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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Reading Wrap Up 2009

I just finished tallying up the number of books I have read this year and am shocked with my total of 47! This number includes regular books as well as audio books. When I started blogging I thought I might read 20, so this blows me away. Here are the books I read this year with links to those that I did reviews for (in case you missed them!). I marked my favorite reads of the year with a star.

~*The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
~The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory
~Rose Without A Thorn by Jean Plaidy (somehow I forgot to review this one - look for it in early 2010)
~The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory
~Plain Jane by Laurien Gardner
~*Nefertiti by Michelle Moran
~The Dangerous Book For Demon Slayers by Angie Fox
~Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir
~Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
~Madame Serpent by Jean Plaidy
~*The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn by Robin Maxwell
~1st to Die by James Patterson
~Eve by Elissa Elliott
~Rage by Jerry Langton
~*The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
~Dancing with Ana by Nicole Barker
~2nd Chance by James Patterson
~Five Days in Paris by Danielle Steel
~The Merry Monarch's Wife by Jean Plaidy
~The Hot Kid by Elmore Leonard
~Coraline by Neil Gaiman
~Tara Road by Maeve Binchy
~The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
~*The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
~The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
~Smitten by Janet Evanovich
~The Triumph of Deborah by Eva Etzioni-Halevy
~*Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran
~Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult
~Elizabeth's Women by Tracey Borman
~*Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
~Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
~*The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
~Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire
~The Golden Tulip by Rosalind Laker
~3rd Degree by James Patterson
~Going Bovine by Libba Bray
~4th of July by James Patterson
~*O, Juliet by Robin Maxwell - (Look for the review during the Historical Fiction Bloggers Round Table event in January)
~The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
~The Shadow of the Pomegranate by Jean Plaidy
~*Thirsty by Kristin Bair-O'Keeffe
~The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
~The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox
~Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
~Notorious Royal Marriages by Leslie Carroll - (Look for the review during the Historical Fiction Bloggers Round Table event in January)
~My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler

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  1. I've read quite a few of the books on your list (both of Moran's, the Gregory books, Weir's book, Maxwell's "Secret Diary"), and loved them all. I've read everything Plaidy, which tells you how much I've enjoyed her, too. I've also read all of Laker's novels, and she was actually a great writing inspiration to me as I got started.

    You had a great reading year!

  2. Wow! Great year! I'm dying to read O, Juliet. Do you know if there's going to be a giveaway during the Historical Fiction Bloggers Round Table next month?

    Laura Hartness
    The Calico Critic

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  4. This is great, Heather! You beat me! lol

  5. Reading your post about circus fires is what made me go back and try reading Water for Elephants! It ended up being one of my favorite reads of the year! Thanks for all your help in getting me started.

  6. Wow!! You did fantastic!! Great summary post. You read some really great ones (we had the same taste in many:)
    Have a great 2010 Heather! So glad we're doing HFBRT together- love ya:)

  7. I see you have "The Time Traveler's Wife" as a favorite. Many people liked this one, I think I'll plan on reading it this year.

    Visiting from Book Blogs.


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