Thursday, January 14, 2010

Bookcrossing 2009

Here's a fact about me you may not know -- I am a voracious reader. I almost always have at least one or two books lying around, plus another in my commuter bag. I cannot get enough. And often wish I had more time for pleasure reading (as opposed to work reading, of which I have a ton). I tend to like fiction, chick-lit type novels, but my interests vary.

So, as part of this healthy addiction of mine, I am a "bookcrosser." I'm not going to bother to explain what that is -- if you are really interested, you can learn about it here.

So anyway -- on my bookcrossing page, I, like most bookcrossers, keep a list of books I've read. To avoid getting an unmanageable sized list, I do it by year and then, when the year is up, I park my list here. Not terribly exciting, I know, but its what I do. So, in case you care, here is my 2009 list:

Books read, re-read or gave up on in 2009:

Our Spoons Came from Woolworths by Barbara Comyns (bookray)
Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (bookray)
The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie
Belinda by Anne Rice (ray-it-forward)
Snow White & the Seven Samurais by Tom Holt (bookray)
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (bookray)
One Good Affair by Tess Stimson
Hidden Secrets by Cait London (bookray)
The Somnambulist by Jonathan Barnes
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (bookray)
Shopaholic & Baby by Sophie Kinsella (bookray)
The Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani
Surviving High Society by Elizabeth Marvin Mulholland
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
A Rather Lovely Inheritance by C. A. Belmond
The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood (bookray)
Drop Dead Neighbor by Saralee Rosenberg
You Don't Have to Be Evil to Work Here, But It Helps by Tom Holt (bookray)
The Undomesticated Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
Cocktails for Three by Madeleine Wickham (aka Sophie Kinsella)
Are You There Vodka? It's Me Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
My Sister's Keeper: A Novel by Jodi Picoult
When In Rome by Gemma Townley
Inkspell by Cornelia Funke