In 2009, I read over 100 books! I started out just trying to read more and watch TV less, and then turned into something fun. I do feel a little “read-out” at this point, so I don’t think I’ll manage to keep up my pace in the next couple of months, but I’m glad I accomplished this!

In total, I read 108 books and 41,903 pages over the year. This averaged out to 9 books a month and 3,492 pages per month. For kicks, here’s the list of books I read this year, with my top ten favorites in bold.

Faking Grace – Tamara Leigh
These High Green Hills – Jan Karon
Curly Girl – Loraine Massey
Light in the Window – Jan Karon
20 and Counting – Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar

Whom Shall I Fear – Athol Dickson

The Golden Compass – Phillip Pullman
The Subtle Knife – Phillip Pullman
The Jewel of Gresham – Lawana Blackwell
Out to Canaan – Jan Karon
Expect the Sunrise – Susan May Warren
Eragon – Christopher Paolini
A New Song – Jan Karon

The Red Tent – Anita Diamant
Before the Season Ends – Linore Rose Burkard
The Fisherman’s Testament – Caesar Vidal
A Common Life – Jan Karon
Hood – Stephen Lawhead
Presumed Guilty – James Scott Bell
The Beekeeper’s Apprentice – Laurie R. King
Multiple Blessings – Jon and Kate Gosselin
In This Mountain – Jan Karon

The Amber Spyglass – Philip Pullman
A Monstrous Regiment of Women – Laurie R King
Eldest – Christopher Paolini
A Letter of Mary – Laurie R King
By Reason of Insanity – Randy Singer
Shepherds Abiding – Jan Karon
And Only to Deceive – Tasha Alexander
The Kingmaking – Helen Hollock
The Shape of Mercy – Susan Meisner

Godmother – Carolyn Turgeon
The Moor – Laurie R King
Gentlemen and Players – Joanne Harris
The Uncommon Reader – Alan Bennett
The Ten Year Nap – Meg Wolitzer
Light from Heaven – Jan Karon
Leading Lady – Lawana Blackwell
The Thirteenth Tale – Dianne Setterfield
The Willoughbys – Lois Lowry
The Empty Mirror – J. Sydney Jones
O Jerusalem – Laurie R King
The 19th Wife – David Ebershoff

Little Bee – Chris Cleave
Blood and Ice – Robert Masello
A Reliable Wife – Robert Goolrick
The King’s Confidante – Jean Plaidy
Alcatraz and the Evil Librarians – Brandon Sanderson
Running out of Time – Margaret Peterson Hadix
The Centurion’s Wife – Davis Bunn and Janette Oke
Serendipity – Louise Shaffer
The Princess Plot – Kirsten Boie
Justice Hall – Laurie R King
The Kitchen Boy – Robert Alexander

Coraline – Neil Gaiman
The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Vanishing Sculptor – Donita K. Paul
Princess on the Brink – Meg Cabot
The Game – Laurie R King
Uglies – Scott Westerfeld
Princess Mia – Meg Cabot
The Secret – Beverly Lewis
Forever Princess – Meg Cabot
Pretties – Scott Westerfeld
Specials – Scott Westerfeld

DragonSpell – Donita K. Paul
Locked Rooms – Laurie R King
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K Rowling
The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet – Reif Larsen
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – JK Rowling
Brisingr—Christopher Paolini
Beyond This Moment – Tamera Alexander

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling
Grave Goods – Ariana Franklin
The Language of Bees – Laurie R King
The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins

A Sweet Disorder – Jacqueline Kolosov
The White Queen – Philippa Gregory
Graceling – Kristin Cashore
Bones of Faerie – Janni Lee Simner
Sent – Margaret Peterson Haddix
Interred with Their Bones – Jennifer Lee Carrell

Her Fearful Symmetry – Audrey Niffenegger
A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy – Thomas Burgenthal
The Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy and Hard Times – Jennifer Worth
The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan
DragonQuest – Donita K Paul
Wife of the Gods – Kwei Quartey
The Sea of Monsters – Rick Riordan
The Titan’s Curse – Rick Riordan
The Thief Taker – Janet Gleeson

The Battle of the Labyrinth – Rick Riordan
The Mercy Seller – Brenda Rickman Vantrease
DragonKnight – Donita K Paul
The Book of Lies – Brad Meltzer
From a Distance – Tamera Alexander
The Last Queen – C.W. Gortner
The Chess Machine – Robert Lohr

Stealing Home – Allison Pittman
The Last Olympian – Rick Riordan
Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception – Eoin Colfer
The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel – Michael Scott
A Grave Talent – Laure R. King
Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony – Eoin Colfer
Tour de Force – Elizabeth While
Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox