Saturday, January 10, 2009

Books Read in 2009

Last year I assembled a list of books from memory and listed them alphabetically by title. Since I'll be compiling this year's list concurrently with my reading, I think I will list them in the order completed. The title will be a link to my review, and any other pertinent information will follow.


  1. Lilith by George MacDonald - for TBR Challenge
  2. The Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery - for the L. M. Montgomery Reading Challenge
  3. Nathan Coulter by Wendell Berry
  4. Under a Wing by Reeve Lindbergh - for Captive Thoughts Book Club
  5. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
  6. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie - for Captive Thoughts Book Club
  7. Red Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang - for Captive Thoughts Book Club and TBR Challenge (alternate)
  8. Peony in Love by Lisa See
  9. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte - for Captive Thoughts Book Club
  10. In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden - for Captive Thoughts Book Club and TBR Challenge
  11. Vanity Fair by W. M. Thackery - for TBR Challenge
  12. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows - for TBR Challenge
  13. The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald - for CGS Book Club
  14. The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald - for CGS Book Club
  15. Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas
  16. Girl Meets God: A Memoir by Lauren F. Winner for TBR Challenge
  17. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
  18. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling
  19. The Once & Future King, by T. H. White for TBR Challenge and Becky's Arthurian Challenge
  20. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving - for CGS Book Club
  21. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
  22. Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers
  23. Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers
  24. Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers - for Captive Thoughts Book Club
  25. My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok - for CGS Book Club
  26. Charlotte's Web by E. B. White - read-aloud to kids
  27. Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers
  28. The Gift of Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
  29. Busman's Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers
  30. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
  31. Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy - for CGS Book Club and TBR Challenge
  32. The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White - read-aloud to kids
  33. My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett - read-aloud to kids
  34. Elmer and the Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett - read-aloud to kids
  35. The Dragons of Blueland by Ruth Stiles Gannett - read-aloud to kids
  36. How The Heather Looks by Joan Bodger
  37. The Reluctant Widow by Georgette Heyer - for TBR Challenge
  38. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen - for TBR Challenge
  39. The Man who was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton - for TBR Challenge
  40. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame - read-aloud to kids
  41. Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment by James R. Gaines

3 comments:

hopeinbrazil said...

Lovely list. I've enjoyed many of these same books in the past. And a few are on my TBR list. I love George MacDonald's Curdie stories and Wind in the Willows, both of which I discovered as an adult.

Sherry said...

I almost envy you your 2009 year of reading. SO many of my favorites are on your list: Wendell Berry, Dorothy Sayers, George Macdonald, L.M Montgomery. It would be such a trip to be reading those books for the first time.

Amy said...

That's a great list. I have Nathan Coulter headed my way from Amazon even now. I missed reading any Berry last year, but I intend to remedy that in 2010. :-)