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02 January 2010 @ 11:05 pm
books read 2009  
Wow, I was a slow reader this year, only managed 33, my lowest total since 2002. Can't explain it; maybe I worked too hard. Anyway here's the list, rated on a scale of 1 to 10 and ordered accordingly. Strangely, only one re-read this year, the parenthesized Blaylock book.


10 Microcosm: e. coli and the New Science of Life, Zimmer
9 Excession, Banks
9 The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters – Volume Two, Dahlquist
8 Fathom, Priest
8 Impossible Things, Willis
8 The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters – Volume One, Dahlquist
8 (Lord Kelvin’s Machine), Blaylock
7 Anathem, Stephenson
7 Angels and Demons, Brown
7 Your Inner Fish, Shubin
7 The Green Mile, King
7 Hot, Flat, and Crowded, Friedman
6 Gardens of the Moon, Erikson
6 Knights of the Cornerstone, Blaylock
6 The Science of Good and Evil, Shermer
6 The Narrows, Irvine
6 The Last Man on the Moon, Cernan/Davis
6 Wings to the Kingdom, Priest
6 The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril, Malmont
6 Zoe’s Tale, Scalzi
6 The Dark Volume, Dahlquist
6 Escapement, Lake
6 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Rowling
6 The Giver, Lowry
5 No: Why Kids - of All Ages - Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It, Walsh
5 The Shadow of the Wind, Zafon
5 Natural History, Robson
5 The Soul of a New Machine, Kidder
5 The City & The City, Mieville
5 Larklight, Reeve
4 Heart of Light, Hoyt
4 Darwinism and Its Discontents, Ruse
4 The Dragon’s Eye, Steer