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The Year in Review: 2009 Books Read and Loved

Like many other book bloggers, as the year comes to an end, I thought I'd share a wrap-up of my 2009 reading. I'm including a list of all the books I read this year, as well as the books I enjoyed reading the most in 2009. So, first off, here is my Top 9 of 2009:
  1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (review)
  2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (review)
  3. Still Alice by Lisa Genova (review)
  4. Moloka'i by Alan Brennert (review)
  5. The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust by Edith H. Beer and Susan Dworkin
  6. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (review)
  7. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson (review)
  8. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, with Jeffrey Zaslow
  9. The Faith Club by Ranya Idiby, Suzanne Oliver, Priscilla Wagner
I haven't written reviews for all of these yet, but I plan to write them in January as time allows. And here is my Complete List of Books Read in 2009:
  1. A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar
  2. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  3. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress: A Novel by Dai Sijie
  4. Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews
  5. Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins
  6. Crazy as Chocolate by Elisabeth Hyde
  7. Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles
  8. Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Laurence Gonzales
  9. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
  10. Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
  11. Riding Lessons: A Novel by Sara Gruen
  12. Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  13. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  14. The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere
  15. The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
  16. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  17. The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew--Three Women Search for Understanding by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver and Priscilla Warner
  18. The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
  19. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
  20. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  21. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
  22. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  23. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  24. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, with Jeffrey Zaslow
  25. The Measure of a Man by Sidney Poitier
  26. The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust by Susan Dworkin
  27. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  28. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  29. The Space Between Us: A Novel by Thrity Umrigar
  30. The Story of Forgetting: A Novel by Stefan Merrill Block
  31. The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel by Dianne Setterfield
  32. The Tree-Sitter: A Novel by Suzanne Matson
  33. The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
  34. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Happy New Year!


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