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I read 50 new books this year. My brain is tired.

1. Crow by Ted Hughes
2. The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily by Dino Buzzati
3. What You Have Left by Will Allison
4. The Life You Longed For by Maribeth Fischer
5. In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner
6. Orphans of Chaos by John C. Wright
7. Fugitives of Chaos by John C. Wright
8. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
9. Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire
10. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
11. Titans of Chaos by John C. Wright
12. Learning to Float by Lili Wright
13. My Mother the Cheerleader by Robert Sharenow
14. Home School by Charles Webb
15. Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
16. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
17. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
18. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
19. The Dog Walker by Leslie Schnur
20. Aim Low by Dave Dunseath
21. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
22. Tamsin by Peter S. Beagle
23. Don't Kiss Them Good-bye by Allison Dubois
24. The Broken Places by Susan Perabo
25. Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner
26. His Dark Materials Book 1: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
27. His Dark Materials Book 2: The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
28. His Dark Materials Book 3: The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
29. The Graduate by Charles Webb
30. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman
31. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
32. The Conspiracy of Ignorance: The Failure of American Public Schools by Martin L. Gross
33. Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult
34. Little Children by Tom Perrotta
35. The Tommyknockers by Stephen King
36. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
37. The Pact by Jodi Picoult
38. The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult
39. Foundation: The Collegium Chronicles 1 by Mercdes Lackey
40. Welcome to My Planet (Where English is Sometimes Spoken) by Shannon Olson
41. Children of God Go Bowling by Shannon Olson
42. Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
43. Homesick by Roger Fanning
44. I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
45. A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd
46. An Awfully Big Adventure by Beryl Bainbridge
47. High Windows by Philip Larkin
48. Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney
49. Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling
50. From Crayons to Condoms: The Ugly Truth about America's Public Schools Ed. by Steve Baldwin & Karen Holgate

Only a few kids' books this year, much less than last year. I read poetry, fiction, non-fiction, science fiction - all over the board. I received 8 books as gifts last week: the first four books in Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampires series, plus three homeschooling books and one about infant and childhood development. I still have a pile of books from my most favoritest website ever (bookcloseouts.com), plus the half dozen or so my sister loaned me. And! One library book to finish.

I think I will aim for 50 again next year. Anyone with me?

Date: 2009-01-01 11:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowiechaser.livejournal.com
How'd you like the Pullman books? I've read that he, in response to the Narnia series, made God a toothless, feeble-minded, weak old man that gets killed off by the children in the 3rd book. True?

Date: 2009-01-01 11:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowiechaser.livejournal.com
PS. I love the variety in your list! Is this the first time you've read A Christmas Story?

Date: 2009-01-02 03:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bowiechaser.livejournal.com
How'd you like it in comparison to the movie? My family LOVES the movie. :)

Date: 2009-01-02 01:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lateforthesky.livejournal.com
God is an ancient angel kept alive by other angels who is accidentally killed by children as they try to save him (not realizing who he is) in book three.

I thought the books were excellent. I could hardly wait for my copies from the library to arrive and I think I read all three within two weeks. You should give them a try.

Date: 2009-01-02 02:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quincunx.livejournal.com
I have a "read more" resolution going on, but I wasn't sure what quantity was reasonable. How hard was it to do 50 books for you?

Date: 2009-01-02 11:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lateforthesky.livejournal.com
Not too hard. Except on December 30, I realized I still had two to go and stayed up too late reading.

Date: 2009-01-02 03:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bettybites.livejournal.com
Nice!!! You've inspired me to do it this year!

Date: 2009-01-02 11:48 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-01-02 05:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mich311e.livejournal.com
You are awesome! I think I read 4 or 5 books this year, lol. I'm so slow.

Date: 2009-01-02 11:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lateforthesky.livejournal.com
Well, someone on my list read 64 books, so it's all relative!

Date: 2009-01-02 06:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inimitable-fran.livejournal.com

I read a lot but don't keep track of them. I think I will this year. I see so many different reviews of books that entice me, that I've started a list in my blackberry. It is the only way I remember what I wanted to read when I get to the store. Although I must say, your entries on successful library usage have inspired me to utilize the huge library system in LA...maybe even the UCLA library.

I love readers!



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