Jan 6, 2010

A New Year for Books

by Marielle Carlisle

I loved Marsha's idea of chronicling all the books she read during the year, so I decided to copy her idea. Three cheers for piggy-backing on someone else's brilliancy!

Below is Marielle's Offical 2009 Books-She-Managed-To-Read:

56. Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley
55. When you Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
54. The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison
53. The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery
52. Forest Born by Shannon Hale
51. For Elise by Sarah M Eden
50. The Price Paid by Sarah M Eden
49. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
48. The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum
47. The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
46. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
45. Eve and the Choice Made in Eden by Beverly Campbell
44. The Peacegiver by James L. Ferrell
43. Spare Change by Aubrey Mace
42. Dragon's Blood by Jane Yolen
41. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordian
40. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
39. Affectations by Sarah Eden
38. The Rangers Apprentice: The Siege of Macindaw by John Flanagan
37. The Shamer's Daughter by Lene Kaaberbol
36. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
35. The Goblin Wood by Hilari Bell
34. Whatever You Do, Don't Run by Peter Allison
33. Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
32. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
31. The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale
30. Austenland by Shannon Hale
29. Fate of the Jedi: Outcast by Aaron Allston
28. Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith
27. Victoria and the Rogue by Meg Cabot
26. Wings by Aprilynne Pike
25. Corsair by Clive Cussler
24. Cursed by Carol Higgins Clark
23. Cybele's Secret by Juliet Marillier
22. Just One Wish by Janette Rallison
21. Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
20. Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
19. Seeking Persephone by Sarah Eden
18. Dragon Flight by Jessica Day George
17. Heroes of the Valley by Jonathon Stroud
16. Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George
15. What the Doctor Ordered by Sierra St. James
14. Revenge of the Cheerleaders by Janette Rallison
13. The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester
12. Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George
11. Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary by Brandon Mull
10. Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
9. How to take the Ex out of Ex-Boyfriend by Janette Rallison
8. Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear
7. Fame, glory, and other things on my to do List by Janette Rallison
6. Life, Love, and the Pursiot of Free Throws by Janette Rallison
5. All's Fair in Love, War, and High School by Janette Rallison
4. Playing the Field by Janette Rallison
3. It's a Mall World After All by Janette Rallison
2. My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison
1. The Magicians and Mrs Quent by Galen Beckett

You'll notice towards the bottom that I went through a Janette Rallison addiction. I couldn't get enough of her books.

I reread a Shannon Hale. I think she's my all-time, all-star, umero numero author.

Old favorites: Brandon Mull, Jacqueline Winspear, Alexander McCall Smith, Rick Riordian, Suzann Collins, John Flanagan. I always love the new releases they send out each year.

I tried new books by new authors. The pleasant surprises were: Brandon Sanderson (his books are AWESOME! They blow my mind), Jessica Day George, Aprilynne Pike, Juliet Marillier, Robin McKinley, Janette Rallison (duh), and Sarah Eden (because she ROCKS!).

Here's to another great year of books! I always love book recommendations, so please send them my way. I read fantasy, sci fi, mystery, YA stuff.


  1. Wow thanks. I've been looking for some new authors to read and love the categories you do. I'm going out to the bookstore and/or library and stat reading away.

  2. Holy Moly!
    It looks like a lot of books.
    I'm such an obsessive person *sigh*
    When I'm reading... I'm really reading. When I'm writing .. it's all I can do. Then there's editing - ugh.
    I need balance. This I know.
    You're list has brought me hope. I need to be reading more. Thanks for the great list and inspiration!

  3. You're list of read (past tense) books looks so very similar to my want to read list! I need to step it up in 2010.

  4. great list Marielle! I've managed to read some of those ...trying to finish school and write sure cuts down on the reading time though. I got more reading done when I had little ones...who took naps! LOL

  5. Wow! Even with little ones, I don't think I could read that much in a year. I kept a list on my family blog and I think there were 10 on there, but a few of them were textbooks. I love your list though.

  6. Great list. I have read about a third of your list because many of them are my favs too. I have decided to read less instead of more this year. I am going to disappear into my own books and worlds I have created and finish five or six WIP's.


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