Reading done in 2009

December 31, 2009

I seem to have read very little in 2009 (20 books) compared to 2008 (32 books). I made a couple of changes to my reading list in 2009;  I categorized the books and started keeping track of graphic novels I read.

Best book: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Brilliant satire. Definitely essential reading.

Worst book: The tailor’s daughter by Ben Antao

Not because it was bad but simply because every other book I read was much better.

The list:

Fiction:

  1. The tailor’s daughter by Ben Antao
  2. The Plot by Irving Wallace
  3. Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe
  4. Congo by Michael Crichton
  5. The Rainmaker by John Grisham
  6. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
  7. The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum
  8. Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
  9. The 3 mistakes of my life by Chetan Bhagat
  10. The World of Malgudi by R. K. Narayan
  11. This is for real by James Hadley Chase
  12. The Brethren by John Grisham
  13. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  14. Kane & Abel by Jeffrey Archer
  15. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  16. Silas Marner by George Eliot
  17. My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
  18. Life & times of Michael K by J. M. Coetzee

Non-fiction:

  1. Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
  2. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Graphic novels:

  1. Blankets by Craig Thompson
  2. The Joker by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
  3. Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland
  4. Disappearence Diary by Hideo Azuma
  5. A History of Violence by John Wagner and Vince Locke
  6. Laika by Nick Abadzis
  7. Paul Has a Summer Job by Michel Rabagliati
  8. Paul moves out by Michel Rabagliati (not as good as Paul Has a Summer Job)
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