Friday, January 2, 2009

2009 - Read - Your - Own - Books - Challenge


Hosted by MizB the rules are simple:

* set a goal for how many of your OWN books you’d like to read in 2009 (I chose 100) COMPLETED 11/2009


* read from your own collection between January 1st and December 31st, 2009
  1. Madness: A Bipolar Life; Hornbacher - 4/5
  2. The Book of Bright Ideas; Kring - 5/5
  3. Frangipani; Vaite - 4/5
  4. Breadfruit; Vaite - 4/5
  5. A Golden Age; Anam - 4.5/5 - audio
  6. The Four Agreements; Ruiz - 5/5
  7. Women of the Silk; Tsukiyama - 4.5/5
  8. The Space Between Us; Umrigar - 4.5/5
  9. In the Country of Men; Matar - 3.5/5 - audio
  10. The Secret; Byrne - 1/5
  11. Mercy; Picoult - 3.5/5
  12. Travels in the Scriptorium; Auster - 2/5 audio
  13. Still Alice; Lisa Genova - 5/5
  14. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - 4.5/5
  15. The Mercy Papers; Romm - 3.5/5
  16. The Emperor of Ocean Park; Carter 4/5 - audio
  17. Finding Your Own North Star; Beck - 4/5
  18. The White Tiger; Adiga - 3/5
  19. The Winter of Our Discontent; Steinbeck - 4/5
  20. The Weight of Heaven; Umrigar - 5/5
  21. Dog On It; Quinn - 4/5
  22. The Cradle; Somerville - 3/5
  23. Murder Most Frothy; Coyle - 4/5
  24. Santa Fe Rules; Stuart Woods - 3/5 (audio)
  25. Almost Home; Jenoff - 4/5 (review copy)
  26. Heat; Stuart Woods - 2.5/5 (audio)
  27. The Simplest of Acts; Haney - 4/5 (review)
  28. Apologize, Apologize; Kelly - 2/5 (audio)
  29. Shanghai Girls; Lisa See - 4.5/5 (review)
  30. All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome; Hoopman - 5/5
  31. Happy for No Reason; Marci Shimoff - 4/5 (audio)
  32. Gringos in Paradise; Golson - 4/5
  33. Prayers For Sale; Sandra Dallas - 4.5/5 (review copy)
  34. The Visibles; Sara Shepard - 4/5 (review copy)
  35. The Bone Garden; Tess Gerritsen - 3.5/5
  36. Dark Places; Gillian Flynn - 4/5 (review)
  37. Dark Tide; Andrew Gross - 4/5 (audio)
  38. The Blue Notebook; James Levine - 5/5 (review)
  39. The Black Girl Next Door; Baszile - 4/5 (review)
  40. Burnt Shadows; Shamsie - 3.5/5 (review)
  41. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie; Bradley (review)
  42. The Chosen One; Williams - 4.5/5 (audio-review)
  43. Broken: A Love Story; Lisa Jones - 4/5 (review)
  44. Beach Chair Diaries; Spurr - 4/5
  45. A Disobedient Girl; Ru Freeman - 3.5/5 (review)
  46. Perfection; Julie Metz - 4/5 (review)
  47. Swimming Lessons; Mary Alice Monroe - 4/5 (audio)
  48. A Short History of Women; Kate Walbert - 4/5 (review)
  49. Labor Day; Joyce Maynard - 5/5 (review)
  50. The Bride's Farewell; Meg Rosoff - 3.5/5 (review)
  51. A Lion Called Christian; Bourke and Rendall - 5/5
  52. So Happy Together; McFadden - 4/5 (review)
  53. A Happy Marriage; Yglesias - 4.5/5 (review)
  54. Magicians; Grossman - 5/5 (review)
  55. God of War; Silver - 5/5 (review)
  56. When the Sun Goes Down; Breuhaus - 4/5
  57. The Calligrapher's Daughter; Kim - 5/5 (review)
  58. Benny & Shrimp; Mazetti - 4/5 (review)
  59. The House on Sugar Beach; Cooper - 4.5/5 (review)
  60. Dry Ice; White - 4/5 (audio)
  61. Loving Frank; Horan - 4/5 (audio)
  62. Life Sentences; Lippman (audio)
  63. Song of Renewal; Harvey - 4/5 (review)
  64. Firefly Cloak; Sheri Reynolds - 3.5/5
  65. The Idea of Love; Louise Dean - 3/5 (review)
  66. The Day the Falls Stood Still; Cathy Buchanan - 4.5/5 (review)
  67. Daddy's Girl; Scottoline - 3/5 (audio)
  68. Julie and Julia; Powell - 5/5
  69. Homer's Odyssey; Gwen Cooper - 4.5/5 (review)
  70. After You; Julie Buxbaum - 4/5 (review)
  71. Revolutionary Road; Richard Yates - 4.5/5
  72. The Woodstock Story Book; Sackett and Levine - 4.5/5 (review)
  73. The Dragon House; Shors - 4/5 (review)
  74. The Shimmer; Morrell - 3.5/5 (review)
  75. The Hidden Life of Deer; Marshall Thomas - 3/5 (review)
  76. Loitering With Intent; Woods - 2/5 (audio)
  77. Bird in Hand; Kline - 3.5/5 (review)
  78. Saving Sammy: Curing the Boy Who Caught OCD; Maloney - 4/5 (review)
  79. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind; Kamkwamba and Mealy - 4.5/5 (review) (audio)
  80. I Was Told There'd Be Cake; Sloane Crosley - 3/5
  81. Day After Night; Anita Diamant - 4/5 (review)
  82. Sari Shop Widow; Bantwal - 4/5 (review)
  83. Broken Window; Deaver - 4/5 (audio)
  84. The Brutal Telling; Penny - 4/5 (review)
  85. Tortilla Flat; John Steinbeck - 4.5/5
  86. Mathilda Savitch; Lodato - 4/5 (review)
  87. Baking Cakes in Kigali; Gaile Parkin - 4/5 (review)
  88. Solace; Temes - 4/5
  89. A Duty to the Dead; Todd - 4/5
  90. Gifts from the Sea; Lindbergh - 5/5
  91. Zen and the Art of Happiness; Prentiss - 4/5
  92. Sworn to Silence; Castillo - 4/5 (audio)
  93. Haunted Island; Nadler - 3/5
  94. Recipe Club; Israel and Garfinkle - 4/5(review)
  95. The Christmas Cookie Club; Pearlman - 3/5 (review)
  96. The Haunting of Hill House; Shirley Jackson - 4.5/5
  97. Picking Bones from Ash; Mockett - 4.5/5 (review)
  98. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane - 4/5 (review)
  99. Away; Amy Bloom 4/5
  100. The Christmas Dog; Carlson - 4/5
  101. Her Fearful Symmetry; Audrey Niffenegger - 4/5 (review)
  102. Await Your Reply; Chaon - 4.5/5 (review)
  103. The Christmas List - 5/5
  104. Wishin and Hopin; Wally Lamb - 5/5 (review)
  105. Half Broke Horses; Walls - 5/5 (review)
  106. Holiday Grind; Coyle - 4/5 (review)
  107. The Girl on Legare Street; Karen White - 4/5
  108. Amen, Amen, AMen; Sher - 4/5
  109. New World Monkeys; Mauro - 3/5
  110. The Lovely Bones; Sebold (audio) 4/5
  111. Rainwater; Sandra Brown (review) 5/5
  112. Alice I Have Been; Benjamin (review) 4.5/5
  113. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt; Beth Hoffman (review) - 5/5
  114. Mean Mothers; Peg Streep - 4/5

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