Books Read 2009

Read in 2009 (in order, most recent first)
The House on Fortune Street by Margot Livesey
The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment by A.J. Jacobs
Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips, and Secret Parts,... With Examples of Their Usage Foul and Savory by Roy Blount Jr
Levels of the Game by John McPhee
A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel
The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific by J. Maarten Troost
What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell
The Bible Salesman by Clyde Edgerton
SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes And Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Levitt
Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession by Julie Powell
Homer and Langley by E. L. Doctorow
The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner
The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes
My Life in France by Julia Child
The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman
Comfort: A Journey Through Grief by Ann Hood
South of Broad by Pat Conroy
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America by Timothy Egan
Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal by Julie Metz
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
The Myth of You and Me by Leah Stewart
Busted: Life Inside the Great Mortgage Meltdown by Edmund L. Andrews
The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald
The Impostor's Daughter: A True Memoir by Laurie Sandell
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall
The Man Who Ate the World: In Search of the Perfect Dinner by Jay Rayner
Something Missing by Matthew Dicks
Irons in the Fire by John McPhee
Crunch Time by Mariah Fredericks
Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival by Norman Ollestad
Olive Kitteridge: A Novel in Stories by Elizabeth Strout
Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist by Thomas Levenson
The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History by John M. Barry
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson
The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession by Mark Obmascik
Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz
The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell
Firefly Cloak by Sheri Reynolds
My Jesus Year: A Rabbi's Son Wanders the Bible Belt in Search of His Own Faith by Benyamin Cohen
Gimme Shelter by Mary Elizabeth Williams
Exodus by Leon Uris
Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools by Jonathan Kozol
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Growing Up Again: Life, Love and Oh Yeah, Diabetes by Mary Tyler Moore
When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
Hippocrates' Shadow: What Doctors Don't Know, Don't Tell You, and How Truth Can Repair the Patient-Doctor Breach by David Newman
Heart in the Right Place: A Memoir by Carolyn Jourdan
Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult
No Angel by Penny Vincenzi

Rereads:
Sarah Bishop by Scott O'Dell
Jason and Marceline by Jerry Spinelli
With You and Without You by Ann M. Martin
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Just Friends by Norma Klein
It’s Okay If You Don’t Love Me by Norma Klein
That’s My Baby by Norma Klein
My Life as a Body by Norma Klein
Family Secrets by Norma Klein
Making Half Whole by Terry Wolfe Phelan
A Summer to Die by Lois Lowry
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Ramona Forever by Beverly Cleary
Ramona’s World by Beverly Cleary
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
Ramona and Her Mother by Beverly Cleary
Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary
Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary
Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
Ellen Tebbits by Beverly Cleary
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
Abel’s Island by William Steig
By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder
On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder