Thursday, January 1, 2009

2009 Booklist

*Drumroll, please*

Announcing Valderi Valdera's 2009 booklist (Barnes and Noble, here I come)! And yes, half of these are carry-overs from Booklist Aught 8. I read just over 40 books last year, but I cheated a bit and six of them were re-reads of books not on the list. Will have to try a little harder to make it up to the big 6-0!

First up this year is Stephenie Meyer's Twilight. And yes, you can expect I'll be writing another blog entry shortly as a follow up to my film review. I'm about 30 pages in and it's not nearly as painful as Christopher Paolini's Eragon, so there is hope yet.

2009 Booklist

  1. 13 Clocks, James Thurber
  2. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Michael Chabon
  3. Blindness, Jose Saramago
  4. Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe
  5. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
  6. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, John Boyne
  7. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
  8. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Ian Fleming
  9. The City of Ember, Jeanne Duprau
  10. Close Range, Annie Proulx
  11. Confessions of a Shopaholic, Sophie Kinsella
  12. Downtown Owl, Chuck Klosterman
  13. In Defense of Food, Michael Pollen
  14. Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert
  15. Emma, Jane Austen
  16. Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk
  17. The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom
  18. Freakonomics, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
  19. Ghost Girl, Tonya Hurley
  20. The Giver, Lois Lowery
  21. A Great and Terrible Beauty, Libba Bray
  22. The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
  23. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J K Rowling
  24. High Fidelity, Nick Hornby
  25. I Am America (And So Can You!), Stephen Colbert
  26. Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
  27. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke
  28. The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
  29. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
  30. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
  31. Madeline is Sleeping, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
  32. Minority Report and Other Stories, Philip K Dick
  33. Mirror, Mirror, Gregory Maguire
  34. My Name is Asher Lev, Chaim Potok
  35. Neuromancer, William Gibson
  36. The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollen
  37. On Writing, Stephen King
  38. Paradise Lost, John Milton
  39. Pastoralia, George Saunders
  40. Possession, A. S. Byatt
  41. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
  42. Rebel Angels, Libba Bray
  43. Rebel Without a Crew, Robert Rodriguez
  44. Remember Me, Christopher Pike
  45. Seven Basic Plots, Christopher Booker
  46. Shop Girl, Steve Martin
  47. The Tales of Beadle the Bard, JK Rowling
  48. The Tale of Despereaux, Kate Dicamillo
  49. Tangled Webs, Anne Bishop
  50. The Third Witch, Rebecca Reisert
  51. The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield
  52. The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffeneger
  53. A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
  54. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Avi
  55. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
  56. The Virgin Suicides, Jeffery Eugenides
  57. Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
  58. Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen
  59. Watership Down, Richard Adams
  60. Wicked: The Grimmerie, David Cote

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