Monday, December 28, 2009 By: Suzanne

A Year of Blogging Recap

Last year I posted my recap on New Year's Day but since that's a Friday and I want to post my 56 separately, I'm posting this early. I think it's a nice way to celebrate the end of the year blog-style.

There are many, many more books to talk about this year, so hold on and enjoy the ride. I'm going to do a summary to begin with.



13 Books or audio books! Wow, that's good. That means I averaged one awesome book per month and had an extra for Yule! hehehe







28 Books or audio books! Woohoo glad to know I read more that I like than don't like!






5 Books or audio books. I don't really pick up something unless I think I'm going to love it so this is not surprising.








3 Books or audio books. To be fair, one of these I KNEW I wasn't going to like but I really didn't think I would hate it so much. The Dean Koontz book I was so disappointed in because I used to love Dean Koontz. And someone needs to let Steve Martin know not to narrate his own stories anymore.




13 Books or Audio Books. The choice of so-so really stems from many things. I like certain aspects of the book but not others. I enjoyed the plot but not the writing style (or vice versa). I was expecting one thing from the cover and got something inferior. And in a couple cases, I am familiar with the author's other works and don't feel this holds up to them.

Also before I get started I'm going to list my top 5 books in conjunction with Lorielle's Top 5.



What are the Top 5 Books that you read in 2009?
If you want to join in on the fun, copy the above image to your blog, and link it back to Just Bookin' Around.

I decided to exclude any that I had read before because the reason I re-read them was I knew I loved them.

1. The Angel's Game

2. The Mystery of Grace

3. The Thirteenth Tale

4. The Dispossessed

5. The Cabinet of Wonders


So here goes my year end list! Happy Reading!


Ines Of My Soul by Isabel Allende
1/13/09








The Virgin's Lover by Philipa Gregory
1/13/09






The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
1/13/09






Forever by Pete Hamill
1/13/09






Speaker for the Dead by Oscar Scott Card (re-read)
1/13/09






Diary: A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk
1/14/09






Greenmantle by Charles de Lint
1/27/09






33 1/3: Elvis Costello's Armed Forces
1/31/09





Retribution by Jillian P. Hoffman
2/2/09






Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
2/3/09







The Road by Cormac McCarthy
2/13/09






Prince of Fire by Daniel Silva
2/16/09





Every Breath You Take by Anne Rule
2/20/09






The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt
3/2/09





Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella
3/4/09






The Liar's Club by Mary Karr
3/12/09





The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
3/14/09







Duma Key by Stephen King
3/25/09






Lords of Corruption by Kyle Mills
4/1/09






Your Heart Belongs to Me by Dean Koontz
4/4/09








The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Berry
4/7/09





Words Unspoken by Elizabeth Musser
4/1//09






The Forgotten Man by Robert Cais
4/13/09






The Cabinet of Wonders by Marie Rutkoski
4/18






Oh my god, I'm only in April.


The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
4/20/09






The Ruins by Scott Smith
4/29/09







The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
5/3/09






Paint it Black by Janet Finch
5/13/09






Baby Proof by Emily Griffin
5/14/09







Confessor by Terry Goodkind
5/16/09





Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer
5/17/09







Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst
5/28/09






Royal Blood by Rona Sharon
6/3/09






HALF WAY!!


20 Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
6/15/09





Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
6/20/09





The Onion Girl by Charles de Lint
6/21/09






Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
6/24/09





2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
6/26/09






Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
7/18/09





The Mystery of Grace by Charles de Lint
7/24/09






The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
7/27/09






The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
8/1/09






Good Grief by Lolly Winston
8/17







Musicophilia by Olver Sacks
8/15/09
8/22/09
9/12/09




Spiritwalk by Charles de Lint
8/18/09





Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
8/21/09







The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks (a re-read)
9/11/09






Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
9/14/09






IT'S FALL!


The Golden City by John Twelve Hawks
9/24/09




City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
10/8/09






Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
11/4/09






Just After Sunset by Stephen King
11/7/09




Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
11/8/09






Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink
11/12/09






City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
11/15/09






The Guy Not taken by Jennifer Weiner
11/21/09






(and both big toes up)
The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafron
11/23/09





The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
11/24/09






The Constant Princess by Philipa Gregory
11/25/09






The Wedding Date by Elizabeth Young
11/26/09






The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (a re-read)
12/9/09
12/13/09






The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst
12/9/09





Shopgirl by Steve Martin
12/10/09







So there it is. If you actually read the whole thing, more power to ya! I really do this for myself and don't expect anyone else to be interested but if you are, THANKS!

2 comments:

stacybuckeye said...

Fun recap (I do admit I only skimmed all of the titles though :)) I loved The Thriteenth Tale when I read it last year.

Lorielle said...

I haven't read any of the books on your top 5. But They sound like good ones. :) Thanks for playing along!

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