Sunday, 3 January 2010

Reading in 2009

I've been trying to create a widget from Library Thing to cover all my books read in 2009 but no widget has the amount I want for covers only.

So you can go to my Library Thing collection 'Read in 2009' to view full amount.

Below is an animated widget....

So what was my favourite? Ooooh that's a hard one indeed. I've really enjoyed my reading the last year. 

Keri Arthur continues to be my 'writer of the moment' and I re-read some of the early books in the earlier series so I can refamiliarise myself with those worlds.

With single title books, I was blown away with Tracey O'Hara's debut book Night's Cold Kiss, Anne Gracie's The Stolen Princess, Anna Campbell's Claiming the Courtesan and Denise Rossetti's The Flame and the Shadow. All of whom are RWAus members. I also enjoyed reading The Unfortunate Miss Fortunates - a collaboration by three great authors - Jennifer Crusie, Anne Stuart and Eileen Dryer.

For YA, Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby was a fun read.

This year, I continued to read more graphic novels actually finishing the year with Watchmen by Alan Moore. Graphic novels can convey so much via the words and the illustrations, and colour choices. It really is a nice change of pace.

I listened to a couple of audio CDs - most notably The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman read by the author himself. What a great story.

I have so many category books on my TBR pile and managed to tackle just a few this year.  I especially enjoyed stories by Trish Morey, Marion Lennox, Barbara Hannay, Melissa James, Annie West, Anne Oliver and Elizabeth Rolls. All wonderful for different reasons. I love reading across lines.

I've also delved into reading shorter bite sized stories - novelettes and novellas - three authors I enjoyed were Anna Hackett, Mel Teshco, and Christina Phillips

I didn't read too much non-fiction this year - I am going to rectify that by reading more on the craft of writing. My research has been bits and pieces of books, not the whole lot.

I'm hoping to beat my 70 book in 2010. (well 83 really but I'm going by 'book' by Harlequin Book Challenge definition). 


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