Thursday, December 31, 2009

All My 2009 Reads/Reviews

Today marks the end of the year 2009 and what a year it has been! I finally got caught up on my reviews after being behind since 2008, I made quite a few new blogging friends (which brings my Google Reader book blogs up to 93 subscriptions), and my husband is working on building me a library! Right this very second he is outside drilling the holes in the wood before he takes them to his aunt’s house to stain them. I’m only getting one wall done right now because that wood is SO expensive but the others will get done soon.

I know lots of people do a favorites of 2009 list but I’ve always had a really hard time picking favorites month-to-month much less overall! So there won’t be a favorites list but here is the complete list of all the books I read in 2009. As you may notice, a couple of the last few do not have reviews to go with them and that’s because I plan on re-reading them sometime in 2010.

To make it less complicated everything is backwards and I'm including links to the reviews over on my Movieholic & Bibliophile Blog. You guys are more than welcome to go over and leave comments on any of these or post links to your reviews of the same book in the comment section.

Total books read: 78
New Authors: 28
Books from a Series: 61
Short Story collections/anthologies: 2
Mystery: 10
Non-Fiction: 2
Children or YA Fiction: 42
Books By Women: 56 (not including anthologies)
Books By Men: 22
Authors I Read the Most By: P.C. & Kristin Cast (5) & Rick Riordan (5)
Best Reading Month: March (20)
Worst Reading Month: August (0)

Fade Out by Rachel Caine
Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe anthology
The Ghost and the Femme Fatale by Alice Kimberly
Ruined by Paula Morris

Tempted by P.C. & Kristin Cast

Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden
The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs

The Sweet Scent of Blood by Suzanne McLeod
The Mating Rituals of the North American WASP by Lauren Lipton


James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
Bambi by Felix Salten

Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
Old Boyfriends by Rexanne Becnel
Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
Glory in Death by JD Robb
The Day the Music Died by Ed Gorman
Guts by Gary Paulson

The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason
The Storyteller's Daughter by Cameron Dokey
Candy Apple Dead by Sammi Carter
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Evernight by Claudia Gray
Hunted by P.C & Kristin Cast
Untamed by P.C & Kristin Cast
Chosen by P.C & Kristin Cast
Betrayed by P.C & Kristin Cast
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
The House on Tradd Street by Karen White

Deep Dish by Mary Kay Andrews
Theater Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
Marked by P.C. & Kristin Cast
The Winged Colt of Casa Mia by Betsy Byars
Personal Demon by Kelley Armstrong
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson
Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
Exit Strategy by Kelley Armstrong
Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
One False Note by Gordon Korman (39 Clues)
Dark Harvest by Lynda Hilburn
Dead Girls are Easy by Terri Garey

The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine
A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck
Greyfriar's Bobby by Eleanor Atkinson
Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
Romancing the Dead by Tate Hallaway
Dead Sexy by Tate Hallaway

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Fire & Ice by Anne Stuart
Why We Suck by Dr. Denis Leary
Elvenbane by Andre Norton & Mercedes Lackey
The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan (39 Clues)

Tall, Dark, and Dead by Tate Hallaway
Secondhand Smoke by Karen E. Olson
Many Bloody Returns anthology
Kitty and the Silver Bullet by Carrie Vaughn
Kitty Takes a Holiday by Carrie Vaughn
Kitty Goes to Washington by Carrie Vaughn
Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn

Sweetheart by Chelsea Cain
Sacred Cows by Karen E. Olson
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Movies Reviewed
The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Ref
Bedknobs and Broomsticks


  1. You had a great year in books! I'm so excited about your library - make sure to take pictures once it's done.

  2. Well done for 2009! I can't wait to see your library! Your husband is so sweet to make that for you. :D

  3. happy new year Tink!!

    oh my a new library!! wow now that's something to look forward to!

  4. Happy New Year,Lady Tink! Glad to see you'll be starting things off right with a brand new wall of books:)

  5. A library of your very own! You have a great husband, Jen. :-)

    You had a good reading year, Jen, from the looks of it. I look forward to many more wonderful recommendations from you in the future.

    Have a Happy New Year.

  6. ROTFL! That's a good one. Happy 2010!

  7. Congrats on you library. I need to reclaim my library section of the house. Great "year in review." Happy New Year and best of luck in 2010... and many blessing to you.

  8. Happy New Year Tink!!
    You had a great reading year :O)

  9. I love how you broke down what month all the books were read and how many by women and how many by men. I have no patience to go all through my Good Reads and figure it out. LOL I may keep a regular list with dates on there to make it easier. Awesome news about your library Jen! Can't wait to see pics once it's all done. Have a wonderful New Year!

  10. Looks like you had a great year. Wishing you all the best in 2010. Hope you share pics of your new library!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  11. Bermudaonion: Will do! It's really coming along nicely.

    Alice Teh: Don't I know it! Best Birthmas present ever. :)

    DesLily: I hope the entire thing is done before summer but I'm just so excited to get one wall done!

    Lady T: Happy new year to you too! I really can't wait to start shelving all of these books around here.

    Wendy: Aw thanks! I hope you have a happy new year as well!

    J.Kaye: Isn't that cute? I found it over on

    Toni: I'm a little nervous about sharing my library space with my husband's computer stuff because I know how he likes to take over a space lol. Good luck reclaiming your space and I hope you have a happy new year too!

    Naida: It was probably my worst one yet but thanks for saying so lol. I hope your reading year is extra great!

    RachaelfromNJ: I keep a simple little notepad doc on my desktop that I just copied and pasted. I also have a hard copy in a notebook for expressily that purpose with the dates read on it. I can't remember where I got the breakdown thing from but it wasn't very hard to do :). Can't wait till the library is done so I can show it off! Hope you have a wonderful New Year too!

    Anna: I will, promise! I hope 2010 holds all kinds of wonderful reads for you!

  12. Happy New Year, Jen! Looks like you had a great reading year! Here's hoping 2010 will be even better for all of us!

  13. Wow - not a single book for a month huh? That would seem so weird for me right now.

    Happy 2010!

  14. Seems like a very great year for you Jen. I enjoyed the break down of your reads as well! I hope 2010 is just as productive =)

  15. Impressive list! you're like me, I read way more in the winter when it gets dark earlier


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