The Silver Lining | Books read in 2009

So I smashed last year’s reading record, w00t! Last year I only read 66 books. This year I read 85 *new* reads and probably close to 100 if I include re-reads. I didn’t track my re-reads so I have to do that from memory.

Top ten favorite reads of 2009 (in no particular order). I only chose Hunger Games to represent both that book and its sequel.

And here is the full list of what I read in the order I read them. The ones in italics were audiobooks:

1. Handcuffs by Bethany Griffin
2. Teach Me by R.A. Nelson
3. Violet on the Runway by Melissa Walker
4. Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers
5. Identical by Ellen Hopkins
6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
7. Envy by Anna Godbersen
8. What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
9. Inexcusable by Chris Lynch
10. Dance of the Gods (Circle Trilogy #2) by Nora Roberts
11. The Opposite of Invisible by Liz Gallagher
12. Betrayed (House of Night #2) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
13. Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King
14. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
15. What My Mother Doesn’t Know by Sonya Sones
16. Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles #1) by Suzanne Collins

17. A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
18. The Dashwood Sisters in Love by Rosie Rushton
19. Scrambled Eggs at Midnight by Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler
20. Braless in Wonderland by Debbie Reed Fischer
21. Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott
22. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
23. Chosen (House of Night #3) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
24. Untamed (House of Night #4) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

25. I Know It’s Over by C.K. Kelly Martin
26. Say The Word by Jeannine Garsee
27. Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid #1) by Richelle Mead
28. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
29. Stargazer (Evernight #2) by Claudia Gray
30. Wings by Aprilynne Pike
31. Torched by April Henry
32. Skinned by Robin Wasserman
33. Evermore by Alyson Noel
34. The Awakening (Darkest Powers #2) by Kelley Armstrong
35. This Is What I Want To Tell You by Heather Stone Duffey
36. One Lonely Degree by C.K. Kelly Martin
37. Private (Private #1) by Kate Brian
38. Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabeley
39. Dull Boy by Sarah Cross
40. Take The Reins by Jessica Burkhart
41. Crank by Ellen Hopkins
42. Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink
43. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
44. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
45. Black and White by Jackie Kessler and Caitlin Kitteridge
46. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
47. Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls #3) by Ally Carter
48. The Treasure Map of Boys (Ruby Oliver #3) by E. Lockhart
49. Waiting to Score by Janet MacLeod
50. Jane in Bloom by Deborah Lytton
51. Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman
52. Bad Apple by Laura Ruby
53. Blue Moon (Immortals #2) by Alyson Noel
54. Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantasky
55. Beastly by Alex Flinn
56. Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
57. Blood Promise (Vampire Academy #4) by Richelle Mead
58. Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins
59. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
60. Fade (Dreamcatcher #2) by Lisa Mcmann
61. Peace, Love and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle
62. My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers #1) by Rachel Vincent
63. After by Amy Efaw
64. Also Known as Harper by Anne Haywood Leal
65. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
66. Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr
67. Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott
68. The Season by Sarah MacLean
69. Splendor (Luxe #4) by Anna Godbersen
70. Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard
71. Rampant (Killer Unicorns #1) by Diana Peterfreund
72. Swoon by Nina Malkin
73. Candor by Pam Bachorz
74. When It Happens by Susan Colasanti
75. The Awakening (Vampire Diaries #1) by L. J. Smith
76. Shadowland (Immortals #3) by Alyson Noel
77. Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfours
78. Liar by Justine Larbalestier
79. The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard
80. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
81. The Struggle (Vampire Diaries #2) by L. J. Smith
82. Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender
83. Invitation Only (Private #2) by Kate Brian
84. The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
85. Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott

As far as re-reads go, these were the ones I read again in 2009 even though I had read them in previous years. There are a few on the list that I read for the first time in 2009 and then read again in 2009. This is probably not the complete list since I’m doing it from memory. I need to figure out a system for tracking re-reads. Goodreads doesn’t seem to list this? Maybe I’ll just make a shelf on there for re-reads or something.

Vampire Academy #1 – re-read at least 3 times
Frostbite and Shadow Kiss – re-read once
First three Twilight books – re-read once
Guitar Girl – re-read once
Shiver – Read again a few months after first reading
My Soul to Take – Read again immediately after finishing
Speak – Re-read once
The classic book I’m retelling – I can’t even count how many times I read this, there were at least 5 or so straight through reads and then I’ve read each chapter a bazillion times as I worked on it. My agent wants me to keep this book under wraps for now so I’ll refrain from mentioning which one it is. I also read some research materials for this, about the author and stuff like that, but I’ll keep those secret for now as well.

What did you read this year? What were your favorite reads of 2009?

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11 Responses

    • You need to join that book club I’m in. I read double the amount of books each month since I joined. It really pushed me.

      I know what you mean about there being so many books. And of course, new comes keep coming out! I still have so many books you’ve given me that I haven’t read because I keep reading new ones instead! Doh!

  1. Okay, you MUST read the Ellen Hopkins in their regular format. There are all these neat little poems inside of poems, and mirror image poetry, and really … you are missing out. 🙂

    • I know! I’ve been meaning to do this. The only reason I listened via audio is because my library had audio downloads of these available so it was really easy to just put them on my mp3 player. I love her writing though and I flipped through a book in the store and saw the interesting page layouts. That’s why i haven’t listened to any others yet, because I want to read them next time.

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