Saturday Review of Books: December 19, 2009

“A great book should leave you with many
experiences and slightly exhausted at the end. You should live several lives while reading it.”
~William Styron

Have you read any books lately that left you pleasantly exhausted? Any books that actually required energy in the reading and left you feeling the you had “lived several lives”? I just read the award-winning Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson, and I would say that I felt a a little as if I were living in the colonies during the American Revolution, with all the confusion and divided loyalties that such a life would entail.

Welcome to this week’s Saturday Review of Books.

Here’s how it usually works. Find a review on your blog posted sometime this week of a book you’re reading or a book you’ve read. The review doesn’t have to be a formal sort of thing. You can just write your thoughts on a particular book, a few ideas inspired by reading the book, your evaluation, quotations, whatever.

Now post a link here to the specific post where you’ve written your book review. Don’t link to your main blog page because this kind of link makes it hard to find the book review, especially when people drop in later after you’ve added new content to your blog. In parentheses after your name, add the title of the book you’re reviewing. This addition will help people to find the reviews they’re most interested in reading.

Thanks to everyone for participating.

1. Semicolon (Road to Tater Hill)
2. Barbara H (American Haven)
3. Barbara H (Plain Perfect)
4. Barbara H (A Vote of Confidence)
5. Amy @ Hope Is the Word (Best Christmas Pageant Ever and other Christmas titles)
6. WordLily (Prisoner of the State)
7. Reading to Know (My Life in France)
8. Reading to Know (Lucy Maud Montgomery)
9. 5M4B (Lime Tree Can’t Bear Orange)
10. 5M4B (The Last Will of Moira Leahy)
11. 5M4B (Emily of New Moon)
12. 5M4B (Liberty Porter: First Daughter)
13. 5M4B (Nurter Shock)
14. 5M4B (Nanny Returns)
15. Sarah at SmallWorld Reads (The Lacuna)
16. Wayside Wanderer (The Man Who Invented Christmas)
17. Hope(Merry Christmas, Mr. Baxter)
18. Jen Robinson’s Book Page (Let It Snow)
19. SuziQoregon (Uglies)
20. SuziQoregon (Aunt Dimity’s Christmas)
21. Seth – Collateral Bloggage (Catching Fire)
22. Jennifer (Magic Box)
23. Framed (Silent Night / All Through the Night
24. Framed (Ella Enchanted)
25. FleurFisher (The Boy With The Cuckoo-Clock Heart)
26. FlleurFisher (Moon Behind Clouds)
27. FleurFisher (The girl With Glass Feet)
28. Petunia (The Snowflake)
29. Beth (No Place for a Lady)
30. Beth (Elvis Takes a Back Seat)
31. Beth (The Pioneer Woman Cooks)
32. gautami tripathy (Labyrinth by Kate Mosse)
33. gautami tripathy (Cold Skin)
34. gautami tripathy (Strange Pilgrims)
35. Diary of an Eccentric (Searching for Pemberley)
36. Diary of an Eccentric (The Sentinels: Fortunes of War)
37. Diary of an Eccentric (Ivy Bean: Doomed to Dance)
38. Reading Tub (Secrets of a Christmas Box)
39. Jennifer, Snapshot (The Name of This Book is Secret)
40. Brandon (review of The Great Code by Northrop Frye)
41. 5M4B (When She Flew)
42. ChristineMM (The Way of Boys)
43. Nicola (BoneMan’s Daughter)
44. Nicola (A Pioneer Christmas)
45. Nicola (The Road to God Knows…)
46. Nicola (Gunnerkrigg Court: Orientation)
47. Nicola (Any Given Doomsday)
48. Nicola (Nightschool Vol. 1 & 2)
49. gautami tripathy (Midnight Magic)
50. @Joyful (Though Waters Roar)
51. Girl Detective (The Wild Things)
52. Girl Detective (Fables: The Dark Ages)
53. Girl Detective (Peter and Max: a Fables novel)
54. Molly (Crossing Washington Square)
55. S. Krishna (Murder on the Cliffs)
56. S. Krishna (Shiver)
57. Molly (Christ, the Light of the World))
58. Amber (Magic Trixie and the Dragon)
59. S. Krishna (Karma for Beginners)
60. S. Krishna (Bird in Hand)
61. S. Krishna (Gorgeous East)
62. S. Krishna (The Gift)
63. S. Krishna (Knife of Never Letting Go)
64. Lazygal (A Rule Against Murder)
65. Heather J (Affinity)
66. Heather J (Medea)
67. Kristen (Called to Worship)
68. Lynne (THE CHRISTMAS LIST)
69. Lynne (THE CHRISTMAS DOG)
70. Lynne (A DOG NAMED CHRISTMAS
71. Lynne (THE CHRISTMAS SECRET)
72. Lynne (THE CHRISTMAS CLOCK)
73. Lynne (THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS)
74. Lynne (U IS FOR UNDERTOW)
75. Lynne (TRAVELING LIGHT)
76. Melanie (Niceman Cometh)
77. Melanie (Proust & The Squid)
78. Melanie (Love begins in Winter / The Anthologist)
79. melydia (The Geographer’s Library)
80. Mark (Dead Man’s Puzzle)
81. Mark (Kingdom Keepers II: Disney at Dawn
82. Mark (Homicide in Hardcover)
83. Mark (A Fatal Grace)
84. Fate (Andromeda Stories)
85. Fate (Archangel)
86. Darla D (Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute)
87. Darla D (Destiny Kills)
88. Darla D (The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had)
89. Darla D (xxxHolic, Vol. 1)
90. Darla D (Dead Girls Are Easy)
91. Darla D (xxxHolic, Vol. 2)
92. Amykiane (Lost Mission)
93. Orchid (Meet the Austins)
94. Orchid (A House Like a Lotus)
95. Monica (The Raging Quiet)
96. CJ (Stolen)
97. Joseph Kelly (THe Priestly Vision of Genesis 1)
98. Beth FIsh (Sweeping Up Glass)
99. Kris (Superfoods)
100. Kris (Plum Pudding Murder)
101. Readingjunky (Taken)

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1 thought on “Saturday Review of Books: December 19, 2009

  1. There are some really good books listed here.
    Thanks

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