What I Read in 2009

  • Atonement, by Ian McEwan
    • This book is so good.  I had already seen the movie, but I wanted to read the book, too – it’s gorgeously written.  And now I can say that the movie is a very true adaptation of the book.
  • A Diamond as Big as the Ritz, by F. Scott Fitzgerald (short stories)
  • Joe Jones, by Anne Lamott
  • Supreme Courtship, by Christopher Buckley
  • When the Emperor Was Divine, by Jule Otsuka
    • This book was a beautiful, quick read.  It’s about a Japanese family sent to an internment camp during World War II.
  • Baltimore Noir, by Laura Lippman
    • This is a collection of short stories by Baltimore authors.  There are a number of different cities included in the Noir series; you should check them out if you have an affinity for a particular city.
  • Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce With Your Body, by Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby
    • I’ve been reading “fat acceptance” blogs for over a year now, and this book is written by two of the leading bloggers in that area.  I don’t know that I agree with everything they’re saying, but I certainly think the message that you’re worthy of love (and other good things) no matter what size you are is a good one.
  • How to Be Lost, by Amanda Eyre Ward
  • Why Love is Not Enough, by Sol Gordon
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story, by Diane Ackerman
  • My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodie Picoult
  • I’m Not the New Me, by Wendy McClure
  • Things I Learned About My Dad (in Therapy): Essays, edited by Heather B. Armstrong
  • Certain Girls, by Jennifer Weiner
    • I’ve read everything she’s done, and I love them all, though Good in Bed – her first – is still my favorite.
  • The Appeal, by John Grisham
  • A Year of Pleasures, by Elizabeth Berg
  • The Girl on the Couch, by Lorna Martin
  • Now You See Him, by Eli Gottlieb
  • Ravens, by George Dawes Green
  • 1984, by George Orwell

2 thoughts on “What I Read in 2009

Chime in!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s