Thursday, December 31, 2009

Holly's Year in Review 2009--By Genre

I read 50 books last year and had a goal originally to read 72 books this year. That would be one more book per month than 2008. My LibraryThing tag for 2009 was at 67 as of yesterday (but I don't always put Picture Books in my Library Thing account). So yesterday I quickly finished off two middle-grade books I had lying around (39 Clues #5 and The Unusual Mind of Vincent Shadow) and a graphic novel I needed to return to the library. Got my total up to 70. So I'll be two books short of my goal. But not too shabby. With our new baby due the end of January, I can only hope that I can keep up with reading next year. I think my goal will be much lower though! :-) Without further ado, here's 2009's books listed by genre:

Adult Fiction
The Shepherd, The Angel and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog
Casting Spells
The Double Bind
Laced With Magic
Cherries in Winter
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
Etta: A Novel
Vanishing Acts
Sarah's Key
The Great Christmas Bowl
The Lost Hours
The Last Bridge
Spinning Forward
Wishin' and Hopin': A Christmas Story
Shoot the Moon
Testimony
The Next Thing on My List
The Fragment
The Associate
Knit Two
The Late, Lamented Molly Marx
Words Unspoken
The Disappearance

Adult Mysteries
Sworn to Silence
Fear the Worst
Evil at Heart
Witch Hunt (Ophelia & Abby #4)
The Witch is Dead (Ophelia & Abby #5)
The Witch's Grave (Ophelia & Abby #6)

Witch Way to Murder (Ophelia & Abby #1)
Charmed to Death (Ophelia & Abby #2)

The Trouble with Witches (Ophelia & Abby #3)
A Bone to Pick (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries #2)
Wife of the Gods
What the Dead Know
Lethal Legacy
Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (Aurora Teagarden Mysteries #3)

YA Adult
The Hunger Games
Bad Girls Don't Die
The Boy in Striped Pajamas
Twilight

Middle-Grade
The Red Blazer Girls: The Ring of Rocamadour
Rescuing Seneca Crane
The Mystery of the Third Lucretia
Emma Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree
Ladies of the Lake
Flawed Dogs: The Shocking Raid on Westminster
39 Clues #5: The Black Circle
Closed for the Season
The Unusual Mind of Vincent Shadow
Luv Ya Bunches
Emma Jean Lazarus Fell in Love
39 Clues #4: Beyond the Grave
The Graveyard Book
Lily' Crossing
The Hanging Hill
Secrets of a Christmas Box
39 Clues #2: One False Note
39 Clues #3: The Sword Thief
The Postcard
Twilight (Summer Confidential)
Sunset (Summer Confidential)
Sunrise (Summer Confidential)


Children's Fiction
Roxie and the Hooligans
Llama Llama Misses Mama
Pouch
Bear-ly There
Pumpkin Baby
Me With You
Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy

Graphic Novels
Rapunzel's Revenge
Coraline
Good as Lily
The Irregulars
Museum Vaults: Excerpts from the Journal of an Expert

Also just for my information here's a breakdown of how many of the above books were:
Bought this year: 13
Advanced Copies/From the Publisher: 31
Borrowed from Library/Friend: 11 (Library), 11 (Friend)
Already sitting on my shelf: 2
Received free from Bookmooch/Giveaway: 6

Not bad, I think I need to work on reading more from my shelves in 2010 though! Only two! That doesn't seem right to me. But I guess it is.

Happy New Year and Happy Reading in 2010!!

2 comments:

LuAnn said...

Just stopping by to say "Happy New Year!"

Lisa said...

You certainly had a fantastic reading year in 2009! I've been seeing Sworn To Silence on many lists and regrettably that is one I borrowed from the library and had to returen it UNREAD!! My name is going back on the list! I hope 2010 is a wonderful reading year for you!