Saturday, January 2, 2010

The 2009 Book List

Here are the books I read in 2009. Re-reads are marked with a * See yesterday's posts for brief reviews of my top 10 books for 2009.

FICTION
A Winter’s Love, Madeleine L’Engle*
Making Love to the Minor Poets of Chicago, James Conrad
Camilla, Madeleine L’Engle*
The Young Unicorns, Madeleine L’Engle*
Life After Genius, M. Ann Jacoby
Troubling a Star, Madeleine L’Engle*
Blessings, Anna Quindlen
As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner
The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton*
Ender in Exile, Orson Scott Card
Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf*
Never Change, Elizabeth Berg
Falling Angels, Tracy Chevalier
Until the Real Thing Comes Along, Elizabeth Berg
Say When, Elizabeth Berg
Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier
The Art of Mending, Elizabeth Berg
An Accomplished Woman, Jude Morgan
Burning Bright, Tracy Chevalier
Open House, Elizabeth Berg
The Lady and the Unicorn, Tracy Chevalier
Indiscretion, Jude Morgan
Range of Motion, Elizabeth Berg
We Are All Welcome Here, Elizabeth Berg
The Virgin Blue, Tracy Chevalier
The Pull of the Moon, Elizabeth Berg
True to Form, Elizabeth Berg
Handle with Care, Jodi Picoult
The Abstinence Teacher, Tom Perrota
Admission, Jean Hanf Korelitz
Home Safe, Elizabeth Berg
The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger*
The Solace of Leaving Early, Haven Kimmel
The River King, Alice Hoffman
Something Rising, Haven Kimmel
The Used World, Haven Kimmel
The Piano Teacher, Janice Lee
Babyville, Jane Green
Back When We Were Grown Ups, Anne Tyler
Ladder of Years, Anne Tyler
Saint Maybe, Anne Tyler
Juliet, Naked, Nick Hornby
Digging to America, Anne Tyler
Breathing Lessons, Anne Tyler

POETRY
Two Men Fighting with a Knife, John Poch
National Anthem, Kevin Prufer*
Elephants and Butterflies, Alan Michael Parker*
Constance, Jane Kenyon
Averno, Louis Gluck*

NONFICTION
Homeschooling: A Patchwork of Days, Nancy Lande*
Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense, David Guterson*
Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic, John DeGraaf et al.
The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age, Sven Birkerts*
A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf*
The Trouble with Perfect: How Parents Can Avoid the Overachievement Trap and Still Raise Successful Children, Elizabeth Guthrie
The Well-Adjusted Child: The Social Benefits of Homeschooling, Rachel Gathercole
Reclaiming Childhood: Letting Children Be Children in Our Achievement Oriented Society, William Crain
Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers, Alissa Quart
The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, Susan Bauer and Jessie Wise Bauer
Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life, Jenna Woginrich
The Trouble with Boys: A Surprising Report Card on Our Sons, Their Problems at School, and What Parents and Educators Must Do, Peg Tyre
School: The Story of American Public Education, Sarah Mondale
Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art, Madeleine L’Engle*
The Epidemic: The Rot of American Culture, Absentee and Permissive Parenting, and the Resultant Plague of Joyless, Selfish Children, Robert Shaw
A Great Idea at the Time: The Rise, Fall, and Curious Afterlife of the Great Books, Alex Beam
Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men, Leonard Sax
Rumspringa: To Be or Not to Be Amish, Tom Shachtman
Homeschooling for Excellence, David and Micki Colfax
Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety, Judith Warner
Real Food: What to Eat and Why, Nina Planck

MEMOIR
Great with Child, Debra Rienstra
Moose: A Memoir, Stephanie Klein
A Girl from Yamhill, Beverly Cleary
My Own Two Feet, Beverly Cleary
The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls*

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  2. You have a quite a few of my favorite authors on your list (mainly Edith Wharton and Orson Scott Card).

    Welcome to book blogging!

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  3. Orson Scott Card is definitely in my top 10.

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