Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. Carol Shields Republic of Love

2009's Reading Log

A Gate at the Stairs Lorrie Moore (2009)
A Private Place Amanda Craig
An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination Elizabeth McCracken
Belle Prater’s Boy Ruth White
Betrayal Karin Alvtegen Trans. Steven T. Murray (2006)

Bloodletting and Various Miracles Vincent Lam
Books: A Memoir Larry McMurtry
Castle Waiting Linda Medley
Emi and the Rhino Scientist Mary Kay Carson
Exit Strategy Kelley Armstrong

Fables: The Dark Ages
(compiled 2009) Bill Willingham
Fear of Fighting Stacey May Fowles Illus. Marlena Zuber (2008)
Flying Changes Sara Gruen
Fräulein Schmidt and Mr. Anstruther Elizabeth von Arnim (1907)
Further Chronicles of Avonlea
(1920) L.M. Montgomery

Heart-Shaped Box Joe Hill (2007)
In the Woods Tana French
Just for Elephants Carol Buckley
Kitty and the Midnight Hour Carrie Vaughn
Laura Rider’s Masterpiece by Jane Hamilton (2009)

Made to Be Broken Kelley Armstrong
McSweeney’s 23
Midnighters
Scott Westerfeld
Miss Buncle’s Book
DE Stevenson
Mistress of Nothing Kate Pullinger (2009)

Nights Below Station Street David Adams Richards
No Time for Goodbye Linwood Barclay (2007)
Reese’s Planet Cordelia Strube
Riding Lessons Sara Gruen
Silent to the Bone E.L. Konigsburg (2000)

Suddenly
Bonnie Burnard (2009)
The Eight
Katherine Neville
The Ghost’s Child Sonya Hartnett (2007)
The Girl Who Played with Fire Stieg Larsson (2006) Trans. Reg Keeland (2009)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson (2005) Trans. Reg Keeland (2008)

The Golden Road
(1913) L.M. Montgomery
The Keeper Sarah Langan (2006)
The Killing Circle Andrew Pyper
The Likeness
Tana French (2008)
The Lost Dog Michelle de Kretser

The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown (2009)
The Monsters of Templeton Lauren Groff
The Old Wives’ Tale Arnold Bennett (1908)
The Outlander Gil Adamson
The Penderwicks Jeanne Birdsall

The Red Convertible: Collected Stories 1978-2008
Louise Erdrich
The Speed of Dark Elizabeth Moon
The Story Girl L.M. Montgomery (1911) and Chronicles of Avonlea (1912)
The Summer of My Amazing Luck Miriam Toews
The Torontonians Phyllis Brett Young (1960)

The Twisted Heart
Rebecca Gowers (2009)
The Uncommon Reader Alan Bennett
The Vagrants Yiyun Li (2009)
The Water’s Lovely Ruth Rendell (2006)
The White Tiger Aravind Adiga

The Wife’s Tale
Lori Lansens (2009)
The Wilderness Samantha Harvey (2009)
The Year of the Flood Margaret Atwood (2009)
Too Much Happiness Alice Munro (2009)
Waiting for Columbus
Thomas Trofmiuk (2009)

Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen
What Was Lost Catherine O’Flynn

 

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