Books read in 2009

This list isn’t as complete in previous years, but I’ve also been too busy to read constantly. I could certainly beef it up by adding some of the longer or more memorable science-fiction magazines that I read last year, but they’re not officially books. And I have an unusually large collection of half-read books this year. It will do as ise.

Books read in 2009:

  1. The English Gentleman’s Wife by Douglas Sutherland (humor)
  2. When I Was Your Age by Joan Malerba-Foran (families & parenting)
  3. Old Man’s War by John Scalzi (science fiction)
  4. Blood Bank (stories) by Tanya Huff (science fiction). Our last glimpse of Henry FitzGerald & Victoria Nelson.
  5. Tracking by David R. Palmer (science fiction)
  6. Heart of Valor by Tanya Huff (science fiction)
  7. Year’s Best SF 10 (stories) edited by David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer (science fiction) [re-read]
  8. ReVisions, (stories) edited by Julie E. Czerneda & Isaac Szpindel (science fiction) [re-read]
  9. The Del Rey Book of Fantasy and Science Fiction: 16 original stories (science fiction)
  10. Hunter of Worlds by C. J. Cherryh (science fiction) [re-read]
  11. Confessions of a French Baker by Peter Mayle & Gerard Auzet (cooking, food & wine)
  12. Universe 15 edited by Terry Carr (science fiction) [re-read]
  13. Wake by Robert J. Sawyer (science fiction)
  14. Best SF Stories from New Worlds 8 edited by Michael Moorcock (science fiction)
  15. The Collected Short Fiction of C. J. Cherryh by C. J. Cherryh (science fiction)
  16. Songs of Distant Earth by Arthur C. Clarke (science fiction)
  17. First Contacts by Murray Leinster (science fiction)
  18. Explorer (First Contact 6) by C. J. Cherryh (science fiction)
  19. Destroyer (First Contact 7) by C. J. Cherryh (science fiction)
  20. Dead Heat by Dick Francis & Felix Francis (mystery) [re-read]
  21. Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers (mystery) [re-read]
  22. Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler (science fiction)
  23. Isaac Asimov’s Wonderful Worlds of Science Fiction 8: Monsters edited by Isaac Asimov (science fiction)
  24. Year’s Best SF 3 edited by David G. Hartwell (science fiction)
  25. For Kicks (mystery) [re-read]
  26. Enquiry (mystery) [re-read]
  27. Catfantastic: Nine Lives and Fifteen Tales (fantasy) [re-read]
  28. Isaac Asimov’s Wonderful Worlds of Science Fiction: Curses edited by Isaac Asimov (science fiction)
  29. Man-Kzin Wars VI inspired by Larry Niven (science fiction)
  30. Pretender (First Contact 8) by C. J. Cherryh (science fiction)
  31. Rat Race by Dick Francis (mystery)
  32. The Flight of the Swan by Elizabeth Webster (romance)
  33. The Sleep Thieves by Stanley Coren (nonfiction)
  34. Flying Finish by Dick Francis [re-read] (mystery)
  35. Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler (science fiction)
  36. Great Feuds in Medicine by Hal Hellman (science)
  37. Slay Ride by Dick Francis (mystery). The last old Dick Francis mystery that I hadn’t read.
  38. Witch Repair (Children’s)
  39. Climbing Mount Improbable: The Forty-fold Path to Vision by Richard Dawkins (science)
  40. The Lilac Bus (stories) by Maeve Binchy (fiction)
  41. Vampire Bugs: Stories Conjured from the Past by Sharon Dennis Wyeth (Children’s)
  42. Tomorrow, the Stars (stories) edited by Robert A. Heinlein (science fiction)
  43. Past Imperfect (stories) edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Harry Seagriff (science fiction)
  44. Never Pick Up Hitchhikers! by Ellis Peters (mystery)
  45. A Teacup in a Storm: An Explorer’s Guide to Life by Mike Conefrey (nonfiction). How expeditions illustrate leadership.
  46. A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing (quotations)
  47. Astounding (stories) edited by Harry Harrison (science fiction). A memorial to the late editor John W. Campbell, Jr.
  48. Turning the Grain (science fiction)
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