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Finish Line 2009! > Jeanne's 50 books for 2009

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jeanne (jeannoula) | 106 comments I am up for the challenge again! Here is what I have read so far

1. When You Are Engulfed in Flames
Stolen Lives Twenty Years in a Desert Jail

Hopefully I can keep the momentum going!

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jeanne (jeannoula) | 106 comments It's take me a while to get on to update, but I am still keeping up with my 50 books (And my Alphabetical list as well)

3. When She Was White The True Story of a Family Divided by Race
interesting, but a long/hard read. I don't really care for this type of non-fiction

4. Adhd A Path to Success
not the type of "help" I was looking for

5. The Memory Keeper's Daughter
predictable, but a good story

6. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
I really enjoyed this one. One of my favorites so far this year

7. The Handmaid's Tale
I read this in highschool, at least I thought I did. I had no recollection of it as I was reading it. I enjoyed the story though, so am glad I read it again!

8. Anne of Green Gables
I'd never seen any of the movies or even knew the story line, so I thought it was about time. It kind of reminded me of the Little House series

9. The House on Lonely Street
a short story/poem. Cute

10. The Clan of the Cave Bear
There was WAY too much description for me. Good story, too many details. I feel like it could have been summed up in 100 fewer pages

11. In God We Trust All Others Pay Cash
I didn't know this was what the movie 'A Christmas Story' was based on. Cute read, but I was disappointed to have already heard most of the stories in it.

12. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Great book. I liked how it was 'left to the imagination' when it came to some of the harder parts of the story. Not sure if that is because it was labeled a YOUNG Adult, but it was nice to see it from a more innocent view point.

13. Population 485 Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time

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Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments way to go on 10!

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Fran Smith (mfran) | 352 comments What did you think of People of the Book? I loved it. Fran

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jeanne (jeannoula) | 106 comments I was skeptical when I started it, but ended up relly enjoying it. I enjoyed the way it was narrated too!

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jeanne (jeannoula) | 106 comments 16. Dear Zoe

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jeanne (jeannoula) | 106 comments 17. The Kitchen God's Wife

18. Handle with Care
I enjoyed the first couple of books I'd read of Jodi Piccoult's, but lately have been disappointed. This one finally brought me back to enjoying her again.

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jeanne (jeannoula) | 106 comments 19. We Thought You Would Be Prettier True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive
I thought this was very funny. And after such a serious book, it was just what I needed!

20. Reading Too Soon How to Understand and Help the Hyperlexic Child

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jeanne (jeannoula) | 106 comments 21. Lamb The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
A very funny book. Really unique!

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jeanne (jeannoula) | 106 comments 22.Thirteen Reasons Why
I couldn't put this book down. Kind of like a train wreck, but really thought-provoking

23.The Other Woman
the main character was too whiney for me

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jeanne (jeannoula) | 106 comments 24.Growing an Inch
I enjoyed this book as much as I enjoyed Until They Bring the Streetcars Back. It was a good story. I really enjoy his writing.

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jeanne (jeannoula) | 106 comments Half way there!!!

25. Eats, Shoots & Leaves The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

I was looking forward to reading this book, but it left me with an "ehh" feeling.

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jeanne (jeannoula) | 106 comments 26.Night
What a book! I am still having a hard time thinking of this boy in the concentration camp. ugh. My heart ached for him the entire book...for him and all the other Jewish people.

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jeanne (jeannoula) | 106 comments 27.Dewey The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

I thought this was okay. Not my favorite, but cute

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jeanne (jeannoula) | 106 comments 32. The Wave

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jeanne (jeannoula) | 106 comments 33.Vampire Academy
pretty good. But I think I am not really into the vampire thing.

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jeanne (jeannoula) | 106 comments 34. Unwind
I really enjoyed this book. Kinda scary to think about though...

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jeanne (jeannoula) | 106 comments 35. Julie and Julia 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen

ugh. I struggled to get through this book. Maybe I am just getting sick of memoirs.

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jeanne (jeannoula) | 106 comments 39. The Screwtape Letters
didn't care for it.

40. Plain Truth
Another good Jodi Piccoult novel

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jeanne (jeannoula) | 106 comments 42.The Book of Air and Shadows
didn't care for this one at all!

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jeanne (jeannoula) | 106 comments 45. The Help

great book! only 5 more books to make my goal.

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jeanne (jeannoula) | 106 comments 56. Nights in Rodanthe

just okay

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jeanne (jeannoula) | 106 comments and my final book for 2009:

Dead Until Dark

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