2009 Reading Log


  1. The Ghost and Mrs. McClure, by Alice Kimberly
  2. Whom God Would Destroy, by Commander Pants
  3. The Ghost and the Dead Deb, by Alice Kimberly
  4. Amazing Peace, by Maya Angelou


  1. Holiday Grind, by Cleo Coyle
  2. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
  3. How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World, by Jordan Christy


  1. Dracula: the Un-dead, by Dacre Stoker & Ian Holt
  2. Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay
  3. Hoodoo Sea, by Rolf Hitzer
  4. The Longest Trip Home, by John Grogan
  5. V: the Second Generation, by Kenneth Johnson
  6. Dracula, by Bram Stoker


  1. Dove, by Robin L. Graham
  2. Real Murders, by Charlaine Harris
  3. A Bone to Pick, by Charlaine Harris
  4. Indigo Awakening, by Dr. Janine Talty, DO
  5. The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown
  6. Drinking with George, by George Wendt with Jonathon Grotenstein
  7. Dreaming Anastasia, by Joy Preble


  1. Mercury in Retrograde, by Paula Froelich
  2. Buffalo Gal, by Laura Pederson
  3. A Circle of Souls, by Preetham Grandhi
  4. Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl, by Susan McCorkindale
  5. Life’s a Beach, by Clare Cook
  6. The Wednesday Sisters, by Meg Waite Clayton
  7. Educating Esme, by Esme Raji Codell
  8. The Missing Keys to Thriving in Any Real Estate Market, by Eddie Godshalk, MBA


  1. Norwegian Wood, by Haruki Murakami
  2. Poseur #2: The Good, the Fab and the Ugly, by Rachel Maude and Compai
  3. Clicking With Your Dog: Step-By-Step in Pictures, by Peggy Tillman
  4. When Pigs Fly!: Training Success with Impossible Dogs, by Jane Killion
  5. Fluke, by Christopher Moore
  6. Water Witches, by Chris Bohjalian
  7. How the Other Half Hamptons, by Jasmin Rosemberg
  8. Best Friends Forever, by Jennifer Weiner


  1. The Game, by Laurie R. King
  2. Locked Rooms, by Laurie R. King
  3. The Language of Bees, by Laurie R. King
  4. Lulu in Marrakech, by Diane Johnson
  5. Devil’s Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America’s Great White Sharks, by Susan Casey


  1. Certain Girls, by Jennifer Weiner
  2. The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, by Laurie R. King
  3. A Monstrous Regiment of Women, by Laurie R. King
  4. A Letter of Mary, by Laurie R. King
  5. The Moor, by Laurie R. King
  6. O, Jerusalem, by Laurie R. King
  7. Justice Hall, by Laurie R. King
  8. Second Chance, by Jane Green
  9. Pretty in Plaid, by Jen Lancaster
  10. Best Intentions, by Emily Listfield
  11. Dead and Gone, by Charlaine Harris
  12. Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe, by Jennie Shortridge


  1. The Secret Papers of Madame Olivetti, by Annie Vanderbilt
  2. Riding Lessons, by Sara Gruen
  3. Off-Season, by Anne Rivers Siddons
  4. Tell me Where it Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon, by Nick Trout
  5. Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America, by Firoozeh Dumas
  6. Old Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir, by Natalie Goldberg


  1. The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, A Daughter, and the Town that Raised Them, by Amy Dickinson
  2. As Shadows Fade, by Colleen Gleason
  3. Heart and Soul, by Maeve Binchy
  4. The Temptation of the Night Jasmine, by Lauren Willig
  5. The Geography of Bliss, by Eric Weiner
  6. Bones Would Rain from the Sky: Deepening our Relationships with Dogs, by Suzanne Clothier
  7. Such a Pretty Fat, by Jen Lancaster


  1. Drop, by Lisa Papademetriou
  2. True Colors, by Kristen Hannah
  3. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
  4. Without You: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and the Musical Rent, by Anthony Rapp
  5. Swallowing Darkness, by Laurell K. Hamilton
  6. Life After Genius, by Ann Jacoby
  7. Belladonna, by Anne Bishop


  1. Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas, by John Baxter
  2. The Flavor Bible, by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg
  3. Handcuffs, by Bethany Griffin
  4. Nights in Rodanthe, by Nicholas Sparks
  5. Every Soul a Star, by Wendy Mass
  6. The Beach House, by Jane Green
  7. The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate DiCamillo
  8. Shadowed Summer, by Saundra Mitchell
  9. Secret Keeper, by Mitali Perkins
  10. The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home, by George Howe Colt
  11. 3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows, by Anne Brashares
  12. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer & Anne Barrows

0 thoughts on “2009 Reading Log

  1. If I were to list the books I’ve read so far in 2008-2009… I think people would say I’m narrow minded.

    The last GOOD book i read however was The Game by Neil Strauss which was very good. He’s coming out with a new one about surviving the breakdown of society and I’m pretty excited about that one as well.

    Now Miss Meliss, you list 12 books but which one was the best one ? What’s worth reading ?

  2. Hi Miss Meliss;

    So sorry to spam your post! Just hoping to get in touch with you about an author, Emily Listfield, who has a new book coming out next month and couldnt find contact info. Its a supsense/thriller but directed at and for women and deals with friendship, marriage, motherhood, and more. Thought it might be a good fit for either here, Biblioteca, or All Things Girl.

    Let me know if I can send you an advance copy or more info? Thanks so much and I apologize again for spamming this.