
2. Survival of the Fittest - by Jonathan Kellerman (contemporary crime fiction) - 3.5/5
3. Royal Subjects: A Biographer's Encounters - by Theo Aronson (anecdotes from royal biographer) - 4.5/5
4. Notes From An Exhibition - by Patrick Gale (contemporary fiction) - 3/5
5. I, Claudius - by Robert Graves (classic HF) - 4.5/5
6. The Mask of Ra - by Paul Doherty (Ancient Egypt mystery) - 3/5
7. The Language Instinct - by Steven Pinker (non-fiction) - 4/5
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Fri April 17th, 2009, 4:15 pm

8. The Floating Book - by Michelle Lovric (fifteenth century Venice) - 3/5
9. Sleeping With Cats - by Marge Piercy (memoir) - 4/5
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue April 28th, 2009, 11:10 am

10. A Good War - by Patrick Bishop (WWII HF) - 3.5/5
11. Eunoia - by Christian Bök (experimental) - 2/5

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu May 14th, 2009, 12:59 pm

12. Books on Fire: The Tumultuous Story of the World's Great Libraries - by Lucien X. Polastron (NF) - 2/5
13. Three's Company - by Alfred Duggan (Second Roman Triumvirate) - 3.5/5

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Wed June 3rd, 2009, 10:05 am

14. The Lieutenant - by Kate Grenville (late 18C Australia) - 3/5
15. Boudica: Dreaming The Eagle - by Manda Scott - 3.5/5

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue June 16th, 2009, 12:42 pm

16. Rebecca - by Daphne Du Maurier - 4/5
17. The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, or The Murder at Road Hill House (crime non-fiction) - 3.5/5

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Fri July 17th, 2009, 10:10 am

18. Boudica: Dreaming The Bull - by Manda Scott - 3.5/5
19. Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire - by Alex von Tunzelmann (NF) - 3.5/5

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu August 6th, 2009, 1:08 pm

20. Born on a Blue Day: A Memoir of Asperger's and an Extraordinary Mind - by Daniel Tammet - 3.5/5
21. The Last Queen - by CW Gortner - 4/5
22. The Secret Scripture - by Sebastian Barry - 3.5/5

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Wed August 26th, 2009, 2:15 pm

23. The Secret Alchemy - by Emma Darwin - 3.5/5
24. Boudica: Dreaming The Hound - by Manda Scott - 3.5/5

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue September 22nd, 2009, 2:54 pm

25. Boudica: Dreaming The Serpent Spear - by Manda Scott - 3.5/5
26. Forgotten Fruits: A Guide to Britain's Traditional Fruit and Vegetables by Christopher Stocks - 3.5/5

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