2009 reading list

Here’s what I read in 2009, with links to reviews where I have them. (Actually, I’ve commented at least a wee bit on most of what I read this year.)

  1. Letting Go of the Words
    by Janice (Ginny) Redish

  2. The Scream
    by Rohinton Mistry

  3. Great Expectations
    by Charles Dickens

  4. Catching the Big Fish
    Meditation, Consciousness and Creativity
    by David Lynch

  5. Soucouyant
    by David Chariandy

  6. The Importance of Music to Girls
    by Lavinia Greenlaw

  7. Old City Hall
    by Robert Rotenberg

  8. The Other End of the Leash
    by Patricia B. McConnell

  9. Sideways
    by Rex Pickett

  10. 28 Stories of AIDS in Africa
    by Stephanie Nolen

  11. Northanger Abbey
    by Jane Austen

  12. Master of Reality
    by John Darnielle

  13. Crabwise to the Hounds
    by Jeramy Dodds

  14. Margaret Lives in the Basement
    by Michelle Berry

  15. Revolver
    by Kevin Connolly

  16. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
    by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

  17. Rising, Falling, Hovering
    by CD Wright

  18. The Book of Negroes
    by Lawrence Hill

  19. The Family Man
    by Elinor Lipman

  20. Primitive Mentor
    by Dean Young

  21. In the Land of Long Fingernails
    A Gravedigger’s Memoir
    by Charles Wilkins

  22. The Sentinel
    by AF Moritz

  23. What the Body Remembers
    by Shauna Singh Baldwin

  24. The Dog That Pitched a No-Hitter
    by Matt Christopher

  25. go-go dancing for Elvis
    by Leslie Greentree

  26. The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh
    by AA Milne

  27. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
    by Jonathan Safran Foer

  28. Middlemarch
    by George Eliot

  29. Brooklyn
    by Colm Toibin

  30. The Dangerous Book for Dogs
    by Rex & Sparky

  31. The Winter Vault
    by Anne Michaels

  32. Stripmalling
    by Jon Paul Fiorentino

  33. The Cure for Death by Lightning
    by Gail Anderson Dargatz

  34. Then We Came to the End
    by Joshua Ferris

  35. Blackouts
    by Craig Boyko

  36. Homesick
    by Guy Vanderhaeghe

  37. The Cellist of Sarajevo
    by Steven Galloway

  38. Solomon Gursky Was Here
    by Mordecai Richler

  39. The Incident Report
    by Martha Baillie

  40. A Bend in the River
    by VS Naipaul

  41. This Shape We’re In
    by Jonathan Lethem

  42. The Grandmothers
    by Doris Lessing

  43. Frozen in Time
    Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition
    by Owen Beattie and John Geiger

  44. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
    by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

  45. A Gate at the Stairs
    by Lorrie Moore

  46. Paper Radio
    by Damian Rogers

  47. Negotiating With the Dead
    A Writer on Writing
    by Margaret Atwood

  48. The Disappeared
    by Kim Echlin

  49. February
    by Lisa Moore

  50. You Don’t Love Me Yet
    by Jonathan Lethem

  51. The Journals of Susanna Moodie
    by Margaret Atwood and Charles Pachter

  52. The Red Shoes: Margaret Atwood Starting Out
    by Rosemary Sullivan

4 thoughts on “2009 reading list

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  2. Vicki Ziegler

    I keep a little handwritten reading diary, and it’s so satisfying to add to it. And after I see my list every year, I find myself challenging myself to read read read more more more …! I’m really only ever competitive about stuff like this (or walking, for that matter – I do that pedometer thing) when I’m competing with myself. Guess you could call that the best kind of win-win. So yes, Julie – do it!


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