Thursday, December 31, 2009

Books of 2009

This past year, I read a lot. I decided to see if I could list everything I've read and see what the total was and where I stacked up amongst the national average.. I couldn't find any recent stats on this but did find that in 2007, one quarter of adults in the United States were reported to have read no books at all in the past year.

So, in no particular order..

The Twilight Series (at least twice)
Stephanie Meyer

  • Twilight
  • New Moon
  • Eclipse
  • Breaking Dawn
** I also read all of the movie companions and such, that's another 3 0r 4

The Sookie Stackhouse Series
Charlaine Harris
  • Dead until Dark
  • Living Dead in Dallas
  • Club Dead
  • Dead to the World
  • Dead as a Doornail
  • Definitely Dead
  • All Together Dead
My Sisters Keeper
Jodi Picoult

Maggie Stiefvater

Catching Fire
Suzanne Collins

Harry Potter -- Haven't finished this series and skipped ahead to know how in ended.
JK Rowling
  • Sorcerers Stone
  • Chamber of Secrets
  • Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Deathly Hallows
The 5 People you meet in Heaven
Mitch Albom

The Blue Blood Series
Melissa De La Cruz
  • Blue Bloods
  • Masquerade
  • Revelations
  • The Van Alen Legacy
9 Dragons
Michael Connelly

The Audacity of Hope
Barack Obama

The Mortal Instruments Series
Cassandra Clare
  • City of Bones
  • City of Ashes
  • City of Glass
The God Delusion
Richard Dawkins

A Wolf at the Table
Augusten Burroughs

Rachel's Holiday
Marian Keyes

That's all I can remember, I'm sure there a couple of more, but I would say this is definitely the bulk of it. Funny, I thought once I wrote it all down the list would be longer.

I've decided to make 2010, The Year of the Classics. I cheated my way through highschool with Cliffs Notes and never finished college, so I thought I would give some of these old books another shot. It won't be all I read, mind you, but I will work my way through the list... however painful it might be. It's a shame to say that I've never actually read Romeo and Juliet.

First up, To Kill a Mockingbird.

Happy Reading in 2010!!


Anonymous said...

To Kill a Mockingbird is on my list, too. I bought it a while back and never read it...convinced I wouldn't like it.

I love to read and am always looking for something I may not have come across. Thanks for this list :)

Michelle said...

Besides the Twilight series which were your favorite. I also love to read and am always looking for good reads.