Books Read in 2009

My annual January 1st post, where I archive my books read in the previous year. To amuse myself, I categorize them in a new way every year.

with (and for) children
Mr. Popper’s Penguins | Atwater
The Penderwicks | Birdsall
Henry Huggins | Cleary
Henry & the Paper Route | Cleary
Ramona the Pest | Cleary
James & the Giant Peach | Dahl
My Father’s Dragon | Gannett
Josephina | Tripp
Molly: An American Girl | Tripp
Charlotte’s Web | White
Little House in the Big Woods | Wilder

for literacy
The Good Earth | Buck
My Antonia | Cather
Murder in the Cathedral | Eliot
The Remains of the Day | Ishiguro
Love in the Ruins | Percy
Midnight’s Children | Rushdie
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn | Smith
Scoop | Waugh

to learn
Your Five Year Old | Ames
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down | Fadiman
Same Kind of Different as Me | Hall & Moore
Collapse of Distinction | McKain
Jesus Girls | ed. Notess
Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be | Plantinga
Fast Track Photographer | Sanders
Womenomics | Shipman & Kay
Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl | Wilson

just because
Boomtown | anon
Forest of the Pygmies | Allende
The Memory of Old Jack | Berry
The Yiddish Policemen’s Union | Chabon
Belong to Me | de los Santos
Anansi Boys | Gaiman
Breaking Dawn | Meyer
Bel Canto | Patchett
Home: A Novel | Robinson
The Human Stain | Roth
The Complete Persepolis | Satrapi
The Help | Stockett

just Anne
Anne of Green Gables | Montgomery
Anne Of Avonlea | Montgomery
Anne Of the Island | Montgomery
Anne of Windy Poplars | Montgomery
Anne’s House of Dreams | Montgomery
Anne of Ingleside | Montgomery
Rainbow Valley | Montgomery
Rilla of Ingleside | Montgomery

I so appreciate being able to look over my old annual lists on the blog, back to 2004. Thanks for humoring me.

4 responses to “Books Read in 2009

  1. this is actually my favorite post that you do each year!

  2. I’m honored I made your list! I also am from Nova Scotia and dated a descendent of Lucy Maud Montgomery when I was in college. Yes, she had red hair.


  3. I agree, this is always one of my favorite posts. I like book suggestions from people who read good books.

  4. Me too, me too! I love your book lists and have cobbed titles from your lists for years. Thank you.

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