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Books I’ve Read in 2009

A new year and a new list of books read. I’m happy to start listing my first book read today. Ratings are out of 5 stars.

January

1. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks-4 stars

2. The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray-3 stars

3. Frostbite by Richelle Mead- 4.5 stars

4. Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead- 5 stars

5. Murder Game by Christine Feehan-3 stars

6. The Man Who Loved Jane Austen by Sally Smith O’Rourke- 3.5 stars

7. Straight Talking by Jane Green-2.5 stars

8. Flirting With Forty by Jane Porter- 4/4.5 stars

9. The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti-3 stars

10. The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke-3 stars

11. Rosehaven by Catherine Coulter- 4 stars

12. Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz- 4 stars

13. The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong- 3 stars

14. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld- 4 stars

15. The Other Side of Darkness by Melody Carlson-2.5-3 stars

16. Mr. Cavendish, I Presume by Julia Quinn- 3.5 stars

17. Marked by PC Cast- 3.5 stars

18. Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips- 3.5 stars

19. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

20. Fire and Ice by Julie Garwood 3.5 stars

21. The Awakening by LJ Smith-3 stars

22. The Ten Best Days of My Life by Adena Halpern- 4.5 stars

23. Demon in My View by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes- 3 stars

24. Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella-4 stars

25. Specials by Scott Westerfeld-3.5 stars

February

26. Thou Shalt Not Whine by January Jones-3 stars

27. Gauntlet by Richard Aaron- 3.5-4 stars

28. Peeps by Scott Westerfeld- 3 stars

29. Wake by Lisa McMann-4.5 stars

30. Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber-This is a hard book to rate. For young adult readers I would probably say 3.5 stars but from an adult point of view I would have to hover around a 2.5-3 stars.

31. Skinned by Robin Wasserman-3 stars

32. Winter in Madrid by C.J. Sansom-2.5 stars

33. The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent-4 stars

34. The Broken Parachute Man by Robert B. Bolin-3.5 stars

35. The Land of Marvels by Barry Unsworth-2 stars

36. Wide Awake (Twilight Fan Fiction) byAngestGoddess-4.5 stars

37. The Initiation: Book 1 of The Secret Circle by LJ Smith-4 stars

38. Cirque Du Freak: A Living Nightmare by Darren Shan For young adult boys I would probably give this a 3.5 but for adults I would rate this at a 2. I did see on IMDb that they are making a movie out of the book.

39. Vampireville by Ellen Schreiber-2.5 stars

40. Extras by Scott Westerfeld-3.5 stars

41. Jesus Swept by James Alexander Protzma-3.5 stars

42. Kissing Coffins by Ellen Schreiber-3 stars

March

43. The Captive: Book 2 of The Secret Circle by LJ Smith-4 stars

44. The Power: Book 3 of The Secret Circle by LJ Smith-4 stars

45. Zen and the Art of Vampires by Katie MacAlister-4.5 stars

46. The Eight by Katherine Neville- 5 stars

47. The Fire by Katherine Neville- 3 stars

48. The Girl She Used to Be by David Cristofano-4.5 stars

49. The Struggle: Book II Vampire Diaries-4 stars

50. The Fury: Book III Vampire Diaries-3.5 stars

51. Dark Reunion: Book IV Vampire Diaries-4 stars

52. Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark by Donna Lea Simpson-2.5 stars

53. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami-3.5 stars

54. The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan-4.5 stars

55. The Vampire Diaries: The Return-Nightfall by LJ Smith-4 stars

56. Fade by Lisa McMann-5 stars

57. By The Sword by Mercedes Lackey-5 stars

58. The Secret Doorway: Beyond Imagination by Paul Hutchins-4 stars

59. Unwind by Neal Shusterman-4 stars

60. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher-5 stars

61. Dirty Little Angels by Chris Tusa-3.5 stars

62. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr-4 stars

63. The 8th Confession by James Patterson-4 stars

64. Don’t Die Dragonfly by Linda Joy Singleton-4 stars

65. Circle of Friends: Sarah by L. Diane Wolfe-3.5 stars

66. Masquerade by Melissa De La Cruz-4 stars

67. East Garrison by G.M. Weger-2.5 stars

68. Before I Die by Jenny Downham-3 stars

69. Sonata for Miriam by Linda Olsson-3 stars

70. SEALed With a Promise by Mary Magret Daughtridege-3.5 stars

April

71. It Happens in Threes by Denise Robbins-4 stars

72. Need by Carrie Jones-3 stars

73. World War Z by Max Brooks-4 stars

74. Betrayed by P.C & Kristin Cast-3.5 stars

75. The Luxe by Anna Godbersen-3.5 stars

76. Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr-3 stars

77. Gladiatrix by Russell Whitfield- 4 stars

78. B as in Beauty by Alberto Ferreras-4 stars

79. Revelations by Melissa De La Cruz-4 stars

80. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare- 4.5 stars

81. The Midwife by Jennifer Worth-4 stars

82. BoneMan’s Daughters by Ted Dekker-4 stars

83. Wild Highland Magic by Kendra Castle-5 stars

84. One Deadly Sin by Annie Solomon-4 stars

85. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan-3.5 stars

86. Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Child-4 stars

87. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe-3.5 stars

88. Secrets of the Tudor Court: The Pleasure Palace by Kate Emerson-4 stars

89. Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron-5 stars

May

90. Stakes and Stilettos by Michelle Rowan- 3 stars

91. Evernight by Claudia Gray- 3 stars

92. Passion Unleashed by Larissa Ione-4 stars

93. Royal Blood by Rona Sharon-3 stars

94. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles-4 stars

95. The Osiris Alliance by Jack Ford- 4 stars

96. Outcast by Cheryl Brooks

97. Jake Ransom and the Skull King’s Shadow by James Rollins-4 stars

98. In Over Her Head by Judi Fennell-3.5 stars

99. Chosen by P.C. & Kristin Cast-2.5 stars

100. Untamed by P.C & Kristin Cast-3 stars

101. Mating Rituals of the North American Wasp by Lauren Lipton-3 stars

102. Stargazer by Claudia Gray-4 stars

103. Willow by Julia Hoban-5 stars

104. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris-3 stars

105. Ultimatum by Matthew Glass-3.5 stars

106. Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender-4 stars

107. Sophomore Switch by Abby McDonald-4 stars

June

108. Mother of the Believers by Kamran Pasha-3.5 stars

109. Cemetery Dance by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child-4 stars

110. Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers-3 stars

111. The Middle Fork by Rick Glaze

112. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler-4 stars

113. The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers by Angie Fox-3 stars

114. Palace Circle by Rebecca Dean-3 stars

115. All About Us #4: Who Made You a Princess by Shelley Adina-3 stars

116. The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale- 4.5 stars

117. The Devlin Diary by Christie Phillips-4 stars

118. The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams-5 stars

119. Rape: A Love Story by Joyce Carol Oates

120. Royally Jacked by Niki Burnham-4 stars

121. The Elite by Jennifer Banash-2.5 stars

122. Models Don’t Eat Chocolate Cookies by Erin Dionne-4 stars

123. My Forbidden Desire by Carolyn Jewel-3 stars

124. Angels on Sunset Boulevard by Melissa de la Cruz-4 stars

125. One Scream Away by Kate Brady-4 stars

126. Circle of Friends Book III: James by L. Diane Wolfe-4 stars

127. Ms. Taken Identity by Dan Begley-3.5 stars

128. The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand- 2.5 stars

129. Hunger by Michael Grant- 3 stars

130. Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Darkside by Beth Fantaskey-3.5 stars

July

131. Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott-3 stars

132. Fiction by Ara 13

133. 3 Willows by Ann Brashares-3 stars

134. Drawing in the Dust by Zoe Klein- 3 stars

135. Prom Nights From Hell by Meg Cabot, Kim Harrison, Stephenie Meyer, Michele Jaffe and Lauren Myracle-3 stars

136. City of Strangers by Ian Mackenzie-2.5 stars

137. Wings by Aprilynne Pike-3 stars

138. Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange-4 stars

139. The Promise of Lumby by Gail Fraser-4 stars

140. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson-3 stars

141. Surviving a House Full of Whispers by Sharon Wallace

142. The Second Ship by Richard Phillips-4 stars

143. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater-4 stars

144. How to Train a Rock by Paul Steven Stone-3 stars

145. Any Minute by Joyce Meyer and Deborah Bedford-4.5 stars

146. Killer Bunny Hill by Denise Robbins

147. What Happens In London by Julia Quinn- 4 stars

148. The Darcys and the Bingleys by Marsha Altman-4.5 stars

149. Defending College Heights by Stuart Nachbar-3 stars

150. The Plight of the Darcy Brothers by Marsha Altman-4 stars

151. Shards and Shadows: Star Trek Mirror Universe-4 stars

152. The Dark Divine by Bree Despain-4 stars

153. Undiscovered Gyrl by Allison Burnett-3.5 stars

August

154. The Black Parade by Pattie Garner-4 stars

155. Julie & Julia by Julie Powell-got halfway through and gave up

156. Benny & Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti- 3 stars

157. The Doomsday Key by James Rollins-4.5 stars

158. Velva Jean Learns to Drive by Jennifer Niven-3.5 stars

159. Bleak History by John Shirley-3 stars

160. How It Ends by Laura Wiess-4 stars

161. Demon Princess: Reign or Shine by Michelle Rowan-3.5 stars

162. Darcy and Anne by Judith Brocklehurst-3.5 stars

163. NurtureShock by Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman-3 stars

164. Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble-3 stars

165. Italian For Beginners by Kristin Harmel-4 stars

166. Blood Promise by Richelle Mead-5 stars

167. Aging With Grace by Joe Liberman-2 stars

168. Loving Mr. Darcy by Sharon Lathan-unfinished

169. I Can See You by Karen Rose-4 stars

170. Busy Woman Seeks Wife by Annie Sanders-3.5 stars

171. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins-4.5 stars

September

172. Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi-4 stars

173. The Vanishing Chip by Mark Delaney

174. Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George-3 stars

175.  Legacy by Cayla Kluver- 3.5 stars

176. Dark Time: Mortal Path by Dakota Banks 2.5-3 stars

177. Dancing With Ana by Nicole Barker-3.5 stars

178. Genesis Beach by Susan Whitfield-2.5 stars

179. Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted-4 stars

180. Candor by Pam Barchorz-3 stars

181. Strange But True, America by John Hafnor-4 stars

182. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer-4 stars

183. Another Faust by Daniel and Dina Nayeri-3 stars

184. The Surest Poison by Chester Campbell- 3 stars

185. Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder-4.5 stars

186. Temptation and Surrender by Stephanie Laurens-3.5 stars

187. Secret Society by Tom Dolby-2.75 stars

188. Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson-4 stars

October

189. Tidings of Great Boys by Shelley Adina-3.5 stars

190. Day By Day Armageddon by J.L Bourne-3.5 stars

191. Circle of Friends Book IV: Mike by L. Diance Wolfe-4 stars

192. Hate List by Jennifer Brown-5 stars

193. Luv Ya Bunches by Lauren Myracle-3.5 stars

194. The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa de la Cruz-4.5 stars

195. Fire and Ice by C.S. Wolfe-2.5 stars

196. Embarking on Murder by Sue Owens Wright-3 stars

197. Miracle Girls #3: A Little Help From My Friends by Anne Dayton & May Vanderbilt-3.5 stars

198. Xombies: Apocalypse Blues by Walter Greatshell-2.75 stars

199. Ruined by Paula Morris-4 stars

200. The Everafter by Amy Huntley-3 stars

201. Never Slow Dance With a Zombie by E. Van Lowe-2 stars

202. The Pace by Shelena Shorts-3 stars

203. Star Trek: Voyager Unworthy by Kirsten Beyer-4 stars

204. Willoughby’s Return by Jane Odiwe-3.5 stars

205. Little Black Lies by Tish Cohen-3 stars

206. Inside the Mind of Gideon Rayburn by Sarah Miller-2.75 stars

207. Dark Slayer by Christine Feehan 4 stars

November

208. The Other Girl by Sarah Miller-4 stars

209. The Blue Enchantress by Marylu Tyndall-3.5 stars

210. Dark Visions: The Strange Power Vol. 1 by LJ Smith-3 stars

211. Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis-4 stars

212. Mary Anne and 2 Many Babies by Ann Martin-3 stars

213. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl-4 stars

214. Dark Stranger by Susan Sizemore-3 stars

215. Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter-4 stars

216. The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman-3 stars

217. Possessions by Nancy Holder-3 stars

218. Positively by Courtney Sheinmel-3 stars

219. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus-3.5 stars

220. Through the Triangle by C.P. Stewart-3 stars

221. Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn-3 stars

222. Dark Visions Vol. 2 by LJ Smith-3 stars

223. Dark Visions Vol. 3 by LJ Smith-3 stars

224. Nanny Returns by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus-3 stars

December

225. Fallen by Lauren Kate-4 stars

226. Kitty Goes to Washington by Carrie Vaughn-3.5 stars

227. Kitty Takes a Holiday by Carrie Vaughn-3.5 stars

228. Kitty and the Silver Bullet by Carrie Vaughn-3.5 stars

229. The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist-3 stars

230. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner-4 stars

231. Searching For Pemberley by Mary Simonsen-3 stars

232. Black Rain by Graham Brown-4 stars

233. Courage Mountain: The Further Adventures of Heidi by Fred Brogger-3.5 stars

234. Kitty Raises Hell by Carrie Vaughn- 3.5 stars

235. Numbers by Rachel Ward-3 stars

236. Fat Cat by Robin Brande-4 stars

 
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