Monday, December 21, 2009

Fall Into Reading 2009 Wrap Up

Today being the first day of winter, it's time for my Fall Into Readin 2009 Wrap Up. You can find other wrap up posts here and my reading list from September here.

I started out with 27 books and then added two more before September was over.

So, here are the books I actually read this fall (all links take you to my review at Epinions):

The Unusual Suspects by Michael Buckley
Plum Pudding Murder by Joanne Fluke
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
7th Heaven by James Patterson
Ghost a la Mode by Sue Ann Jaffarian
Heat Wave by Richard Castle
A Date You Can't Refuse by Harley Jane Kozak
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Dial H for Hitchcock by Susan Kandel
The Crack in the Lens by Steve Hockensmith
Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Mama Does Time by Deborah Sharp
The Treacherous Teddy by John J. Lamb
NERDS by Michael Buckley
Dead Man's Puzzle by Parnell Hall
Kingdom Keepers II: Disney at Dawn by Ridley Pearson
Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlisle
A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
Mr. Monk in Trouble by Lee Goldberg

I am currently reading:

Air Time by Hank Phillipi Ryan

Books from my Spring 2009 list still not read:

Exposure by Brandilyn Collins
Double Minds by Terri Blackstock

Other books not read:

The Chocolate Cupid Killings by Joanna Carl
Under the Cajun Moon by Mindy Starns Clark
The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
Offworld by Robin Parrish
Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station by Dorothy Gilman
Alice Through the Needle's Eye by Gilbert Adair
Dem Bone's Revenge by Kris Neri

My Thoughts:

It is a testiment to how far behind in my reading this year with some of the books I still haven't read. A couple of my favorite authors are on the list of books not read. That just shows how much I wanted to try to read this fall.

Overall, I finished 20 of my 29 books, which I am happy about. I really had hoped to read all of them, but getting distracted by Lego Indiana Jones hasn't helped my reading time. Neither has my long list of TV shows I watch. With starting to work out on my lunch hour again next year, I am going to have to work hard to find reading time so I can get to some of these books before the Spring lists role out.


Amy said...

I think you did remarkably well! And I don't know what you do when you work out, but I've actually found more time to read if I bring my book while on the treadmill. Congrats on the challenge!

Mark Baker said...

I don't use a treadmill. If I'm going to run, I actually run. I use weights and stuff like that when I work out. Makes it rather hard to read something.