Books read in 2009

■ Outside Lies Magic (John R. Stilgoe)
■ Field Notes from a Catastrophe (Elizabeth Kolbert)
■ Diary of a Provincial Lady (E.M. Delafield)
■ Walking through Walls: A Memoir (Philip Smith)
■ What I Saw And How I Lied (Judy Blundell)
■ Test (William Sleator)
■ Little Brother (Cory Doctorow)
■ Daemon (Daniel Suarez)
■ Ender in Exile (Orson Scott Card)
■ Julius Caesar (Shakespeare)
■ Julius Caesar (Adam McKeown)
■ Anne of Green Gables (L. M. Montgomery)
■ Reading the OED (Ammon Shea)
■ The Hours before Dawn (Celia Fremlin)
■ A War of Gifts: An Ender Story (Orson Scott Card)
■ Drawing with Charcoal, Chalk, and Sanguine Crayon
■ Studying Suzuki Piano: More Than Music (Carole L. Bigler)
■ In the Kingdom of the Fairies (Susan Coyne)
■ Nikon D40/D40x Digital Field Guide (David D. Busch)
■ First Meetings in Ender’s Universe (Orson Scott Card)
■ Your Child’s Strengths (Jenifer Fox)
■ American Wife (Curtis Sittenfeld)
■ The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Muriel Barbery)
■ Packaging Girlhood (Sharon Lamb and Lyn Mikel Brown)
■ Company (Max Barry)
■ Edvard Munch (Jim Whiting)
■ The Perfect Wife: The Life and Choices of Laura Bush (Ann Gerhart)
■ Edvard Munch (Alf Boe)
■ Owls in the Family (Farley Mowat)
■ Beowulf (Robert Nye)
■ The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl (Shauna Reid)
■ Hold Tight (Harlan Coben)
■ Brief Gaudy Hour (Margaret Campbell Barnes)
■ The Digital Photography Book (Scott Kelby)
■ Admission (Jean Hanff Korelitz)
■ The Glister (John Burnside)
■ Who Do You Think You Are? (Alyse Myers)
■ Masters of Deception: Escher, Dali & the Artists of Optical Illusion (Al Seckel)
■ Graphic Works of Max Klinger
■ A Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers (Elaine Showalter)
■ The Solitary Vice: Against Reading (Mikita Brottman)
■ The Pursuit of the Perfect (Tal Ben-Shahar)
■ Juniper, Gentian, and Rosemary (Pamela Dean)
■ If I Stay (Gayle Forman)
■ Unwind (Neal Shusterman)
■ The Compound (S. A. Bodeen)
■ Columbine (Dave Cullen)
■ The Armchair Birder (John Yow)
■ Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure
■ Schooling for Life: Reclaiming the Essence of Learning (Jacqueline Grennon Brooks)
■ The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Mary E. Pearson)
■ The Girl Who Played with Fire (Stieg Larsson)
■ How Lincoln Learned to Read (Daniel Wolff)
■ The Principles of Uncertainty (Maira Kalman)
■ The Lightning Thief (Rick Riordan)
■ After Photography (Fred Ritchin)
■ Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse
■ The Actor and the Housewife (Shannon Hale)
■ Dead Until Dark (Charlaine Harris)
■ Living Dead in Dallas (Charlaine Harris)
■ Club Dead (Charlaine Harris)
■ Dead to the World (Charlaine Harris)
■ The Appeal (John Grisham)
■ Lost and Found (Andrew Clements)
■ The End of the Alphabet (CS Richardson)
■ Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout)
■ The Last Child (John Hart)
■ Tuck Everlasting (Natalie Babbitt)
■ Wanda Gág: The Girl Who Lived to Draw (Deborah Kogan Ray)
■ The Girlhood Diary of Wanda Gág, 1908-1909: Portrait of a Young Girl (Wanda Gág; edited by Megan O’Hara)
■ Millions of Cats (Wanda Gág)
■ Nothing at All (Wanda Gág)
■ Gone Is Gone (Wanda Gág)
■ The Report Card (Andrew Clements)
■ Wounded by School: Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture (Kirsten Olson)
■ The New Global Student: Skip the SAT, Save Thousands on Tuition, and Get a Truly International Education (Maya Frost)
■ The Body of Christopher Creed (Carol Plum-Ucci)
■ Guide to Joining the Military (Scott A. Ostrow)
■ Best Friends Forever (Jennifer Weiner)
■ NurtureShock: New Thinking about Children (Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman)
■ Prairie Plants of Northern Illinois: Identification and Ecology (Russell R. Kirt)
■ A Field Guide to Wildflowers: Northeastern and North-Central North America (Peterson Field Guide)
■ A Guide to Field Identification: Wildflowers of North America
■ Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers: A Field Guide to Common Wildflowers and Plants of the Prairie Midwest (Doug Ladd and Frank Oberle)
■ A Field Guide to the Wildflowers of North America
■ Prairie in Your Pocket: A Guide to Plants of the Tallgrass Prairie (Mark Muller)
■ Where the Sky Began (John Madson)
■ Prairie: A Natural History (Candace Savage)
■ Peterson Field Guides: The North American Prairie
■ Lighting Their Fires: Raising Extraordinary Children in a Mixed-up, Muddled-up, Shook-up World (Rafe Esquith)
■ The Westing Game (Ellen Raskin)
■ Leisure: The Basis of Culture (Josef Pieper) *
■ Velocity (Dean Koontz)
■ The Impostor’s Daughter: A True Memoir (Laurie Sandell)
■ Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Colors of Light (Wanda M. Corn)
■ The Art of Andrew Wyeth (Wanda M. Corn)
■ Blue Dog (George Rodrigue)
■ The Vermeer Interviews: Conversations with Seven Works of Art (Bob Raczka)
■ Betsy-Tacy (Maud Hart Lovelace)
■ The Wretched Stone (Chris Van Allsburg)
■ Much Ado about Nothing (Shakespeare)
■ What Now? (Ann Patchett)
■ A Gate at the Stairs (Lorrie Moore)
■ The Miles Between (Mary E. Pearson)
■ The Other Daughter (Lisa Gardner)
■ Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head (Carla Hannaford)
■ Bal-A-Vis-X : Rhythmic Balance/Auditory/Vision eXercises for Brain and Brain-Body Integration (Bill Hubert)
■ Brain Gym: Simple Activities for Whole Brain Learning (Paul F. Dennison)
■ Brain Gym for Business: Instant Brain Boosters for On-the-Job Success (Gail E. Dennison)
■ Hamlet (John Marsden)
■ Await Your Reply (Don Chaon)
■ The Writing Class (Jincy Willett)
■ Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar (James Marcus Bach)
■ Stitches: A Memoir (David Small)
■ Devil Dog Diary (Will Price)
■ The Daughter of Time (Josephine Tey)
■ The Unit (Ninni Holmqvist)
■ Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare)
■ William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (Bruce Coville)
■ Manhood for Amateurs (Michael Chabon)
■ Sharp Objects (Gillian Flynn)
■ The Hour I First Believed (Wally Lamb)
■ Julia Child: A Life (Laura Shapiro)
■ A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)
■ Why Don’t Students Like School: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions about How the Mind Works (Daniel T. Willingham)
■ Outliers: The Story of Success (Malcolm Gladwell)
■ Rebecca (Daphne du Maurier)
■ Under the Dome (Stephen King)
■ Tomorrow When the War Began (John Marsden)
■ Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle (Brian Dennis)
■ Crow Call (Lois Lowry)
■ The Housekeeper and the Professor (Yoko Ogawa)
■ Fat Cat (Robin Brande)
■ The Wrong Mother (Sophie Hannah)
■ The Sacrifice (Kathleen Benner Duble)