I got an email the other day from a friend asking me what books I’ve read this year, and can I recommend anything good? Well, yeah, I can! I’ve also read some doozies.
Gee, now that I’ve listed them all, 2009 has been a really light reading year (in fiction, anyway).  Usually I read a novel a week.  Tsk, tsk.  I’ll have to prioritize my time better next year.
Sweetheart (thriller) – Chelsea Cain 
Cross Country (thriller) – James Patterson 
The Lost Symbol (thriller) – Dan Brown
The Doomsday Key (thriller) – James Rollins 
Roadside Crosses (thriller) – Jeffrey Deaver 
Choke (mainstream) – Chuck Palahniuk

The Broken Window
(thriller) – Jeffrey Deaver 
Two for the Dough (mystery) – Janet Evanovich 
One for the Money (mystery) – Janet Evanovich 
The 19th Wife (mainstream) – David Ebershoff 
Heartsick (thriller) – Chelsea Cain 
Bones (thriller) – Jonathan Kellerman 
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (mainstream) – Jamie Ford 
American Wife (mainstream) – Curtis Sittenfeld

Third Degree (thriller) – Greg Iles

Duma Key (horror/supernatural) – Stephen King 
Fight Club (mainstream) – Chuck Palahniuk 
Rules for Saying Goodbye (women’s fiction) – Katherine Taylor 
Darkly Dreaming Dexter (crime) – Jeff Lindsay 
Billy Dead (mainstream)– Lisa Reardon 
The Shack (Christian/spiritual) – Wm. Paul Young
Water for Elephants (mainstream) – Sara Gruen 
Obedience (thriller/mainstream) – Will Lavender 
The Princess Bride (mainstream/historical)– William Goldman 
The Associate (thriller) – John Grisham

Heart-Shaped Box
(horror/supernatural) – Joe Hill 
The Time Traveler’s Wife (mainstream) – Audrey Niffenegger

Lottery (mainstream) – Patricia Wood 

I’ll keep this list posted on the right side of the page.
Wow.  I’ve really been on a thriller kick for the past few months.  Probably since I bought so many books at ThrillerFest last July.
Here’s my vow for 2010:  One book a week.  And I need to read more widely.
Have you read anything good this year?