Monday, January 12, 2009

2009 Books I've Read

So I guess it's time to begin my 2009 list of books I've read. I read a total of 43 in 2008. Not a bad number, but I'd like to try and read even more. I think reading makes me smarter. Or at least it makes me feel smarter. Which is almost as good.

36. The Darling - Russell Banks 8.5/10

35. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden 9/10

34. The Go-Giver - Bob Burg and John David Mann 8.5/10

33. Small Business for Dummies - 8.5/10

32. Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson 8/10

31. Bound for Glory - Woodie Guthrie 8/10

30. Dandelion Wine - Ray Bradbury 7.5/10

29. Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer 7/10

28. Don't Look Down - Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer 6/10

27. A Wedding in December - Anita Shreve 6.5/10

26. Tomcat in Love - Tim O'Brien 7/10

25. Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer 5.5/10

24. Plain Truth - Jodi Picoult 8/10

23. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz 7.5/10

22. The Glass Castle - Jeannette Wells 9.5/10

21. New Moon - Stephenie Meyer 5/10

20. Twilight - Stephanie Meyer 4/10

19. A Cup Of Tea - Amy Ephron 7.5/10

18. Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding 8/10

17. The Memory Keeper's Daugher - Kim Edwards 8.5/10

16. The Mermaid Chair - Sue Monk Kidd 7.5/10

15. The Jane Austen Book Club - Karen Joy Fowler 7/10

14. Lying Awake - Mark Salzman 9/10

13. The Light of Day - Graham Swift 6.5/10

12. Peace Like A River - Leif Enger 9/10

11. Freakonomics - Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner 9/10

10. Towelhead - Alicia Erian 8.5/10

9. Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper - Diablo Cody 9/10

8. Trunk Music - Michael Connelly 7.5/10

7. No Country for Old Men - Cormac McCarthy 9/10

6. Until I Find You - John Irving 7.5/10

5. Cause Celeb - Helen Fielding 7/10

4. The Long Night of Winchell Dear - Robert Waller 7/10

3. Merde Actually - Stephen Clarke 5/10

2. The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien 9/10

1. Under the Banner of Heaven - Jon Krakauer 7/10

3 comments:

StephenElliot said...

43 books?! Dang! Good work. What was the BEST book you read last year?

Emily said...

Hmmm... good question. I think the best book I read last year would have to be "The Tender Bar" by J.R. Moehringer. Amazing. It was sincere, well-written and the most touching memoir I think I've ever read. "A Prayer for Owen Meany" by John Irving was awesome as well. Both of these books made me cry. (Which I try not to do very often, so it is definitely the mark of a good read.)

Steve said...

I recommend A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers. If you haven't read it yet.