Thursday 7 January 2010

Books: 2009 was record breaking


1075190168_b446617243 I am an incredibly slow reader so I’m pretty proud of myself right now!  I read 35 books in 2009 and so far, I’ve reviewed 28 of those.  Click on the links to go straight to the reviews.

Unfortunately, I neglected to review all of the non-fiction books I read which is going to be a bit dry!!  I will probably review them over at A Passion to Understand and then do one post linking over to them.

Having achieved this, I almost feel confident aiming for 50 books this year!

January 2009

03. The Fall - Garth Nix

27. Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice (did not finish)

30. Mister Monday - Garth Nix

February 2009

06. Size 14 Is Not Fat Either - Meg Cabot

20. 1984 - George Orwell

28. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan

March 2009

02. First They Killed My Father - Loung Ung

13. The Trial - Franz Kafka

19. Slaves of the Mastery - William Nicholson

26. Skeleton Key - Anthony Horowitz

April 2009

21. Eagle Strike - Anthony Horowitz

26. Breathe - Cliff McNish

May 2009

05. Succubus Blues - Richelle Mead

07. Abhorsen - Garth Nix

17. Succubus Nights - Richelle Mead

20. Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories - Garth Nix

June 2009

14. Full Moon Rising - Keri Arthur

30. Succubus Dreams - Richelle Mead

July 2009

25. Scorpia - Anthony Horowitz

August 2009

01. Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead

06. The Black Book of Secrets - F.E. Higgins

11. Veronika Decides to Die - Paulo Coelho

18. The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury

30. Dinner With Mugabe - Heidi Holland

September 2009

19. Riddles of Epsilon - Christine Morton-Shaw

October 2009

18. Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris

23. Marked - P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast

30. The Girl in the Picture - Denise Chong

November 2009

10. The Host - Stephenie Meyer

17. Betrayed - P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast

24. Circle of Fire - Keri Arthur

December 2009

02. Ark Angel - Anthony Horowitz

11. Storm Born - Richelle Mead

16. Living Dead in Dallas - Charlaine Harris

23. Chosen - P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast

30. When We Were Orphans - Kazuo Ishiguro



  1. Well done, Mands!

    Any reason you didn't finish Interview?

  2. Nice work, some great picks in there too. I read the Trial years ago and it still haunts me. I read very quickly, but these days I can't get myself to sit still and read unless I'm flying somewhere.

  3. I scanned all the books you've read and I realized that I haven't read any of it hehehe... I love reading too :D esp. Nicholas Sparks, Khaled Hosseini, Mitch Album novels/books and the likes and I also love Sci-fi :) and young adults books lolz stuck to my childhood days hahaha...

    Anyways, thanks for visiting and commenting on my site...

  4. I've read about 5 of these and a few others by the same authors. I'm off to find out what you made of them :-)

    35 is impressive. I've just had a quick count up and I read about 15 last year.

  5. @ Vanessa: Hiya! Yes, t was just making me miserable! The characters had just arrived in France and I realised I'd rather be bored during my train ride home than carry on reading it!! My friend warned me you either love it or you hate it when she gave it to me!

    @ Brent: Ha! I spent 90 minutes on trains a day so I get lots of reading done. I love trains and I love my "me" time.

    @ Lagawan: I'm thinking of reading a Khaled Hosseini next!

    @ John: Cool - we seem to have a very similar taste in books!


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