Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 in Review

My New Year's Resolution last January was to read two books a month for a total of 24 books a year. I ended up with 38 total books read, and since it is highly unlikely I'll finish anything by midnight tomorrow, here's a list of what I've read this year.

38.The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (5/5)
37.The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald (4/5)
36.Up in the Air by Walter Kirn (3/5)
35.The Other Queen by Phillipa Gregory (2.5/5)
34.A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon (2/5)
33.Extremely Loud and Incredibility Close by Jonathan Safran Foer* (5/5)
32.Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger (4/5)
31.Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger (3.5/5)
30.Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (3/5)
29.The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (3.5/5)
28.The Wild Things by Dave Eggers (4/5)
27.Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery (1/5)
26.The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (2/5)
25.The Farewell Waltz by Milan Kundera (3/5)
24.The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory (4/5)
23.Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier* (5/5)
22.Slowness by Milan Kundera (2/5)
21.Ignorance by Milan Kundera (4/5)
20.Netherland by Joseph O'Neill (4/5)
19.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling* (5/5)
18.Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling* (5/5)
17.The Further Adventures of a London Call Girl by Anonymous (Belle De Jour)(2/5)
16.Belle De Jour by Joseph Kessel (1.5/5)
15.Immortality by Milan Kundera (3/5)
14.The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera (3/5)
13.The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera (5/5)
12.Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote (4/5)
11.We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive by Laurie Notaro (1.5/5)
10.The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (2.5/5)
9.Romance of a Shop by Amy Levy (4/5)
8.The Five People you Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom (4/5)
7.Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen (3/5)
6.Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (4/5)
5.When the King Took Flight by Timothy Tackett **
4.North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (2.5/5)
3.Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (5/5)
2.When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris (4/5)
1.Animal Farm by George Orwell (3/5)

Most Read Author - Milan Kundera (6)
Favorite New Reads - the Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Bell Jar, Pride and Prejudice
Least Favorite Reads - North and South, We Thought You would Be Prettier, The Further Adventures of a London Call Girl, The Lost Symbol, Gourmet Rhapsody
Longest - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Shortest - Breakfast at Tiffany's

Ratings are out of 5
*Rereads
** Academic Reading that I can't judge on an unbias level

1 comment:

Sherlynette Castro said...

15.Immortality by Milan Kundera (3/5) <- don't break my heart!...reading it right now and it is shaking my soul