Books Read 2009

No Title Author Publication Year Rating
1 Kafka on the Shore Haruki Murakami 2002 3
2 Intimacy Hanif Kureishi 1998 3
3 Escape Carolyn Jessop 2007 4.5
4 The Tale of One Bad Rat Bryan Talbot 1995 4
5 The Uncommon Reader Alan Bennett 2007 4
6 The Book of Lost Things John Connolly 2006 4
7 The Sandman Vol 1: Preludes & Nocturnes Neil Gaiman 1988-1989 3.5
8 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince J.K. Rowling 2005 5
9 Sugarbabe Holly Hill 2007 4
10 The Complete Maus Art Spiegelman 1986, 1991 5
11 Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall Bill Willingham 2006 4.5
12 The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman 2008 4
13 Snow Country Yasunari Kawabata 1957 3
14 The Color Purple Alice Walker 1982 4.5
15 Burnout Rebecca Donner 2008 3.5
16 Fables Vol 1: Legends in Exile Bill Willingham 2002 4
17 A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini 2007 4
18 Clockwork Girl Sean O’Reilly, Kevin Hanna 2008 3.5
19 The Tales of Beedle the Bard J.K. Rowling 2008 4.5
20 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows J.K. Rowling 2007 4.5
21 Ethel & Ernest Raymond Briggs 1999 4
22 Outliers Malcolm Gladwell 2008 4.5
23 Tales from Outer Suburbia Shaun Tan 2008 5
24 Bone Vol 3: Eyes of the Storm Jeff Smith 1997 4.5
25 Bone Vol 4: The Dragonslayer Jeff Smith 1997 4
26 Bone Vol 5: Rock Jaw Master of the Eastern Border Jeff Smith 1998 5
27 Purple Hibiscus Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 2003 4.5
28 The Arrival Shaun Tan 2006 5
29 Disgrace J. M. Coetzee 1999 4.5
30 The Sandman Vol 2: The Doll’s House Neil Gaiman 1989-1990 3.5
31 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams 1979 4.5
32 Fables Vol 2: Animal Farm Bill Willingham 2003 4
33 Squeamish about Sushi Betty Reynolds 2000 4.5
34 Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides 2002 5
35 Burnt Shadows Kamila Shamsie 2009 3
36 Snakes and Earrings Hitomi Kanehara 2005 3
37 Kabuki: The Metamorphosis David Mack 2001 4
38 Silk Alessandro Baricco 1997 4
39 Breakfast at Tiffany’s Truman Capote 1958 4
40 Strangers Taichi Yamada 1987, 2004 2.5
41 A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens 1843 3.5
42 Wicked Gregory Maguire 1995 4
43 Dracula Bram Stoker 1897 3
44 American Born Chinese Gene Luen Yang 2006 4
45 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak 1963 4
46 The Great Escape from City Zoo Tohby Riddle 2007 4
47 Clueless in Tokyo Betty Reynolds 1997 4.5
48 If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler Italo Calvino 1979, 1981 3.5
49 The Woman in White Wilkie Collins 1859-1860 4.5
50 Bone Vol 6: Old Man’s Cave Jeff Smith 1999 4
51 Bone Vol 7: Ghost Circles Jeff Smith 2001 4
52 I Am a Cat (Volume One) Sōseki Natsume 1905, 2002 4
53 Corduroy Mansions Alexander McCall Smith 2008 4.5
54 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows 2008 4
55 Bayou (Vol 1) Jeremy Love 2009 4.5
56 Firmin Sam Savage 2006 4
57 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Lisa See 2005 4.5

Short Stories Read in 2009

  1. House of Flowers by Truman Capote (4/5)
  2. A Diamon Guitar by Truman Capote (4/5)
  3. A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote (5/5)
  4. Feathers by Raymond Carver (3/5)
  5. Cathedral by Raymond Carver (3/5)
  6. A Small, Good Thing by Raymond Carver (4/5)
  7. Vitamins by Raymond Carver (3/5)
  8. Innocence by Harold Brodkey (2/5)
  9. The Bear Came Over the Mountain by Alice Munro (4/5)
  10. The Hitchhiking Game by Milan Kundera (4.5/5)

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