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2009 Books

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These are the books I read in 2009. Full reviews to come; in the meantime I've put the books I highly recommend in bold. I've also put where I got the book, including whether it was a gift of my Amazon wish list or borrowed/stolen from a family member. All library references, unless otherwise noted, refer to the Pikesville Library.

1) Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin (library)

2) A Journal for Jordan by Dana Candey (library)

3) The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb (Amazon, received as gift)

4) Walking in Circles Before Lying Down by Merril Markoe (Used, Atlantic Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE)

5) Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (Bookshelf)

6) When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson (Borders, gift)

7) One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson (Borders, gift)

8) Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner (Amazon, gift)

9) Time of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch (Amazon, gift)

10) Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (Amazon, new)

11) I See You Everywhere by Julia Glass (Amazon, gift)

12) Waiting for Daisy by Peggy Orenstein (Used)

13) The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell (Library)

14) Without a Map by Meredith Hall (Used, Amazon, Nissitissit Books)

15) The Next Thing on My List by Jill Smolinski (New, Constellation Books, Reisterstown, MD)

16) Secrets to Happiness by Sarah Dunn (Library)

17) Peony in Love by Lisa See (Borrowed from Mom)

18) Case Histories by Kate Atkinson (Library)

19) After All These Years by Susan Isaacs (Library)

20) Fun Home by Allison Bedchel (Library)

21) White Tiger (New, Constellation Books, Reisterstown, MD)

22) Partly Cloudy Patriot by Sarah Vowell (Library)

23) Love and Other Natural Disasters by Holly Shumas (Library)

24) Comfort by Ann Hood (Used, Amazon, Beagle Books)

25) Family Pictures by Sue Miller (Used, Normals Books and Records, Baltimore, MD)

26) Derailed by James Siegel (Borrowed from husband)

27) Past Perfect by Suan Isaacs (Library)

28) Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen (Garage sale)

29) Sing Them Home by Stephanie Kallas (Library)

30) Beautiful Boy by David Scheff (Used, Normals Books and Records, Baltimore, MD)

31) I Thought My Father Was God by Paul Auster (Garage Sale)

32) Behind the Scenes At The Museum by Kate Atkinson (Barnes and Noble)

33) Remembering the Bones by Frances Itani (Library)

34) The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler (Borrowed from husband)

35) The Mighty Queens of Freeville by Amy Dickenson (Borrowed from Mom)

36) Life Sentences by Laura Lippman (Borrowed from coworker)

37) Home by Julie Andrews (Used, Central Library book sale, Denton, MD)

38) The Ten-Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer (New, Anderson's Bookshop, Naperville, IL)

39) The Condition by Jennifer Haigh  (Used, Amazon, Rusty Teak)

40) Good Cats, Bad Habits by Alice Rhea (Garage sale)

41) Shopaholic and Sister by Sophie Kinsella (Used, Book Escape, Baltiimore, MD)

42) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Borrowed from mother-in-law)

43) A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlen (Garage sale)

44) How to Cook a Wolf by M.F.K. Fisher (Used, Amazon, J & M Bookstore)

45) Bookends by Jane Green (Garage sale)

46) The Gastrotomical Me by M.F.K. Fisher (Used, Amazon, J & M Bookstore)

47) Song Without Words by Anna Packer (Library)

48) Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell (Library)

49) Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (Used, Amazon, Mass Book Store)

50) The Good Mother by Sue Miller (Used, Normals Books and Records, Baltimore, MD)

51) Take the Cannolli by Sarah Vowell (Library)

52) Mistaken Identity by Don & Susie Van Ryn, Newell, Colleen & Whitney Cerak, and Mark Tabb (Library)

53) Boink by Mary Roach (Library)

54) The Complete Maus, Volumes 1 and 11, by Art Spiegelman (Used, Amazon, Independent Little Guy)

55) Match Day by Brian Engle (Sinai Hospital Medical Library)

56) Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (Borrowed from Dad)

57) The Guernsey LIterary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffler and Annie Barrows (Borrowed from Mom)

58) Final Exam by Pauline Chen (Library)

59) You Never Call, You Never Write: A History of the Jewish Mother by Joyce Antler (Amazon, gift)

60) If I Stay by Gayle Forman (Library)

61) Children Playing Before Statues of Hercules, Edited by David Sedaris (Library)

62) Shelter Dogs by Traer Scott (Garage sale)

63) More Than It Hurts You by Darrin Strauss (LIbrary)

64) Stray by Stacie Goldblatt (Library)

65) Between Here and April by Deborah Kagan (Library)

66) Autism's False Prophets by Paull Offit, M.D. (Library)

67) How To Talk To a Widower by Jonathan Tropper (Library)

68) I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley (LIbrary)

69) Abide with Me by Elizabeth Strout (Daedulus, Columbia, MD)

70) The Likeness by Tana French (New, Amazon)

71) Naked Came the Manatee by Dave Barry, et al (Used, Amazon, Grizzly Bear Mastiffs)

72) The Survivor's Club by Ben Sherwood (New, Wal-Mart)

73) The Dollmaker by Harriette Arnow (LIbrary)

74) All We Ever Wanted Was Everything by Janelle Brown (New, Anderson's Bookshop, Naperville, IL)

75) Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz (Library)

76) Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult (LIbrary)

77) Dispensing WIth the Truth by Alicia Mundy (Used, Amazon, Bunches of Books)

78) Better by Atul Gawande (LIbrary)

79) Everything Nice by Ellen Shanman (Daedulus, Columbia, MD)

80) Flawed Dogs by Berkeley Breathed (Borrowed from husband)

81) And Here's the Kicker by Mike Sacks (Amazon, gift)

82) In the Bedroom by Andre Dubus (Daedulus, Baltimore, MD)

83) Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon (Amazon, gift)

84) Compromising Positions by Susan Isaacs (Used)

85) Blame by Michelle Huneven (Amazon, gift)

86) Netherland by Joseph O'Neiil (Borrowed from Dad)

87) The Know-It-All by A.J. Jacobs (Used, library sale)

88) Gifted by Nikita Lalwanii (Daedulus, Columbia, MD)

89) Deafening by Frances Itani (Daedulus, Columbia, MD)

90) Wit's End by Karen Joy Fowler (Library)

91) Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult (Used)

92) The Godmother by Carrie Adams (Library)

93) The Stepmother by Carrie Adams (Library)

94) Why Marriage? by George Chauncy (Powell's Bookstore, Chicago, IL)

95) Post Mortem: Solving History's Great Medical Mysteries (Library)

96) A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Housseni (Gift through book club exchange)

97) Stitches by David Small (Library)

98) A Little Bit Married by Debra Borden (LIbrary)

99) Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje (Daedulus)

100) The Play That Changed My Life by American Theatre Wing, Edited by Ben Hodges (LIbrary)