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A few books I've read and enjoyed in 2009 (Part two!)

Nicola F (Nic)
 
All He Ever Wanted
All He Ever Wanted
"Beautiful writing.  I absolutely adored this."
Comfort Food
Comfort Food
"Mature chicklit- you'll fall in love with Gus and her friends and family."
Home to Big Stone Gap
Home to Big Stone Gap
"The last book in the series- like slipping on a pair of cosy fluffy slippers!"
Interview With The Vampire: Number 1 in series (Vampire Chronicles)
Interview With The Vampire: Number 1 in series (Vampire Chronicles)
"Anne Rice... what more can I say?"
Lessons in Heartbreak
Lessons in Heartbreak
"Not my favourite Cathy Kelly but still very readable."
Vanilla Beans and Brodo: Real Life in the Hills of Tuscany
Vanilla Beans and Brodo: Real Life in the Hills of Tuscany
"I envy anyone who gets to live in Italy!!!"
Change of Heart
Change of Heart
"As a big Jodi Picoult fan I couldn't wait to get my hands on this-- I certainly wasn't disappointed."
Night World #01: Secret Vampire/Daughters of Darkness/Spellbinder (Night World (Special Bind-Up Reissues))
Night World #01: Secret Vampire/Daughters of Darkness/Spellbinder (Night World (Special Bind-Up Reissues))
"I went through a bit of a vampire phase this year; even though these are technically kids books they're still worth a look."
Tell It To The Skies
Tell It To The Skies
"Another marmite book- if you like James' work you'll enjoy it but I thought it was a bit up and down in places."
Size 12 is Not Fat
Size 12 is Not Fat
"The writing wasn't brilliant but the storyline was ok. The sequels are worth a look too, but bear in mind that this is a teenagers book."
Things I Want My Daughters to Know
Things I Want My Daughters to Know
"Nobel's best in my opinion- deals with bereavement and family secrets."
The Last Time They Met
The Last Time They Met
"I enjoyed this all the way through... until the ending, which I re-wrote in my head. Much more satisfactory! Shreve fans will like it, but not her best."
Gentlemen & Players
Gentlemen & Players
"Harris is amazing and you'll never see the twist coming! Very clever."
Pomegranate Soup
Pomegranate Soup
"I adore most books about food and this was no exception. Looking forward to getting my hands on her next novel."
Where it Stops, Nobody Knows
Where it Stops, Nobody Knows
"I revisited this book that I read during my childhood- nostalgia ahoy."
Alphabet Cousins (Red Fox Older Fiction)
Alphabet Cousins (Red Fox Older Fiction)
"Another childhood book I revisited- you'll fall in love with Kate and her cousins."
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
"I re-read this before I went to see the movie. The book is MUCH stronger than the film in my opinion- it's such a clever novel!"
Watch Me Disappear
Watch Me Disappear
"I wouldn't say it had me hooked, but I was pleasantly surprised by it."
White Oleander
White Oleander
"I picked this up because it was cheap and I was running out of things to read- liked it a lot."
Snow Falling on Cedars (Vintage Contemporaries)
Snow Falling on Cedars (Vintage Contemporaries)
"Just beautiful. Almost haunting in its intensity in places."
Table for Two: (combining Summer Desserts and Lessons Learned): "Summer Desserts", "Lessons Learned"
Table for Two: (combining Summer Desserts and Lessons Learned): "Summer Desserts", "Lessons Learned"
"Two Roberts novels in one- the descriptions of the yummy food throughout made me hungry and the hero's made me drool!"
After the Death of Alice Bennett
After the Death of Alice Bennett
"A read-in-one-sitting book aimed primarily at teenagers but suitable for anyone. A compelling tear-jerker on how a young boy and his sister deal with life after their mother's death. A moving read."
Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow
Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow
"Initially I found this hard going in places but it soon picks up the pace."
The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner
"An amazing debut, an unbelievable novel generally. Just astonishing. It will stay with you for a long time. This is a book that everyone should read."
The Outcast
The Outcast
"Another terrific debut- a 'Richard and Judy' choice- but don't let that put you off :)"