Read in 2009

  • All Passion Spent-Vita Sackville-West
  • American Sublime-Elizabeth Alexander
  • Amours de Voyage-Arthur Hugh Clough
  • Annie John-Jamaica Kincaid
  • The Ante-Room-Kate O’Brien
  • Beauty-Sherri Tepper
  • Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on a Writing Life-Anne Lamott
  • Bloodchild and other stories-Octavia Butler
  • The Bloody Chamber-Angela Carter
  • The Book of Night Women-Marlon James
  • Cheerful Weather for the Wedding-Julia Strachey
  • Chicken With Plums-Marjane Satrapi
  • A Christmas Carol-Charles Dickens
  • Communion: The Female Search for Love-bell hooks
  • Consequences-E.M. Delafield
  • D Is for Dahl: A gloriumptious A-Z guide to the world of Roald Dahl-Roald Dahl
  • The Darkest Child-Delores Phillips
  • The Desperate Ones-Allyson Shaw
  • The Devil’s Arithmetic-Jane Yolen
  • Embroideries-Marjane Satrapi
  • Family History-Vita Sackville-West
  • The Female Man-Joanna Russ
  • First We Read, Then We Write: Emerson on the Creative Process-Robert D. Richardson
  • Fledgling-Octavia Butler
  • Flush: A Biography-Virginia Woolf
  • For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf-Ntozake Shange
  • The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me-Roald Dahl
  • The Ha-Ha– Jennifer Dawson
  • Half of A Yellow Sun- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Heaven of Drums-Ana Gloria Moya
  • The House on Mango Street-Sandra Cisneros
  • I Know Why the Caged BIrd Sings-Maya Angelou
  • In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose-Alice Walker
  • The Left Hand of Darkness-Ursula K. LeGuin
  • Little Boy Lost-Marghanita Laski
  • The Little Stranger-Sarah Waters
  • Making Conversation-Christine Longford
  • Matchless: A Christmas Story-Gregory Maguire
  • Mariana-Monica Dickens
  • Medea-Euripedes
  • Miss Buncle’s Book by DE Stevenson
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day-Winifred Watson
  • My Children! My Africa!-Athol Fugard
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society-Trenton Lee Stewart
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey-Trenton Lee Stewart
  • Of Bees and Mist-Erick Setiawan
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return-Marjane Satrapi
  • Persuasion-Jane Austen
  • The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane-Katherine Howe
  • remembered rapture: the writer at work-bell hooks
  • The Rising Tide– M.J. Farrell
  • Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes-Eleanor Coerr
  • Saplings-Noel Streatfield
  • Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow
  • Say You’re One Of Them-Uwem Akpan
  • Seedfolks-Paul Fleischman
  • So Long A Letter-Mariama Ba
  • Some Flowers-Vita Sackville-West
  • Sonata Mulattica-Rita Dove
  • Song of the Trees-Mildred D. Taylor
  • The Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit-Julius Lester
  • Triangular Road-Paule Marshall
  • Twilight-Stephanie Meyer
  • The Uncommon Reader-Alan Bennett
  • Under This Unbroken Sky-Shandi Mitchell
  • The Victorian Chaise-Longue– Marghanita Laski
  • Voices-Ursula LeGuin
  • The Well and the Mine-Gin Phillips
  • Who was changed and who was dead-Barbara Comyns
  • Why we makes mistakes: How we look without seeing, forget things in seconds, and are all pretty sure we are way above average-Joseph Hallinan
  • The Writer’s Home Companion: An anthology of the world;s best writing advice from Keats to Kunitz-Joan Bolker
  • Writing Down the Bones-Natalie Goldberg
  • The Yellow Wallpaper-Charlotte Perkins Gilman


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