Friday, January 16, 2009

2009 Books Read

Setting up my 2009 books read organized by rating page ;o). If you look on the left-hand column, just under Currently Reading, you'll be able to find a link to this page (and the one for 2008) at any time this year. Just in case you're looking for something specific.

5 roses (My Favorite) reads:

1. Pagan Stone by Nora Roberts
2. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
3. I'm Watching You by Karen Rose
4. Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie
5. Loyalty in Death by J.D. Robb
6. Nothing to Fear by Karen Rose
7. You Can't Hide by Karen Rose
8. Count to Ten by Karen Rose
9. Black Hills by Nora Roberts
10. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

4.5 roses (Highly Recommended) reads:
1. The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner
2. True Colors by Kristin Hannah
3. Willing Spirits by Phyllis Schieber
4. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
5. Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel
6. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
7. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
8. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
9. Prime Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan
10. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
11. The Gift by Nora Roberts
12. Elements of Writing Fiction by Jack Bickham

4 roses (Excellent) reads:
1. Lethal Legacy by Linda Fairstein
2. Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult
3. The World in Half by Cristina Henriquez
4. The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
5. In Over Her Head by Judi Fennell
6. Shimmer by Eric Barnes
7. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
9. Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
10. Kill Me Twice by Roxanne St. Claire
11. Dirty Little Secrets by Julie Leto
12. Left to Die by Lisa Jackson
13. Into Thin Air  by Jon Krakauer
14. Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
15. Outcast by Cheryl Brooks
16. Vision in White by Nora Roberts
17. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
18. Big Sky Dynasty by B. J. Daniels

3.5 roses (Very Good) reads:
1. Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich
2. Shadow Game by Christine Feehan
3. Conspiracy in Death by J.D. Robb
4. Dog On It by Spencer Quinn
5. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
6. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker
7. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
8. Crazy Hot by Tara Janzen
9. Chosen to Die by Lisa Jackson
10. Marley & Me by John Grogan
11. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
12. Irish Rebel by Nora Roberts
13. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
14. Wild Blue Under by Judi Fennell
15. The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean
16. Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber
17. Nerd in Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson
18. Does She Dare? by Tawny Weber
19. The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
20. The Vigorous Mind by Ingrid Cummings
21. Hot Damn!: Alligators in the Casino, Nude Women in the Grass, How Seashells Changed the Course of History, and Other Dispatches from Paradise by James W. Hall
22. Behind the Mystery by Stuart Kaminsky
23. Platinum Cowboy by Rita Herron

3 roses (Good) reads:
1. Silent Night by J.D. Robb, Susan Plunkett, Dee Holmes, Claire Cross
3. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
4. Undercover Stranger by Pat White
5. Prayers for Bobby by Leroy Aarons
6. Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr
7. True Stories of Law & Order by Kevin Dwyer and Jure Fiorillo
8. Islands by Anne Rivers Siddons
9. From the Heart by Nora Roberts
10. Too Much Temptation by Lori Foster
11. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
12. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
13. Rogue by Cheryl Brooks
14. An Irregular Moon by Sara King
15. The Spirt of the Place by Samuel Shem
16. Familiar Fire by Caroline Burnes
17. Master of Murder by Christopher Pike
18. The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
19. Leilani Zan by Barbara Casey
20. Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
21. They Wrote the Book: Thirteen Women Mystery Writers Tell All edited by Helen Windrath
22. The Phantom of Black's Cove by Jan Hambright
23. Writing Mysteries edited by Sue Grafton
24. Hidden Evidence by David Owen
25. A History of Smuggling in Florida by Stan Zimmerman
26. The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers by Harold Schechter and David Everitt
27. It Happened in Florida by Lynne Wright
28. The Lost Pet Chronicles by Kathy Albrecht
29. Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch by B. J. Daniels

2.5 roses (Okay) reads:
1. The Gravedigger's Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates
2. Rose Cottage by Mary Stewart
3. Amethyst Dreams by Phyllis Whitney
4. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

2 roses (So-so) reads:
1. Tourist Season by Carl Hiaasen
2. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
3. Knit Together: Discover God's Pattern for Your Life by Debbie Macomber

1 rose (Not my cuppa' tea) reads:
1. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

0 roses (Did not finish) reads: Just because a book is in this category does not necessarily mean that it is a bad book. Sometimes, I'm just not in the mood for a particular subject. This is where I can keep up with books I might want to revisit later.
1. The Echo Maker by Richard Powers
2. The Confessions of Max Tivoli

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