Favorite Books - 2001 - 2009


Top Fiction Picks 2009

1. Cutting for Stone; Abraham Verghese
1. The Help; Kathryn Stockett
2. Little Bee; Chris Cleave
3. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County; Tiffany Baker
4. The Weight of Heaven; Thrity Umrigar
5. That Old Cape Magic; Richard Russo
6. Still Alice; Lisa Genova
7. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt; Beth Hoffman
8. Half Broke Horses; Jeanette Walls
9. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie; Alan Bradley
10.The Book of Bright Ideas; Sandra Kring

Top Non Fiction Picks 2009

1. Christian the Lion; Bourke and Rendall
2. The Time of My Life; Patrick Swayze and Lisa Neimi
3. The House on Sugar Beach; Helene Cooper
4. Have a Little Faith; Mitch Albom
5. The Four Agreements; Don Miguel Ruiz

Top 10 Book Picks for 2008

Top 10 (FICTION) of 2008
  1. Tomato Girl; Jane Pupek
  2. The Art of Racing in the Rain; Garth Stein (audio)
  3. Molokai; Richard Brennert
  4. Every Last Cuckoo; Kate Maloy
  5. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle; David Wroblewski
  6. Purple Hibiscus; Adichie (audio)
  7. Testimony; Shreve
  8. Skeletons at the Feast; Bohjalian
  9. Unaccustomed Earth; Lahari (audio)
  10. The Commoner; Schwartz (audio)
Top 10 (NON FICTION) of 2008
  1. Chosen By a Horse; Richards
  2. Alex and Me; Pepperberg (audio)
  3. The Last Lecture; Pausch
  4. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid; Bryson (audio)
  5. Dreams of My Father; Obama
  6. Predictably Irrational; Arieley
  7. Forward From Here: Leaving Middle Age & other Adventures; Lindberg 
  8. Do Dead People Watch You Shower; Bertoldi
  9. Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World; Myron
  10. The Numerati; Baker

  Favorite Books of 2007


187 Books Read 

Top 10 fiction and non fiction

FICTION

  1. Let The Northern Lights Erase Your Name; Vida
  2. A Thousand Splendid Suns; Hussini
  3. The Double Bind; Chris Bohjalian
  4. Summers at Blue Lake; Althouse
  5. The Book Thief; Zusak
  6. Night Fall; Nelson DeMille
  7. Gold Coast; Nelson DeMille
  8. The Loop; Joe Coomer
  9. The Rest of Her Life; Moriarty
  10. Promise Not To Tell; Jennifer McMahon
NON FICTION
  1. Eat, Pray, Love; Gilbert
  2. Here If You Need Me; Braestrup
  3. Feline Mystique; Simons
  4. Good Dog Stay; Quindlen
  5. Wall Street Guide To Identity Theft
  6. Memoirs of a Misfit; Peck
  7. Karma 101; Mack
  8. The Little Guide To Your Well Read Life; Leveen
  9. Big Pappi; David Ortiz
  10. Rescuing Sprite; Levin

Favorite Books of 2006

187 Books Read

TOP  10 FICTION
  1. Water For Elephants; Sarah Gruen
  2. The Crimes of Jordan Wise; Pronzini
  3. The Things They Carried; O'Brien
  4. The Road; Comac McCarthy
  5. Cage of Stars; Mitchard
  6. The Thirteenth Tale; Setterfield
  7. The Analyst; Jon Katzenbach
  8. Wild Fire; Nelson DeMille
  9. Slay Ride; Grabenstein
  10. Book of Lost Things; Connolly
TOP 10 NON FICTION
  1. Wisdom of Our Fathers; Tim Russert
  2. The Great Hurricane; Burns
  3. How Reading Changed My Life; Quindlen
  4. The Blessing of the Animals; Gonzalez
  5. In Cold Blood; Capote
  6. Freakonomics; Leavitt
  7. From Baghdad With Love; Kopelmann
  8. I Feel Bad About My Neck; Ephron
  9. Found Dogs; Lufkin
  10. Three Weeks With My Brother; Nicholas Sparks

Favorite Books of 2005

190 Books Read 

Top 10 Favorites

Top 10 FICTION
  1. Snow Flower & the Secret Fan; Lisa See
  2. Kite Runner; Husinni
  3. Bright Forever; Lee Martin
  4. Myth of You & Me; Stewart
  5. Half Broken Things; Morag Joss
  6. Red Leaves; Thomas Cook
  7. My Sister's Keeper; Jodi Picoult
  8. Writing on the Wall; Schwartz
  9. Rapture of Canaan; Reynolds
  10. Follow Your Heart; Tamaro
Top 10 Non Fiction
  1. The Glass Castle; Wall
  2. Autobiography of a Face; Grealey
  3. A Paper Life; Tatum O'Neil
  4. Marley & Me; Grogan
  5. The Feline Mystique; Simons
  6. Making a Good Brain Great; Amen
  7. The Rescue Artist; Dolnick
  8. A Year of Magical Thinking; Didon
  9. Never Have Your Dog Stuff; Alan Alda
  10. Down Came the Rain; Brooke Shields

Favorite Books of 2004 

 READ 134 BOOKS

Top 10 favorites were:

  1. Middlesex; Jeffrey Eugendies
  2. Between Two Rivers; Daniel Rinaldi
  3. An Inconvenient Wife; Megan Chance
  4. Sudden Sea; Scotti
  5. An Almost Perfect Murder; Kirshbaum
  6. The Christmas Shoes; Donna Van Liere
  7. Joy Comes in the Morning; Rosen
  8. Island Walkers; Bemrose
  9. The Usual Rules; Joyce Maynard
  10. A Redbird Christmas; Fannie Flagg

Favorite Books of 2003

Read 118 Books

Top 10 favorites
  1. Life of Pi; Martel
  2. Crow Lake; Maryann Lawson
  3. Second Glance; Jodi Picoult
  4. All He Ever Wanted; Anita Shreve
  5. Learning Joy From Dogs Without Collars; Lauralee Summer
  6. Old School; Tobias Wolff
  7. Lake of Dead Language; Carol Goodman
  8. Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night; Mark Haddon
  9. Beachcomber; Karen Robards
  10. The Center of Everything; Laura Moriarty

Favorite Books of 2002

Read 87 books

Top 10 favorites
  1. The Lovely Bones; Alice Sebold
  2. Eden Close; Anita Shreve
  3. Blindness; Jose Saramago
  4. Tuesdays With Morrie; Mitch Albom
  5. Whispers & Lies; Joy Fielding
  6. Snow Island; Susan Towler
  7. Gold Coast; Nelson DeMille
  8. Salem Fall; Jodi Picoult
  9. All the Names; Jose Saramago
  10. Chasing the Dime; Michael Connelly

Favorite Books of 2001

Read 66 Books 

Top 10 favorites:
  1. The Bonesetter's Daughter: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle); Amy Tan
  2. Strange Fits of Passion: A Novel; Anita Shreve
  3. Resistance: A Novel; Anita Shreve
  4. The Inn at Lake Devine; Eleanor Lipman
  5. The Bluest Eye (Vintage International); Toni Morrison
  6. The Law of Similars; Chris Bohjalian
  7. I Know This Much Is True: A Novel (P.S.); Wally Lamb
  8. Good Harbor: A Novel;Anita Diamant
  9. L.A. Dead (Stone Barrington Novels); Stuart Woods
  10. Angela's Ashes: A Memoir; Frank McCourt

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