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Books I Read in 2009
Books I Read in 2009
03/09/10 at 01:26 PM by Adrian Villagomez
I'm surprised I haven't done this before, but I thought it would be cool to take note of the books I read in one year. I kept track of everything I read in 2009 (reserving a special space on one of my bookshelves) so I could compile the titles in 2010. Since I graduated at the end of 2008, I was somewhat burned out on reading, so this list isn't too grand. Some of these works are old favorites of mine that I decided to revisit (including Animal Farm and Lord of the Flies).

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Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale
Ray Bradbury - Fahrenheit 451
William Golding - Lord of the Flies
Lois Lowry - The Giver
George Lucas - Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Richard Matheson - I...[read more]
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02:52 PM on 03/09/10
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Nice list. I read I Am Legend a few months ago. I recommened Franny & Zooie as well as Salinger's short story collection Nine Stories
04:19 PM on 03/09/10
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just reorganized my bookshelf and found the giver, good book
05:19 PM on 03/09/10
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I still need to read Farenheit 451 I've heard so many good things about that book.
05:29 PM on 03/09/10
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I second the Franny & Zooey rec, and also throw out any Jonathan Safran Foer or David Foster Wallace.

Those guys with three names really know how to write.
05:48 PM on 03/09/10
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I did the same thing for 2009, except with albums instead of books. I posted it as a blog if anyone cares to read through it.

On the topic of books, if you're looking for a good classic, I highly recommend The Count of Monte Cristo. Or at least an abridged version of it since it's really, really long. I just finished reading it minutes ago. Probably the greatest tale of revenge.
06:05 PM on 03/09/10
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I did the same thing for 2009, except with albums instead of books. I posted it as a blog if anyone cares to read through it.

On the topic of books, if you're looking for a good classic, I highly recommend The Count of Monte Cristo. Or at least an abridged version of it since it's really, really long. I just finished reading it minutes ago. Probably the greatest tale of revenge.
HELL YES! maybe my favorite book of all time.

As for Adrian, I don't want to assume that you haven't read the following but please, I beg of you, check out..

Michael Chabon's 'The Yiddish Policemen's Union' or 'The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay'
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Junot Diaz's 'The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao'
06:35 PM on 03/09/10
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I also back hard the Michael Chabon recommendation. Possibly my favorite writer.
10:55 PM on 03/09/10
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I've been meaning to read Seinlanguage. How was it?
11:18 AM on 03/10/10
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I've added some books to my wish list, thanks for the recommendations.
11:19 AM on 03/10/10
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I still need to read Farenheit 451 I've heard so many good things about that book.
You really need to. If I were to make an "essential reading" list, Fahrenheit 451 would be near the top.
11:21 AM on 03/10/10
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I've been meaning to read Seinlanguage. How was it?
If you're a Seinfeld fan, you've heard every joke. Remember those bits of stand-up in the early years of the show? The jokes are the same. You can read it in a day. But I didn't mind paying two bucks for it in a used book store.
12:19 PM on 03/10/10
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Wow, yeah. Franny & Zooey and JSF + Chabon, those are damn good recommendations. Though I'd definitely go with Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Foer and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Chabon.
I actually keep a little notebook with an owl on it as a reading log, so I have all my 2009 reads listed too.
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