2009 - My year in reading

A Listmania! list by Bj Newman (London)
(REAL NAME)   
 
Stephen Fry in America
1.  Stephen Fry in America by Stephen Fry
The list author says:
  "Started my year with this - the brilliant Mr Fry describes his encounters with America as only he can."
Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

See buying options
Revolutionary Road
2.  Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
The list author says:
  "Very powerful read - the movie wasn't half bad either."
£6.79   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Reader
3.  The Reader by Prof Bernhard Schlink
The list author says:
  "See comments for the above"
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (200 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

The Dice Man
4.  The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart
The list author says:
  "Pretty messed up but a fascinating concept."
£7.49   Used & New from: £0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (196 customer reviews)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy Book 1)
5.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy Book 1) by Stieg Larsson
The list author says:
  "The first part of Stieg Larssons amazing trilogy. These were probably my favourite books of the year."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,491 customer reviews) | 16 customer discussions

The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium Trilogy Book 2)
6.  The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium Trilogy Book 2) by Stieg Larsson
The list author says:
  "Part 2 - whilst reading this I actually thought about naming my future offspring Lisbeth."
£3.85   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,586 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Friends Like These
7.  Friends Like These by Danny Wallace
The list author says:
  "As I rapidly approach 30 this really struck a chord. Probably not as good as his previous work but still a good read."
£11.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Rough Guide to Sardinia (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
8.  The Rough Guide to Sardinia (Rough Guide Travel Guides) by Robert Andrews
The list author says:
  "Reading up on the first of my trips of 2009. Didn't have a great time sadly."
Used & New from: £0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

See buying options
Hitman
9.  Hitman by Bret Hart
The list author says:
  "Had to read this as Bret was a childhood hero of mine. I still have the pink sunglasses somewhere."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)

See buying options
The Day of the Triffids (Penguin Modern Classics)
10.  The Day of the Triffids (Penguin Modern Classics) by John Wyndham
The list author says:
  "Came free with The Times . A good bit of 1950's sci fi."
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (222 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Voices
11.  Voices by Arnaldur Indridason
The list author says:
  "Discovered this Icelandic crime novel series prior to my trip to Reykjavik . Gives you a real feel for the place."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

See buying options
Long Way Round
12.  Long Way Round by Ewan McGregor
The list author says:
  "Likeable , enjoyable matey banter . Have the sequel on my pile for 2010."
£9.98   Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

The Coma
13.  The Coma by Alex Garland
The list author says:
  "Found this in Poundland suprisingly and read it in a day as its so short. Not bad but I wouldn't really call it a proper novel."
£9.99   Used & New from: £0.01
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

The Midwich Cuckoos
14.  The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham
The list author says:
  "The inspiration for Village Of The Damned. Don't watch the Christopher Reeve movie its terrible."
£8.99   Used & New from: £2.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

Iceland (Lonely Planet Country Guides)
15.  Iceland (Lonely Planet Country Guides) by Fran Parnell
The list author says:
  "Reading up on my other trip of the year. A strange , beautiful land that I really loved."
Used & New from: £0.80
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

See buying options
Disturbing the Peace (Vintage Classics)
16.  Disturbing the Peace (Vintage Classics) by Richard Yates
The list author says:
  "How not to do relationships. Was really glad to discover Yates this year - definitely going to read more of his stuff in 2010."
£8.99   Used & New from: £2.48
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Silence Of The Grave
17.  Silence Of The Grave by Arnaldur Indridason
The list author says:
  "Another installment of Icelandic murder mystery."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

See buying options
Pygmy
18.  Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk
The list author says:
  "Probably the worst Chuck book i've read. The writing style is very annoying."
Used & New from: £0.01
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

See buying options
Rabbit, Run (Penguin Modern Classics)
19.  Rabbit, Run (Penguin Modern Classics) by John Updike
The list author says:
  "Another great author I first discovered in 2009 that I intend to read more of."
£7.49   Used & New from: £0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest
20.  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest by Stieg Larsson
The list author says:
  "The epic conclusion to the trilogy . One of the finest crime novels i've read."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,879 customer reviews) | 9 customer discussions

See buying options
America Unchained
21.  America Unchained by Dave Gorman
The list author says:
  "Another trip round the US - good to have another Gorman book."
£6.39   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

Fahrenheit 451 (Flamingo Modern Classics)
22.  Fahrenheit 451 (Flamingo Modern Classics) by Ray Bradbury
The list author says:
  "A terrifying vision of the future where books are illegal."
£6.29   Used & New from: £1.85
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (276 customer reviews)

Darkly Dreaming Dexter
23.  Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
The list author says:
  "Got completed hooked on the amazing TV show and watched every episode. Books wil have to keep me going till series 5."
£5.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (191 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Dead Until Dark: A True Blood Novel: 1 (Sookie Stackhouse series)
24.  Dead Until Dark: A True Blood Novel: 1 (Sookie Stackhouse series) by Charlaine Harris
The list author says:
  "The first of the True Blood books - an enjoyably trashy mix of sex , blood and vampires."
£6.39   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (238 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

Juliet, Naked
25.  Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
The list author says:
  "A christmas gift that I finished my year on . Good to have Hornby back doing what he does best."
Used & New from: £0.01
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)

See buying options

More Actions

Discover more about this author
 See all of their Listmania! lists
Make your own list
 Create a Listmania! list
View your page on Amazon.co.uk
 Go to Your Profile page

Customer Discussions about products in this list
Discussion Replies Latest Post
Promotional code 2 3 days ago
I ordered this book suppose to be free 2 14 days ago
The Murder of Bessie Sheppard 4 27 Nov 2014
Medieval Murder Mysteries 8 8 May 2014
best kindle horror/thriller books ? 4 2 Dec 2013
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2 29 May 2013
Unforgettable Books 0 29 May 2013
Why won't Amazon publish my negative review of this dreadful book? 186 20 Jan 2013
Kindle In Germany 0 19 Nov 2012
The Reader in German how can I obtain a copy? 2 19 Nov 2012
How do I get a topic going 0 8 Nov 2012
Stieg Larsson books 11 18 May 2012
 
   

About this Listmania!

 

Author

Bj Newman (London)
(REAL NAME)   
Last updated: 02/01/2010
Report abuse
    

More Listmania!

 

Some of my favourites Some of my favourites

Some of my favourites: A list of 8 items by Amazon Customer "london0207"

my 2008's most memorable reads my 2008's most memorable reads

my 2008's most memorable reads: A list of 12 items by J. Pickles "jeheffna"

BEST TATTOO  fiction and non-fiction BEST TATTOO  fiction and non-fiction

BEST TATTOO fiction and non-fiction: A list of 9 items by Teacher

Books I've enjoyed reading Books I've enjoyed reading

Books I've enjoyed reading: A list of 13 items by Naheda Akhtar

Books I read in 2007: April-Aug Books I read in 2007: April-Aug

Books I read in 2007: April-Aug: A list of 25 items by Sparkly Fabulous