Books Read in 2009

And here’s the annual roundup of books read for the year, which I’ve been keeping track of since 2005.

List for 2005

List for 2006

List for 2007

List for 2008 Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

And here’s the list for 2009:

Number Title Author Genre
1 Song of Kali Dan Simmons Horror
2 Buffy the Vampire Slayer 3: Wolves at the Gate Joss Whedon Graphic Novel
3 The Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer Fiction
4 Enchantress of Florence Salman Rushdie Fiction
5 Drood Dan Simmons Horror
6 Absolute Sandman Neil Gaiman Graphic Novel
7 Daemon Daniel Suazez Mystery
8 Wachmen Alan Moore Graphic Novel
9 The Somnamabulist Jonathan Barnes Science Fiction
10 Death’s Daughter Amber Benson Fantasy
11 The Black Mirror and Other Stories Mike Mitchell Scifi Anthology
12 I Saw You . . . Edited by Juia Wertz Graphic Novel
13 Summer of Night Dan Simmons Horror
14 Black Notice Patricia Cornwell Audiobook
15 Agincourt Bernard Cornwelll Historical Fiction
16 The Crown Cinspiracy Michael J. Sullivan Fantasy
17 Storm Front Jim Butcher Science Fiction
18 Lucy’s Legacy Donald C. Johanson Anthropology
19 Lamentation Ken Scholes Fantasy
20 Tales from Outer Suburbia Shaun Tan Graphic Novel
21 I Saw You . . . Julia Wertz Graphic Novel
22 Heroes of the Valley Jonathan Stroud Kids
23 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith Horror
24 The Last Precinct Patricia Cornwell Audiobook
25 Jake Ransom and the Skull King’s Shadow James Rollins Kids
26 City of Thieves David Benioff Fiction
27 WWW: Wake Robert J. Sawyer Science Fiction
28 Vicious Circle Mike Carey Horror
29 Avempartha Michael J. Sullivan Fantasy
30 Long Walks, Last Flights and Other Strange Journey Ken Scholes Anthology
31 Doomsday Key James Rollins Mystery
32 Always Looking Up Michael J. Fox Biography
33 Our Story Begins Tobias Wolff Anthology
34 Star Trek: Countdown Robert Orci Graphic Novel
35 Cemetery Dance Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child Mystery
36 The Collected Works of Billy the Kid Michael Ondaatje Poetry
37 Fool Moon Jim Butcher Audiobook
38 The Gunslinger Born Robin Furth Graphic Novel
39 The Long Road Home Robin Furth Graphic Novel
40 Treachery Robin Furth Graphic Novel
41 The Strain Guillermo del Toro Horror
42 The Link Colin Tudge Anthropology
43 The Color of Earth Kim Dong Hwa Graphic Novel
44 Science Fiction Classics H G. Wells, et. al Graphic Novel
45 Alcatraz and the Evil Librarians Brandon Sanderson Kids
46 Road to Jerusalem Jan Guillou Historical Fiction
47 Summer Knight Jim Butcher Audiobook
48 Alcatraz and the Scrivener’s Bones Brandon Sanderson Kids
49 Panama Fever Matthew Parker Nonfiction
50 The Birthing House Christopher Ransom Horror
51 What’s Next Max Brockman Science
52 Dead Men’s Boots Mike Carey Horror
53 The Color of Water Kim Dong Hwa Graphic Novel
54 Binky the Space Cat Ashley Spires Graphic Novel
55 Cahokia Timothy R. Pauketat Anthropology
56 Hunger Games Susan Collins Young Adult
57 Flashforward Robert J. Sawyer Science Fiction
58 Rosemary and Rue Seanan McGuire Fantasy
59 Julian Comstock Robert Charles Wilson Fantasy
60 Color of Heaven Kim Dong Hwa Graphic Novel
61 Wireless Charles Stross Scifi Anthology
62 Hominids Robert J. Sawyer Audiobook
64 Her Fearful Symmetry Audrey Niffenegger Fiction
65 Humans Robert J. Sawyer Audiobook
66 Angel After the Fall Volume 2 Joss Whedon Graphic Novel
67 Angel After the Fall Volume 3 Joss Whedon Graphic Novel
68 Ball Peen Hammer Adam Rapp Graphic Novel
69 Green Jay Lake Fantasy
70 Frankenstein: Prodigal Son Dean Koontz Horror
71 Blood Born Kathryn Fox Mystery
72 The End of Empire Christopher Kelly History
73 Under the Dome Stephen King Horror
74 Inheritance of Rome Chris Wickham History
75 Hybrids Robert J. Sawyer Audiobook
76 Distant Early Warnings Robert J. Sawyer Science Fiction Anthology
77 Beowulf Seamus Heaney Audiobook
78 Beowulf Seamus Heaney History
79 Crush Alan Jacobson Mystery
80 Heat Wave Richard Castle Mystery
81 Booklife Jeff Vandermeer Writing
82 Death Troopers Joe Schreiber Horror
83 Calculating God Robert J. Sawyer Audiobook
84 No Doors, No Windows Joe Schreiber Horror
85 Fables 1: Legends in Exile Bill Willingham Graphic Novel
86 Fables 2: Animal Farm Bill Willingham Graphic Novel
87 Fables 3: Storybook Love Bill Willingham Graphic Novel
88 Fables 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers Bill Willingham Graphic Novel
89 Fables 5: The Mean Seasons Bill Willingham Graphic Novel
90 Fables 6: Homelands Bill Willingham Graphic Novel
91 Fables 7: Arabian Nights Bill Willingham Graphic Novel
92 Fables 8: Wolves Bill Willingham Graphic Novel
93 Fables 9: Sons of Empire Bill Willingham Graphic Novel
94 Fables 10: The Good Prince Bill Willingham Graphic Novel
95 Fables 11: War and Pieces Bill Willingham Graphic Novel
96 Fables 12: Dark Ages Bill Willingham Graphic Novel
97 Level 26 Anthony E. Zuiker Horror
98 Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader Neil Gaiman Graphic Novel
99 Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia Brandon Sanderson Kids
100 Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jansen John Layman Graphic Novel
101 Flesh Richard Laymon Horror
102 Rollback Robert J. Sawyer Audiobook
103 Canticle Ken Scholes Fantasy
104 Leviathan Scott Westerfeld Young Adult
105 City of Night Dean Koontz Horror
106 The Waking: Dreams of the Dead Thomas Randall Young Adult
107 Dead and Alive Dean Koontz Horror
108 Catching Fire Suzanne Collins Young Adult
109 Last Night in Twisted River John Irving Fiction
110 Breathers S. G. Browne Horror
111 The Customer is Not Always Right A. J. Adams Humor
112 Boneshaker Cherie Priest Science Fiction
113 Stephen King The Stand: Captain Trips Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Graphic Novel
114 A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens Fiction
115 The Greatest Show on Earth Richard Dawkins Biology
116 Nyphron Rising Michael J. Sullivan Fantasy