2009 Reading List

1.The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
2. People’s History of the United States 1492 to Present by Howard Zinn
3. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
4. Jessica Z. by Shawn Klomparens
5.Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien
6. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
7. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
8.Uglies by Scott Westerfield
9. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
10. Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
11.Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery

12. Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery 
13. Anne’s House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery

14. Watchmen by Alan Moore 
15. Bright Lights, Big Ass A Self-Indulgent, Surly, Ex-Sorority Girl’s Guide to Why it Often Sucks in the City, or Who are These Idiots and Why Do They All Live Next Door to Me? by Jen Lancaster

16. Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

17. Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
18. The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
19. Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown 
20. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy 
21. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden 
22. Eat, Pray, Love One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert
23. 1984 by George Orwell 
24. Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper 
25. The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper
26. Sex with Kings 500 Years of Adultery, Power, Rivalry, and Revenge by Eleanor Herman

27. Sex with the Queen 900 Years of Vile Kings, Virile Lovers, and Passionate Politics by Eleanor Herman 
28. Anne Frank The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Fran
29. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith 
30. Greenwitch by Susan Cooper
31. The Lioness Tamer by Rebecca Brandewyne
32. Dirty Jokes and Beer by Drew Carey 
33. Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen
34. Walden, or Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau
35. Daughter of Fortune A Novel by Isabel Allende
36. The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
37. Mercy by Jodi Piccoult 
38. Amazing and Death Defying Diary of Eugene Dingman by Paul Zindel
39. The Grey King by Susan Cooper
40. She’s Not There A Life in Two Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylan
41. Smart Women by Judy Blume 
42. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
43. You Remind Me Of You by Eireann Corrigan

44. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicole Kraus
45. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
46. PS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

47. Going After Cacciato by Tim O’Brien
48. The Ruins by Scott Smith 
49. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris 
50. North and South by John Jakes
51. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
52. The Yearling by Majorie Rawlings
53. Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
54. Thinner by Richard Bachman aka Stephen King

55. Beowulf
56. Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally

57. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
58. Silver On The Tree by Susan Cooper
59. Breaking Rank by Kristen D. Randle
60. Come Sing, Jimmy Jo by Katherine Paterson
61. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
62. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
63. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris

64. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris 
65. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 
66. Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris 
67. Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
68. Marley & Me Love and Life with the World’s Worst Dog by John Grogan
69. Time Enough for Drums by Ann Rinaldi
70. Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris 
71. The History of Love A Novel by Nicole Krauss
72. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
73. Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
74. All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
75. Summer at Tiffany by Majorie Hart
76. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
77. Beauty A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley
78. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
79. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
80. Anthem by Ayn Rand
81. Mates, Dates, and Inflatable Bras by Cathy Hopkins
82. Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls
83.The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
84. Wicked The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
85. Ironweed by William Kennedy 
86. The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
87. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich 
88. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
89. Plum Lovin’ by Janet Evanovich
90. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
91. The Stupidest Angel A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror, Version 2.0 by Christopher Moore
92. The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
93. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
94. Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella

95. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
96. Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
97. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay
98. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
99. Book Crush For Kids and Teens-Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Interest by Nancy Pearl 
100. Madapple by Christina Meldrum 
101. Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn
102. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
103. Rowan Hood Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest by Nancy Springer
104. Keeping Corner by Kashmira Sheth 
105. The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner
106. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell 
107. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
108. Feather Boy by Nicky Singer 
109. Alice I Have Been A Novel by Melanie Benjamin
110. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
111. Sunshine by Robin McKinley

112. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
113. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

114. Bending Toward the Sun A Mother and Daughter Memoir by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie
115. Benny & Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti 
116. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
117. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession by Allison Hoover Bartlett
118. Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe

119. Ash by Malinda Lo
120. Ivy by Julie Hearn 
121. Bewitching Season by Marissa Doyle
122. The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
123. The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

124. Fade to Blue by Sean Beaudoin
125. Lighting Their Fires Raising Extraordinary Children in a Mixed-up, Muddled-up, Shook-up World by Rafe Esquith
126. Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King
127. Searching for Whitopia An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America by Rich Benjamin
128. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier 
129. The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
130. The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong 
131. The Pace by Shelena Shorts 
132. When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
133. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
134. Bunnicula A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery by James Howe
135. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
136. Love is the Higher Law by David Leviathan
137. Life As We Knew Itby Susan Beth Pfeffer
138. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rulesby Jeff Kinney
139. The Sugarless Plum by Zippora Karz

140. Japan Took the J.A.P. Out of Me by Lisa Fineberg Cook
141. Patches of Grey by Roy L. Pickering Jr.
142. The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig
143. The SuperStress Solution by Roberta Lee
144. The Dark Divine by Bree Despain 

145. Girl on the Other Side by Deborah Kerbel
146. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl 
147. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
148. Accidental Lessons A Memoir of a Rookie Teacher and a Life Renewed by David Berner
149. Perfect Chemistryby Simone Elkeles
150. Looking for Alaska by John Green
151. The First Man in Rome by Colleen McCullough
152. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
153. Geek Charming by Robin Palmer
154. Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop 


154 Books Read
69 YA Books Read
19 Classics Read
85 Adult Books Read

51,775 Pages Read
Average 336 pages per book
Average 142 pages read per day

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. ck.twilighter says

    You go girl!!=)
    Weee heeee…. you are a book goddess!!=)
    BTW, I love the assotment!!

  2. Wow you read a lot! I hope to read 150 books next year… we'll have to see.

  3. miss cindy :) says

    Lots of great books 🙂 Good luck in 2010!