2009: Books I read

Some books wot I red in 2009, as I’ve been keeping a record of them in Shelfari and I’m not quite sure why. Read some things I should have read a long time ago (Lolita, Frankenstein), and some things I wish I hadn’t bothered with (Twilight).

  • The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood
  • The Mitford Girls – Mary S Lovell
  • 20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth – Xiaolu Guo
  • The Book Thief – Marcus Zusak
  • Bad Science – Ben Goldacre
  • Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
  • Flat Earth News – Nick Davies
  • Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
  • The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan
  • Here Comes Everybody – Clay Shirky
  • Girls Like Us – Sheila Weller
  • The Stuff of Thought – Steven Pinker
  • The Pursuit of Love – Nancy Mitford
  • Love in a Cold Climate – Nancy Mitford
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
  • The Tiger That Isn’t – Andrew Dilnot
  • I’m not Scared – Nicolo Ammaniti
  • A Fraction of the Whole – Steve Toltz
  • Adverbs – Daniel Handler
  • What I Talk About When I Talk About Running – Haruki Murakami
  • Always Magic in the Air: The Bomp and Brilliance of the Brill Building Era – Ken Emerson
  • The Death of Grass – John Christopher
  • Girlfriend in a Coma – Douglas Coupland
  • Things the Grandchildren Should Know – Mark Everett
  • The Human Stain – Philip Roth
  • Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
  • Dreams from my Father – Barack Obama
  • Twilight – Stephenie Meyer
  • The Easter Parade – Richard Yates

Anyone read any good books this year?

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2 thoughts on “2009: Books I read

  1. Yeah I read Frankenstein this year as well, it has been on my TBR pile forever, once I’d read it I couldn’t believe it had taken me so long to get round to it. Classic chilling tale for the cold winter nights.

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