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2009 in Books

Submitted by alycia on Sat, 01/02/2010 - 21:06

Made a few upgrades to the site (with help) today, one of which was a space on the side here to record what I'm reading. I'm hoping to make this a daily update; it's one of my goals along with other resolutions of 2010 pertaining to schedules, productivity and health/happiness. You can read all of the reading-related posts now at: http://alycia.brokenja.ws/readinglog

To kick off the new module, here's what I read in 2009. 34 books. Helped along greatly by a longer commute. Recommended reads are starred.

Next Wave Cultures/ed. Anita Harris
What It Is/Lynda Barry
When You Are Engulfed in Flames (Audio Book)/David Sedaris
Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft and Design/Faith Lavine
**You Can't Win/Jack Black
Clutch/Invincible Summer split #11
Zine Yearbook #9
The Crossing/Cormac McCarthy
The Red Leather Diary/Lilly Koppel
Aya/Marguerite Abouet
Jamilti & Other Stories/Rutu Modan
Aya of Yop City/Marguerite Abouet
Zami: A New Spelling of my Name/Audre Lorde
Dogs and Water/Anders Nilsen
Funeral of the Heart/Leah Hayes
Cities of the Plain/Cormac McCarthy
Xtra Tuf/Moe Bowstern
Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?/Lorrie Moore
The Quitter/Harvey Pekar
As the World Burns/Derrick Jensen
Anger/Thich Naht Hahn
Island of the Blue Dolphins/Scott O'Dell
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle/Barbara Kinsolver
Everything is Illuminated/Jonathan Safran Foer
Birds of America/Lorrie Moore
The Death and Life of Great American Cities/Jane Jacobs (finally finished this!)
*How to be Idle/Tom Hodgkinson
*Teaching to Transgress/bell hooks
Bel Canto/Ann Patchett
Her Fearful Symmetry/Audrey Niffenegger
The Freedom Manifesto/Tom Hodgkinson
How to Write a Lot/Paul Silvia
All About Love/bell hooks
*Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles Of Incarcerated Women/Victoria Law
*Unbought and Unbossed/Shirley Chisholm

Here's hoping that 2010 is full of satisfying, awakening and enlightening reads!

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