Friday, January 01, 2010

2009 in Review

2009 was a my best year in reading so far with 171 books and 38,590 pages read. I completed 14 reading challenges :



I read the following books but got in a position where I was very behind on my reviews and took a break for pretty much all of December. I hope to be back now and am looking forward to being more involved in blogging again :)

1. Hatter M v1 - Frank Beddor & Liz Cavalier
2. The Tale of Despereaux - Kate DiCamillo
3. Bizenghast 5 - M Alice LeGrow
4. The Worst Witch to the Rescue - Jill Murphy
5. Cut - Patricia McCormick
6. Faust: Part One - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
7. The Book of Lost Tales 1 - JRR Tolkien & Christopher Tolkien
8. Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
9. The Twelve Dancing Princesses - Marianna Mayer & KY Craft
10. Camelot's Sword - Sarah Zettel
11. Princess Ai: Rumors from the Other Side - Various
12. Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
13. Gloom Cookie v3: Broken Curses - Serena Valentino
14. Faust: Part Two - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
15. On the Prowl - Various
16. Into the Cold Fire - Lynne Ewing
17. Death Note v4: Love- Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata
18. Sons and Lovers - DH Lawrence
19. The Dreaming v1 - Queenie Chan
20. The Book of Lost Tales 2 - JRR Tolkien & Christopher Tolkien
21. Story of O - Pauline Reage
22. Night Shade - Lynne Ewing
23. The Book of Job - The Bible
24. Gloom Cookie v4: Carnival Wars - Serena Valentino
25. Gilead - Marilynne Robinson
26. Gloom Cookie v5: The Final Curtain - Serena Valentino
27. The Dreaming v2 - Queenie Chan
28. Journey to the River Sea - Eva Ibbotson
29. Gypsy Ballads - Lorca
30. The Dreaming v3 - Queenie Chan
31. The Beggar Maid - Alice Munro
32. Crossing Midnight v1: Cut Here - Mike Carey
33. Girl Meets Boy - Ali Smith
34. The Lays of Beleriand - JRR Tolkien & Christopher Tolkien
35. Cry Wolf - Particia Briggs
36. Sir Gawain - John Matthews
37. Camelot's Blood - Sarah Zettel
38. Gossamer - Lois Lowry
39. Pay the Piper - Jane Yolen & Adam Stemple
40. Nightmares and Fairy Tales v4 - Serena Valentino
41. Arkham Asylum - Grant Morrison & Dave McKean
42. The Shadow Queen - Anne Bishop
43. The Sandman v3: Dream Country - Neil Gaiman
44. The Secret Scroll - Lynne Ewing
45. The Inheritance of Loss - Kiran Desai
46. My Swordhand Is Singing - Marcus Sedgwick
47. Crossing Midnight v2 - Mike Carey
48. Crossing Midnight v3 - Mike Carey
49. Vampire Doll v2 - Erika Kari
50. Puddledock Farm - Grace Lodge
51. Sunshine - Robin McKinley
52. The Boleyn Inheritance - Philippa Gregory
53. The Once and Future King - TH White
54. A Blush with Death - India Ink
55. Vassalord v1 - Nanae Chrono
56. Search for the Red Dragon - James A Owen
57. The Sacrifice - Lynne Ewing
58. Burnt Offerings - Laurell K Hamilton
59. The Castle - Franz Kafka
60. The Stranger - Albert Camus
61. The Good Fairies of New York - Martin Millar
62. The Indigo King - James A Owen
63. Castle Waiting - Linda Medley
64. Dingo - Charles de Lint
65. Dream Angus - Alexander McCall Smith
66. Princess Ai : Encounters - Various
67. Vassalord v2 - Nanae Chrono
68. Blue Moon - Laurell K Hamilton
69. Where Three Roads Meet - Sally Vickers
70. Practical Magic - Alice Hoffman
71. Water - Robin McKinley & Peter Dickinson
72. Return to Labyrinth v3 - Jake T Forbes & Chris Lie
73. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
74. Njal's Saga
75. Bone Crossed - Patricia Briggs
76. Mirror Mirror - Gregory Maguire
77. Glossed and Found - India Ink
78. I Am Morgan Le Fey - Nancy Springer
79. The Lost One - Lynne Ewing
80. The Three Theban Play - Sophocles
81. A Fine and Private Place - Peter S Beagle
82. A Short History of Myth - Karen Armstrong
83. Real Murders - Charlaine Harris
84. Fool Moon - Jim Butcher
85. Binu and the Great Wall - Su Tong
86. The Uncommon Reader- Alan Bennett
87. Across the Wall - Garth Nix
88. Little (Grrl) Lost - Charles de Lint
89. The Tale of One Bad Rat - Bryan Talbot
90. Undead and Unwed - MaryJanice Davidson
91. The Princess Bride - William Goldman
92. Blueberry Girl - Neil Gaiman & Charles Vess
93. The Prague Golem: Jewish Stories of the Ghetto
94. Cybele's Secret - Juliet Marillier
95. Moon Demon - Lynne Ewing
96. The Whole Story and Other Stories - Ali Smith
97. Undead and Unemployed - MaryJanice Davidson
98. Emo Boy v1 - Steve Emond
99. Catalyst - Laurie Halse Anderson
100. Crescent Moon v1 - Haruko Iida
101. The Reformed Vampire Support Group - Catherine Jinks
102. Personal Demon - Kelley Armstrong
103. A Wolf at the Door - Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling
104. Hotel World - Ali Smith
105. The Helmet of Horror - Victor Pelvin
106. Swan Sister - Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling
107. The Iron Fairies v1
108. The Iron Fairies v2
109. Ysabel - Guy Gavriel Kay
110. A Bone to Pick - Charlaine Harris
111. Fables v5: The Mean Seasons - Bill Willingham
112. Undead and Unapreciated - MaryJanice Davidson
113. Gothic - Various
114. The Ravens of Avalon - Diana L Paxson
115. Troll Bridge - Jane Yolen & Adam Stemple
116. The Penelopiad - Margaret Atwood
117. Possession - Lynne Ewing
118. Fables v6: Homelands - Bill Willingham
119. Undead and Unreturnable - MaryJanice Davidson
120. The Choice - Lynne Ewing
121. The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga
122. Three Bedrooms, One Corpse - Charlaine Harris
123. Grave Peril - Jim Butcher
124. The Book of a Thousand Days - Shannon Hale
125. Fables v7: Arabian Nights (and Days) - Bill Willingham
126. Fables v8: Wolves - Bill Willingham
127. Fables v9: Sons of Empire - Bill Willingham
128. A Lion Among Men - Gregory Maguire
129. The Outlaws of Sherwood - Robin McKinley
130. The Little Stranger - Sarah Waters
131. The Talisman - Lynne Ewing
132. The Lollipop Shoes - Joanne Harris
133. Pretties - Scott Westerfeld
134. The Julius House - Charlaine Harris
135. Nemi - Lise Myhre
136. Good Omens - Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
137. Nemi II - Lise Myhre
138. Claimed by Shadow - Karen Chance
139. Homecoming - Patricia Briggs
140. The Long Way Home - Joss Whedon
141. Shakespeare's Landlord - Charlaine Harris
142. Nemi III - Lise Myhre
143. Embrace the Night - Karen Chance
144. Kith - Holly Black & Ted Naifeh
145. Specials - Scott Westerfeld
146. Extras - Scott Westerfeld
147. Season of Mists - Neil Gaiman
148. Incubus v1 - Yayoi Neko
149. Incubus v2 - Yayoi Neko
150. Incubus v3 - Yayoi Neko
151. The Rest Falls Away - Colleen Gleason
152. Bizenghast v6 - M Alice LeGrow
153. The Tarot Cafe v1 - Sang-Son Park
154. Kingdom Hearts v1 - Shiro Amano
155. The Tarot Cafe v2 - Sang-Son Park
156. The Tarot Cafe v3 - Sang-Son Park
157. Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall - Bill Willingham
158. Hatter M v2: Mad with Wonder - Frank Beddor
159. Rises the Night - Colleen Gleason
160. Twilight; Directors Notebook - Catherine Hardwicke
161. Little Vampire - Joann Sfar
162. The Hours - Michael Cunningham
163. Curse the Dawn - Karen Chance
164. Gifts - Ursula le Guin
165. Summer Knight - Jim Butcher
166. Witchling - Yasmine Galenorn
167. Changeling - Yasmine Galenorn
168. Screm Street: Fang of the Vampire - Tommy Donbavand
169. Screm Street: Blood of the Witch - Tommy Donbavand
170. Outlook Grim: The Dead Nasties - Black Olive
171. Muzz v1 - FSc

I'm aiming to get back into the habit of reviewing a book as I read it and catching up on my reviews form 2009 when I have the time. Work will be difficult this year, but I will be making the effort to make time for myself.

I hope everyone else had a good year in 2009. See you all in 2010!

5 comments:

Robin said...

Wow!! That is an amazing list! I got behind on my reviews, too, and ran out of reading time this year, although I really enjoyed all my challenges and projects. But I do know what you mean about making time for yourself...I need to do the same thing. Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year.

Alice Teh said...

I'm way, way behind my reviews too. Need to do a better job this year. :D

Kailana said...

You had a great reading year, Rhinoa! I hope you are around a bit more in 2010. I missed you this year!

Rhinoa said...

Robin - Thanks and Happy New Year to you too!

Alice - I hope you find time to catch up in 2010.

Kailana - I will hopefully be around more this year and I missed you too :)

Tommy said...

Hope you enjoyed the Scream Street books!

Tommy Donbavand
author, Scream Street