January 08, 2010

Read Much?!?!

Going into this year, one of my goals was to make time to read more.  At the time, I thought I had read about 70 books.  In fact, that's what I told Sara.

I lied.

I read 115 books in 2009...though a few were "re-reads".  This year, I'm going to let you all know (once a week or so) what I've been reading.  Please know that I occassionally read books that inspire intelligent thought.  But most of the time - it's chick lit.  Don't say I didn't warn ya!  :-)

Below is my reading list for 2009.  I'll let you all know what I've read so far in 2010 at some point next week.

  1. Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Healing, Humor and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon - Nick Trout
  2. We Were The Mulvaneys - Joyce Carol Oates
  3. P.S. I Love You - Cecelia Ahern
  4. Love, Rosie - Cecelia Ahern
  5. The Red Tent - Anita Diamont
  6. Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
  7. The DaVinci Code - Dan Brown
  8. Angels & Demons - Dan Brown
  9. Knitting Under the Influence - Claire LaZebnik
  10. The Art of Racing In The Rain - Garth Stein
  11. Kiss The Girls - James Patterson
  12. Along Came a Spider - James Patterson
  13. Jack & Jill - James Patterson
  14. Four Blind Mice - James Patterson
  15. Pop Goes The Weasel - James Patterson
  16. Roses Are Red - James Patterson
  17. 1st to Die - James Patterson
  18. 3rd Degree - James Patterson
  19. 5th Horseman - James Patterson
  20. All That Remains - Patricia Cornwell
  21. Cruel and Unusual - Patricia Cornwell
  22. Point of Origin - Patricia Cornwell
  23. Cause of Death - Patricia Cornwell
  24. Black Notice - Patricia Cornwell
  25. The Last Precinct - Patricia Cornwell
  26. From Potters Field - Patricia Cornwell
  27. Body of Evidence - Patricia Cornwell
  28. Postmortem - Patricia Cornwell
  29. The Body Farm - Patricia Cornwell
  30. The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
  31. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
  32. The Tiara Club - Beverly Brandt
  33. Record Time - Beverly Brandt
  34. Thanks for Nothing, Nick Maxwell - Debbie Carbin
  35. The Godmother - Carrie Adams
  36. Change Baby - June Spence
  37. How To Be Cool - Johanna Edwards
  38. Scot On The Rocks - Brenda Janowicz
  39. Nights in Rodanthe - Nicholas Sparks
  40. In Her Shoes - Jennifer Weiner
  41. Little Earthquakes - Jennifer Weiner
  42. Certain Girls - Jennifer Weiner
  43. Chasing Harry Winston - Laura Weisberger
  44. The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
  45. Pilgrims - Elizabeth Gilbert
  46. Blowfly - Patricia Cornwell
  47. The Dogs of Babel - Carolyn Parkhurst
  48. Shoe Addicts Anonymous - Elizabeth Harbison
  49. The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry
  50. The Guerney Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer
  51. Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas - James Patterson
  52. The Booster - Jennifer Solow
  53. Nearlyweds - Beth Kendrick
  54. The Second Assistant - Clare Naylor & Mimi Hare
  55. The First Assistant - Clare Naylor & Mimi Hare
  56. Un-Bridled - Eileen Rendahl
  57. Fashionably Late - Beth Kendrick
  58. Exes and Ohs - Beth Kendrick
  59. The Friday Night Knitting Club - Kate Jacobs
  60. The Sweet Potato Queen Wedding Planner - Jill Conner Browne
  61. The Smart One & The Pretty One - Clare LaZebnik
  62. Everything Nice - Ellen Shanman
  63. Dating Game - Beverly Brandt
  64. The Importance of Being Married - Gemma Townley
  65. Spa Vacation - Theresa Alan
  66. Marley & Me - John Grogan
  67. Off The Menu - Christine Son
  68. Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson
  69. Twilight - Stephanie Meyer
  70. New Moon - Stephanie Meyer
  71. Eclipse - Stephanie Meyer
  72. Breaking Dawn - Stephanie Meyer
  73. My Favorite Mistake - Beth Kendrick
  74. The Pre-Nup - Beth Kendrick
  75. Babe in Toyland - Eugenia Seifer Olsen
  76. Dogs and Goddesses - Jennifer Crusie
  77. Now You See It - Allison Lynn
  78. Tulle Little, Tulle Late - Kimberly Llewellyn
  79. The Position - Meg Wolitzer
  80. Breakfast with Buddha - Roland Merullo
  81. The Art of Keeping Secrets - Patti Callahan Henry
  82. Acts of Love - Emily Listfield
  83. You'll Never Nanny In This Town Again - Suzanne Hansen
  84. The Private Patient - P.D. James
  85. Turning Tables - Heather Macdowell
  86. The Blonde Theory - Kristin Harmel
  87. Bad Heir Day - Wendy Holden
  88. Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris
  89. Living Dead In Dallas - Charlaine Harris
  90. Club Dead - Charlaine Harris
  91. Dead To The World - Charlaine Harris
  92. Dead As A Doornail - Charlaine Harris
  93. Definitely Dead - Charlaine Harris
  94. From Dead to Worse - Charlaine Harris
  95. Dead and Gone - Charlaine Harris
  96. A Touch of Dead - Charlaine Harris
  97. Holly's Inbox - Holly Denham
  98. The Lost Recipe For Happiness - Barbara O'Neal
  99. The Hazards of Sleeping Alone - Elise Juska
  100. American Fuji - Sara Backer
  101. Bunco Babes Tell All - Maria Geraci
  102. Heart In The Right Place - Carolyn Jourdan
  103. Time of My Life - Allison Winn Scotch
  104. Is That a Moose In Your Pocket - Kim Green
  105. Love is a Four-Legged Word - Kandy Shepherd
  106. Fire Me - Libby Malin
  107. A Highlander Christmas - Janet Chapman
  108. Family Affair - Caprice Crane
  109. Nantucket Nights - Elin Hilderbrand
  110. Sundays at Tiffany's - James Patterson
  111. Unravelled - Robyn Harding
  112. Marked - P.C & Kristin Cast
  113. Betrayed - P.C & Kristin Cast
  114. Chosen - P.C & Kristin Cast
  115. Untamed - P.C & Kristin Cast
Have a book recommendation?  Let me know!!


  1. WHOA! Seriously hun, I wish I could recommend something but you have read SO many! I am way impressed! I love to read but I only got through maybe 20 last year. (In my own little world 20 is a lot! Lol!)

    If I see any new ones I think you might like I'll send you a message but wow! Go ahead!!

    p.s. have a fabulous weekend!! xoxo

  2. I love how you listed all of your books for 2009. I'm an avid reader and can't remember all the books that I've read in 2009 but I have made it a goal to read and finish at least 2 books or more a month for this year. One that I read last year that I loved is Same Kind of Different as Me. (Forgive me for not remembering the authors names.) That was one I could read over again. Right now, I'm reading the Help so that will go on my 2010 list. I like books in all areas. Some of the ones that you've listed, I've read but quite a few, I haven't.

  3. That's a pretty big list! I wish I had written down all of the ones that I read but now I honestly can't remember all of them off of the top of my head, that's why I only listed my faves on my blog.

    Anyway, did you just love the Sookie Stackhouse series? It's one of my all time favorites. And the House of Night series is pretty good too, I'm on a waiting list at the library for the newest one.

  4. I'm proud to be on your list and in such good company! I hope you enjoyed my book (Heart in the Right Place). And I hope you're having an easier time of this cold snap than I am. I just had an exploding water pipe and now I have no water for the second time in a week. : ) Your New Buddy, Carolyn

  5. I am so excited that you read as much as I do! Reading is so good for the soul. Love your book choices. We should compare our to-read list.

  6. wowza!! I love to read but school doesn't afford me much time to do extra reading anymore!

    what was your favorite book out of those 115?

  7. Wow you really must like to read. I am lucky if I read 10 books in 2009! :)
    I love the Twilight books but the House of Night series in closing in too.

  8. Wow, you really do read a lot! I've read several of those, but I'm going to have to check out a few of the other titles.

  9. Loving the House of Night Series...I am finishing up Tempted!

    Have you read the Dark Tower series from Stephen King?? How about The Stand by SK?? Needless to say I am a big Stephen Kin gfan...;-)

  10. Wait. You keep a list of all the books you're reading? I should do that too! I just read The Art of Racing in the Rain. NEVER would have picked that up, but Jimmy gave it to me for Christmas. I liked it!
    There's a series of books I recently discovered that I absolutely love and you might want to check into. By Nancy Thayer... The Hot Flash Club. Love them!!!!

    Justine :o )

  11. That's an impressive list! I read quite a few of them too. And I am delighted to see my debut novel LOVE IS A FOUR-LEGGED WORD there.
    Thank you!

  12. Okay I was totally going to send you an email I wanted to pick your brain on the House of Night series as you are the only person I know who has read it, but I can't find your email address on here anywhere. If you want send me an email at jamontgomery77@yahoo.com so I can email you back.

  13. My Mom reads a lot too. One of her favorite authors it Terri Blackstock and she would recommend any of her books to you. I will tell her to get some titles for you and let you know what they are....she is having memory problems right now for some reason!

  14. Wow what a great list good luck in reading them. I have number 6 on my list to read too.

  15. Wow - what a list! I'm trying to list the books I want to read by month. I want to read books in several different areas of interest, so hope I'll be able to keep up!

  16. Wowza!! That's alot. I saw that you read The Lovely Bones. Do you want to see it with me? I read it too.

  17. Wow. That is so awesome! I love that you are a voracious reader! Fabulous!

  18. Looks like you and I like to read a lot of the same stuff! I see many of my favorite authors in there. I'll have to print out your list and see if I can find any new favorite authors this year.

  19. Wow! You must be a crazy speed reader. Is it ever hard to find new books for you?

  20. WOW!! I love to read but do not make the time. Your list has inspired me!


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