My 2009 Reads

Happy New Year! I hope your Christmas and other holidays were great.

I managed to catch a nasty cold just in time for New Years Eve, and it was one of those that forces you to rest all day, even though you don’t really want to. But ironically, I think the rest helped me over all, because I woke up on fire this morning! I’m NEVER “on fire” at 6:00 on a Monday morning (OK, at 6:00 on any morning). Especially this particular morning since it was only 18 degrees outside!

New Years is a time to reflect, and in that spirit I’m reviewing the books I read in 2009. Not all of these were stellar choices, but I stopped feeling guilty about unfinished books a long time ago. If I’m not hooked by page 100, I’m done! Actually, I start getting skeptical around page 50. I’m too busy to waste time on a boring book, even if it is a “classic.”

Here’s a quick run down for my 2009 reads:

  • Favorite book: Water for Elephants
  • Least favorite: The Shack (don’t get me started)
  • The movie didn’t live up to the book: The Time Traveler’s Wife
  • The movie was better! Confessions of a Shopaholic

You can also click each book cover to see my rating and a quick review of it.

My 2009 Reads

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
The Secret Life of Bees
Water for Elephants
Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations
The Shack
Confessions of a Shopaholic
Life of Pi
Clean And Simple Scrapbooking: Ideas for Design, Photography, Journaling & Typography
The Time Traveler's Wife
Jitterbug Perfume
Designing Interfaces
Dead Until Dark
Living Dead in Dallas
Club Dead
Dead to the World
The Birth Order Book: Why You Are the Way You Are
Content Strategy for the Web

Rachel’s favorite books »

3 thoughts on “My 2009 Reads

  1. you should join me in reading 40 books this year. that is my resolution. I’ve already got one down and am almost finished with my second although i kind of cheated by being nearly done with the first one when the new year started.

  2. Mom – Water for Elephants is fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed it. But make sure you don’t have anything else to do for the day, because you’ll want to read it in one sitting. It took me 3 or 4, but you read a lot faster than I do!

    Nate – Hmm, 40 books? I thought about making a resolution to read a certain number of books. I don’t think I can make it to 40. That’s a LOT of books! But shoot, I’ll give it a try. Who knows?

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