Thursday, January 7, 2010

Books Read in 2009

It was a great year for me to read books as I read 87 books. It is all due to my finishing up my dissertation and having some time to read for fun again!!! Some of my favorite discoveries have been Henning Mankell and his FABULOUS Wallander mysteries, several of the series by Alexander McCall Smith, Malcolm Gladwell's Blink and Outliers, and Angela's Ashes- to name just a few. I'm not setting any goals for 2010 of "beating" this record but I promise that I will continue reading for fun because I had forgotten just how much I LOVE it!
  • Pills, Profits, and Politics- Milton Silverman and Philip R. Lee
  • Teachings of the Presidents of the Church- Joseph Smith
  • 44 Scotland Street- Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Murder of King Tut- James Patterson
  • Nudge- Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein
  • My Life- Marc Chagall
  • The Lost Art of Gratitude- Alexander McCall Smith
  • Cheating Death- Sanjay Gupta
  • My Stroke of Insight- Jill Bolte Taylor
  • Mindset- Carol S. Dweck
  • Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow's Big Changes- Mark J. Penn
  • Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte
  • Enchanted April- Elizabeth von Arnim
  • The Geography of Bliss- Eric Weiner
  • The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief- Francis S. Collins
  • The Old Man and the Sea- Ernest Hemingway
  • Brave New World- Aldous Huxley
  • The Jane Austen Book Club- Karen Joy Fowler
  • Catch 22- Joseph Heller
  • Austenland- Shannon Hales
  • The Lost Symbol- Dan Brown
  • Animal Farm- George Orwell
  • 206 Bones- Kathy Reichs
  • Postmortem: How Medical Examiners Explain Suspicious Deaths- Stefan Timmermans
  • Angela's Ashes- Frank McCourt
  • Travels with Charley: In Search of America- John Steinbeck
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four- George Orwell
  • Disciplining Statistics- Libby Schweber
  • Long Day's Journey Into Night- Eugene O'Neill
  • Pyramid and Four Other Kurt Wallander Mysteries- Henning Mankell
  • All My Sons- Arthur Miller
  • A Tale of Two Cities- Charles Dickens
  • Civil Disobedience- Henry David Thoreau
  • Tea Time for the Traditionally Built- Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Measure of a Man- Sidney Poitier
  • Kim- Rudyard Kipling
  • At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances- Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs- Alexander McCall Smith
  • Walden- Henry David Thoreau
  • Portuguese Irregular Verbs- Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday- Alexander McCall Smith
  • The White Lioness- Henning Mankell
  • The Careful Use of Compliments- Alexander McCall Smith
  • Before the Frost- Henning Mankell
  • The Right Attitude to Rain- Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Dogs of Riga- Henning Mankell
  • The Man Who Smiled- Henning Mankell
  • Lincoln's Melancholy- Joshua Wolf Shenk
  • Friends, Lovers, Chocolates- Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Fifth Woman- Henning Mankell
  • Faceless Killers- Henning Mankell
  • The Sunday Philosophers Club- Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Red Badge of Courage- Stephen Crane
  • One Step Behind- Henning Mankell
  • Firewall- Henning Mankell
  • Better Than You Think You Are- Ardeth G. Kapp
  • Sidetracked- Henning Mankell
  • Bait and Switch- Barbara Ehrenreich
  • The Miracle at Speedy Motors- Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Good Husband of Zebra Drive- Alexander McCall Smith
  • Blue Shoes and Happiness- Alexander McCall Smith
  • In the Company of Cheerful Ladies- Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Full Cupboard of Life- Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Kalahari Typing School for Men- Alexander McCall Smith
  • Morality for Beautiful Girls- Alexander McCall Smith
  • Tears of the Giraffe- Alexander McCall Smith
  • Blink- Malcolm Gladwell
  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency- Alexander McCall Smith
  • Gang Leader for a Day- Sudhir Venkatesh
  • Dubliners- James Joyce
  • The Fifth Branch- Sheila Jasanoff
  • Hyping Health Risks- George Kabat
  • Outliers- Malcom Gladwell
  • Essays on Professions- Robert Dingwall
  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood- Charles Dickens
  • Silas Marner- George Eliot
  • Body of Lies- Iris Johansen
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring- Tracy Chevalier
  • The Old Curiosity Shop- Charles Dickens
  • The Age of Innocence- Edith Wharton
  • Atonement- Ian McEwan
  • The Pearl- John Steinbeck
  • All Quiet on the Western Front- Erich Maria Remarque
  • Oliver Twist- Charles Dickens
  • Little Dorritt- Charles Dickens
  • Black Like Me- John Howard Griffin
  • Life on the Screen- Sherry Turkle


nicole said...

wow! that is more than one a week! i am jealous...

Lauren said...

Wow, Cher! I'm gonna have to tally my own reading, though I'm sure it won't stack up with yours. What did you think of Kathy Reichs's book? We've recently started watching "Bones" on TV and I'm intrigued.

Cheryl and William said...

Lauren- You should DEFINITELY read Kathy Reich's series! They are SO GOOD- I read most of them last year and really enjoyed them. We also love Bones, but the first 3 seasons were the best- the latest ones are ok but not nearly as good as the first ones. You should read them and let me know what you think about them