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Books 2009

Here are the books I read in 2009. It's quite a lot fewer than I read in 2008, and I didn't maintain the even balance between fiction and non-fiction I aim for, but I can live with a 56/44 split. These are presented in reverse order, i.e. the one I finished most recently is listed first.

  1. The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University by Kevin Roose
  2. Man of Constant Sorrow: My Life and Times by Ralph Stanley with Eddie Dean
  3. Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency by Barton Gellman
  4. Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip—Confessions of a Cynical Waiter by Steve Dublanica
  5. How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steve Hely
  6. I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President by Josh Lieb
  7. Demon Ex Machina: Tales of a Demon Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner
  8. That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo
  9. State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America by Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey
  10. Sunnyside by Glen David Gold
  11. The Ridiculous Race by Steve Hely and Vali Chandrasekaran
  12. The Dragons of Ordinary Farm by Tad Williams
  13. Panic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity, Michael Lewis, ed.
  14. A Devil to Play: One Man's Year-Long Quest to Master the Orchestra's Most Difficult Instrument by Jasper Rees
  15. Polo: The Runaway Book by Regis Faller
  16. Deja Demon: The Days and Nights of a Demon Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner
  17. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  18. Get Real by Donald E. Westlake
  19. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
  20. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  21. Laura Rider's Masterpiece by Jane Hamilton
  22. Revenge of the Spellmans: A Novel by Lisa Lutz
  23. The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
  24. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  25. Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip by Matthew Algeo
  26. The Associate by John Grisham
  27. The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain by Maria Rosa Menocal
  28. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  29. Boogers Are My Beat: More Lies, But Some Actual Journalism! by Dave Barry
  30. The Writing Class by Jincy Willett
  31. The Martian Child: A Novel About A Single Father Adopting A Son by David Gerrold
  32. Blood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nations by Charles Wilkinson
  33. Demons Are Forever: Confessions of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner
  34. The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War by James Mann
  35. The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death: A Novel by Charlie Huston
  36. Lost in the City by Edward P. Jones
  37. Fool: A Novel by Christopher Moore
  38. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  39. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain!: Cartoonist Explains Cloning, Blouse Monsters, Voting Machines, Romance, Monkey Gods, How to Avoid Being Mistaken for a Rodent, and More by Scott Adams
  40. The Shack by William P. Young
  41. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
  42. Redeemed: A Spiritual Misfit Stumbles Toward God, Marginal Sanity, and the Peace That Passes All Understanding by Heather King
  43. The Last Dive: A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths by Bernie Chowdhury
  44. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  45. Founding Faith: How Our Founding Fathers Forged a Radical New Approach to Religious Liberty by Steven Waldman
  46. The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann D. Wyss
  47. Triangle: The Fire That Changed America by David von Drehle
  48. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
  49. The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts by Tom Farley and Tanner Colby
  50. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  51. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  52. Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History of Our Times by George Crile

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