These are not reviews, but I'm afraid if I wait until I get my own computer back and write a decent review or two, someone will already have started reading an inferior book just because I didn't warn them.
You might guess from the list of Abandoned Books that those would not be recommended, and you'd be right. But even some of them might be worth the reading for someone else. I just don't have time--I'm counting the minutes, almost, and easily get impatient, if I start to feel that there isn't enough return for my efforts.
But of the books that I completed, there are also some that I would put on the Worst Books Read in 2009 list:
Living With the Laird
The End of Suffering
And my Favorites of the Year were:
The Architecture of Happiness
The Birds Fall Down
A Thousand Splendid Suns
The Inner Kingdom
I plan to write further on Architecture and Suffering [Suffering is now linked to a review]. And in the upcoming year I want to keep better account of what I read, and maybe do a better job of reviewing, so that next January it will be a snap to post my lists, and they will have more information attached.
To all my reader readers, may your books be nourishing in 2010!