Saturday, January 24, 2009

Reading Record 2009

It's time for a new book list (2008 here, 2007 here, 2006 here). I've done shockingly so far this year: January is nearly through, and I've barely done any reading at all but nevertheless:

January

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass / Lewis Carroll
The Dawkins Delusion / Alister McGrath


February

Wrath of a Mad God / Raymond E Feist
Left Behind / Tim LaHaye & Jerry B Jenkins
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows / JK Rowling
Wings / Terry Pratchett
T is for Trespass / Sue Grafton
Harry Potter and the Halfblood Prince / JK Rowling

March

A Proper Marriage / Doris Lessing
Cat's Eye / Margaret Atwood
Tender is the Night / F Scott Fitzgerald (abandoned)
Blind Assassin / Margaret Atwood
Cultural Amnesia / Clive James
C is for Corpse / Sue Grafton

April

The Historian / Elizabeth Kostova
Woman on the Edge of Time / Marge Piercy (re-read)

May

Castle Dor / Daphne DuMaurier
Darwin's Children / Greg Bear
The Book of Saladin / Tariq Ali
The First Casualty / Ben Elton (re-read)

June

Neverness / David Zindell
Far From The Madding Crowd / Thomas Hardy
Unspeak / Steven Poole

July

Sylvester / Georgette Heyer (re-read)
The Black Moth / Georgette Heyer (re-read)
Devil's Cub / Georgette Heyer (re-read)
These Old Shades / Georgette Heyer (re-read)
The Convenient Marriage / Georgette Heyer (re-read)
The Corinthian / Georgette Heyer (re-read)
Sprig Muslin / Georgette Heyer (re-read)
The Quiet Gentleman / Georgette Heyer (re-read)
Charity Girl / Georgette Heyer (re-read)
April Lady / Georgette Heyer (re-read)
Bath Tangle / Georgette Heyer (re-read)
Frederica / Georgette Heyer (re-read)
The Masqueraders / Georgette Heyer (re-read)

August

Powder & Patch / Georgette Heyer (re-read)
Arabella / Georgette Heyer (re-read)
The Nonesuch / Georgette Heyer (re-read)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie / Muriel Spark
Royal Escape / Georgette Heyer (re-read)
Lady of Quality / Georgette Heyer (re-read)
The Mayor of Casterbridge / Thomas Hardy (re-read)
Pistols for Two / Georgette Heyer (re-read)
Tess of the D'Urbervilles / Thomas Hardy (re-read)
The Grand Sophy / Georgette Heyer (re-read)

September

My Lord John / Georgette Heyer (re-read)
Jingo / Terry Pratchett (re-read)
The Last Continent / Terry Pratchett (re-read)
The Overlook / Michael Connolley
The Conqueror / Georgette Heyer (re-read)
Cotillion / Georgette Heyer (re-read)

October

Dawn of The Dumb / Charlie Brooker
The Truth / Terry Pratchett (re-read)
Lords & Ladies
/ Terry Pratchett (re-read)
Pyramids / Terry Pratchett (re-read)
Reaper Man / Terry Pratchett (re-read)
Soul Music /Terry Pratchett (re-read)
Going Postal / Terry Pratchett (re-read)
Making Money / Terry Pratchett (re-read)
Interesting Times / Terry Pratchett (re-read)
Her Ladyship's Guide to Modern Manners / Lucy Gray
Monstrous Regiment / Terry Pratchett (re-read)
Thud! / Terry Pratchett (re-read)
We Need to Talk About Kevin / Lionel Shriver
Straw Dogs / Gordon Williams

November

God is not Great / Christopher Hitchens
Forty Signs of Rain / Kim Stanley Robinson
The Telling / Ursula LeGuin
The Age of Wonder / Richard Holmes
Tricks of the Mind / Derren Brown
The Miracle at Speedy Motors / Alexander McCall Smith

December

Neverwhere / Neil Gaiman
The Book Thief / Markus Zusak
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest / Ken Kesey (re-read)
The Fabulous Riverboat / Philip Jose Farmer (re-read)
Pandaemonium / Christopher Brookmyre
Charlotte Gray / Sebastian Faulks
Venus in Furs / Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch (re-read)
The Hell of It All / Charlie Brooker
Rides a Dread Legion / Raymond E Feist
Unseen Academicals / Terry Pratchett

2 comments:

Ala Abbas said...

Alice is worthy of being the only book you read in a year.

Anonymous said...

I've just bought and read my first non-work related and non-voluntary work-related book of the year. Charlie Brooker's "Dawn of the Dumb". He is so excellent. In every way. I definitely would. :) Abster. x