2009 Read List

I can’t decide if this list is better as a post or a page…so I’m trying it in both places to see which I like better.

Update: I’ve decided I’m going to keep the current year as a page up at the top with the running tally, and then move them into posts after the year is over!

Either way, here’s both the list of all new books I read in 2009 and my random Top 10 Reads of the Year.

Rules:

  1. New books only (rereads don’t count)
  2. Picture books do not count
  3. Books for school DO count (if they were read in their entirety)
  4. No partial reads or skims

Kell’s 2009 Top Read List (in absolutely no particular order):

1. Paper Towns by John Green

2. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

3. My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park by Steve Kluger

4. The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray

5. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

6. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by e. lockhart

7. Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

8. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

9. Freedom of Expression by Kembrew McLeod

10. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The 2009 complete list: (in read-by date order)

  1. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  2. The Skin I’m In by Sharon G. Flake
  3. The Misfits by James Howe
  4. The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga
  5. Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher
  6. Eagle Blue: A Team, A Tribe, and a High School Basketball Team in Arctic Alaska by Michael D’Orso
  7. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  8. Paper Towns by John Green
  9. The First Part Last by Angela Johnson
  10. Tyrell by Coe Booth
  11. Gender Blender by Blake Nelson
  12. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
  13. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
  14. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  15. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  16. how i live now by Meg Rosoff
  17. Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter
  18. Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund
  19. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  20. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  21. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  22. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  23. Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard
  24. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  25. The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas by John Boyne
  26. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  27. Little Brother by Corey Doctorow
  28. The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
  29. Sold by Patricia McCormick
  30. Copper Sun by Sharon M. Draper
  31. Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez
  32. 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East by Naomi Shihab Nye
  33. Give Me my Father’s Body: The Life of Minik, the New York Eskimo by Kenn Harper
  34. The Radioactive Boy Scout: The True Story of a Boy and His Backyard Nuclear Reactor by Ken Silverstein
  35. My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park by Steve Kluger
  36. Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis
  37. The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks
  38. Slept Away by Julie Kraut
  39. The Musician’s Daughter by Susanne Dunlap
  40. The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
  41. Prom Dates from Hell by Rosemary Clement-Moore
  42. Secret Society Girl: An Ivy League Novel by Diana Peterfreund
  43. Under the Rose: An Ivy League Novel by Diana Peterfreund
  44. The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
  45. Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs
  46. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  47. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  48. The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty
  49. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by e. lockhart
  50. A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce
  51. Fight Club: A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk
  52. Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
  53. Heist Society by Ally Carter
  54. A Step From Heaven by An Na
  55. Going Bovine by Libba Bray
  56. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
  57. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
  58. Kit’s Wilderness by David Almond
  59. The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean
  60. Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
  61. Liar by Justine Larbalestier
  62. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
  63. Gentlemen by Michael Northrop
  64. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
  65. The Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore
  66. Postcards from No Man’s Land by Aidan Chambers
  67. Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black
  68. Andromeda Klein by Frank Porter (audio)
  69. What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell (audio)
  70. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation; Volume I: The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson
  71. The Possibilities of Sainthood by Donna Freitas
  72. What my Mother Doesn’t Know by Sonya Sones
  73. Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica Book 2: The Search for the Red Dragon by James A. Owen
  74. Nicola and the Viscount by Meg Cabot
  75. Kilmeny of the Orchard by L.M. Montgomery
  76. Freedom of Expression by Kembrew McLeod
  77. How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier
  78. What my Girlfriend Doesn’t Know by Sonya Sones
  79. Wake by Lisa McMann

(and yes, i am extremely upset I didn’t have time to make it to 80 🙂  Better luck next year!)

Happy New Year everyone!

~Kell

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