Last year, I started keeping a formal reading list. It was kind a fun to go back and look at the books I'd read over the year. So I decided to do it again in 2009.
Except, looking at it now, this year's list is kinda sad. I read about 40 books in 2009. Which is probably less than half of what I'd read in a "normal" year (whatever that is).
I could make excuses: Busy year, two small kids, new challenges at work, more blog reading ... blah blah woof woof. Whatever.
Bottom line is: It's slim pickin's on the old ZenMom Reading List this year.
And the titles that are there ... well, let's just say this year's list is heavy on the light reading: Lots of sci-fi and fantasy, some mysteries, and a few vampires. I do love vampires. :) Astute readers will also note the continuing underlying theme of strong female protagonists.
In fact, seems most of these are continuations of series I've been reading for a while. I think the only new-to-me authors on this year's list were Ann Aguirre and Jeanne Stein.
The good news is that I can't think of a single book on the list that I didn't enjoy.
The really good news is that my in-laws usually give me a very generous Amazon Gift Card for Christmas, so I hope to be stocking up soon on several books that have been languishing away on my Amazon Wish List! Hopefully that bodes well for next year's list. :)
So, now, for posterity (snicker) and anyone who cares, here's ...
ZenMom's 2009 Reading List
The Time Paradox - Colfer, Eoin
Dead Over Heels - Davidson, Mary Janice
Hotter Than Hell - Harrison, Kim
True Blood - Waddell, Patricia
Promises in Death - Robb, J. D.
Plum Spooky - Evanovich, Janet
Watchmen - Moore, Alan and Gibbons, Dave
Just a Geek - Wheaton, Wil
Grimspace - Aguirre, Ann
Bone Crossed - Briggs, Patricia
Magic Strikes - Andrews, Ilona
Swallowing Darkness - Hamilton, Laurell K.
Fray - Whedon, Joss
Wanderlust - Aguirre, Ann
Blue Diablo - Aquirre, Ann
Made to be Broken - Armstrong, Kelley
Dancing Barefoot - Wheaton, Wil
Dead and Gone - Harris, Charlaine
Undead and Unwelcome - Davidson, Mary Janice
Dime Store Magic - Armstrong, Kelley
Industrial Magic - Armstrong, Kelley
White Witch, Black Curse - Harrison, Kim
Unusual Suspects - Harris, Charlaine
The Prophet - Gibran, Kahlil
My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon - Armstrong, Kelley
Holidays are Hell - Harrison, Kim
In Odd We Trust - Koontz, Dean
Suite 606 - Robb, J. D.
Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand - Vaughn, Carrie
A Carribean Mystery - Christie, Agatha
Glory Road - Heinlein, Robert
The Becoming - Stein, Jeanne
Finger Lickin' Fifteen - Evanovich, Janet
Skin Trade - Hamilton, Laurell K.
On The Prowl - (anthology) Briggs, Patricia
On a side note: See all those links up there? You can thank Amazon Associates for that! Used to be I'd have had to go manually look up and link up each book title. Blech. No thanks. But Amazon and Blogger just created this neat new widget that let's me do it all with two clicks right in my Dashboard! I know most of you are yawning about that. But, geek that I am, I thought it was very cool! And it made linking up my titles WAY easier!
So, what are you reading right now? What was your favorite book you read this year?
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. ~ Groucho Marx