2009 Books Read

January

1.  The Boleyn Inheritance – Philippa Gregory
2.  Bloom – Elizabeth Scott
3.  Stolen Innocence – Elissa Wall with Lisa Pulitzer
4.  All Men Are Cremated Equal: My 77 Blind Dates – Elizabeth Fournier
5.  Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – Barbara Kingsolver
6.  Fever 1793 – Laurie Halse Anderson
7.  The True Story of Hansel and Gretel – Louise Murphy
8.  Perfect You – Elizabeth Scott
9.  The Family Bones – Kimberly Raiser
10.  Family Tree – Barbara Delinsky
11.  Falling Under – Danielle Younge-Ullman
12.  The Sinner’s Guide to Confession – Phyllis Scheiber
13.  Looking for Alaska – John Green
14.  The Heretic Queen – Michelle Moran
15.  The Awakening – Kate Chopin
16.  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling
17.  The Secret Story of Sonia Rodriguez - Alan Lawrence Sitomer
18.  Night – Elie Wiesel
19.  The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things – Carolyn Mackler
20.  Twilight – Stephenie Meyer
21.  We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families – Philip Gourevitch

February

22.  New Moon – Stephenie Meyer
23.  The Bishop’s Daughter – Tiffany L. Warren
24.  Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters – Courtney E. Martin
25.  Inkheart – Cornelia Funke
26.  Jane Austen Ruined My Life – Beth Pattillo
27.  Living Dead Girl – Elizabeth Scott
28.  The Queen’s Fool – Philippa Gregory
29.  Names My Sisters Call Me – Megan Crane
30.  The Bright Side of Disaster – Katherine Center
31.  Sister Wife – Shelley Hrdlitschka
32.  The Adoration of Jenna Fox – Mary E. Pearson
33.  Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer
34.  The Law of Similars – Chris Bohjalian
35.  Paper Towns – John Green
36.  The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

March

37.  Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell
38.  Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer
39.  Flying Changes – Sara Gruen
40.  Who By Fire – Diana Spechler
41.  Everyone is Beautiful – Katherine Center
42.  Deep Thinking the Human Condition – S.A. Odunsi
43.  Tomato Girl – Jayne Pupek
44.  Vegan Virgin Valentine – Carolyn Mackler
45.  American Born Chinese – Gene Luen Yang
46.  Slave: My True Story – Mende Nazar
47.  Zig-Zagging: Loving Madly, Losing Badly… How Ziggy Saved My Life – Tom Wilson
48.  Edgewise – Jan Sites
49.  Shattered Reality – Kimberly Cheryl
50.  The Day After Tomorrow – Sandee Sgarlata
51.  We Have Always Lived in the Castle – Shirley Jackson
52.  The Truth About Forever – Sarah Dessen
53.  Willing Spirits – Phyllis Schieber
54.  Blue Water – A. Manette Ansay
55.  Reefer Madness – Eric Schlosser
56.  The Center Cannot Hold – Elyn Saks
57.  Sonata for Miriam – Linda Olsson
58.  The Sugar Queen – Sarah Addison Allen

April

59.  The Obama Revolution – Alan Kennedy-Shaffer
60.  Invisible Sisters – Jessica Handler
61.  Handle With Care – Jodi Picoult
62.  The Boy in the Striped Pajamas – John Boyne
63.  I Feel Bad About My Neck – Nora Ephron
64.  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling
65.  The Natashas: Inside the New Global Sex Trade – Victor Malarek
66.  Breathing – Cheryl Renee Herbsman
67.  Wintergirls – Laurie Halse Anderson
68. Testimony – Anita Shreve
69.  Dry – Augusten Burroughs
70.  Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, an American Town – Warren St. John
71.  Skim – Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
72.  The Get Organized Answer Book – Jamie Novak
73. Zel – Donna Jo Napoli
74.  The Road – Cormac McCarthy
75. Too Big A Storm – Marsha Qualey
76. The Purity Myth – Jessica Valenti
77.  Come to Me – Amy Bloom

May

78.  If Today Be Sweet – Thrity Umrigar
79.  The Laws of Harmony – Judith Ryan Hendricks
80.  Blink – Malcolm Gladwell
81.  Burned – Ellen Hopkins
82. The Maternal is Political – edited by Shari MacDonald Strong
83. Janeology – Karen Harrington
84.  The Lost Hours – Karen White
85.  Here’s The Story – Maureen McCormick
86.  This Lullaby – Sarah Dessen
87.  God’s Politics – Jim Wallis
88.  The Last Queen – C.W. Gortner
89.  Obama: The Historic Journey – The  New York Times
90. Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher
91.  Cut – Patricia McCormick
92.  Love and Other Impossible Pursuits – Ayelet Waldman
93.  Precious – Sandra Novack
94.  Astrid & Veronika – Linda Olsson
95.  It Sucked and Then I Cried – Heather B. Armstrong
96.  The Senator’s Wife – Sue Miller
97.  Mercury in Retrograde – Paula Froelich

June

98.  The Chosen One – Carol Lynch Williams
99.  Everything Asian – Sung J. Woo
100.  The School of Essential Ingredients – Erica Bauermeister
101.  North of Beautiful – Justina Chen Headley
102.  Story of a Girl – Sara Zarr
103. The Secret Keeper – Paul Harris
104.  Twenty Boy Summer – Sarah Ockler
105.  Madapple – Christina Meldrum
106.  Lost Boy – Brent W. Jeffs
107.  Beasts of No Nation – Uzodinma Iweala
108.  Sleepwalking in Daylight – Elizabeth Flock
109.  The Accidental Bestseller – Wendy Wax
110.  Sunnyside Blues – Mary Carter
111.  Yes Means Yes! – edited by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti

July

112.  Xanadu – various authors; edited by Jane Yolen
113.  Beach Trip – Cathy Holton
114.  Undercover – Beth Kephart
115.  The Purpose Driven Life – Rick Warren
116.  The Girl She Used to Be – David Cristofano
117.  The Good Women of China – Xinran
118.  Rape: A Love Story – Joyce Carol Oates
119.  The Screwed-Up Life of Charlie the Second – Drew Ferguson
120.  Hugh and Bess – Susan Higginbotham
121.  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling
122.  Night of Flames – Douglas Jacobson
123.  Fade to Blue – Sean Beaudoin
124.  The Visibles – Sara Shepard
125.  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – J.K. Rowling

August

126.  Marcelo in the Real World – Francisco X. Stork
127.  The Blue Notebook – James A. Levine
128.  Bread Alone – Judith Ryan Hendricks
129. Jesus Land – Julia Scheeres
130.  Hungry: A Mother and Daughter Fight Anorexia – Sheila and Lisa Himmel
131.  Lock and Key – Sarah Dessen
132.  Along for the Ride – Sarah Dessen
133.  The Embers – Hyatt Bass
134.  The Complete Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi
135.  Cleopatra’s Daughter – Michelle Moran
136.  Jellicoe Road – Melina Marchetta

September

137.  House & Home – Kathleen McCleary
138.  Purple Hibiscus – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
139.  Halfway to Each Other: How a Year in Italy Brought Our Family Home – Susan Pohlman
140. Love You, Hate You, Miss You – Elizabeth Scott
141.  City of Refuge – Tom Piazza
142. The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time – Jeffrey Sachs
143. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
144.  Blindness – Jose Saramago
145.  A Disobedient Girl – Ru Freeman
146.  Blankets – Craig Thompson
147.  The Promised World – Lisa Tucker
148.  In the Woods – Tana French
149.  Deogratias, A Tale of Rwanda – J.P. Stassen

October

150.  Sworn to Silence – Linda Castillo
151.  Dear Mr. Henshaw – Beverly Cleary
152.  Flat Belly Diet Cookbook – Liz Vaccariello
153.  Wicked Lovely – Melissa Marr
154.  Willow – Julia Hoban
155.  No One You Know – Michelle Richmond
156.  Haunting Bombay – Shilpa Agarwal
157.  The Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness
158.  Everything Sucks – Hannah Friedman
159.  Liar – Justine Larbalestier
160.  The Likeness – Tana French

November

161.  Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide – Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
162.  A Year in Japan – Kate T. Williamson
163.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling
164.  The House on Tradd Street – Karen White
165.  Kristy and the Secret of Susan – Ann M. Martin
166.  Claudia and the Terrible Truth – Ann M. Martin
167.  Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist’s Wife – Irene Spencer
168.  After the Moment – Garret Freymann-Weyr
169.  Going Too Far – Jennifer Echols
170.  Best Friends Forever – Jennifer Weiner
171.  Keeping the Moon – Sarah Dessen
172.  Hate List – Jennifer Brown
173.  After You – Julie Buxbaum
174.  Redeeming Love – Francine Rivers
175.  My Little Red Book – Rachel Kauder Nalebuff
176.  The Ask and the Answer – Patrick Ness

December

177.  A.D. New Orleans After the Deluge – Josh Neufeld
178.  Nothing but the Truth (and a few white lies) – Justina Chen Headley
179.  The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel – Maureen Lindley
180.  Nocturnes – Kazuo Ishiguro
181.  Changing My Mind – Zadie Smith
182.  The Declaration – Gemma Malley
183.  When She Flew – Jennie Shortridge
184.  The Eternal Smile – Gene Luen Yang and Derek Kirk Kim
185.  Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
186.  Wild Roses – Deb Caletti
187.  Fun Home – Alison Bechdel
188.  The Resistance – Gemma Malley
189.  Bel Canto – Ann Patchett
190.  The Forest of Hands and Teeth – Carrie Ryan
191.  Children of Dust – Ali Eteraz

 

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