2009 Reads: Best High, Worst Fix

Posted on December 31, 2009

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I attend an addiction support group meeting every month, only the group supports the addiction not quitting. First in the 12-step program is to pick our best and worst reads for 2009, which we are then supposed to share with the group in a praise and bash fest, scheduled on January 23 at (venue TBA.
I’ve prepared my list of 2009 reads. Last year, I aimed to push 60 to myself, and succeeded at 65. Now all I have to do is decide which gave me the best high and the worst fix.

Which two do you think will win the honors?

2009: Pushing 60

January
1. The Book of the Dead – Douglas Preston / Lincoln Child
2. The Wheel of Darkness – Douglas Preston / Lincoln Child
3. Grave Sight – Charlaine Harris
4. Grave Surprise – Charlaine Harris
5. An Ice-Cold Grave – Charlaine Harris

February
6.Twilight – Stephenie Meyer
7. Dark Prince – Christine Feehan
8. Never Confuse a Memo with Reality – Richard A Moran
9. Love Story – Erich Segal
10. New Moon – Stephenie Meyer
11. The Ghost and the Femme Fatale – Alice Kimberly
12. Journal: The Short Life and Mysterious Death of Amy Zoe Mason – Joyce Atkinson, Kristine Atkinson

March
13. An Artist of the Floating World – Kazuo Ishiguro
14. Ghosts in the Snow – Tamara Siler Jones

April
15. Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers – Jane Jensen
16. Akibakada – Lyndon Gregorio
17. Para kay B – Ricky Lee

May
18. A Great and Terrible Beauty – Libba Bray
19. Code Name: High Pockets – Edna Bautista Binkowski

June
20. Defending Angels – Mary Stanton
21. Jim Henson’s Return to Labyrinth – Jake T Forbes, Chris Lie, Kouyu Shurei
22. Labyrinth II The Lands Beyond – Judith Agrathea
23. Sins & Shadows – Lyn Benedict
24. Wraith – Phaedra Weldon
25. Solstice Wood – Patricia A. Mckillip
25. Met by Moonlight – Rosemary Edgehill
27. Darkfever – Karen Moning (reread)
28. Bloodfever – Karen Marie Moning
29. Jim Henson’s Return to Labyrinth vol2 – Jake T Forbes, Chris Lie, Kouyu Shurei
30. Jim Henson’s Return to Labyrinth vol3 – Jake T Forbes, Chris Lie, Kouyu Shurei

July
31. General Winston’s Daughter – Sharon Shinn
32. Mystic and Rider – Sharon Shinn
33. Magic Bites – Ilona Andrews (reread)
34. Magic Burns – Ilona Andrews (reread)
35. Magic Strikes – Ilona Andrews
36. A Flash of Hex – Jess Battis
37. Vicious Circle – Linda Robertson
38. Dead Until Dark – Charlaine Harris
39. Creepers – David Morrell

August
40. Greywalker – Kat Richardson
41. Poltergeist – Kat Richardson
42. Skinny Bitch – Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin

September
43. Underground – Kat Richardson
44. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
45. Unclean Spirits – MLN Hanover
46. Must Love Hellhounds – Charlaine Harris, Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, and Meljean Brook
47. Perfume – Patrick Suskind
48. And Then He Kissed Her – Laura Lee Ghurke
49. The Scent of Shadows: The First Sign of the Zodiac – Vicki Pettersson
50. Trese: Murder on Balete Drive – Budjette Tan and KaJo Kajo Baldisimo
51. Trese: Unreported Murders – Budjette Tan and KaJo Kajo Baldisimo

October
52. Highlander’s Touch – Karen Marie Moning
53. Tapestry – Lynn Kurland, Karen Marie Moning, Madeline Hunter, Sherrilyn Kenyon
54. Callwork – Hazel Manzano
55.  Touched by Light – Catherine Spangler
56. 284 Common Mistakes in English made by Pinoys – Elizabeth P Ong

November
57. Like a Charm – Candace Havens
58. B2B: How to Build a Profitable E Commerce Strategy – Michael J. Cunningham
59. House of Dark Delights – Louisa Burton
60. Bound in Moonlight – Louisa Burton

December
61. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
62. Prospero’s Children – Jan Siegel
63. Trese Mass Murders – Budjette Tan and KaJo Baldisimo
64. Sign of the Four – Arthur Conan Doyle
65. Glass Books of the Dream Stealers – Gordon Dahlquist

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