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Friday, January 09, 2009

Books Read in 2009

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1. After Dark - Haruki Murakami
2. Written in Blood - Sheila Lowe
3. Rashomon and other stories - Ryunosuke Akutagawa
4. Kissing Games of the World - Sandi Kahn Shelton
5. Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow - Peter Høeg
6. The Story of Lucy Gault - William Trevor
7. Breakfast at Tiffany's - Truman Capote
8. An Artist of the Floating World - Kazuo Ishiguro
9. Bonjour Tristesse - Françoise Sagan
10. The Death of Ivan Ilyich - Leo Tolstoy
11. Emma, vol. 1 - Kaoru Mori
12. Monster, vol. 1 - Naoki Urasawa
13. Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer
14. xxxHolic, vol. 1 - CLAMP
15. As Shadows Fade - Colleen Gleason
16. Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer
17-22. Emma, vols. 2 - 7 - Kaoru Mori
23. Little Stories - Jeff Roberts
24. The Triumph of Deborah - Eva Etzioni-Halevy
25. Dear Everybody - Michael Kimball
26. The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
27. Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 - David Petersen
28. Emma, vol. 8 - Kaoru Mori
29. The Character of Rain - Amélie Nothomb
30. Skim - Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki
31. Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
32. Austenland - Shannon Hale
33. Mother Superior - Saleema Nawaz
34. Still Life - Louise Penny
35. The Museum Guard - Howard Norman
36. Looking for Alaska - John Green
37. No Great Mischief - Alistair MacLeod
38. The King's Bride - E.T.A. Hoffmann
39. Last Night in Montreal - Emily St. John Mandel
40. The Delicate Storm - Giles Blunt
41. Yellowknife - Steve Zipp
42. The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant - Michel Tremblay
43. Best Intentions - Emily Listfield
44. The Dogs of Riga - Henning Mankell
45. The Flight of Icarus - Raymond Queneau
46. Goodbye Madame Butterfly: Sex, Marriage and the Modern Japanese Woman - Sumie Kawakami
47. Beyond the Blossoming Fields - Jun'ichi Watanabe
48. Shakespeare Wrote for Money - Nick Hornby
49. Polite Lies: On Being a Woman Caught Between Cultures - Kyoko Mori
50. Paprika - Yasutaka Tsutsui
51. Be With You - Takuji Ichikawa
52. Embroideries - Marjane Satrapi
53. Tears of the Desert: One Woman's True Story of Surviving the Horrors of Darfur - Halima Bashir & Damien Lewis
54. The Road from La Cueva - Sheila Ortego
55. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror - Robert Louis Stevenson
56-58. Vampire Knight, v. 1-3 - Matsuri Hino
59. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
60. Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 - David Petersen
61. The Vampire of Ropraz - Jacques Chessex
62. The Frozen Deep - Wilkie Collins
63. Big in Japan: A Ghost Story - M. Thomas Gammarino
64. Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
65. The Old Capital - Yasunari Kawabata (review pending)
66. In the Wake of the Boatman - Jonathon Scott Fuqua
67. Varjak Paw - SF Said (review pending)
68. The Three Incestuous Sisters - Audrey Niffenegger (review pending)
69. Battle Royale, vol. 1 - Koushun Takami, and illustrated by Masayuki Taguchi (review pending)
70. French Milk - Lucy Knisley (review pending)
71. Kabuki: The Alchemy - David Mack (review pending)

For books read in previous years click on the appropriate link below:
Books Read in 2008
Books Read in 2007
Books Read in 2006


  1. i LOVE akutagawa. one of the best things about him is you can just about struggle through the japanese if you've studied japanese (after 10 years of studying, i still can't read anything else!).

  2. moonrat - I'm so glad I finally read some of Akutagawa's stories. I went ahead and ordered a different edition that has several more stories in it!
    My Japanese is not very good, and my kanji even worse, but maybe someday I'll try to read his stuff in the original.


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