Laura Rennie

"I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves."

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^ quote from Anna Quindlen

Books read in 2009:
The Girls by Lori Lansens
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Julie and Julia by Julie Powell
Scribbling the Cat by Alexandra Fuller
Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
From Heaven Lake by Vikram Seth
Slow Man by J.M. Coetzee
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
They Poured Fire On Us From the Sky by Benson and Alephonsion
Deng + Benjamin Ajak
The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer
My Antonia by Willa Cather
The King's Rifle by Biyi Bandele
The Blue Bedroom by Rosamunde Pilcher
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Novel Without a Name by Duong Thu Huong
The Natural History of Uncas Metcalfe by Betsey Osborne
Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell
47 Roses by Peter Sheridan
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by
Mary Ann Shaffer + Annie Barrows
The Courtyard by Marcia Willett
An Ordinary Man by Paul Rusesabagina
What Remains by Carol Radziwill
Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner
The Invisible Wall by Harry Bernstein
The Groom to Have Been by Saher Alam
Real Sex by Lauren Winner
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
The Aquariums of Pyongyang by Chol-hwan Kang
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Favorite book of 2008:
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller
Favorite book of 2009:
Tie! The Reader by Bernhard Schlink and Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner.
Kick-off book for 2010:
The Guinea Pig Diaries by AJ Jacobs