Monday, January 4, 2010

Books Read in 2009

Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book. ~Author Unknown

1. Faith of My Fathers ~ John McCain
2. Bitter Grounds ~ Sandra Benitez

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. ~Groucho Marx

3. Twilight ~ Stephanie Meyer
4. New Moon ~ Stephanie Meyer
5. Eclipse ~ Stepanie Meyer
6. Breaking Dawn ~ Stephanie Meyer

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~Anna Quindlen, "Enough Bookshelves," New York Times, 7 August 1991

7. Odd Thomas ~ Dean Koontz
8. The Disappearance of Lyndsey Barratt ~ John Wilson
9. The Wedding ~ Nicholas Sparks

Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. ~P.J. O'Rourke

10. A Day To Pick Your Own Cotton ~ Michael Phillips
11. The Color of Your Skin Ain't the Color of Your Heart ~ Michael Phillips

A good book should leave you... slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it. ~William Styron, interview, Writers at Work, 1958

12. Mrs. Kimble ~ Jennifer Haigh
13. A Million Little Pieces ~ James Frey

My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter. ~Thomas Helm

14. Good in Bed ~ Jennifer Weiner
15. At First Sight ~ Nicholas Sparks
16. rising ~ Darnella Ford

You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. ~Paul Sweeney

17. Duplicate Keys ~ Jane Smiley
18. Icy Sparks ~ Gwyn Hyman Rubio

Lord! when you sell a man a book you don't sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night - there's all heaven and earth in a book, a real book. ~Christopher Morley

19. The Nanny Diaries ~ Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
20. Promise Not To Tell ~ Jennifer McMahon
21. Lovely Bones ~ Alice Sebold

The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television. ~Andrew Ross

22. Lost and Found ~ Carolyn Parkhurst
23. Losing It ~ Valerie Bertinelli
24. I know this much is true ~ Wally Lamb

A house without books is like a room without windows. ~Heinrich Mann

I'm starting 2010 by reading a book my sweet daughter April gave me for Christmas.
It's Julie & Julia by Julie Powell.

What are you reading in the New Year?


  1. That is alot of reading mama!
    I am attempting to read the Bible in one year, but we will see:)

  2. Oh, I love this post! I love the way you've intermingled those fabulous quotes with the books you've read!

    Honey, I used to read all the time...this is probably the longest in my life I've gone w/o reading a book! I've got an entire armoire loaded w/books just waiting for me. I know once I start, I'll be hooked...but right now, I can't imagine having the time!

  3. I think I'll keep a list of the books I read in 2010. At least that will keep me from getting the book twice! long as I know where my list is.
    Love that post, Alicia

  4. Totally cool this post. Probably will be one of my favorites. I am so glad Mom gave us the love of books. I can't imagine life without books. At times I feel like the guy on the Twilight Zone.

  5. Braley Mama - I read the whole Old Testament in a year, then I started the New and got as far as Acts and I stopped for some reason. Good luck to you though, that's a big undertaking!

  6. Kathryn - Well you do have your hands full my friend. But if it came to you finding time to read or time to write those awesomely delicious, delectable, hilarious posts; I say write the posts!

  7. Lynn - Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you liked the idea of posting the list, please feel free to do the I'd love to see what you're reading.

  8. Oh sister, my soul, my best-est of friends. I'm so glad also that mom gave us the love of books. I just wish you and mom liked the books I like. Then you could give me the ones you guys buy :-)

  9. Oh, I love the Heinrich Mann quote! I wonder what he would think if he saw my millions of books. LOL


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