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Books Read Past Years October 17, 2009

I started keeping a list of all the books I read in 2005. I was just out of college and had a lot of time to read. Ben and I, just newlyweds then, were competing to see who could finish the most books.  Actually, we never really stopped (he just usually wins much to my dismay). So here it is, the list of books I’ve read since January 2005.

2010 (3)

January

  • The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening by L.J. Smith
  • The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
  • Right Ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse (audio) (review)

2009 (41)

December

  • Hate List by Jennifer Brown (review)
  • 31 Hours by Masha Hamilton (review)

November

  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner (review)
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (audio) (reread)
  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (review)
  • Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler (review)
  • Thursday Next: First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde (review)

October

  • Heaven to Betsy by Maud Hart Lovelace (review)
  • Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown by Maud Hart Lovelace (review)
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma by Trenton Lee Stewart (review)
  • Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill by Maud Hart Lovelace (review)
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (review)
  • Peony in Love by Lisa See (review)

September

  • Betsy-Tacy and Tib by Maud Hart Lovelace (review)
  • The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler (review)
  • Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace (review)
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (review)

August

  • Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (review)
  • Love Begins in Winter by Simon Van Booy

July

  • Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton (review)
  • The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart (review)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (re-read)
  • Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s  by John Elder Robison (review)

June

  • Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman (review)
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

May

  • The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
  • Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  • A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon

April

  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

March

  • The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
  • Lawyer Boy by Rick Lax
  • A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel

February

  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  • The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  • Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde

January

  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • The Tales of Beedle the Bard by JK Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling  (re-read)

2008

December

  • Marley and Me by John Grogan

November

  • I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  • The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
  • Emma by Jane Austen (re-read)
  • Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer

October (Obama Campaign)

September (Obama Campaign)

August (Obama Campaign)

July

  • Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
  • People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

June

  • Lies and Lying Liars Who Tell Them by All Franken (audio)
  • A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
  • The Bell Jar by Sylia Plath
  • Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

May

  • Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  • The Host by Stephanie Meyer

April

  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
  • The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank

March

  • The Double by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (school)
  • Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (school)
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • The Quiet American by Graham Greene
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare (school)

February

  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (school) (re-read)
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope (school)
  • The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life by Erving Goffman (school)

January

  • A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

2007

December

  • The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  • Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
  • Atonement by Ian McEwan
  • Mountains beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder (school)

November

  • Falling Behind by Robert Frank (school)
  • Finding Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (school)
  • My Life in France by Julia Child (school)
  • New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
  • Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
  • The Hungry Ocean by Linda Greenlaw (school)
  • Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby

October

  • This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin (school)
  • Antigone by Sophocles (school)
  • Girls of Summer by Jere Longman (school)
  • The Feast of Love by Charles Baxter (school)
  • Big Bang by Simon Singh (school)

September

  • Mountains without Handrails by Joseph L. Sax (school)
  • A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold (school)

August

  • Magyk by Angie Sage
  • Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
  • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  • The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
  • Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

July

  • What Fresh Hell is This? by Marion Meade
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling (re-read)
  • On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
  • That Summer in Paris by Morley Callaghan

June

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling (re-read)
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • So Many Books, So Little Time by Sara Nelson
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Hafisi

May

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling (re-read)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling (re-read)
  • Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling (re-read)
  • Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

April

  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel

March

  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

February

  • Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama

January (Law School)

2006

December (Law School)

November (Law School)

October (Law School)

September (Law School)

August

  • The Princes of Ireland by Edward Rutherfurd
  • Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire

July

  • Name All the Animals by Alison Smith
  • History of God by Karen Armstrong
  • Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Digital Fortress by Dan Brown

June

  • March by Geraldine Brooks
  • Little Women by Louis May Alcott
  • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner

May

  • To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
  • The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
  • Franny and Zooey by JD Salinger
  • My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Piccoult
  • Empire Falls by Richard Russo

April (Law School)

March (Law School)

February (Law School)

January

  • The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
  • Just a Couple of Days by Tony Vigorito

2005

December (Law School)

November (Law School)

October (Law School)

September (Law School)

August

  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • Law 101 by Jay Feinman
  • The Horse and His Boy by CS Lewis
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

July

  • Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
  • Man of Property by John Galsworthy
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling
  • Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

June

  • Wicked by Gregory Maguire
  • Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling (re-read)

May

  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis (re-read)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling (re-read)
  • The Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling (re-read)
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Se Monk Kidd

April

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling (re-read)
  • A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling (re-read)
  • The Magician’s Nephew by CS Lewis
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

March

  • The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • Deception Point by Dan Brown
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn

February

  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

January

  • Emma by Jane Austen