Wednesday, February 03, 2010

It's about time I did this: Books I read in 2009

Here is a list of the books that I read in 2009, in no particular order (* by those that I recommend, ** by those that you absolutely MUST read):

Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins **

Septimus Heap Book One: Magyk, by Angie Sage *

Philippa Fisher's Fairy Godsister, by Liz Kessler

Inkdeath, by Cornelia Funke *

Brisingr, by Christopher Paolini

The Wanderer, by Sharon Creech **

The Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart *

How to Steal a Dog, by Barbara O'Connor

The Road to Paris, by Nikki Grimes *

River Secrets, by Shannon Hale *

Witness, by Karen Hesse **

House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer **

Full Tilt, by Neal Shusterman * (for those who like thrillers)

The Dark Side of Nowhere, by Neal Shusterman *

Aleutian Sparrow, by Karen Hesse **

Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry *

Hate that Cat, by Sharon Creech **

Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat, by Lynn Jonelle *

Pilgrim's Progress, retold by Gary D. Schmidt *

Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star, by Brandon Mull *

The Emerald Tablet, by P.J. Hoover *

The Shadow Thieves, by Anne Ursu *

Savvy, by Ingrid Law **

The Last Battle, by C.S. Lewis **

I could be forgetting some, but if I remember, I'll promptly amend this post. ;-)


  1. Anonymous4:35 PM

    I agree with all of your choices when it came to the stars! I hope people read these books, they are all pretty great!


  2. Making a list like this would require some heavy duty thinking for me.

  3. Thanks, Rebecca! That's a ton of great books!

  4. Angie, I did do a lot of thinking, and asking my kids to remind me what books I read, and looking at my bookshelves for memory-joggers.

    PJ--The Navel of the World is on my list for 2010!


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