Book Log 2009


Book Log 2009

Eclipse of the Sun
by Michael D. O’Brien

by Elie Wiesel

Plague Journal
by Michael D. O’Brien

Strangers and Sojourners
by Michael D. O’Brien

Juliet, Naked
by Nick Hornby

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
by Alan Bradley

The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer
by Neal Stephenson
(described in this post)

The Unit
by Ninni Holmqvist

Betsy’s Wedding
by Maud Hart Lovelace

by Laurie Halse Anderson

by Laurie Halse Anderson

Heaven to Betsy
by Maud Hart Lovelace

Meet the Malones
by Lenora Mattingly Weber

Beany Malone
by Lenora Mattingly Weber

When You Reach Me
by Rebecca Stead

North Park: A San Diego Urban Village, 1896-1946
by Donald P. Covington

Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill
by Maud Hart Lovelace

Viola in Reel Life
by Adriana Trigiana

by Laurie Halse Anderson

Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile
by Bill Willingham and Lan Medina

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
by Jacqueline Kelly

Pretty Dead
by Francesca Lia Block

Of a Feather: A Brief History of American Birding
by Scott Wiedensaul
(I didn’t finish, but it’s excellent)

The Pretend Wife
by Bridget Asher

The Forest of Hands and Teeth
by Carrie Ryan

by Jacqueline Davies

A Room with a View
by E. M. Forster

The Chosen One
by Carol Lynch Williams

by Sara Zarr

Catching Fire
by Suzanne Collins

by Bernard Beckett

The Bite of the Mango
by Mariatu Kamara
with Susan McClelland

Ender’s Game
by Orson Scott Card

Chocolate Unwrapped
by Rowan Jacobsen

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
by E. Lockhart

The Actor and the Housewife
by Shannon Hale

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

George & Sam: Two Boys, One Family, and Autism
by Charlotte Moore

Gilead: A Novel
by Marilynne Robinson

Shakespeare Wrote for Money
by Nick Hornby

The Rosary
by Karen Edmisten

The Mysterious Benedict Society
by Trenton Lee Stewart

Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict
by Laurie Viera Rigler

The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

The Daughter of Time
by Josephine Tey

Housekeeping vs. the Dirt
by Nick Hornby
(notes here and here)

Elephants Can Remember
by Agatha Christie

Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis
by Rowan Jacobsen

Little Brother
by Cory Doctorow

The Sisters
by James Joyce

Damosel: In Which the Lady of the Lake Renders a Frank and Often Startling Account of her Wondrous Life and Times
by Stephanie Spinner
(I interviewed her in this post)

The Film Club: A Memoir
by David Gilmour

by Vivian Vande Velde

Secret History of the Authority: Hawksmoor
by Mike Costa and Fiona Staples

by Neil Gaiman

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
by Cory Doctorow

by Cynthia Lord

The Plain Princess
by Phyllis McGinley

The Sherwood Ring
by Elizabeth Marie Pope

The Polysyllabic Spree
by Nick Hornby
Great Books
by David Denby

The Year We Disappeared: A Father-Daughter Memoir
by Cylin Busby and John Busby

Murder on the Orient Expressby Agatha Christie

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (yes, again)

Austenland: A Novel by Shannon Hale

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Washington Square
by Henry James

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
by Azar Nafisi

Daisy Miller by Henry James

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

The Twilight of American Culture by Morris Berman

The Music Teacher by Barbara Hall

The Moving Finger (Miss Marple Mysteries) by Agatha Christie

The Ten-Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer

The Uncommon Reader: A Novella
by Alan Bennett

World Made by Hand
by James Howard Kunstler