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Books: 2009 in review

January 18, 2010 | 2009,Books,Stephen King,Stieg Larsson

Here’s what I read in 2009.

I made a list of Iowa books and authors.
I also participated in a SHE WRITES call to action.

Books I haven’t read yet but should.

Any other suggestions?

Posted by Becky @ 6:00 am  

10 Responses to “Books: 2009 in review”

  1. Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah Says:

    Is it strange that I finished “The Book Thief” two days ago and then promptly started “The Help”?

  2. Becky Says:

    Nah. You’ve just entered my world of weird connections regarding books. Welcome! :)

  3. Carol Says:

    Great idea to keep a list, Becky. I just visited your Iowa author list and was delighted to see how many I’d read. Robinson’s “Home” was an easier read than “Gilead,” but then maybe because I knew what to expect. My 2009 recommendation goes to “Olive Kitteridge.” I think author Stroud studied at the Univ. of Iowa but can’t find confirmation of that. Always looking for an Iowa connection!

  4. Becky Says:

    I’m adding Olive Kitteridge to my list, Carol. Thanks! Looks like it won the Pulitzer. I can’t find a definite connection yet either, but maybe she taught at the Iowa Workshop?

    I truly enjoyed Robinson. If you liked Home, I will definitely give that one a read too.

    Of course I’m waiting for your next book. :)

  5. Joy Says:

    I’m honored you read “Involuntary Joy,” and here’s an interesting epilogue for you: I no longer work there either. My position was eliminated in November, and there is only one person remaining in the department. What a difference a year makes, huh?

    You might not have had a chance to discuss the book with me in an interview situation, but if you’d like to have a book discussion over a cup of coffee, let me know. :-)

    BTW: I’m very honored the book is on your list.

  6. magpie Says:

    Well, there’s a third book by Stieg Larsson, but I think you need a friend in England to procure it…

  7. Becky Says:

    Maggie: Or wait until it’s published here. May, I think. :)

  8. Becky Says:

    Joy: I’m sorry to hear about your job. I’d love to meet you for coffee sometime! I’ve got a house full of sick children right now. When that changes, I’ll get in touch. Take care!

  9. Joy Says:

    Sounds good. I look forward to it.

  10. Deep Muck Big Rake » Books: Olive Kitteridge Says:

    […] just read Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout, recommended by Iowa author, Carol Bodensteiner. It was a great read, and it’s not surprising that it won […]

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