100 Books in 2009

Some days I can start reading blogs and following links forever. It is enormously engrossing. I move from one interesting post to another. It is like wandering through a giant department store of interesting people. Today is one of those days. I started with the list of elderbloggers that Ronni added to her elderblogger list at Time Goes By and went from there. When I find a blog that I feel a connection to I add it to my Google Reader list. Today I've added about 10 blogs to my list.

During my browsing I decided to sign up for the 100 BOOKS IN 2009 challenge as presented on J. Kaye's Book Blog.

Here is what I've read so far in 2009 with links to my reviews.

  1. A Perfect Union, Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation
  2. Soul Made Flesh – The Discovery of the Brain — and How it Changed the World
  3. Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
  4. One True Theory of Love by Laura Fitzgerald   2/5/2009
  5. John Quincy Adams – A Public Life, A Private Life by Paul C. Nagel  2/18/2009
  6. Founding Mothers – The Women who Raised our Nation by Cokie Roberts 2/25/2009
  7. The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean 3/5/09
  8. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life by Steve Martin 3/8/09
  9. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster 3/11/2009
  10. Refuse to Choose by Barbara Sher 3/18/2009
  11. Angels Fall by Nora Roberts 3/27/2009
  12. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman 3/29/2009
  13. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 4/1/2009
  14. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows 4/30/2009
  15. Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett 5/5/2009
  16. Chesapeake Blue by Nora Roberts 5/7/2009
  17. American Lion by Jon Meacham 5/26/2009
  18. Returning to Earth by Jim Harrison 5/29/2009
  19. The Increment by David Ignatius 6/2/2009
  20. Introducing C. B. Greenfield by Lucille Kallen 6/12/2009
  21. A book of bees by Sue Hubbell 7/5/2009
  22. Different Seasons by Stephen King 7/16/2009
  23. The Perfect Poison by Amanda Quick 7/17/2009
  24. Martin Van Buren by Ted Widmer 7/23/2009
  25. The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff 8/1/2009
  26. Street Fighters by Kate Kelly 8/3/2009
  27. Coraline by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell 8/6/2009
  28. Coming Home by Posamunde Pilcher 8/19/2009
  29. Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin 8/20/2009
  30. Catherine de Medici – Renaissance Queen of France by Leonie Frieda 8/28/09
  31. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell 9/3/2009
  32. Julie and Julia by Julie Powell 9/5/2009
  33. Sense and Sensability by Jane Austin 9/14/09
  34. Dancing to the Precipice by Caroline Moorehead 10/9/09
  35. Old Tippecanoe – William Henry Harrison and His Time 11/18/2009

The deal with the challenge is that I will add books to this list as I finish them.

I don't think I'll make it to 100 but it is fun to keep a list of what I am reading this year.