Melody
Happy New Year, everyone! Another year has gone, and looking back though I read only a total of 86 books (2 books lesser as compared to last year), I still considered it another great reading year. Most of the books came from my personal library, and 13 of them are review copies sent by the authors and/or the publicists.

Here is the list of books I read in 2009:

January
1. Private by Kate Brian
2. Her Real-Life Hero by Trish Wylie
3. Ritual by Mo Hayder
4. Fallen Skies by Philippa Gregory
5. Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
6. The Orange Girl by Jostein Gaarder

February
7. Gossamer by Lois Lowry
8. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
9. South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
10. No Escape by Shannon K. Butcher
11. Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge
12. 圈套 – 湛清著
13. A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami
14. The Love Letter by Cathleen Schine
15. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

March
16. The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee
17. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
18. Evermore by Alyson Noel
19. The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
20. Tangled Lies by Anne Stuart
21. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

April
22. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
23. Goodbye Tsugumi by Banana Yoshimoto
24. The Lost Hours by Karen White (review copy)
25. Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman
26. Godmother : The Secret Cinderella Story by Carolyn Turgeon
27. Sweethearts by Sara Zarr
28. Sonata for Miriam by Linda Olsson

May
29. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
30. Death Angel by Linda Howard
31. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
32. The Billionaire's Bride of Vengeance by Miranda Lee
33. 征服 - 单飞雪著
34. The Accidental Bestseller by Wendy Wax (review copy)
35. Skin by Mo Hayder
36. Solace of the Road by Siobhan Dowd

June
37. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
38. Bloody Good by Georgia Evans (review copy)
39. Persuasion by Jane Austen
40. The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns by Elizabeth Leiknes (review copy)
41. Wings by Aprilynne Pike
42. Silver Falls by Anne Stuart
43. Stolen by Lucy Christopher

July
44. Song of Renewal by Emily Sue Harvey (review copy)
45. The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer (review copy)
46. The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale (review copy)
47. Airhead by Meg Cabot
48. Eve of Darkness by SJ Day
49. No One You Know by Michelle Richmond
50. Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop

August
51. Looking for Alaska by John Green
52. The Heights by Brian James
53. The Ghost Writer by John Harwood
54. Dancing With Ana by Nicole Barker (review copy)
55. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

September
56. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
57. Ash by Malinda Lo
58. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
59. The Sweet Life of Stella Madison by Lara M. Zeises
60. Wait Until Twilight by Sang Pak (review copy)
61. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

October
62. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
63. 就愛剋你!- 夙雲著
64. Thanksgiving at the Inn by Tim Whitney (review copy)
65. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
66. Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi
67. Heartsick by Chelsea Cain

November
68. Momoko Typhoon #1 by Fujita Kazuko
69. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
70. The House on Tradd Street by Karen White
71. Strobe Edge #1 by Io Sakisaka
72. Strobe Edge #2 & #3 by Io Sakisaka

December
74. The Girl on Legare Street by Karen White (review copy)
75. Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle
76. Strobe Edge #4, #5 & #6 by Io Sakisaka
79. 见证奇迹的人生 -刘谦著
80. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
81. Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas
82. Miracle in Sumatra: The Story of Gutsy Gus by Jeanne McNaney (review copy)
83. Waiting for You by Susane Colasanti
84. The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum
85. Love in Translation by Wendy Nelson Tokunaga
86. Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart by Beth Pattillo (review copy)


Like the past few years, I will have a post on the favourite books I read for that year as well as my own Book(s) of the Year, so do look out for that post next week.

As always, I want to thank everyone for reading and commenting on my blog, and let's hope this year will be a even better reading year for all of us!
15 Responses
  1. Sandy Nawrot Says:

    You have had an awesome year Melody! I can't wait to see what your favorites were.


  2. Alice Teh Says:

    I agree with Sandy! Happy reading in 2010, Melody!


  3. Rhinoa Says:

    Happy New Year Melody. You had a great reading year in 2009 and I hope 2010 is even better. If you have time the manga challenge is running again in 2010. Looking forward to seeing what you pick as your book of the year.


  4. Diana Says:

    Great list! I'm hoping to get to 54 books this year so I'm really impressed with 86. Maybe if we sleep less :)


  5. Anna Says:

    You had a great reading year! Wishing you all the best in 2010!

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric


  6. Kristy Says:

    What an awesome reading year Melody. I'd be happy to get half of that. I can't wait to read your favorites post. Happy New Year!


  7. I agree with the others; you had a great reading year this past year, Melody. I can't wait to see what your favorites are. :-) Here's to another year full of great books and many hours of reading.


  8. Beth F Says:

    Wow what a year! What are those secret Chinese titles?


  9. Melody Says:

    Hi, everyone! Thanks for all your comments! I think you all had a great reading year too! :) Let's hope 2010 will be even better!!

    Beth - Most of the Chinese titles are romance novels, except one that is an autobiography of a Taiwanese magician. ;)


  10. Ladytink_534 Says:

    Looks like you read some really great ones last year. I hope 2010 holds all kinds of wonderful reads for you too!


  11. Violet Says:

    wow, awesome, I'm awed by how much u read even with 2 kids, have a great 2010.


  12. Iliana Says:

    Melody I think it's great that you reviewed most of your books read! I'm hoping to do a better job of that this year.

    Hope you read lots of great books this year!



  13. Melody Says:

    Jen, Violet, Iliana & Naida - Thanks, ladies! I hope 2010 will be another great reading year for you all! :)


  14. Julia Says:

    *phew!* that is lot of reading! And 86 books is good enough ;)