Books Read in 2009

Books Read in 2009

Here I will be listing all the books that I read in 2009. I’m not going to have as good of a year quantity wise as I did in 2008. However, I feel like I’m going to have a better year quality wise (which to me is better). Book titles that are bolded are ones that I really, really, really enjoyed and highly recommend.

January (Books 1-7)
January was a decent reading month for me. I read a total of 7 books, all fiction, for a total of 2,229 pages which is an average of 318 pages per book.

  1. The Chemist by Janson Mancheski (Review book)
    • Sent to me for review by Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: Jan. 2-Jan. 7
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; 2009 1st in a Series Challenge; Countdown Challenge; What’s in a Name 2
    • My review
  2. Sweetheart by Chelsea Cain
    • Rated: 5/5
    • Started/Finished: Jan. 11-Jan. 13
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; Countdown Challenge; What’s in a Name 2
    • My review
  3. The Midnight Twins by Jacquelyn Mitchard
    • Rated: 3/5
    • Started/Finished: Jan. 13-Jan. 15
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; Countdown Challenge; What’s in a Name 2
    • My review
  4. Final Jeopardy by Linda Fairstein
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: Jan. 15-Jan. 23
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; 1st in a Series Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review
  5. Over Your Dead Body by David L.
    • Rated: 2/5
    • Started/Finished: Jan. 23-Jan. 25
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; Countdown Challenge
    • My review
  6. Perfect by Harry Kraus, MD
    • Rated: 3.5/5
    • Started/Finished: Jan. 25-Jan. 28
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge
    • My review
  7. All We Know of Heaven by Jacquelyn Mitchard
    • Rated: 4.5/5
    • Started/Finished: Jan. 28-Jan. 30
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge
    • My review

February (Books 8-13)
February was another decent reading month for me, seeing as how we had to deal with an ice storm and it’s effects at the end of January and early February, getting our house fixed up to be move-in ready, and then moving at the end of the month. I read a total of 6 books, all fiction, for a total of 2,082 pages which is an average of 347 pages per book.

  1. Jack & Jill by James Patterson
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: Jan. 31-Feb. 2
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review
  2. Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben
    • Rated: 3.5/5
    • Started/Finished: Feb. 3-Feb, 5
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; 2009 1st in a Series Challenge; 2009 Celebrate the Author Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review
  3. C is for Corpse by Patricia Cornwell
    • Rated: 3.5/5
    • Started/Finished: Feb. 5-Feb. 9
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review
  4. Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich
    • Rated: 3.5/5
    • Started/Finished: Feb. 10-Feb. 12
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review
  5. To the Power of Three by Laura Lippman
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: Feb. 13-Feb. 17
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; Countdown Challenge; RYOB 2009; Suspense & Thriller Challenge
    • My review
  6. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
    • Rated: 3.5/5
    • Started/Finished: Feb. 18-Feb. 26
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; 2009 1st in a Series Challenge; RYOB 2009; Suspense & Thriller Challenge
    • My review

March (Books 14-16)
March was a rough month for me reading-wise. However, we did get a puppy 🙂 Thus the reading (or lack thereof) issue. I only read 3 books in March, all fiction, for a total of 1,294 pages, which is an average of 431 pages per book.

  1. The Secret Between Us by Barbara Delinksy
    • Rated: 5/5
    • Started/Finished: March 1-March 6
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My Review
  2. The 6th Target by James Patterson
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: March 6-March 15
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review
  3. Hearstopper by Joy Fielding
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: March 15-March 22
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; 2009 Celebrate the Author Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My Review

April (Books 17-21)
April was somewhat of a better month reading wise for me. I was able to finish 5 books, all fiction, for a total of 1,645 pages, which is an average of 329 pages per book.

  1. The Reader by Bernard Schlink
    • Rated: 3.5/5
    • Started/Finished: April 1-April 5
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge
    • My review
  2. The Broken Parachute Man by Robert B. Bolin (Review Book)
    • Sent to me for review by Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: April 3-April 10
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge
    • My review
  3. Heart of Ice by Gregg Olsen
    • Rated: 5/5
    • Started/Finished: April 11-April 15
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; Countdown Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review
  4. Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: April 19-April 21
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; Countdown Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review
  5. Capital Offense by Kathleen Antrim
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: April 22-April 30
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review

May (Books 22-26)
May was another decent month for my reading. I was able to finished 5 books, all fiction, for a total of 1,511 pages, which is an average of 302 pages per book.

  1. The Osiris Alliance by Jack Ford (Review Book)
    • Sent to me for review by Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists
    • Rated: 5/5
    • Started/Finished: May 6-May 11
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; Countdown Challenge
    • My review
  2. 7th Heaven by James Patterson
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: May 12-May 19
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review
  3. Whispers by Lisa Jackson

    • Rated: 5/5
    • Started/Finished: May 19-May 23
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; 2009 Celebrate the Author Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review
  4. Rape: A Love Story by Joyce Carol Oates
    • Rated: 3/5
    • Started/Finished: May 24
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge
    • My review
  5. The 8th Confession by James Patterson
    • Rated: 5/5
    • Started/Finished: May 28-May 31
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; RYOB 2009; Suspense & Thriller Challenge
    • My review

June (Books 27-32)
June was another good month for me. I was able to finish 6 books, 5 fiction and 1 non-fiction, for a total of 1,803 pages, which is an average of 300 pages per book.

  1. The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry
    • Rated: 5/5
    • Started/Finished: June 3-Jun 7
    • Read For: 2009 100 Reading Challenge; 2009 1st in a Series Challenge; Countdown Challenge; Suspense & Thriller Challenge
    • My review
  2. A Tisket, A Tasket, a Fancy Stolen Casket by Fran Rizer
    • Rated: 5/5
    • Started/Finished: June 7-June 10
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; 2009 1st in a Series Challenge; Suspense & Thriller Challenge
    • My review
  3. Snagged by Carol Higgins Clark
    • Rated: 3.5/5
    • Started/Finished: June 13-June 14
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review
  4. In a Dark Time by Larry Watson
    • Rated: 3/5
    • Started/Finished: June 15-June 19
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review
  5. If I Did It by the Goldman Family
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: June 17-June 22
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge
    • My review
  6. Grave Surprise by Charlaine Harris
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: June 20-June 24
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; Countdown Challenge
    • My review

July (Books 33-38)
July was an okay reading month for me, with 6 books, all fiction, for a total of 2,224 pages, which is an average of 374 pages per book.

  1. The Cove by Catherine Coulter
    • Rated: 4.5/5
    • Started/Finished: July 1-July 4
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; 1st in a Series Challenge
    • My review
  2. The Maze by Catherine Coulter
    • Rated: 4.5/5
    • Started/Finished: July 4-July 11
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge
    • My review
  3. Sail by James Patterson
    • Rated: 5/5
    • Started/Finished: July 15-July 19
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review
  4. The BoneMan’s Daughters by Ted Dekker
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: July 19-July 22
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; Countdown Challenge; What’s in a Name 2 Challenge
    • My review
  5. The Dyodyne Experiment by James Doulgeris & V. Michael Santoro (Review book)
    • Sent to me for review by Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: July 20-Juuly 25
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; Countdown Challenge
    • My review
  6. Cat & Mouse by James Patterson
    • Rated: 5/5
    • Started/Finished: July 25-July 31
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review

August (Books 39-44)
August was a good reading month for me. I finished 6 books, all fiction, for a total of 2,088 pages, which is an average of 348 pages per book.

  1. Dancing with Ana by Nicole Barker (Review book)
    • Sent to me for review by the author
    • Rated: 4.5/5
    • Started/Finished: Aug. 3
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; A Well-Rounded Challenge; Countdown Challenge
    • My review
  2. The Piper’s Sons by Bruce Chandler Fergusson
    • Rated: 3/5
    • Started/Finished: Aug 1- Aug 8
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; A Well-Rounded Challenge; RYOB 2009; Random Reading Challenge
    • My review
  3. Swimsuit by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
    • Rated: 3.5/5
    • Started/Finished: Aug 9- Aug. 11
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; Countdown Challenge
    • My review
  4. Executive Privilege by Phillip Margolin
    • Rated: 5/5
    • Started/Finished: Aug. 15 – Aug. 19
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review
  5. An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris
    • Rated: 5/5
    • Started/Finished: Aug. 20 – Aug. 23
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review
  6. She Loves Me Not by Wendy Corsi Staub
    • Rated: 5/5
    • Started/Finished: Aug. 23 – Aug. 30
    • Read for: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; Countdown Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review

September (Books 45 – 50)
September was another decent reading month for me. I finished 6 books, 5 fiction and 1 non-fiction, for a total of 1,662 pages, which is an average of 277 pages per book.

  1. sTORItelling by Tori Spelling
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: Aug. 31 – Sept. 1
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge
    • My review
  2. Real Murders by Charlaine Harris
    • Rated: 3/5
    • Started/Finished: Sept. 2 – Sept. 6
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; 2009 1st in a Series Challenge; A Well-Rounded Challenge
    • My review
  3. When the Bough Breaks by Jonathan Kellerman
    • Rated: 5/5
    • Started/Finished: Sept. 14-Sept. 17
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; 2009 1st in a Series Challenge; A Well-Rounded Challenge; 2009 Celebrate the Author Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review
  4. Evil at Heart by Chelsea Cain
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: Sept. 17-Sept. 22
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; 2009 Celebrate the Author Challenge; 2010 Countdown Challenge
    • My review
  5. Michelangelo’s Notebook by Paul Christopher
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: Sept. 23 – Sept. 27
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; 2009 1st in a Series Challenge; 2010 Countdown Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review
  6. The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B. Parker
    • Rated: 3/5
    • Started/Finished: Sept. 28 – Sept. 29
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; 2009 1st in a Series Challenge; 2009 Celebrate the Author Challenge; Random Reading Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review

October (Books 51-57)
October was actually a really good reading month for me. I was able to finish 7 books, 6 fiction and 1 non-fiction and included in that 1 review book (which I’m slightly behind on) for a total of 2,172 pages, which is an average of 310 pages per book.

  1. The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
    • Rated: 5/5
    • Started/Finished: Oct. 3 – Oct. 5
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; 2009 Celebrate the Author Challenge; 2010 Countdown Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review
  2. D is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: Oct. 6 – Oct. 10
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; A Well-Rounded Challenge 2009; 2009 Celebrate the Author Challenge; RYOB 2009; 2009 What’s in a Name Challenge
    • My review
  3. A Bone to Pick by Charlaine Harris
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: Oct. 10 – Oct. 13
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review
  4. Pop Goes the Weasel by James Patterson
    • Rated: 5/5
    • Started/Finished: Oct. 14 – Oct. 18
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review
  5. The Murder of Laci Peterson by Cliff Linedecker
    • Rated: 3.5/5
    • Started/Finished: Oct. 13 – Oct. 19
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; RYOB 2009; 2010 Countdown Challenge
    • My review
  6. Wait Until Twilight by Sang Pak (Review book)
    • Contacted about review by the author
    • Rated: 3/5
    • Started/Finished: Oct. 19 – Oct. 21
    • Read For:
    • My review
  7. The Double Eagle by James Twining
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: Oct. 22 – Oct. 25
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; 2010 Countdown Challenge
    • My review

November (Books 58-62)
November was a pretty good reading month for me. I was able to finish 5 books, 4 fiction and 1 non-fiction, for a total of 1,849 pages, which is an average of 370 pages per book.

  1. Silent Witness by Richard North Patterson
    • Rated: 4.5/5
    • Started/Finished: Oct. 29 – Nov. 6
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review
  2. The Eleventh Victim by Nancy Grace
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: Nov. 6 – Nov. 13
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; 2010 Countdown Challenge
    • My review
  3. The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson & Martin Dugard
    • Rated: 5/5
    • Started/Finished: Nov. 13- Nov. 15
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; 2010 Countdown Challenge
    • My review
  4. Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: Nov. 17 – Nov. 24
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; 2010 Countdown Challenge; 2009 Celebrate the Author Challenge
    • My review
  5. Denial by Keith Ablow
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: Nov. 24 – Nov. 28
    • Read For: 100+ Reading Challenge; Random Reading Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review

December (Books 63-74 )
December was an awesome reading month! I definitely finished out the year strong!! Of course, I was on vacation for the last week and read FIVE books during that time period!! I was able to finish 12 books, 10 fiction, 2 non-fiction, including 3 review books, for a total of 3,851 pages, which is an average of 321 pages per book.

  1. Children of Dust by Ali Eteraz (Review Book)
    • Sent to me for review by FSB Associates
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: Nov. 16 – Dec. 3, 2009
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; Countdown Challenge 2010
    • My review
  2. The Aztec Heresy by Paul Christopher
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: Dec. 3 – Dec. 11, 2009
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; Countdown Challenge 2010; RYOB 2009
    • My review
  3. Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: Dec. 6 – 13, 2009
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; Celebrate the Author Challenge 2009; Harry Potter Reading Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review
  4. No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark
    • Rated: 5/5
    • Started/Finished: Dec. 14 – 19, 2009
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; Celebrate the Author Challenge 2009; RYOB 2009; What’s in a Name 2 Challenge; Countdown Challenge 2010
    • My review
  5. Roses are Red by James Patterson
    • Rated: 5/5
    • Started/Finished: Dec. 19 – 22, 2009
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; Random Reading Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review
  6. The Sorority: Eve by Tamara Thorne
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: Dec. 22 – 23, 2009
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; RYOB 2009; Countdown Challenge 2010
    • My review
  7. Decoding the Lost Symbol by Simon Cox (Review Book)
    • Sent to me for review by FSB Associates
    • Rated: 3.5/5
    • Started/Finished: Dec. 17 – 23, 2009
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; Countdown Challenge 2010
    • My review
  8. The Sorority: Merilynn by Tamara Thorne
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: Dec. 24, 2009
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; RYOB 2009; Countdown Challenge 2010
    • My review
  9. The Sorority: Samantha by Tamara Thorne
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: Dec. 26, 2009
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review
  10. Violets are Blue by James Patterson
    • Rated: 5/5
    • Started/Finished: Dec. 26 – 27, 2009
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; RYOB 2009
    • My review
  11. Conflicts with Interest by Michael Ruddy (Review Book)
    • Sent to me for review by The Cadence Group
    • Rated: 4/5
    • Started/Finished: Dec. 28 – 30, 2009
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; Countdown Challenge 2010
    • My review
  12. The Book of Names by Jill Gregory & Karen Tintori
    • Rated: 5/5
    • Started/Finished: Dec. 30 – 31, 2009
    • Read For: 2009 100+ Reading Challenge; Countdown Challenge 2010; RYOB 2009
    • My review
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