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My 2009 List

It's that time of year, where I start sitting down and contemplating what books/authors/etc. I want to look at for the next year, and I have compiled my list. Some of these are merely new editions coming out that I want copies of, but many are books I haven't read. Anyone have any comments, any warnings about the books or authors? Perhaps a book you think I should add?

Be warned, like most book lovers would expect, the list is long.


"House of Many Ways” DWJ                                      “Eight Days of Luke” DWJ

“Middlesex” JE                                                            “Good Omens” NG

“The Peasants” Reymont                                            “The Monster of Florence”

“Gods Behaving Badly” M Phillips                              “Life of Pi”

“20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”                               “The Boxcar Children”

“Number the Stars”                                                    “James and the Giant Peach”

“Ines Del Alma Mia” Allende                                     “I Am a Cat” Soseki Natsume

“The Doctor’s Wife” Sawako Ariyoshi                        “The Waiting Years” Fumiko Enchi

“Black Rain” Masuji Ibuse                                          “The Gathering” AE

“The Years of Extermination” SF                                “Falling Man” DD

“Tree of Smoke” DJ                                                    “The Savage Detectives” RB

“The Kings of New York” MW                                    “The Zookeeper’s Wife” DA

“The Yamato Dynasty” Sterling Seagrave                  “Watchmen” Alan Moore

“The Giver”                                                                 “Island of the Blue Dolphins”

“The Outsiders”                                                          “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle”

“Educating Momoko” Joji Numata                             “The Japanese Mind” Osamu Ikeno

“Wild Swans” Jung Chang                                           “Source of Japanese Tradition” de Bary

“Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstresses”           “Reading Lolita in Tehran”

“A Thousand Splendid Suns” KH                                 “Exit A” A Swofford

“V for Vendetta” A Moore                                          “The Sun Over Breda” AP-R

“Water for Elephants”                                                “The Virgin Suicides” JE

“The Vagina Monologues” EE                                    “The Ultimate Hitchikers’ Guide”

“Artemis Fowl Series”                                                 “Book of Byron Poetry”

“Middlemarch”                                                           “Unaccustomed Earth”

“The Forever War”                                                     “The World is What it is”


“Harry Potter Series”                                                  “American Buffalo”


Ursula LeGuin                                                             Bill Bryson

Lauren Willig                                                              Ray Bradbury

David Gemmel                                                            Arturo Perez-Reverte

Georgette Heyer                                                         Benavente

Chuck Palahniuk                                                          Orhan Pamuk

Doris Lessing                                                               Kenzaburo Oe

Toni Morrison                                                             Kurt Vonnegut

Marjane Satrapi                                                          Juno Diaz

Nadine Gordimen                                                       Octavio Paz

Daniel Walker Howe                                                   Sartre

Thomas Mann                                                             Pearl Buck

Gabriella Mistral                                                        Solzhenitsyn

Judy Blume                                                                  Soseki Natsume

Richard Russo                                                             Sherman Alexie

Jean M. Auel                                                               Joyce Carol Oates

Roberto Bolano                                                           Terry Pratchett

Norman Mailer                                                           Charlaine Harris


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