My 2009 Booklist

A disclaimer: all of these books were either purchased with my own money, purchased for my classroom library, borrowed from a friend, or borrowed from a library.

A chronological list:

  • Among the Hidden – Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • The Killing Sea – Richard Lewis
  • Freak the Mighty – Rodman Philbrick
  • Shakespeare Stealer – Gary Blackwood
  • My Misspent Youth – Megan Daum
  • Wednesday Wars – Gary Schmidt
  • Silence – Shusaku Endo
  • Sweethearts – Sara Zarr
  • Girl Meets God – Lauren Winner
  • Safely Home – Randy Alcorn
  • Palace of Illusions – Chitra Divakaruni
  • The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
  • Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
  • City of Ember – Jean DuPrau
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian – Sherman Alexie
  • A Wrinkle in Time – Madeline L’Engle
  • Unaccustomed Earth – Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Three Cups of Tea – Greg Mortenson
  • Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Uglies – Scott Westerfeld
  • Once Was Lost – Sara Zarr
  • Chains – Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Outliers – Malcolm Glidewell
  • The Pretties – Scott Westerfeld
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
  • Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
  • Peter and the Starcatchers – Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
  • The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman
  • The Book Whisperer – Donalyn Miller
  • Al Capone Does My Shirts – Gennifer Choldenko
  • Stormbreaker – Anthony Horowitz
  • Homesick: My Own Story – Jean Fritz
  • Turnabout – Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Found – Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • The Thief Lord – Cornelia Funke
  • Spirits Eat Ripe Papaya – Bill Svelmoe
  • Uprising – Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Schooled – Gordon Korman
  • One Tuesday Morning – Karen Kingsbury
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society – Trenton Lee Stewart
  • Julie and Julia – Julie Powell
  • The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan
  • Confucius Meets Piaget – Jonathan Borden
  • How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents – Julia Alvarez
  • The Reading Zone – Nancie Atwell

And yes, I’m still working on what that goal for 2010 will be.  Right now, I’m tentatively thinking along the lines of one young adult book per week and one adult book every two weeks for a total of 78 books for 2010.

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About msbecs

An incomplete but alphabetical list: Believer. Daughter. Friend. Learner. Librarian. Sister. TCK. Teacher. YA Literature Devotee.

Posted on 01.02.2010, in Goals, Reading. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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