Top 10 Books of 2009 According to My Wife

BookI'm not much of a reader. I read a lot of the web, but not actual books.

My wife reads a lot, so I asked her to give me a list of her ten favourite books of 2009.

1. The Sealed Letter by Emman Donoghue

2. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson

3. Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

4. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

5. Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof

6. Julie & Julia by Julie Powell

7. When will there be good news? by Kate Atkinson

8. The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George

9. Outlander by Diana Galbaldon

10. Beach Music by Pat Conroy

I'm still partial to Goodnight Moon.

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Great choices!
Outlander is my all time favorite book. Ask your wife....if the book were to be made into a movie and she was the casting director.....who would play Jamie and Claire? I often think of this.

January 12, 2010 @ 4:00 PM


#9 "Outlander": Excellent,and the next 3 in the series were very compelling and entertaining. The fourth, "Fiery Cross" was so pathetic and slow moving, that I have yet to finish it after having the hard cover version for many years. Unfortunate it had to end, for me, on this note. Not interested in the next one.

January 12, 2010 @ 8:01 PM


Outlander is a fantastic book...and Diana Gabaldon is a wonderful speaker. Army is right though, the series goes downhill.

January 12, 2010 @ 8:28 PM


Thanks Mrs. Mike
I will refer to this post often, as I haven't read any of these. Based on looking up the story lines, you may enjoy The 13th Tale, by Diane Setterfield.

January 13, 2010 @ 1:11 AM

Stephanie Wilkinson

As motherhood has taken away any real desire or time to sit and read for pleasure (although it was university that killed my reading for pleasure) I think I might take Mrs Mike's list and some of the comments here and read those books this year. I have Chapter's gift-card money burning a hole in my pocket. I might just start with Outlander. I read the Time Traveller's Wife (haven't seen the movie) and it was a very interesting book. Just read Lovely Bones (years after everyone else, I know..)

January 13, 2010 @ 6:03 AM

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