Read in 2009

December 2009
Fiction (10)
Eight Months on Ghazzah Street – Hilary Mantel
Un Lun Dun – China Mieville
Tender Morsels – Margo Lanagan
Fledgling – Octavia Butler
Evenings at the Argentine Club – Julia Amante
Let The Great World Spin – Colm McCann
Miss Hargreaves -Frank Baker
The Skating Rink – Roberto Bolano
Digging to America – Anne Tyler
The Lathe of Heaven- Ursula Le GuinNon-fiction (5)
Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance- Atul Gawande
An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination – Elizabeth McCracken
Miracles of Life – J.G. Ballard
My Dog Tulip – J.R. Ackerley
North Country – Howard Frank Mosher

November 2009
Fiction (10)
A Pale View of Hills – Kazuo Ishiguro
The Hakawati – Rabih Alameddine
The Stone Gods – Jeannette Winterson
The Stand (The Complete and Uncut Edition) -Stephen King
Birdsong- Sebastian Faulks
Once Upon a Time in the North – Philip Pullman
Lady Audley’s Secret -Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard – J.G. Ballard
In Other Rooms, Other Wonders – Daniyal Mueenuddin
Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard – Kiran Desai

Graphic Novels (12)
The Sandman: Seasons of Mists – Neil Gaiman
Stitches – David Small
Fables: Homelands – Bill Willingham
Y: The Last Man – Unmanned – Brian K Vaughn
Y: The Last Man – The Deluxe Edition Book Two – Brian K Vaughan
Y: The Last Man – Cycles Brian K Vaughan
Y: The Last Man – Ring of the Truth – Brian K Vaughan
Y: The Last Man – Girl on Girl – Brian K Vaughan
Y: The Last Man – Paper Dolls Brian K Vaughan
Y: The Last Man – Kimono Dragons – Brian K Vaughan
Y: The Last Man – Motherland – Brian K Vaughan
Y: The Last Man – Whys and Wherefores – Brian K Vaughan

Non-fiction (3)
Kabul Beauty School – Deborah Rodriguez
Food and Loathing: A Life Measured Out in Calories – Betsy Lerner
Nobody Said Not to Go: The Life, Loves, and Adventures of Emily Hahn – Ken Cuthbertson

October 2009
Fiction (6)
The Uncommon Reader – Alan Bennett
Classics of the Macabre – Daphne Du Maurier
Shopgirl – Steve Martin
I Do Not Come To You By Chance – Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet – Reif Larsen
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick

Non-fiction (3)
The Story of My Life – Helen Keller
The Afterlife – Donald Antrim
The Best American Essays of the Century – Joyce Carol Oates (Ed)

Graphic Novels (6)
Sandman: The Doll’s House – Neil Gaiman
Sandman: Dream Country Neil Gaiman
Ex Machina: The First Hundred Days – Brian K Vaughn
Serenity: Those Left Behind – Joss Whedon
Jack of Fables: The (Nearly) Great Escape – Bill Willingham

September 2009
Fiction (8)
The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan (RIP IV)
The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (RIP IV)
The Collector of Hearts by Joyce Carol Oates (RIP IV)
Breath by Tim Winton
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (RIP IV)
Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler (Sci-fi Challenge)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Graphic Novels (4)
House of Mystery: Room and Boredom by Matthew Sturges and Bill Willingham
Hellboy Library Edition Volume I: Seed of Destruction and Wake the Devil by Mike Mignola
Fables: Storybook Love by Bill Willingham
Fables: The March of the Wooden Soldiers by Bill Willingham

Non-fiction (6)
Misconceptions by Naomi Wolf
The Island of the Colorblind by Oliver Sacks
A Woman in Berlin by Anonymous
The Hungry Planet: What The World Eats by Peter Menzel and Faith D’aluisio
Field Notes From a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert
Teacher Man by Frank McCourt

August 2009 (21)
Rubyfruit Jungle – Rita Mae Brown
Lowboy – John Wray
Normal – Amy Bloom
Netherland – Joseph O’Neill
The Position – Meg Wolitzer
A Very Long Engagement – Sebastien Japrisot
Angel – Elizabeth Taylor
Eva Moves the Furniture – Margot Livesey
Affinity – Sarah Waters
Border Songs – Jim Lynch
Rainbows End – Vernor Vinge
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned – Wells Tower
Rooftops of Tehran – Mahbod Seraji
Stick Out Your Tongue – Ma Jian
We Never Talk About My Brother – Peter Beagle
Factory Girls: From Village to City in A Changing China – Leslie T Chang
The Secret Life of Lobsters : How Fishermen and Scientists are Unraveling the Mysteries of our Favorite Crustacean – Trevor Corson
Fables: Animal Farm – Bill Willingham
Fables: Legends in Exile – Bill Willingham
Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall – Bill Willingham
Waltz with Bashir: A Lebanon War Story – Ari Folman

July 2009 (10)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
Austenland by Shannon Hale
Drift by Victoria Patterson
The Bradbury Chronicles by Sam Weller

June 2009
Vagrants by Yiyun Li
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves by M.T. Anderson
Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe
Clear Light of Day by Anita Desai
A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes
Women in their beds by Gina Berriault
Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The Engagement by Georges Simenon
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Feathered Serpent by Xu Xiaobin

Nothing To Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone by Mary Morris
Bonk by Mary Roach
A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance – and Why They Fail by Amy Chua
The Sushi Economy: Globalization and the Making of a Modern Delicacy by Sasha Issenberg

Graphic Novels
Hellboy: Darkness Calls by Mike Mignola

Maus II by Art Spiegelman
Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
La Perdida by Jessica Abel

Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics by Ina Garten
Caprial’s Soups & Sandwiches by Caprial Pence
Cradle of Flavor: Home Cooking from the Spice Islands of Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia by James Oseland

May 2009
Half of a Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi – Adichie
De Niro’s Game – Rawi Hage
The Razor’s Edge – Somerset Maugham
The Tricking of Freya – Christina Sunley
Fear and Trembling – Amelie Nothomb
Good Poems – Garrison Keillor
Cocaine Nights – J.G. Ballard
Anansi Boys – Neil Gaiman
David Golder, the Ball, Snow in Autumn, The Courilof Affair – Irene Nemirovsky
The Speed of Light – Javier Cercas
Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow

(Graphic Novels)
Maus – Art Spiegelman
The League of Extraordinary Gentlement Vol II – Alan Moore

What It Is – Lynda Barry
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda – Philip Gourevitch
The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street – Helene Hanff
The Widow Clicquot – Tilar J. Mazzeo
Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant – Jenni Ferrari-Adler (ed)
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running – Haruki Murakami

April 2009
An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter – Cesar Aira
Once upon a Quinceanera – Julia Alvarez
The Boat – Nam Le
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing Volume I – M.T. Anderson
Intuition – Allegra Goodman
Things I’ve Been Silent About – Azar Nafisi
The Bad Beginning – Lemony Snicket
Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found – Suketu Mehta
The Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula K. Le Guin
The Yearling – Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
The Bostonians – Henry James
The Blue Girl – Charles de Lint
The Bookshop – Penelope Fitzgerald
Later Novels (The Lady in the Lake, The Little Sister, The Long Goodbye, Playback, Double Indemnity) – Raymond Chandler
The Bad Beginning – Lemony Snicket
The City of Ember – Jeanne Duprau
Bonjour Tristesse – Francoise Sagan
Goldengrove – Francine Prose
Towards Another Summer – Janet Frame
Veil of Gold – Kim Wilkins
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol 1 – Alan Moore

March 2009
Kill Your Friends – John Niven
The Watchmen – Alan Moore
Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
Fun Home – Alison Bechdel
Maps and Legends – Michael Chabon
The Wapshot Chronicle – John Cheever
The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters – Timothy Schaffert
Slash – Slash and Anthony Bozza
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008 – Dave Eggers (ed)
Oracle Bones: a Journey between China’s past and present – Peter Hessler
Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
Silent Spring – Rachel Carson
In Persuasion Nation – George Saunders
Alice, Let’s Eat – Calvin Trillin
Blaming – Elizabeth Taylor
Guns, Germs and Steel – Jared Diamond
Remains of the day – Kazuo Ishiguro
The Lazarus Project – Aleksandar Hemon
Waiter Rant – The Waiter

February 2009 (11)
City of Thieves – David Benioff
Memories of my melancholy whores – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Given Day – Dennis Lehane
The Autobiography of Malcom X
Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures – Vincent Lam
The Impostor – Damon Galgut
Beijing Coma – Ma Jian
This Boy’s Life – Tobias Wolff
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher – Kate Summerscale
Esther’s Inheritance – Sandor Marai

January 2009 (12)
Stardust – Neil Gaiman
Truth and Beauty – Ann Patchett
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Frank L Baum
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – F Scott Fitzgerald
America, America – Ethan Canin
Rabbit-Proof Fence: The True Story of One of the Greatest Escapes of All Time – Doris Pilkington
What is the What- Dave Eggers
Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth – Margaret Atwood
No One Belongs here More than You – Miranda July
Ms Hempel Chronicles – Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
Moon Tiger – Penelope Lively
Homage to Catalonia – George Orwell


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