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Finish Line 2009! > Teri's 2009 Books - 54 read!

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message 1: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 01:24PM) (new)

Teri G 1. A Place of Execution (Val McDermid) 1/11


message 2: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 01:26PM) (new)

Teri G 2. The Commoner: A Novel (John Burnham Schwartz) 1/18


message 3: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 01:26PM) (new)


message 4: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 01:26PM) (new)


message 5: by KrisT (new)

KrisT What did you think of Prize Winner? I was so amazed when the prizes came in when she needed them.


message 6: by Teri (new)

Teri G KrisT wrote: "What did you think of Prize Winner? I was so amazed when the prizes came in when she needed them. "

I was impressed! She had the perfect combination of luck and hard work. I was also amazed that she stayed with her husband and gave her children as stable of an upbringing as she possibly could. In today's world, it would have been a completely different story.


message 7: by Sandy (new)

Sandy (STigard) I really like Prize Winner. As I told a friend, if it had been fiction I never would have bought the storyline of the prizes coming just in time to save the day, but since it's a memoir that makes it that much more amazing. What a mom! A story like that makes you believe in guardian angels.


message 8: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 01:27PM) (new)


message 9: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 01:28PM) (new)


message 10: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 01:28PM) (new)

Teri G 7. The Sunday Philosophy Club (Alexander McCall Smith) 2/21

A little slow coming along with that #7 -- I had a few false starts after #6 that I just couldn't continue reading!



message 11: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 01:29PM) (new)

Teri G 8. Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (Alexander McCall Smith) 2/23



message 12: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 01:30PM) (new)

Teri G 9. Watership Down (Richard Adams) 3/2
10. Stardust (Neil Gaiman) 3/7


message 13: by Mary Todd (new)

Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments a sprinkling of star dust for your first ten!


message 14: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 01:31PM) (new)


message 15: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 01:31PM) (new)

Teri G 12. Heart and Soul (Maeve Binchy) 4/3


message 16: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 01:32PM) (new)

Teri G 13. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows) 4/5


message 17: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 01:33PM) (new)

Teri G 14. Keeping the House A Novel (Ellen Baker) 4/18
15. The Right Attitude to Rain (Alexander McCall Smith) 4/19


message 18: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 01:34PM) (new)

Teri G 16. The Careful Use of Compliments (Alexander McCall Smith) 4/24
17. The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday (Alexander McCall Smith) 4/26


message 19: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 01:34PM) (new)

Teri G 18. Sarah's Key (Tatiana de Rosnay) 5/3


message 20: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 01:35PM) (new)

Teri G 19. The Lord God Made Them All (James Herriot) 5/11


message 21: by Mary Todd (new)

Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments Congrats on 10+19 (sorry I missed you!))


message 22: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 01:37PM) (new)

Teri G Quick comfort food re-reads ... but I'm counting them anyway!

20. All Creatures Great and Small (James Herriot) 5/15
21. All Things Bright and Beautiful (James Herriot) 5/19
22. All Things Wise and Wonderful (James Herriot) 5/26


message 23: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 01:37PM) (new)

Teri G and
23. Every Living Thing (James Herriot) 6/1


message 24: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 06:45PM) (new)


message 25: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 06:46PM) (new)

Teri G 25. The Heretic's Daughter (Kathleen Kent) 6/27

Halfway there!


message 26: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 06:47PM) (new)

Teri G 26. Gallows View (Peter Robinson) 6/20


message 27: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 06:48PM) (new)

Teri G 26. Death of a Witch (MC Beaton) 7/12


message 28: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 06:49PM) (new)

Teri G 28. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (Roddy Doyle) 7/1


message 29: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 06:50PM) (new)

Teri G 29. The Book of Unholy Mischief (Elle Newmark) 7/3


message 30: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 06:51PM) (new)

Teri G 30. Aftermath (Peter Robinson) 7/15


message 31: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 06:52PM) (new)


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message 33: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 06:55PM) (new)

Teri G 33. The Writing on My Forehead A Novel (Nafisi Haji) 7/27


message 34: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 06:56PM) (new)


message 35: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 06:58PM) (new)

Teri G 35. Summer at Tiffany (Marjorie Hart) 8/9
36. Wednesday's Child (Peter Robinson) 8/13


message 36: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 06:59PM) (new)

Teri G 37. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (JK Rowling) 8/18


message 37: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 07:00PM) (new)


message 38: by Teri (last edited Nov 01, 2009 07:01PM) (new)

Teri G 40. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (JK Rowling) 8/25
41. Whistling In the Dark (Lesley Kagan) 9/19


message 39: by Teri (last edited Nov 07, 2009 06:03PM) (new)

Teri G 42. 44 Scotland Street (Alexander McCall Smith) 9/30
43. The Man in the Picture (Susan Hill) 10/4
44. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Steig Larsson) 10/11


message 40: by Teri (last edited Nov 07, 2009 06:03PM) (new)

Teri G 45. Dismantled: A Novel (Jennifer McMahon) 10/16


message 41: by Teri (last edited Nov 07, 2009 06:03PM) (new)

Teri G 46. The Forgotten Garden (Kate Morton) 10/25


message 42: by Teri (last edited Nov 07, 2009 06:03PM) (new)

Teri G 47. The Water's Edge (Karin Fossim) 11/1


message 43: by Teri (new)

Teri G 48. Black Seconds (Karin Fossim) 11/6


message 44: by Teri (new)

Teri G 49. The Magicians (Lev Grossman) 11/21

I was disappointed in this. The characters were flat, and not even really likeable. The storyline borrowed heavily (and clumsily) from mythology, the Narnia books, LOTR, and Harry Potter, to name a few. This book had good reviews, and I'm not sure why. I finished it because I needed to know how it ended, needn't have bothered. Will not be reading Grossman's other novel, Codex.


message 45: by Teri (new)

Teri G 50. The Indian Bride (Karin Fossum) 11/28


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Teri G 51. Don't Look Back (Karin Fossum) 12/5


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Teri G 52. Schooled (Anisha Lakhani) 12/7


message 48: by Teri (new)

Teri G 53. He Who Fears the Wolf (Karin Fossum) 12/16

54. U is for Undertow (Sue Grafton) 12/20


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