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Title: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: IPrayForTang on January 03, 2008, 03:59:23 AM

1. Tokyo Suckerpunch - Isaac Adamson
2. I Love You, Beth Cooper - Larry Doyle
3. The Zombie Survival Guide - Max Brooks
4. World War Z - Max Brooks
5. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - Michael Chabon
6. The Manchurian Candidate - Richard Condon
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Andrews on January 09, 2008, 08:57:09 PM
1. Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction - Christopher Janaway
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on January 10, 2008, 12:46:35 AM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: SFG on January 10, 2008, 10:58:41 AM
1. All Ages-Reflections on Straightedge- Beth Lahickey
2. Double Duce- Aaron Cometbus
3. I wish there was something i could quit-Aaron Cometbus
4. Dance of Days:Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capital-Mark Anderson and Mark Jenkins
5. Straightedge:Clean Living Youth, Hardcore Punk, and Social Change
6. The Democratic Paradox-Chantal Mouffe
7. Is Democracy Possible Here?: Principles for a new political debate-Ronald Dworkin
8. Aesthetic Democracy- Thomas Docherty
9. Rip it up and start again-simon reynolds
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on January 10, 2008, 11:18:59 AM
1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: kcneon on January 10, 2008, 02:06:14 PM
1) Touching from a Distance: Ian Curtis & Joy Division - Deborah Curtis
Title: I'm only shooting to pony up 25 books in 2008. Please don't think less of me.
Post by: c-lando on January 10, 2008, 02:32:15 PM
1. The Green Glass Sea - Ellen Klages
Title: Re: I'm only shooting to pony up 25 books in 2008. Please don't think less of me.
Post by: redbobsled on January 10, 2008, 03:53:04 PM
1. The Green Glass Sea - Ellen Klages


That was probably my favorite book that I read for my children's lit class last semester.  It's awesome!
Title: Re: I'm only shooting to pony up 25 books in 2008. Please don't think less of me.
Post by: c-lando on January 10, 2008, 04:20:32 PM
1. The Green Glass Sea - Ellen Klages


That was probably my favorite book that I read for my children's lit class last semester.  It's awesome!
It was SO totally awesome. I hope I don't seem like a shmuck for having my first book be a "young adult" novel but I found it while Christmas shopping for my nephew and just HAD to read it. I also read The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane just before the holidays. I'll need to go through the kid's section more often. :)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Andrews on January 11, 2008, 12:42:37 AM
1. Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction - Christopher Janaway
2. Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction - Catherine Belsey
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on January 11, 2008, 12:56:03 PM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on January 11, 2008, 01:11:26 PM
1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer


3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 12, 2008, 04:41:30 PM
1.  Julie and Julia : 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 15, 2008, 08:53:31 AM
1. Northanger abbey - Jane Austen
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: The Hegemo on January 15, 2008, 10:33:15 AM
1. Dog Days -- Ana Marie Cox
2. Da Capo Best Music Writing 2004 -- various
3. The Conservative Soul -- Andrew Sullivan
4. State of the Unions --Phillip Dine
5. Eat the Document -- Dana Spiotta
6. Football Inc. -- Craig McGill
7. The Washington Story -- Adam Langer
8. Words on Ice --various
9. Human Punk -- John King
10. Workers on the Edge -- Steven Ross
11. Tipping the Sacred Cow: The Best of LiP -- various
12. Perfect from Now On -- John Sellers
13. Powder -- Kevin Sampson
14. Welcome to the Terrordome -- Dave Zirin
15. God Save the Fan -- Will Leitch
16. The Secret Mulroney Tapes -- Peter C. Newman
17. King of Russia -- Dave King
18. Labor Pains -- Suzan Erem
19. High River and the Times -- Paul Voisey
20. The Dark Side -- Steve Paikin
21. Beyond Ramps -- Marta Russell
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on January 16, 2008, 08:33:24 AM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: SFG on January 21, 2008, 09:31:39 AM
3. The Conservative Soul -- Andrew Sullivan


How was that?  I have a secret sunday morning crush on Andrew Sullivan.  I don't know why.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: SFG on January 21, 2008, 09:33:12 AM
and an update:
1. All Ages-Reflections on Straightedge- Beth Lahickey
2. Double Duce- Aaron Cometbus
3. I wish there was something i could quit-Aaron Cometbus
4. Dance of Days:Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capital-Mark Anderson and Mark Jenkins
5. Straightedge:Clean Living Youth, Hardcore Punk, and Social Change
6. The Democratic Paradox-Chantal Mouffe
7. Is Democracy Possible Here?: Principles for a new political debate-Ronald Dworkin
8. Aesthetic Democracy- Thomas Docherty
9. Rip it up and start again-simon reynolds
10. dishwasher- Pete Jordan
11. Tales of a Punk Rock Nothing- Abram Himelstein and Jamie Schweser
12. Politics out of history- Wendy Brown
13. Bowling Alone- Robert Putnam
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on January 22, 2008, 09:08:22 AM
1) 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2) History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3) The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4) Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5) Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 22, 2008, 10:00:27 AM
1 • Scott Adams - Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain - Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: The Hegemo on January 22, 2008, 10:23:57 AM
3. The Conservative Soul -- Andrew Sullivan


How was that?  I have a secret sunday morning crush on Andrew Sullivan.  I don't know why.


It was pretty good for a book by someone whose politics I disagree with...my eye-rolling was kept to a minimum, and I didn't scrawl nasty notes in the margins.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on January 22, 2008, 09:25:57 PM
Quote from: whigsgeek
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford

2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on January 23, 2008, 12:55:35 AM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on January 23, 2008, 12:28:22 PM

1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer

I'm not even taking  a children's or YA lit class this semester, and I'm still only reading one adult book for every 5 kids' books!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 24, 2008, 11:28:45 AM
1. Northanger abbey - Jane Austen
2. PS I love you
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on January 24, 2008, 12:16:19 PM

1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer

5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Rafe on January 27, 2008, 02:22:18 PM
1. The Fields Of Grief - Giles Blunt
2. Flashman In The Great Game - George Macdonald Fraser
3. I Never Knew That About England - Christopher Winn
4. The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne
5. Prayers For The Assassin - Robert Ferrigno
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on January 27, 2008, 11:01:29 PM


1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer
5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
6. Open Court - Carol Clippinger
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on January 28, 2008, 11:40:35 AM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: SFG on January 30, 2008, 09:50:32 AM
an update.

1. All Ages-Reflections on Straightedge- Beth Lahickey
2. Double Duce- Aaron Cometbus
3. I wish there was something i could quit-Aaron Cometbus
4. Dance of Days:Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capital-Mark Anderson and Mark Jenkins
5. Straightedge:Clean Living Youth, Hardcore Punk, and Social Change
6. The Democratic Paradox-Chantal Mouffe
7. Is Democracy Possible Here?: Principles for a new political debate-Ronald Dworkin
8. Aesthetic Democracy- Thomas Docherty
9. Rip it up and start again-simon reynolds
10. dishwasher- Pete Jordan
11. Tales of a Punk Rock Nothing- Abram Himelstein and Jamie Schweser
12. Politics out of history- Wendy Brown
13. Bowling Alone- Robert Putnam
14. 924 Gilman: The Story So Far- Compiled by Brian Edge
15. My First Time: a collection of first punk show stories- Edited, chris Duncan
16. The Anti-matter anthology:a 1990's post-punk and hardcore reader- Norman Brannon
17. French Feminist Theory- Dani Cavallaro
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on January 30, 2008, 01:19:27 PM



1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer
5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
6. Open Court - Carol Clippinger

7. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on January 30, 2008, 01:30:47 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Andrews on January 30, 2008, 11:21:12 PM
1. Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction - Christopher Janaway
2. Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction - Catherine Belsey
3. Kant: A Very Short Introduction - Roger Scruton
4. The Loudest Sound and Nothing - Clare Wigfall
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on February 02, 2008, 03:51:32 PM
1) 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2) History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3) The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4) Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5) Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke

6) Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on February 03, 2008, 02:20:04 PM
Quote from: whigsgeek
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg

3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Rafe on February 03, 2008, 03:48:30 PM
1. The Fields Of Grief - Giles Blunt
2. Flashman In The Great Game - George Macdonald Fraser
3. I Never Knew That About England - Christopher Winn
4. The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne
5. Prayers For The Assassin - Robert Ferrigno

6. Love Cuts - John Hegley
7. The Thirty Nine Steps - John Buchan
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Rafe on February 03, 2008, 03:51:16 PM
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke

Good, isn't it?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on February 03, 2008, 10:40:40 PM
Quote from: Rafe
Quote from: whigsgeek
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke

Good, isn't it?

Yeah, for sure. His description of the post-Katrina and -Rita devastation was pretty haunting. I had some trouble believing Molly would make some of the decisions she made at the end of the book (when she and Alafair went to the university library), but it was a typically solid Burke story. It was especially cool reading it now that I know firsthand what New Iberia and the surrounding areas look like.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 04, 2008, 09:02:02 AM
Quote
1 • Scott Adams - Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain - Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice
adding
2 • Anna Quindlen - Good Dog. Stay
Short little book recounting a dog's importance to a family. MK made me read it, and I'm glad she did.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on February 04, 2008, 09:29:54 AM
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6. Love Cuts - John Hegley

As in John Hegley & the Popticians?

How was it?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Rafe on February 04, 2008, 03:15:23 PM
As in John Hegley & the Popticians?

How was it?

Yes it's the same John Hegley. I've a couple of his collections of poems, and this one is an old favourite I decided to re-read for the first time in ten years or so. It's typical Hegley; observational, clever and funny.  Here's one of the shorter examples of his work in the book, about the Eric Cantona kung fu incident, called "Fracas":

Eric got aerobic
when the going got too Francophobic:
he didn't have a leg to stand on
but he had someone to land on.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: scurvygirl on February 04, 2008, 05:31:11 PM
1.  Crooked Little Vein - Warren Ellis
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Andrews on February 04, 2008, 07:07:27 PM
what did you think of CLV?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Dan on February 05, 2008, 11:46:05 PM
1. David Guterson - Snow Falling on Cedars
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on February 06, 2008, 12:54:44 AM

1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer
5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
6. Open Court - Carol Clippinger
7. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta

8.  Taken - Edward Bloor
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: scurvygirl on February 06, 2008, 10:09:41 PM
what did you think of CLV?

loved it!  couldn't put it down, read it in a day.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 07, 2008, 10:52:16 AM
Quote
1 • Scott Adams - Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain - Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice
2 • Anna Quindlen - Good Dog. Stay
adding
3 • Bill Shapiro - Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See
Fascinating little insight into the "human condition" surrounding how people express their love for one another. Includes letters from the early 1900's right through to recent e-mails and text messages. A super, simple and enjoyable read
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on February 07, 2008, 11:10:44 AM
1) 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2) History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3) The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4) Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5) Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6) Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser

7) Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: kcneon on February 07, 2008, 01:34:34 PM
1) Touching from a Distance: Ian Curtis & Joy Division - Deborah Curtis
2) The Conspiracy Club - Jonathan Kellerman
3) Days of Drums - Philip Shelby
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: c-lando on February 07, 2008, 01:51:15 PM
Only 100 more pages until I finish book #2. Man, I'll be lucky to finish 10 this year. BAD CHRISTY.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on February 08, 2008, 08:57:58 AM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro

Currently reading:
6. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on February 08, 2008, 04:18:16 PM
1) 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2) History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3) The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4) Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5) Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6) Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7) Guv'nor - Lenny McLean

8) Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Andrews on February 09, 2008, 01:41:34 PM
1. Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction - Christopher Janaway
2. Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction - Catherine Belsey
3. Kant: A Very Short Introduction - Roger Scruton
4. The Loudest Sound and Nothing - Clare Wigfall

5. International Migration: A Very Short Introduction - Khalid Koser
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on February 09, 2008, 04:45:09 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: SFG on February 11, 2008, 08:40:54 AM
1. All Ages-Reflections on Straightedge- Beth Lahickey
2. Double Duce- Aaron Cometbus
3. I wish there was something i could quit-Aaron Cometbus
4. Dance of Days:Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capital-Mark Anderson and Mark Jenkins
5. Straightedge:Clean Living Youth, Hardcore Punk, and Social Change
6. The Democratic Paradox-Chantal Mouffe
7. Is Democracy Possible Here?: Principles for a new political debate-Ronald Dworkin
8. Aesthetic Democracy- Thomas Docherty
9. Rip it up and start again-simon reynolds
10. dishwasher- Pete Jordan
11. Tales of a Punk Rock Nothing- Abram Himelstein and Jamie Schweser
12. Politics out of history- Wendy Brown
13. Bowling Alone- Robert Putnam
14. 924 Gilman: The Story So Far- Compiled by Brian Edge
15. My First Time: a collection of first punk show stories- Edited, chris Duncan
16. The Anti-matter anthology:a 1990's post-punk and hardcore reader- Norman Brannon
17. French Feminist Theory- Dani Cavallaro
18. Power and Powerlessness: Quiescence and Rebellian in an Appalachian Valley- John Gaventa
19. Radical Space: Building the house of the people- Margaret Kohn
20. How Democratic is the American Constitution?- Robert Dahl
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Nate on February 12, 2008, 12:06:13 AM
1.  The Road - Cormac McCarthy
2.  33 1/3 Series - Nirvana In Utero
3.  33 1/3 Series - Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
4.  Into The Wild - Jon Krakauer
5.  No Country For Old Men - Cormac McCarthy
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on February 12, 2008, 10:05:40 AM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke

4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on February 14, 2008, 09:24:56 AM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro
Adding:
6. Apronisms by EllynAnne Geisel
Currently reading:
7. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 15, 2008, 10:35:31 AM
Quote
1 • Scott Adams - Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain - Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice
2 • Anna Quindlen - Good Dog. Stay
3 • Bill Shapiro - Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See
adding
4 • Dan Kennedy - Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
Bloke describes time working for record label in New York. Concept encouraging, execution a great big pile of pants
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on February 15, 2008, 11:22:21 AM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on February 15, 2008, 11:43:38 AM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning

9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: The Hegemo on February 18, 2008, 07:03:01 PM

19. Radical Space: Building the house of the people- Margaret Kohn

She came and interviewed for a job in my department when I was in grad school. If I remember correctly (and I'm trying to block as much of grad school out of my head as possible) we offered her the position and she turned us down. So eff her, I say.  ;)

'Course, I wouldn't want to teach there either...
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on February 20, 2008, 09:38:26 AM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard

10. Slam - Nick Hornby
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Dan on February 20, 2008, 10:06:18 AM
1. David Guterson - Snow Falling on Cedars
2. JK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on February 20, 2008, 01:31:55 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on February 22, 2008, 08:43:16 AM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby

11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on February 22, 2008, 02:29:04 PM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro
6. Apronisms by EllynAnne Geisel
Adding
7. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
Currently reading:
8. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on February 24, 2008, 08:55:43 AM
Well, there's no way I make it to 50 but here's what I have so far:

1. Slam - Nick Hornby
2. War Reporting for Cowards - Chris Ayers
3. Alternadad - Neal Pollack
4. Paperboy: Confessions of a Future Engineer - Henry Petroski
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Nate on February 24, 2008, 01:46:39 PM
1.  The Road - Cormac McCarthy
2.  33 1/3 Series - Nirvana In Utero
3.  33 1/3 Series - Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
4.  Into The Wild - Jon Krakauer
5.  No Country For Old Men - Cormac McCarthy
6.  Rock On: An Office Power Ballad - Dan Kennedy
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 25, 2008, 06:45:05 AM
Quote
1 • Scott Adams - Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain - Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice
2 • Anna Quindlen - Good Dog. Stay
3 • Bill Shapiro - Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See
4 • Dan Kennedy - Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
adding
5 • Sam Bourne - The Righteous Men
DaVinciCode-esque religious page-turner, written for people incarcerated on an airplane. I guessed the 'twist' almost as soon as the relevant character was introduced, but it was an OK read regardless
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on February 26, 2008, 10:56:12 AM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman

5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on February 26, 2008, 03:01:09 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on March 03, 2008, 11:29:31 AM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin

6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on March 03, 2008, 10:53:30 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on March 09, 2008, 10:54:23 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Title: Re: I'm only shooting to pony up 25 books in 2008. Please don't think less of me.
Post by: c-lando on March 10, 2008, 02:48:06 PM
1. The Green Glass Sea - Ellen Klages

2. Money Wanders - Eric Dezenhall - the Jersey Shore mob meets D.C. polling science. Good read.

(Now you see why I am SHOOTING to finish 25 books this year. I'm an appaulingly slow reader.)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on March 11, 2008, 09:52:02 PM
Quote from: whigsgeek
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield

8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on March 12, 2008, 12:39:31 AM
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake

About time  ;)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on March 12, 2008, 12:32:26 PM
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake

About time  ;)

:-*
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: kcneon on March 12, 2008, 01:26:51 PM
1) Touching from a Distance: Ian Curtis & Joy Division - Deborah Curtis
2) The Conspiracy Club - Jonathan Kellerman
3) Days of Drums - Philip Shelby
4) Good in Bed - Jennifer Weiner
5) The Woman Who Walked into Doors - Roddy Doyle
6) George Muller: Delighted in God - Roger Steer
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on March 14, 2008, 10:46:41 AM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven

12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on March 14, 2008, 12:02:26 PM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro
6. Apronisms by EllynAnne Geisel
7. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
Adding:
8. The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee by Thomas William Humes
9. Portraits of Conflict: a Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War by Richard B. McCaslin
Still reading:
10. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on March 15, 2008, 07:48:43 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Andrews on March 16, 2008, 02:34:35 AM
1. Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction - Christopher Janaway
2. Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction - Catherine Belsey
3. Kant: A Very Short Introduction - Roger Scruton
4. The Loudest Sound and Nothing - Clare Wigfall
5. International Migration: A Very Short Introduction - Khalid Koser

6. Descartes: A Very Short Introduction - Tom Sorell
7. From May To December - Pat MacEnulty
8. White Devils - Paul McAuley
9. A Man Without A Country - Kurt Vonnegut
10. A Good And Happy Child - Justin Evans
11. Existentialism & Human Emotions - Jean-Paul Sartre
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on March 17, 2008, 10:49:39 AM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake

9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Dan on March 17, 2008, 11:19:42 AM
1. Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction - Christopher Janaway
2. Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction - Catherine Belsey
3. Kant: A Very Short Introduction - Roger Scruton
4. The Loudest Sound and Nothing - Clare Wigfall
5. International Migration: A Very Short Introduction - Khalid Koser

6. Descartes: A Very Short Introduction - Tom Sorell
7. From May To December - Pat MacEnulty
8. White Devils - Paul McAuley
9. A Man Without A Country - Kurt Vonnegut
10. A Good And Happy Child - Justin Evans
11. Existentialism & Human Emotions - Jean-Paul Sartre

Either you're taking a class or you're a man who doesn't mess around. Sartre? Wow.
Title: Re: I'm only shooting to pony up 25 books in 2008. Please don't think less of me.
Post by: c-lando on March 17, 2008, 02:56:30 PM
1. The Green Glass Sea - Ellen Klages
2. Money Wanders - Eric Dezenhall - the Jersey Shore mob meets D.C. polling science. Good read.

3. Good Dog. Stay - Anna Quindlen - picked this up after reading CR's comments. Read it while I was waiting for the doctor to finally get around to my exam room today. Luckily, I finished it about 4 minutes before he came into the room since I was crying like a little baby. :( Good, quick read.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 22, 2008, 09:55:33 PM
1.  Julie and Julia : 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell
2. Did Lincoln Own Slaves?: And Other Frequently Asked Questions About Abraham Lincoln by Gerald J. Prokopowicz

This doesn't bode well for me reaching 50. Does the 3000 page user manual and hundreds of pages of technical specifications I'm reviewing at work count?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on March 23, 2008, 04:07:50 PM
Well, there's no way I make it to 50 but here's what I have so far:

1. Slam - Nick Hornby
2. War Reporting for Cowards - Chris Ayers
3. Alternadad - Neal Pollack
4. Paperboy: Confessions of a Future Engineer - Henry Petroski
5. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War - Max Brooks
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on March 23, 2008, 05:18:00 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on March 25, 2008, 09:46:16 AM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan

14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Andrews on March 27, 2008, 12:06:19 AM
1. Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction - Christopher Janaway
2. Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction - Catherine Belsey
3. Kant: A Very Short Introduction - Roger Scruton
4. The Loudest Sound and Nothing - Clare Wigfall
5. International Migration: A Very Short Introduction - Khalid Koser

6. Descartes: A Very Short Introduction - Tom Sorell
7. From May To December - Pat MacEnulty
8. White Devils - Paul McAuley
9. A Man Without A Country - Kurt Vonnegut
10. A Good And Happy Child - Justin Evans
11. Existentialism & Human Emotions - Jean-Paul Sartre

Either you're taking a class or you're a man who doesn't mess around. Sartre? Wow.

No class, pure pleasure. Sartre. Damn straight.  ;)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Andrews on March 27, 2008, 12:12:16 AM
1. Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction - Christopher Janaway
2. Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction - Catherine Belsey
3. Kant: A Very Short Introduction - Roger Scruton
4. The Loudest Sound and Nothing - Clare Wigfall
5. International Migration: A Very Short Introduction - Khalid Koser
6. Descartes: A Very Short Introduction - Tom Sorell
7. From May To December - Pat MacEnulty
8. White Devils - Paul McAuley
9. A Man Without A Country - Kurt Vonnegut
10. A Good And Happy Child - Justin Evans
11. Existentialism & Human Emotions - Jean-Paul Sartre

12. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
13. Travels In The Scriptorium - Paul Auster
14. The True Patriot - Eric Liu, Nick Hanauer


currently reading:
Gandhi & Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age - Arthur Herman
The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays - Albert Camus
Of Empire - Francis Bacon
Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction - Michael Inwood

wow...way too many books at once.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: damnable on March 27, 2008, 03:41:57 AM
boy, am I late to this party.

1. The Man In the High Castle -Philip K. Dick
2. The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter -Carson McCullers (finished in 08)
3. Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson
4. Rabbit Redux - John Updike (finished in 08)
5. Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood

Currently reading:
Piers Ploughman - William Langland
Rabbit Is Rich - John Updike
Them - Joyce Carol Oates
Flight - Sherman Alexie
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on March 31, 2008, 01:59:29 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on March 31, 2008, 03:05:16 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson

When the hell are you going to get around to reading the Rob Sheffield book -- or doesn't your fancy library have it?  ;)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on April 01, 2008, 02:52:50 PM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli

15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: va-vacious on April 01, 2008, 04:32:14 PM
boy, am I late to this party.

1. The Man In the High Castle -Philip K. Dick
2. The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter -Carson McCullers (finished in 08)
3. Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson
4. Rabbit Redux - John Updike (finished in 08)
5. Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood

Currently reading:
Piers Ploughman - William Langland
Rabbit Is Rich - John Updike
Them - Joyce Carol Oates
Flight - Sherman Alexie

I read Three Cups of Tea about a year ago.  I really enjoyed it. I've just finished the Kite Runner, which gave me some of the same feel, even though that is a work of fiction.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on April 05, 2008, 11:29:37 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on April 05, 2008, 11:30:13 PM

When the hell are you going to get around to reading the Rob Sheffield book -- or doesn't your fancy library have it?  ;)
Please refer back to my 2007 book list ;)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on April 07, 2008, 09:00:05 AM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro
6. Apronisms by EllynAnne Geisel
7. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
8. The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee by Thomas William Humes
9. Portraits of Conflict: a Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War by Richard B. McCaslin
Adding:
11. Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
Still reading:
12. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Andrews on April 07, 2008, 12:24:09 PM
Hooray for Transmetropolitan! I heart Spider Jerusalem
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 07, 2008, 04:42:50 PM
Yeah I nabbed a couple of Transmetropolitan books from the library on someone's suggestion. I never got on with them, giving up on one within just a few pages. MK just sits on the loo longer than me!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on April 08, 2008, 11:21:18 AM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan

16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on April 14, 2008, 11:21:23 AM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt

10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on April 14, 2008, 07:24:47 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on April 16, 2008, 11:06:16 AM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee

18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on April 16, 2008, 02:42:12 PM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro
6. Apronisms by EllynAnne Geisel
7. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
8. The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee by Thomas William Humes
9. Portraits of Conflict: a Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War by Richard B. McCaslin
11. Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
Adding:
12. Transmetropolitan Vol. 2 - Lust For Life by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
Still reading:
13. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
(If you are wondering why it is taking me so long to read this book, it's because I don't want her to marry that overrated creep Clapton! I know it's going to happen, so I'm simply prolonging the inevitable, but still...)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: The Hegemo on April 18, 2008, 04:05:25 PM
1. Dog Days -- Ana Marie Cox
2. Da Capo Best Music Writing 2004 -- various
3. The Conservative Soul -- Andrew Sullivan
4. State of the Unions --Phillip Dine
5. Eat the Document -- Dana Spiotta
6. Football Inc. -- Craig McGill
7. The Washington Story -- Adam Langer
8. Words on Ice --various
9. Human Punk -- John King
10. Workers on the Edge -- Steven Ross
11. Tipping the Sacred Cow: The Best of LiP -- various
12. Perfect from Now On -- John Sellers
13. Powder -- Kevin Sampson
14. Welcome to the Terrordome -- Dave Zirin
15. God Save the Fan -- Will Leitch
16. The Secret Mulroney Tapes -- Peter C. Newman
17. King of Russia -- Dave King
18. Labor Pains -- Suzan Erem
19. High River and the Times -- Paul Voisey
20. The Dark Side -- Steve Paikin
21. Beyond Ramps -- Marta Russell
22. The Shock Doctrine -- Naomi Klein
23. God's Harvard -- Hannah Rosin
24. Culture Wars -- Ira Shor
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Dan on April 20, 2008, 04:55:25 PM
1. David Guterson - Snow Falling on Cedars
2. JK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
3. Robert Harris - Enigma
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on April 21, 2008, 12:51:09 PM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds

11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold

I love taking a chance on a book in a clearance bin and having it knock my socks off. What a great read.
Title: Re: I'm only shooting to pony up 25 books in 2008. Please don't think less of me.
Post by: c-lando on April 25, 2008, 04:46:28 PM
1. The Green Glass Sea - Ellen Klages
2. Money Wanders - Eric Dezenhall
3. Good Dog. Stay - Anna Quindlen

4. Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story - Chuck Klosterman - I loved this until the last 2 chapters. But, it's highly quotable in the beginning. Love + Modern Rock + Road-Trip-Brained Philosophy = Yay
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Dan on April 25, 2008, 05:01:10 PM
1. The Green Glass Sea - Ellen Klages
2. Money Wanders - Eric Dezenhall
3. Good Dog. Stay - Anna Quindlen

4. Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story - Chuck Klosterman - I loved this until the last 2 chapters. But, it's highly quotable in the beginning. Love + Modern Rock + Road-Trip-Brained Philosophy = Yay

I don't think less of you. I'm shooting for 10. Maybe 15 if I'm lucky.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on April 26, 2008, 10:32:06 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on April 28, 2008, 11:53:33 AM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold

12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Rafe on April 28, 2008, 04:37:04 PM
Was it a good read, whigs? It looks interesting.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on April 28, 2008, 05:21:48 PM
Mockingbird was fantastic. Can't recommend it enough. I learned so much -- not only about what went into writing Mockingbird, but also about the pivotal (and uncredited) role she had in the writing of In Cold Blood. I knew she went with Capote to Kansas to assist with research, but had no idea how large a role she played in cultivating the key relationships he was incapable of developing on his own -- relationships that would give them access to first-hand information from investigators. Capote was such a shitbird.

All of the insights into Lee -- her tenacity, stubbornness, rugged individuality, humor, complications -- just made me admire her that much more.

As is so painfully typical for me, I actually bought the book the day it came out (in 2006) so that I'd have a first edition -- and just read it now.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Andrews on April 30, 2008, 01:03:59 PM
1. Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction - Christopher Janaway
2. Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction - Catherine Belsey
3. Kant: A Very Short Introduction - Roger Scruton
4. The Loudest Sound and Nothing - Clare Wigfall
5. International Migration: A Very Short Introduction - Khalid Koser
6. Descartes: A Very Short Introduction - Tom Sorell
7. From May To December - Pat MacEnulty
8. White Devils - Paul McAuley
9. A Man Without A Country - Kurt Vonnegut
10. A Good And Happy Child - Justin Evans
11. Existentialism & Human Emotions - Jean-Paul Sartre
12. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
13. Travels In The Scriptorium - Paul Auster
14. The True Patriot - Eric Liu, Nick Hanauer


15. Of Empire - Francis Bacon
16. Eat The Dark - Joe Schreiber
17. Knockemstiff - Donald Ray Pollock
18. Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction - Michael Inwood
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Rafe on May 01, 2008, 02:57:44 PM
Mockingbird was fantastic. Can't recommend it enough. I learned so much -- not only about what went into writing Mockingbird, but also about the pivotal (and uncredited) role she had in the writing of In Cold Blood. I knew she went with Capote to Kansas to assist with research, but had no idea how large a role she played in cultivating the key relationships he was incapable of developing on his own -- relationships that would give them access to first-hand information from investigators. Capote was such a shitbird.

All of the insights into Lee -- her tenacity, stubbornness, rugged individuality, humor, complications -- just made me admire her that much more.

As is so painfully typical for me, I actually bought the book the day it came out (in 2006) so that I'd have a first edition -- and just read it now.


That sounds excellent. I'm pitifully short of freetime presently, but when I get the chance to update to this list/start reading books again with regularity, I'll definitely look into getting a copy. Ta for the heads up.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on May 02, 2008, 08:42:06 AM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle

19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on May 04, 2008, 10:15:58 PM
Quote from: whigsgeek
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields

13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller

Magnificent!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on May 05, 2008, 09:56:13 AM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro
6. Apronisms by EllynAnne Geisel
7. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
8. The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee by Thomas William Humes
9. Portraits of Conflict: a Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War by Richard B. McCaslin
11. Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
12. Transmetropolitan Vol. 2 - Lust For Life by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
adding:
13. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
Currently reading:
14. Bar Flower by Lea Jacobson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: The Hegemo on May 06, 2008, 09:53:13 AM
1. Dog Days -- Ana Marie Cox
2. Da Capo Best Music Writing 2004 -- various
3. The Conservative Soul -- Andrew Sullivan
4. State of the Unions --Phillip Dine
5. Eat the Document -- Dana Spiotta
6. Football Inc. -- Craig McGill
7. The Washington Story -- Adam Langer
8. Words on Ice --various
9. Human Punk -- John King
10. Workers on the Edge -- Steven Ross
11. Tipping the Sacred Cow: The Best of LiP -- various
12. Perfect from Now On -- John Sellers
13. Powder -- Kevin Sampson
14. Welcome to the Terrordome -- Dave Zirin
15. God Save the Fan -- Will Leitch
16. The Secret Mulroney Tapes -- Peter C. Newman
17. King of Russia -- Dave King
18. Labor Pains -- Suzan Erem
19. High River and the Times -- Paul Voisey
20. The Dark Side -- Steve Paikin
21. Beyond Ramps -- Marta Russell
22. The Shock Doctrine -- Naomi Klein
23. God's Harvard -- Hannah Rosin
24. Culture Wars -- Ira Shor

25. Uncommon Grounds -- Mark Pendergrast
26. King Leary -- Paul Quarrington
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Andrews on May 10, 2008, 06:41:46 PM
1. Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction - Christopher Janaway
2. Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction - Catherine Belsey
3. Kant: A Very Short Introduction - Roger Scruton
4. The Loudest Sound and Nothing - Clare Wigfall
5. International Migration: A Very Short Introduction - Khalid Koser
6. Descartes: A Very Short Introduction - Tom Sorell
7. From May To December - Pat MacEnulty
8. White Devils - Paul McAuley
9. A Man Without A Country - Kurt Vonnegut
10. A Good And Happy Child - Justin Evans
11. Existentialism & Human Emotions - Jean-Paul Sartre
12. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
13. Travels In The Scriptorium - Paul Auster
14. The True Patriot - Eric Liu, Nick Hanauer
15. Of Empire - Francis Bacon
16. Eat The Dark - Joe Schreiber
17. Knockemstiff - Donald Ray Pollock
18. Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction - Michael Inwood


19. Nausea - Jean-Paul Sartre
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on May 11, 2008, 10:13:06 AM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller

14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on May 11, 2008, 09:52:52 PM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd

15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: scurvygirl on May 11, 2008, 10:52:01 PM
1.  Crooked Little Vein - Warren Ellis
2.  Slam - Nick Hornby

It hasn't been too good a year for books so far... but I am reading Warren Ellis's Transmetropolitan and I've read a fuckton of Joss-verse comics.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on May 11, 2008, 11:11:18 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
39.  Good Enough--Paula Yoo
40.  The Redheaded Princess--Ann Rinaldi
41.  Where Are You Now?--Mary Higgins Clark
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 12, 2008, 09:10:11 AM
Quote
1 • Scott Adams - Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain - Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice
2 • Anna Quindlen - Good Dog. Stay
3 • Bill Shapiro - Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See
4 • Dan Kennedy - Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
5 • Sam Bourne - The Righteous Men
adding
6 • Melody Petersen - Our Daily Meds
Damning indictment on the American pharmaceutical industy and how it has NOTHING to do with health whatsoever. Eye opening and completely scary. CR Randomville review incoming
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: The Hegemo on May 12, 2008, 11:07:17 AM

1. Dog Days -- Ana Marie Cox
2. Da Capo Best Music Writing 2004 -- various
3. The Conservative Soul -- Andrew Sullivan
4. State of the Unions --Phillip Dine
5. Eat the Document -- Dana Spiotta
6. Football Inc. -- Craig McGill
7. The Washington Story -- Adam Langer
8. Words on Ice --various
9. Human Punk -- John King
10. Workers on the Edge -- Steven Ross
11. Tipping the Sacred Cow: The Best of LiP -- various
12. Perfect from Now On -- John Sellers
13. Powder -- Kevin Sampson
14. Welcome to the Terrordome -- Dave Zirin
15. God Save the Fan -- Will Leitch
16. The Secret Mulroney Tapes -- Peter C. Newman
17. King of Russia -- Dave King
18. Labor Pains -- Suzan Erem
19. High River and the Times -- Paul Voisey
20. The Dark Side -- Steve Paikin
21. Beyond Ramps -- Marta Russell
22. The Shock Doctrine -- Naomi Klein
23. God's Harvard -- Hannah Rosin
24. Culture Wars -- Ira Shor
25. Uncommon Grounds -- Mark Pendergrast
26. King Leary -- Paul Quarrington

27. Cold Cocked -- Lorna Jackson
28. The Lake Effect -- Les Roberts
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on May 13, 2008, 01:02:21 PM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol

20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on May 16, 2008, 09:53:08 AM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow

16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on May 18, 2008, 06:30:15 PM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich

17. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on May 20, 2008, 12:51:03 AM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
39.  Good Enough--Paula Yoo
40.  The Redheaded Princess--Ann Rinaldi
41.  Where Are You Now?--Mary Higgins Clark
42.  Sundays at Tiffanys--James Patterson
43.  The Missing Girl--Norma Fox Mazer
44.  The Winter War--William Durbin
Title: Re: I'm only shooting to pony up 25 books in 2008. Please don't think less of me.
Post by: c-lando on May 20, 2008, 03:30:49 PM
1. The Green Glass Sea - Ellen Klages
2. Money Wanders - Eric Dezenhall
3. Good Dog. Stay - Anna Quindlen
4. Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story - Chuck Klosterman - I loved this until the last 2 chapters. But, it's highly quotable in the beginning. Love + Modern Rock + Road-Trip-Brained Philosophy = Yay

5. The Dogs Who Found Me: What I've Learned from Pets Who Were Left Behind - Ken Foster
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on May 21, 2008, 11:33:55 PM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich
17. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro

18. Too Much, Too Soon, Diana Barrymore
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on May 26, 2008, 09:35:28 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
39.  Good Enough--Paula Yoo
40.  The Redheaded Princess--Ann Rinaldi
41.  Where Are You Now?--Mary Higgins Clark
42.  Sundays at Tiffanys--James Patterson
43.  The Missing Girl--Norma Fox Mazer
44.  The Winter War--William Durbin
45.  Three Little Words: a memoir--Ashley Rhodes-Courter
46.  A Curse Dark As Gold--Elizabeth C. Bunce
47.  Spin the Bottle--Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on May 27, 2008, 10:33:34 PM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich
17. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro
18. Too Much, Too Soon, Diana Barrymore

19. In Lust We Trust: Adventures in Adult Cinema, Gerrie Lim
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Dan on May 28, 2008, 10:08:12 AM
1. David Guterson - Snow Falling on Cedars
2. JK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
3. Robert Harris - Enigma
4. JK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


AAAHHHH!!! I cannot believe what happened! I'm so traumatized.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: kcneon on May 30, 2008, 09:40:06 AM
1  Touching from a Distance: Ian Curtis & Joy Division - Deborah Curtis
2  The Conspiracy Club - Jonathan Kellerman
3  Days of Drums - Philip Shelby
4  Good in Bed - Jennifer Weiner
5  The Woman Who Walked into Doors - Roddy Doyle
6  George Muller: Delighted in God - Roger Steer
7  Radio On - Sarah Vowell
8  Petal Pusher - Laurie Lindeen
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on June 01, 2008, 05:23:19 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
39.  Good Enough--Paula Yoo
40.  The Redheaded Princess--Ann Rinaldi
41.  Where Are You Now?--Mary Higgins Clark
42.  Sundays at Tiffanys--James Patterson
43.  The Missing Girl--Norma Fox Mazer
44.  The Winter War--William Durbin
45.  Three Little Words: a memoir--Ashley Rhodes-Courter
46.  A Curse Dark As Gold--Elizabeth C. Bunce
47.  Spin the Bottle--Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
48.  Wake--Lisa McMann
49.  Comeback Season--Jennifer E. Smith
50.  Swine Not?: a novel pig tale--Jimmy Buffett
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: The Hegemo on June 02, 2008, 10:10:21 PM


1. Dog Days -- Ana Marie Cox
2. Da Capo Best Music Writing 2004 -- various
3. The Conservative Soul -- Andrew Sullivan
4. State of the Unions --Phillip Dine
5. Eat the Document -- Dana Spiotta
6. Football Inc. -- Craig McGill
7. The Washington Story -- Adam Langer
8. Words on Ice --various
9. Human Punk -- John King
10. Workers on the Edge -- Steven Ross
11. Tipping the Sacred Cow: The Best of LiP -- various
12. Perfect from Now On -- John Sellers
13. Powder -- Kevin Sampson
14. Welcome to the Terrordome -- Dave Zirin
15. God Save the Fan -- Will Leitch
16. The Secret Mulroney Tapes -- Peter C. Newman
17. King of Russia -- Dave King
18. Labor Pains -- Suzan Erem
19. High River and the Times -- Paul Voisey
20. The Dark Side -- Steve Paikin
21. Beyond Ramps -- Marta Russell
22. The Shock Doctrine -- Naomi Klein
23. God's Harvard -- Hannah Rosin
24. Culture Wars -- Ira Shor
25. Uncommon Grounds -- Mark Pendergrast
26. King Leary -- Paul Quarrington
27. Cold Cocked -- Lorna Jackson
28. The Lake Effect -- Les Roberts

29.Jagr: An Autobiography -- Jaromir Jagr
30. The Greatest Story Ever Sold -- Frank Rich
31. My Idea of Fun -- Lee Sharpe
32. The Devil in the White City -- Erik Larson
33. Peter Shilton -- Peter Shilton
34. Wilco: Learning How to Die -- Greg Kot
35. Darkness Before Dawn -- Sharon Draper
36. Bread and Roses -- Bruce Watson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on June 03, 2008, 08:33:46 AM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol
20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser

22. Praise - Andrew McGahan
23. 1988 - Andrew McGahan
24. Black Ajax - George MacDonald Fraser
25. Flashman in the Great Game - George MacDonald Fraser
26. Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
27. Age of Iron - JM Coetzee
28. Kent Airfields of the Second World War - Robin Brookes
Title: Re: I'm only shooting to pony up 25 books in 2008. Please don't think less of me.
Post by: c-lando on June 03, 2008, 09:14:37 AM
1. The Green Glass Sea - Ellen Klages
2. Money Wanders - Eric Dezenhall
3. Good Dog. Stay - Anna Quindlen
4. Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story - Chuck Klosterman - I loved this until the last 2 chapters. But, it's highly quotable in the beginning. Love + Modern Rock + Road-Trip-Brained Philosophy = Yay
5. The Dogs Who Found Me: What I've Learned from Pets Who Were Left Behind - Ken Foster
6. Echo Park - Michael Connelly
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: The Hegemo on June 03, 2008, 10:58:08 AM
Congratulations on hitting 50, Trixi!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: kcneon on June 04, 2008, 10:50:12 AM
1  Touching from a Distance: Ian Curtis & Joy Division - Deborah Curtis
2  The Conspiracy Club - Jonathan Kellerman
3  Days of Drums - Philip Shelby
4  Good in Bed - Jennifer Weiner
5  The Woman Who Walked into Doors - Roddy Doyle
6  George Muller: Delighted in God - Roger Steer
7  Radio On - Sarah Vowell
8  Petal Pusher - Laurie Lindeen
currently reading:

9 Pete Doherty: Last of the Rock Romantics - Alex Hannaford

[Loving this book as it has quite a bit of info on The Libertines, too.  Thought it was very interesting to learn that Carl did not like The Smiths...you sure wouldn't guess it from the new Dirty Pretty Things single!!!]
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on June 08, 2008, 10:59:57 PM
Congratulations on hitting 50, Trixi!
Thanks!  Being in that reading competition helped my numbers.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on June 08, 2008, 11:01:15 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
39.  Good Enough--Paula Yoo
40.  The Redheaded Princess--Ann Rinaldi
41.  Where Are You Now?--Mary Higgins Clark
42.  Sundays at Tiffanys--James Patterson
43.  The Missing Girl--Norma Fox Mazer
44.  The Winter War--William Durbin
45.  Three Little Words: a memoir--Ashley Rhodes-Courter
46.  A Curse Dark As Gold--Elizabeth C. Bunce
47.  Spin the Bottle--Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
48.  Wake--Lisa McMann
49.  Comeback Season--Jennifer E. Smith
50.  Swine Not?: a novel pig tale--Jimmy Buffett
51.  You Know Where to Find Me--Rachel Cohn
52.  Princess Mia--Meg Cabot
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on June 08, 2008, 11:29:08 PM
51.  You Know Where to Find Me--Rachel Cohn
How was it? I got to meet her on the tour for The Steps. Was that really 5 years ago? Ack!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on June 09, 2008, 12:39:42 AM
51.  You Know Where to Find Me--Rachel Cohn
How was it? I got to meet her on the tour for The Steps. Was that really 5 years ago? Ack!
It was pretty good.  Main character's best friend commits suicide and the book followed her attempts of coping with the situation, along with her dysfunctional family problems, among other things. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on June 11, 2008, 11:37:42 AM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol
20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser
22. Praise - Andrew McGahan
23. 1988 - Andrew McGahan
24. Black Ajax - George MacDonald Fraser
25. Flashman in the Great Game - George MacDonald Fraser
26. Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
27. Age of Iron - JM Coetzee
28. Kent Airfields of the Second World War - Robin Brookes

29. In the Heart of the Country - JM Coetzee
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Dan on June 11, 2008, 12:01:01 PM
1. David Guterson - Snow Falling on Cedars
2. JK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
3. Robert Harris - Enigma
4. JK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
5. Kazuo Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on June 12, 2008, 12:40:30 AM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
39.  Good Enough--Paula Yoo
40.  The Redheaded Princess--Ann Rinaldi
41.  Where Are You Now?--Mary Higgins Clark
42.  Sundays at Tiffanys--James Patterson
43.  The Missing Girl--Norma Fox Mazer
44.  The Winter War--William Durbin
45.  Three Little Words: a memoir--Ashley Rhodes-Courter
46.  A Curse Dark As Gold--Elizabeth C. Bunce
47.  Spin the Bottle--Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
48.  Wake--Lisa McMann
49.  Comeback Season--Jennifer E. Smith
50.  Swine Not?: a novel pig tale--Jimmy Buffett
51.  You Know Where to Find Me--Rachel Cohn
52.  Princess Mia--Meg Cabot
53.  Skin Deep--E.M. Crane
54.  My Life, the Musical--Maryrose Wood
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on June 12, 2008, 11:58:31 AM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro
6. Apronisms by EllynAnne Geisel
7. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
8. The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee by Thomas William Humes
9. Portraits of Conflict: a Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War by Richard B. McCaslin
11. Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
12. Transmetropolitan Vol. 2 - Lust For Life by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
13. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
14. Bar Flower by Lea Jacobson
Adding:
15. Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed by Paul Trynka
Currently reading:
16. Deaf Sentence by David Lodge

I have no hope of reaching 50 at this point. I'm so far behind!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on June 14, 2008, 04:17:39 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
39.  Good Enough--Paula Yoo
40.  The Redheaded Princess--Ann Rinaldi
41.  Where Are You Now?--Mary Higgins Clark
42.  Sundays at Tiffanys--James Patterson
43.  The Missing Girl--Norma Fox Mazer
44.  The Winter War--William Durbin
45.  Three Little Words: a memoir--Ashley Rhodes-Courter
46.  A Curse Dark As Gold--Elizabeth C. Bunce
47.  Spin the Bottle--Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
48.  Wake--Lisa McMann
49.  Comeback Season--Jennifer E. Smith
50.  Swine Not?: a novel pig tale--Jimmy Buffett
51.  You Know Where to Find Me--Rachel Cohn
52.  Princess Mia--Meg Cabot
53.  Skin Deep--E.M. Crane
54.  My Life, the Musical--Maryrose Wood
55.  Imaginary Enemy--Julie Gonzalez
56.  Fortunes of Indigo Skye--Deb Caletti
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Andrews on June 15, 2008, 03:05:54 AM
1. Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction - Christopher Janaway
2. Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction - Catherine Belsey
3. Kant: A Very Short Introduction - Roger Scruton
4. The Loudest Sound and Nothing - Clare Wigfall
5. International Migration: A Very Short Introduction - Khalid Koser
6. Descartes: A Very Short Introduction - Tom Sorell
7. From May To December - Pat MacEnulty
8. White Devils - Paul McAuley
9. A Man Without A Country - Kurt Vonnegut
10. A Good And Happy Child - Justin Evans
11. Existentialism & Human Emotions - Jean-Paul Sartre
12. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
13. Travels In The Scriptorium - Paul Auster
14. The True Patriot - Eric Liu, Nick Hanauer
15. Of Empire - Francis Bacon
16. Eat The Dark - Joe Schreiber
17. Knockemstiff - Donald Ray Pollock
18. Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction - Michael Inwood
19. Nausea - Jean-Paul Sartre


20. The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
21. A High Wind In Jamaica - Richard Hughes
22. Standard Operating Procedure - Philip Gourevitch / Errol Morris
23. A Wild Sheep Chase - Haruki Murakami
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on June 16, 2008, 12:08:53 PM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro
6. Apronisms by EllynAnne Geisel
7. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
8. The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee by Thomas William Humes
9. Portraits of Conflict: a Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War by Richard B. McCaslin
11. Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
12. Transmetropolitan Vol. 2 - Lust For Life by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
13. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
14. Bar Flower by Lea Jacobson
15. Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed by Paul Trynka
16. Deaf Sentence by David Lodge
Currently reading:
17. The American Resting Place by Marilyn Yalom
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on June 16, 2008, 01:12:14 PM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich
17. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro
18. Too Much, Too Soon, Diana Barrymore
19. In Lust We Trust: Adventures in Adult Cinema, Gerrie Lim

20. Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Cass Elliot, Eddi Fiegel
21. Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion, Jennifer Saginor
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on June 17, 2008, 09:11:24 AM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol
20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser
22. Praise - Andrew McGahan
23. 1988 - Andrew McGahan
24. Black Ajax - George MacDonald Fraser
25. Flashman in the Great Game - George MacDonald Fraser
26. Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
27. Age of Iron - JM Coetzee
28. Kent Airfields of the Second World War - Robin Brookes
29. In the Heart of the Country - JM Coetzee

30. The White Earth - Andrew McGahan
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on June 17, 2008, 11:01:04 AM
22. Praise - Andrew McGahan
23. 1988 - Andrew McGahan
30. The White Earth - Andrew McGahan

I love, love, LOVE Andrew McGahan!  :)  Have you also read Last Drinks?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on June 17, 2008, 01:43:13 PM
Sweet!  1988 and White Earth are such terrific books!  I just ordered Last Drinks today off of Amazon.  He also has a new(ish) one I've not read called Underground.  I've got my eye on it just in case the price drops a bit.  Have you read it?  He also, apparently, is writing a cook book?!?

And, if you want to live the full Gordon experience, why not head off to the scenic Cape Don Lighthouse (http://www.capedon.com.au/) and indulge all your hopeless, boil infested dreams?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on June 17, 2008, 02:14:34 PM

1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer
5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
6. Open Court - Carol Clippinger
7. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
8.  Taken - Edward Bloor

Stopped reading for awhile so I could graduate on time!  I'll try to retroactively update this, but I'm sure I'll miss some titles.

9.  How it happened in Peach Hill - Marthe Jocelyn
10.  The Diary of Pelly D - LJ Adlington
11. American Born Chinese - Gene Yang
12. The Sweet Far Thing - Libba Bray
13. Boy Toy - Barry Lyga
14. Dirty Work - Bell
15. Before I Die - Jenny Downham
16. Sisters in Sanity - Gayle Forman
17. Lessons from a Dead Girl - Knowles
18. The Missing Girl - Norma Fox Mazer
19. Prey - Lurlene McDaniel (what a piece of CRAP)
20. Teach Me - R.A. Nelson
21. Breathe my name - R.A. Nelson
22. Huge - Sasha Paley
23. Grl2grl: short fictions - Julie Anne Peters
24. Big Fat Manifesto - Susan Vaught
25. Puri Puri - Volume 1 (manga)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on June 17, 2008, 03:43:56 PM
Sweet!  1988 and White Earth are such terrific books!  I just ordered Last Drinks today off of Amazon.  He also has a new(ish) one I've not read called Underground.  I've got my eye on it just in case the price drops a bit.  Have you read it?  He also, apparently, is writing a cook book?!?

No shit, a cookbook? Too funny! My McGahan experience started with Praise and I've since read 1988 and Last Drinks. White Earth is on my Amazon wish list. I'm always on the lookout in bookshops for a used copy. I've not read Underground yet, but just added it to my wish list.

It's so cool to find someone else who's a fan!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on June 18, 2008, 12:45:09 AM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
39.  Good Enough--Paula Yoo
40.  The Redheaded Princess--Ann Rinaldi
41.  Where Are You Now?--Mary Higgins Clark
42.  Sundays at Tiffanys--James Patterson
43.  The Missing Girl--Norma Fox Mazer
44.  The Winter War--William Durbin
45.  Three Little Words: a memoir--Ashley Rhodes-Courter
46.  A Curse Dark As Gold--Elizabeth C. Bunce
47.  Spin the Bottle--Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
48.  Wake--Lisa McMann
49.  Comeback Season--Jennifer E. Smith
50.  Swine Not?: a novel pig tale--Jimmy Buffett
51.  You Know Where to Find Me--Rachel Cohn
52.  Princess Mia--Meg Cabot
53.  Skin Deep--E.M. Crane
54.  My Life, the Musical--Maryrose Wood
55.  Imaginary Enemy--Julie Gonzalez
56.  Fortunes of Indigo Skye--Deb Caletti
57.  Circle of Blood: a forensic mystery--Alane Ferguson
58.  My Name is Anne, She Said, Anne Frank--Jacqueline van Maarsen
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on June 20, 2008, 07:38:56 PM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich
17. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro
18. Too Much, Too Soon, Diana Barrymore
19. In Lust We Trust: Adventures in Adult Cinema, Gerrie Lim
20. Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Cass Elliot, Eddi Fiegel
21. Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion, Jennifer Saginor

22. Band Fags!, Frank Anthony Polito
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on June 21, 2008, 11:07:06 PM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich
17. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro
18. Too Much, Too Soon, Diana Barrymore
19. In Lust We Trust: Adventures in Adult Cinema, Gerrie Lim
20. Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Cass Elliot, Eddi Fiegel
21. Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion, Jennifer Saginor
22. Band Fags!, Frank Anthony Polito

23. His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina, Danielle Steel

The only Steel book I've ever been interested in reading, and it took me years to find a cheap used copy. A heart-breaking account of Steel's son's battle with manic depression, ultimately resulting in his suicide at age 19 in 1997. If someone with the financial resources and celebrity of Steel couldn't find adequate psychological care for her son (at least in the 1990s), how the hell do "regular" people help their children and/or other loved ones?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on June 22, 2008, 07:47:08 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
39.  Good Enough--Paula Yoo
40.  The Redheaded Princess--Ann Rinaldi
41.  Where Are You Now?--Mary Higgins Clark
42.  Sundays at Tiffanys--James Patterson
43.  The Missing Girl--Norma Fox Mazer
44.  The Winter War--William Durbin
45.  Three Little Words: a memoir--Ashley Rhodes-Courter
46.  A Curse Dark As Gold--Elizabeth C. Bunce
47.  Spin the Bottle--Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
48.  Wake--Lisa McMann
49.  Comeback Season--Jennifer E. Smith
50.  Swine Not?: a novel pig tale--Jimmy Buffett
51.  You Know Where to Find Me--Rachel Cohn
52.  Princess Mia--Meg Cabot
53.  Skin Deep--E.M. Crane
54.  My Life, the Musical--Maryrose Wood
55.  Imaginary Enemy--Julie Gonzalez
56.  Fortunes of Indigo Skye--Deb Caletti
57.  Circle of Blood: a forensic mystery--Alane Ferguson
58.  My Name is Anne, She Said, Anne Frank--Jacqueline van Maarsen
59.  The Opposite of Love--Julie Buxbaum
60.  Seeing Me Naked--Liza Palmer
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on June 23, 2008, 09:55:27 AM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro
6. Apronisms by EllynAnne Geisel
7. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
8. The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee by Thomas William Humes
9. Portraits of Conflict: a Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War by Richard B. McCaslin
11. Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
12. Transmetropolitan Vol. 2 - Lust For Life by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
13. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
14. Bar Flower by Lea Jacobson
15. Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed by Paul Trynka
16. Deaf Sentence by David Lodge
Adding
17. The American Resting Place by Marilyn Yalom
18. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
Currently reading:
19. Casualty Figures: How Five Men Survived World War One by Michele Barrett
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Dan on June 23, 2008, 01:51:59 PM
1. David Guterson - Snow Falling on Cedars
2. JK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
3. Robert Harris - Enigma
4. JK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
5. Kazuo Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go
6. JK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 23, 2008, 11:50:00 PM
Quote
1 • Scott Adams - Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain - Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice
2 • Anna Quindlen - Good Dog. Stay
3 • Bill Shapiro - Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See
4 • Dan Kennedy - Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
5 • Sam Bourne - The Righteous Men
6 • Melody Petersen - Our Daily Meds
adding
7 • Rupert Everett - Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins
Rupes pulls off the best showbiz memoir since David Niven's "The Moon's a Balloon". Laugh out loud memories about being pals with Madonna, but balanced with just enough sad tales to occasionally question your page-turning enthusiasm

Only 43 to go!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on June 24, 2008, 08:44:26 AM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol
20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser
22. Praise - Andrew McGahan
23. 1988 - Andrew McGahan
24. Black Ajax - George MacDonald Fraser
25. Flashman in the Great Game - George MacDonald Fraser
26. Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
27. Age of Iron - JM Coetzee
28. Kent Airfields of the Second World War - Robin Brookes
29. In the Heart of the Country - JM Coetzee
30. The White Earth - Andrew McGahan

31. This Republic of Suffering - Drew Gilpin-Faust
32. Last Night At the Lobster - Stewart O'Nan
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on June 24, 2008, 02:09:23 PM


1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer
5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
6. Open Court - Carol Clippinger
7. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
8.  Taken - Edward Bloor
9.  How it happened in Peach Hill - Marthe Jocelyn
10.  The Diary of Pelly D - LJ Adlington
11. American Born Chinese - Gene Yang
12. The Sweet Far Thing - Libba Bray
13. Boy Toy - Barry Lyga
14. Dirty Work - Bell
15. Before I Die - Jenny Downham
16. Sisters in Sanity - Gayle Forman
17. Lessons from a Dead Girl - Knowles
18. The Missing Girl - Norma Fox Mazer
19. Prey - Lurlene McDaniel (what a piece of CRAP)
20. Teach Me - R.A. Nelson
21. Breathe my name - R.A. Nelson
22. Huge - Sasha Paley
23. Grl2grl: short fictions - Julie Anne Peters
24. Big Fat Manifesto - Susan Vaught
25. Puri Puri - Volume 1 (manga)


26. All we ever wanted was everything - Janelle Brown (an adult novel!)
27. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 1 (manga)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on June 24, 2008, 02:10:35 PM

18. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson


THis one is totally on my list to read.  How was it?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on June 24, 2008, 06:05:53 PM
Quote from: Cockney Rebel
Rupert Everett - Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins

Have you ever read his first novel, Hello, Darling, Are You Working? Also good.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on June 25, 2008, 06:33:36 PM

1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer
5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
6. Open Court - Carol Clippinger
7. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
8.  Taken - Edward Bloor
9.  How it happened in Peach Hill - Marthe Jocelyn
10.  The Diary of Pelly D - LJ Adlington
11. American Born Chinese - Gene Yang
12. The Sweet Far Thing - Libba Bray
13. Boy Toy - Barry Lyga
14. Dirty Work - Bell
15. Before I Die - Jenny Downham
16. Sisters in Sanity - Gayle Forman
17. Lessons from a Dead Girl - Knowles
18. The Missing Girl - Norma Fox Mazer
19. Prey - Lurlene McDaniel (what a piece of CRAP)
20. Teach Me - R.A. Nelson
21. Breathe my name - R.A. Nelson
22. Huge - Sasha Paley
23. Grl2grl: short fictions - Julie Anne Peters
24. Big Fat Manifesto - Susan Vaught
25. Puri Puri - Volume 1 (manga)
26. All we ever wanted was everything - Janelle Brown (an adult novel!)
27. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 1 (manga)


28. My so-called life goes on (yes, this was a novelization continuation of MSCL, and it was BAD)
29. Get Well Soon - Julie Halpern
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on June 25, 2008, 09:45:44 PM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro
6. Apronisms by EllynAnne Geisel
7. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
8. The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee by Thomas William Humes
9. Portraits of Conflict: a Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War by Richard B. McCaslin
11. Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
12. Transmetropolitan Vol. 2 - Lust For Life by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
13. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
14. Bar Flower by Lea Jacobson
15. Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed by Paul Trynka
16. Deaf Sentence by David Lodge
17. The American Resting Place by Marilyn Yalom
18. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
Adding:
19. Casualty Figures: How Five Men Survived World War One by Michele Barrett
Currently reading:
20. Creepers by Joanne Dahme
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on June 27, 2008, 11:41:58 AM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol
20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser
22. Praise - Andrew McGahan
23. 1988 - Andrew McGahan
24. Black Ajax - George MacDonald Fraser
25. Flashman in the Great Game - George MacDonald Fraser
26. Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
27. Age of Iron - JM Coetzee
28. Kent Airfields of the Second World War - Robin Brookes
29. In the Heart of the Country - JM Coetzee
30. The White Earth - Andrew McGahan
31. This Republic of Suffering - Drew Gilpin-Faust
32. Last Night At the Lobster - Stewart O'Nan

33. Quiet, Please: Dispatches From a Public Librarian - Scott Douglas
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on June 29, 2008, 03:43:02 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
39.  Good Enough--Paula Yoo
40.  The Redheaded Princess--Ann Rinaldi
41.  Where Are You Now?--Mary Higgins Clark
42.  Sundays at Tiffanys--James Patterson
43.  The Missing Girl--Norma Fox Mazer
44.  The Winter War--William Durbin
45.  Three Little Words: a memoir--Ashley Rhodes-Courter
46.  A Curse Dark As Gold--Elizabeth C. Bunce
47.  Spin the Bottle--Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
48.  Wake--Lisa McMann
49.  Comeback Season--Jennifer E. Smith
50.  Swine Not?: a novel pig tale--Jimmy Buffett
51.  You Know Where to Find Me--Rachel Cohn
52.  Princess Mia--Meg Cabot
53.  Skin Deep--E.M. Crane
54.  My Life, the Musical--Maryrose Wood
55.  Imaginary Enemy--Julie Gonzalez
56.  Fortunes of Indigo Skye--Deb Caletti
57.  Circle of Blood: a forensic mystery--Alane Ferguson
58.  My Name is Anne, She Said, Anne Frank--Jacqueline van Maarsen
59.  The Opposite of Love--Julie Buxbaum
60.  Seeing Me Naked--Liza Palmer
61.  Wish You Were Here--Catherine Clark
62.  The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks--E. Lockhart
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on June 30, 2008, 08:33:43 AM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol
20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser
22. Praise - Andrew McGahan
23. 1988 - Andrew McGahan
24. Black Ajax - George MacDonald Fraser
25. Flashman in the Great Game - George MacDonald Fraser
26. Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
27. Age of Iron - JM Coetzee
28. Kent Airfields of the Second World War - Robin Brookes
29. In the Heart of the Country - JM Coetzee
30. The White Earth - Andrew McGahan
31. This Republic of Suffering - Drew Gilpin-Faust
32. Last Night At the Lobster - Stewart O'Nan
33. Quiet, Please: Dispatches From a Public Librarian - Scott Douglas

34. Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on June 30, 2008, 09:23:44 AM

18. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson


THis one is totally on my list to read.  How was it?

It was interesting and well written. I'd recommend it.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on June 30, 2008, 09:25:48 AM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro
6. Apronisms by EllynAnne Geisel
7. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
8. The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee by Thomas William Humes
9. Portraits of Conflict: a Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War by Richard B. McCaslin
11. Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
12. Transmetropolitan Vol. 2 - Lust For Life by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
13. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
14. Bar Flower by Lea Jacobson
15. Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed by Paul Trynka
16. Deaf Sentence by David Lodge
17. The American Resting Place by Marilyn Yalom
18. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
19. Casualty Figures: How Five Men Survived World War One by Michele Barrett
Adding
20. Creepers by Joanne Dahme
Currently reading:
21. The Lost Life of Eva Braun by Angela Lambert
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on July 03, 2008, 12:05:07 AM


34. Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

I LOVE that book.  I just saw Stephen Chbosky on Sunday, actually.  It was a big *squee* moment.  I just don't get why he hasn't written MORE books.  I know he's doing TV stuff, but still.  Perks is such an excellent book.  He must have more in him. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on July 03, 2008, 12:06:54 AM


1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer
5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
6. Open Court - Carol Clippinger
7. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
8.  Taken - Edward Bloor
9.  How it happened in Peach Hill - Marthe Jocelyn
10.  The Diary of Pelly D - LJ Adlington
11. American Born Chinese - Gene Yang
12. The Sweet Far Thing - Libba Bray
13. Boy Toy - Barry Lyga
14. Dirty Work - Bell
15. Before I Die - Jenny Downham
16. Sisters in Sanity - Gayle Forman
17. Lessons from a Dead Girl - Knowles
18. The Missing Girl - Norma Fox Mazer
19. Prey - Lurlene McDaniel (what a piece of CRAP)
20. Teach Me - R.A. Nelson
21. Breathe my name - R.A. Nelson
22. Huge - Sasha Paley
23. Grl2grl: short fictions - Julie Anne Peters
24. Big Fat Manifesto - Susan Vaught
25. Puri Puri - Volume 1 (manga)
26. All we ever wanted was everything - Janelle Brown (an adult novel!)
27. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 1 (manga)
28. My so-called life goes on (yes, this was a novelization continuation of MSCL, and it was BAD)
29. Get Well Soon - Julie Halpern

30. Almost Alice - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (I love the Alice series, but the last two books have been seriously lacking.  I'm starting to get disappointed.)
31. Twelve Long Months - Brian Malloy
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 03, 2008, 06:58:13 AM
Quote
1 • Scott Adams - Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain - Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice
2 • Anna Quindlen - Good Dog. Stay
3 • Bill Shapiro - Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See
4 • Dan Kennedy - Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
5 • Sam Bourne - The Righteous Men
6 • Melody Petersen - Our Daily Meds
7 • Rupert Everett - Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins
adding
8 • David Giffels - All the Way Home - Building a Family in a Falling-Down House
Giffels personal battle with a turn of the century wreck of a house is funny, engaging and was a real page-turner for me. So much so that I was upset when I got to the end!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on July 04, 2008, 07:40:47 PM
1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer
5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
6. Open Court - Carol Clippinger
7. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
8.  Taken - Edward Bloor
9.  How it happened in Peach Hill - Marthe Jocelyn
10.  The Diary of Pelly D - LJ Adlington
11. American Born Chinese - Gene Yang
12. The Sweet Far Thing - Libba Bray
13. Boy Toy - Barry Lyga
14. Dirty Work - Bell
15. Before I Die - Jenny Downham
16. Sisters in Sanity - Gayle Forman
17. Lessons from a Dead Girl - Knowles
18. The Missing Girl - Norma Fox Mazer
19. Prey - Lurlene McDaniel (what a piece of CRAP)
20. Teach Me - R.A. Nelson
21. Breathe my name - R.A. Nelson
22. Huge - Sasha Paley
23. Grl2grl: short fictions - Julie Anne Peters
24. Big Fat Manifesto - Susan Vaught
25. Puri Puri - Volume 1 (manga)
26. All we ever wanted was everything - Janelle Brown (an adult novel!)
27. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 1 (manga)
28. My so-called life goes on (yes, this was a novelization continuation of MSCL, and it was BAD)
29. Get Well Soon - Julie Halpern
30. Almost Alice - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
31. Twelve Long Months - Brian Malloy
32.  Life as we knew it - Susan Beth Pfeffer - what an awesome book!  Can't wait to read the sequel/companion novel.
33.  Sweethearts - Sara Zarr
34.  Crazy Hot - Melissa de la Cruz
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: The Hegemo on July 06, 2008, 04:16:46 PM



1. Dog Days -- Ana Marie Cox
2. Da Capo Best Music Writing 2004 -- various
3. The Conservative Soul -- Andrew Sullivan
4. State of the Unions --Phillip Dine
5. Eat the Document -- Dana Spiotta
6. Football Inc. -- Craig McGill
7. The Washington Story -- Adam Langer
8. Words on Ice --various
9. Human Punk -- John King
10. Workers on the Edge -- Steven Ross
11. Tipping the Sacred Cow: The Best of LiP -- various
12. Perfect from Now On -- John Sellers
13. Powder -- Kevin Sampson
14. Welcome to the Terrordome -- Dave Zirin
15. God Save the Fan -- Will Leitch
16. The Secret Mulroney Tapes -- Peter C. Newman
17. King of Russia -- Dave King
18. Labor Pains -- Suzan Erem
19. High River and the Times -- Paul Voisey
20. The Dark Side -- Steve Paikin
21. Beyond Ramps -- Marta Russell
22. The Shock Doctrine -- Naomi Klein
23. God's Harvard -- Hannah Rosin
24. Culture Wars -- Ira Shor
25. Uncommon Grounds -- Mark Pendergrast
26. King Leary -- Paul Quarrington
27. Cold Cocked -- Lorna Jackson
28. The Lake Effect -- Les Roberts
29.Jagr: An Autobiography -- Jaromir Jagr
30. The Greatest Story Ever Sold -- Frank Rich
31. My Idea of Fun -- Lee Sharpe
32. The Devil in the White City -- Erik Larson
33. Peter Shilton -- Peter Shilton
34. Wilco: Learning How to Die -- Greg Kot
35. Darkness Before Dawn -- Sharon Draper
36. Bread and Roses -- Bruce Watson

37. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency -- Alexander McCall Smith
38. Hoffa -- Arthur Sloane
39. Future Greats and Heartbreaks -- Gare Joyce
40. Karlmarx.com -- Susan Coll
41. Nightmare on 33rd St -- Rick Carpiniello
42. A Nation Too Good to Lose -- Joe Clark
43. Quick Studies: The Best of Lingua Franca -- various
44. The Memory Keeper's Daughter -- Kim Edwards
45. The Next Upsurge -- Dan Clawson
46. Vieira: My Autobiography -- Patrick Vieira
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on July 07, 2008, 08:08:42 AM
Well, there's no way I make it to 50 but here's what I have so far:

1. Slam - Nick Hornby
2. War Reporting for Cowards - Chris Ayers
3. Alternadad - Neal Pollack
4. Paperboy: Confessions of a Future Engineer - Henry Petroski
5. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War - Max Brooks
6. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Whew, that was a tedious book to get through.

Uh, Jagr, an autobiography? I would make a joke here, but as someone who read "The Boz", I think I'll keep my glass house in one piece for now.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: The Hegemo on July 07, 2008, 08:42:20 AM


Uh, Jagr, an autobiography? I would make a joke here, but as someone who read "The Boz", I think I'll keep my glass house in one piece for now.

I found it at Half Price Books in Indianapolis. I can't stand Jagr, but thought it might at least be interesting about growing up behind the Iron Curtain, etc. It wasn't.

Look for it soon at the Lane Ave. Half Price Books in Columbus  :D
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on July 07, 2008, 12:28:26 PM
Look for it soon at the Lane Ave. Half Price Books in Columbus  :D
As tempting as it is to swing by and pick that up on my lunch hour, I think I'll hold out and continue my wait for Link Gaetz to finally come out with his autobiography.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on July 07, 2008, 09:19:34 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
39.  Good Enough--Paula Yoo
40.  The Redheaded Princess--Ann Rinaldi
41.  Where Are You Now?--Mary Higgins Clark
42.  Sundays at Tiffanys--James Patterson
43.  The Missing Girl--Norma Fox Mazer
44.  The Winter War--William Durbin
45.  Three Little Words: a memoir--Ashley Rhodes-Courter
46.  A Curse Dark As Gold--Elizabeth C. Bunce
47.  Spin the Bottle--Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
48.  Wake--Lisa McMann
49.  Comeback Season--Jennifer E. Smith
50.  Swine Not?: a novel pig tale--Jimmy Buffett
51.  You Know Where to Find Me--Rachel Cohn
52.  Princess Mia--Meg Cabot
53.  Skin Deep--E.M. Crane
54.  My Life, the Musical--Maryrose Wood
55.  Imaginary Enemy--Julie Gonzalez
56.  Fortunes of Indigo Skye--Deb Caletti
57.  Circle of Blood: a forensic mystery--Alane Ferguson
58.  My Name is Anne, She Said, Anne Frank--Jacqueline van Maarsen
59.  The Opposite of Love--Julie Buxbaum
60.  Seeing Me Naked--Liza Palmer
61.  Wish You Were Here--Catherine Clark
62.  The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks--E. Lockhart
63.  Pretty Face--Mary Hogan
64.  Pirates of the Retail Wasteland--Adam Selzer
Title: Re: *Ahem. 25 Books in 2008.
Post by: c-lando on July 08, 2008, 01:59:36 PM
1. The Green Glass Sea - Ellen Klages
2. Money Wanders - Eric Dezenhall
3. Good Dog. Stay - Anna Quindlen
4. Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story - Chuck Klosterman - I loved this until the last 2 chapters. But, it's highly quotable in the beginning. Love + Modern Rock + Road-Trip-Brained Philosophy = Yay
5. The Dogs Who Found Me: What I've Learned from Pets Who Were Left Behind - Ken Foster
6. Echo Park - Michael Connelly
7. Belong to Me - Marisa de los Santos
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on July 11, 2008, 11:43:56 AM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol
20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser
22. Praise - Andrew McGahan
23. 1988 - Andrew McGahan
24. Black Ajax - George MacDonald Fraser
25. Flashman in the Great Game - George MacDonald Fraser
26. Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
27. Age of Iron - JM Coetzee
28. Kent Airfields of the Second World War - Robin Brookes
29. In the Heart of the Country - JM Coetzee
30. The White Earth - Andrew McGahan
31. This Republic of Suffering - Drew Gilpin-Faust
32. Last Night At the Lobster - Stewart O'Nan
33. Quiet, Please: Dispatches From a Public Librarian - Scott Douglas
34. Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

35. Last Drinks - Andrew McGahan
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on July 11, 2008, 12:23:06 PM
How'd you like Last Drinks, fg?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on July 11, 2008, 12:33:03 PM
I actually went into this with low expectations since I'm not really a fan of mystery/thriller/crime novels, but ended up really enjoying it.  I have such a vivid image of all the characters (especially Marvin).  McGahan's growth as a writer from Praise to LD is really quite impressive.  As much as I don't want to shell out $40 for Underground, it looks like that is exactly what I am going to have to do.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on July 11, 2008, 03:49:48 PM

1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer
5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
6. Open Court - Carol Clippinger
7. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
8.  Taken - Edward Bloor
9.  How it happened in Peach Hill - Marthe Jocelyn
10.  The Diary of Pelly D - LJ Adlington
11. American Born Chinese - Gene Yang
12. The Sweet Far Thing - Libba Bray
13. Boy Toy - Barry Lyga
14. Dirty Work - Bell
15. Before I Die - Jenny Downham
16. Sisters in Sanity - Gayle Forman
17. Lessons from a Dead Girl - Knowles
18. The Missing Girl - Norma Fox Mazer
19. Prey - Lurlene McDaniel (what a piece of CRAP)
20. Teach Me - R.A. Nelson
21. Breathe my name - R.A. Nelson
22. Huge - Sasha Paley
23. Grl2grl: short fictions - Julie Anne Peters
24. Big Fat Manifesto - Susan Vaught
25. Puri Puri - Volume 1 (manga)
26. All we ever wanted was everything - Janelle Brown (an adult novel!)
27. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 1 (manga)
28. My so-called life goes on (yes, this was a novelization continuation of MSCL, and it was BAD)
29. Get Well Soon - Julie Halpern
30. Almost Alice - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
31. Twelve Long Months - Brian Malloy
32.  Life as we knew it - Susan Beth Pfeffer - what an awesome book!  Can't wait to read the sequel/companion novel.
33.  Sweethearts - Sara Zarr
34.  Crazy Hot - Melissa de la Cruz
35.  The adoration of Jenna Fox - Mary Pearson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on July 15, 2008, 07:49:07 AM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro
6. Apronisms by EllynAnne Geisel
7. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
8. The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee by Thomas William Humes
9. Portraits of Conflict: a Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War by Richard B. McCaslin
11. Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
12. Transmetropolitan Vol. 2 - Lust For Life by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
13. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
14. Bar Flower by Lea Jacobson
15. Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed by Paul Trynka
16. Deaf Sentence by David Lodge
17. The American Resting Place by Marilyn Yalom
18. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
19. Casualty Figures: How Five Men Survived World War One by Michele Barrett
20. Creepers by Joanne Dahme
Adding:
21. The Lost Life of Eva Braun by Angela Lambert
Currently reading:
22. Red Carpets & Other Banana Skins by Rupert Everett
23. All the Way Home by David Giffels
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 15, 2008, 08:17:29 AM
Quote
1 • Scott Adams - Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain - Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice
2 • Anna Quindlen - Good Dog. Stay
3 • Bill Shapiro - Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See
4 • Dan Kennedy - Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
5 • Sam Bourne - The Righteous Men
6 • Melody Petersen - Our Daily Meds
7 • Rupert Everett - Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins
8 • David Giffels - All the Way Home - Building a Family in a Falling-Down House
adding
9 • John Grisham - The Brethren
I got this as an honor-book from the library to take on vacation. I realised a few chapters in that I had read it before. Hell if I could remember how it ended. Now I've finished it I realised why I didn't remember it before. 'Cos it had a lousy ending. Still, all power to Grisham for dragging me in once again. Rich author bastard.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on July 15, 2008, 02:00:32 PM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich
17. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro
18. Too Much, Too Soon, Diana Barrymore
19. In Lust We Trust: Adventures in Adult Cinema, Gerrie Lim
20. Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Cass Elliot, Eddi Fiegel
21. Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion, Jennifer Saginor
22. Band Fags!, Frank Anthony Polito
23. His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina, Danielle Steel

24. Rear Window and Four Short Novels, Cornell Woolrich
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on July 15, 2008, 03:09:54 PM
1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer
5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
6. Open Court - Carol Clippinger
7. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
8.  Taken - Edward Bloor
9.  How it happened in Peach Hill - Marthe Jocelyn
10.  The Diary of Pelly D - LJ Adlington
11. American Born Chinese - Gene Yang
12. The Sweet Far Thing - Libba Bray
13. Boy Toy - Barry Lyga
14. Dirty Work - Bell
15. Before I Die - Jenny Downham
16. Sisters in Sanity - Gayle Forman
17. Lessons from a Dead Girl - Knowles
18. The Missing Girl - Norma Fox Mazer
19. Prey - Lurlene McDaniel (what a piece of CRAP)
20. Teach Me - R.A. Nelson
21. Breathe my name - R.A. Nelson
22. Huge - Sasha Paley
23. Grl2grl: short fictions - Julie Anne Peters
24. Big Fat Manifesto - Susan Vaught
25. Puri Puri - Volume 1 (manga)
26. All we ever wanted was everything - Janelle Brown (an adult novel!)
27. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 1 (manga)
28. My so-called life goes on (yes, this was a novelization continuation of MSCL, and it was BAD)
29. Get Well Soon - Julie Halpern
30. Almost Alice - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
31. Twelve Long Months - Brian Malloy
32.  Life as we knew it - Susan Beth Pfeffer - what an awesome book!  Can't wait to read the sequel/companion novel.
33.  Sweethearts - Sara Zarr
34.  Crazy Hot - Melissa de la Cruz
35.  The adoration of Jenna Fox - Mary Pearson

36.  Dream Factory - Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler - cute, but I've never seen the phrase "cut my eyes at her" (and variations thereof) used so many freaking times in one book.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on July 15, 2008, 03:54:44 PM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol
20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser
22. Praise - Andrew McGahan
23. 1988 - Andrew McGahan
24. Black Ajax - George MacDonald Fraser
25. Flashman in the Great Game - George MacDonald Fraser
26. Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
27. Age of Iron - JM Coetzee
28. Kent Airfields of the Second World War - Robin Brookes
29. In the Heart of the Country - JM Coetzee
30. The White Earth - Andrew McGahan
31. This Republic of Suffering - Drew Gilpin-Faust
32. Last Night At the Lobster - Stewart O'Nan
33. Quiet, Please: Dispatches From a Public Librarian - Scott Douglas
34. Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
35. Last Drinks - Andrew McGahan

36. Slouching Towards Gomorrah - Dan Savage
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on July 15, 2008, 11:46:41 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
39.  Good Enough--Paula Yoo
40.  The Redheaded Princess--Ann Rinaldi
41.  Where Are You Now?--Mary Higgins Clark
42.  Sundays at Tiffanys--James Patterson
43.  The Missing Girl--Norma Fox Mazer
44.  The Winter War--William Durbin
45.  Three Little Words: a memoir--Ashley Rhodes-Courter
46.  A Curse Dark As Gold--Elizabeth C. Bunce
47.  Spin the Bottle--Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
48.  Wake--Lisa McMann
49.  Comeback Season--Jennifer E. Smith
50.  Swine Not?: a novel pig tale--Jimmy Buffett
51.  You Know Where to Find Me--Rachel Cohn
52.  Princess Mia--Meg Cabot
53.  Skin Deep--E.M. Crane
54.  My Life, the Musical--Maryrose Wood
55.  Imaginary Enemy--Julie Gonzalez
56.  Fortunes of Indigo Skye--Deb Caletti
57.  Circle of Blood: a forensic mystery--Alane Ferguson
58.  My Name is Anne, She Said, Anne Frank--Jacqueline van Maarsen
59.  The Opposite of Love--Julie Buxbaum
60.  Seeing Me Naked--Liza Palmer
61.  Wish You Were Here--Catherine Clark
62.  The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks--E. Lockhart
63.  Pretty Face--Mary Hogan
64.  Pirates of the Retail Wasteland--Adam Selzer
65.  How to Be Bad--E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle
66.  And Sometimes Why--Rebecca Johnson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on July 17, 2008, 05:55:51 PM
1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer
5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
6. Open Court - Carol Clippinger
7. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
8.  Taken - Edward Bloor
9.  How it happened in Peach Hill - Marthe Jocelyn
10.  The Diary of Pelly D - LJ Adlington
11. American Born Chinese - Gene Yang
12. The Sweet Far Thing - Libba Bray
13. Boy Toy - Barry Lyga
14. Dirty Work - Bell
15. Before I Die - Jenny Downham
16. Sisters in Sanity - Gayle Forman
17. Lessons from a Dead Girl - Knowles
18. The Missing Girl - Norma Fox Mazer
19. Prey - Lurlene McDaniel (what a piece of CRAP)
20. Teach Me - R.A. Nelson
21. Breathe my name - R.A. Nelson
22. Huge - Sasha Paley
23. Grl2grl: short fictions - Julie Anne Peters
24. Big Fat Manifesto - Susan Vaught
25. Puri Puri - Volume 1 (manga)
26. All we ever wanted was everything - Janelle Brown (an adult novel!)
27. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 1 (manga)
28. My so-called life goes on (yes, this was a novelization continuation of MSCL, and it was BAD)
29. Get Well Soon - Julie Halpern
30. Almost Alice - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
31. Twelve Long Months - Brian Malloy
32.  Life as we knew it - Susan Beth Pfeffer - what an awesome book!  Can't wait to read the sequel/companion novel.
33.  Sweethearts - Sara Zarr
34.  Crazy Hot - Melissa de la Cruz
35.  The adoration of Jenna Fox - Mary Pearson
36.  Dream Factory - Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler

37.  My Most Excellent Year: a novel of love, Marry Poppins, and Fenway Park - Steve Kluger (awesome!!!)
38  The Dead and the Gone - Susan Beth Pfeffer
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on July 19, 2008, 04:59:32 PM

37.  My Most Excellent Year: a novel of love, Marry Poppins, and Fenway Park - Steve Kluger (awesome!!!)
I've got this one checked out waiting to read it....needed to read some that I couldn't renew. 
And what'd you think about Sweethearts...I just finished that.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on July 19, 2008, 05:16:32 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
39.  Good Enough--Paula Yoo
40.  The Redheaded Princess--Ann Rinaldi
41.  Where Are You Now?--Mary Higgins Clark
42.  Sundays at Tiffanys--James Patterson
43.  The Missing Girl--Norma Fox Mazer
44.  The Winter War--William Durbin
45.  Three Little Words: a memoir--Ashley Rhodes-Courter
46.  A Curse Dark As Gold--Elizabeth C. Bunce
47.  Spin the Bottle--Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
48.  Wake--Lisa McMann
49.  Comeback Season--Jennifer E. Smith
50.  Swine Not?: a novel pig tale--Jimmy Buffett
51.  You Know Where to Find Me--Rachel Cohn
52.  Princess Mia--Meg Cabot
53.  Skin Deep--E.M. Crane
54.  My Life, the Musical--Maryrose Wood
55.  Imaginary Enemy--Julie Gonzalez
56.  Fortunes of Indigo Skye--Deb Caletti
57.  Circle of Blood: a forensic mystery--Alane Ferguson
58.  My Name is Anne, She Said, Anne Frank--Jacqueline van Maarsen
59.  The Opposite of Love--Julie Buxbaum
60.  Seeing Me Naked--Liza Palmer
61.  Wish You Were Here--Catherine Clark
62.  The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks--E. Lockhart
63.  Pretty Face--Mary Hogan
64.  Pirates of the Retail Wasteland--Adam Selzer
65.  How to Be Bad--E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle
66.  And Sometimes Why--Rebecca Johnson
67.  Like A Thorn--Clara Vidal
68.  Audrey, Wait!--Robin Benway
69.  Sweethearts--Sara Zarr
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on July 21, 2008, 12:25:59 AM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich
17. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro
18. Too Much, Too Soon, Diana Barrymore
19. In Lust We Trust: Adventures in Adult Cinema, Gerrie Lim
20. Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Cass Elliot, Eddi Fiegel
21. Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion, Jennifer Saginor
22. Band Fags!, Frank Anthony Polito
23. His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina, Danielle Steel
24. Rear Window and Four Short Novels, Cornell Woolrich

25. Hairstyles of the Damned, Joe Meno
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on July 21, 2008, 12:09:45 PM

37.  My Most Excellent Year: a novel of love, Marry Poppins, and Fenway Park - Steve Kluger (awesome!!!)
I've got this one checked out waiting to read it....needed to read some that I couldn't renew. 
And what'd you think about Sweethearts...I just finished that.

I liked it.  I thought it was very emotionally realistic.  But it didn't stick with me over time, I guess, because I had to think..."sweethearts?  which one was that?"
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on July 21, 2008, 12:11:06 PM

1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer
5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
6. Open Court - Carol Clippinger
7. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
8.  Taken - Edward Bloor
9.  How it happened in Peach Hill - Marthe Jocelyn
10.  The Diary of Pelly D - LJ Adlington
11. American Born Chinese - Gene Yang
12. The Sweet Far Thing - Libba Bray
13. Boy Toy - Barry Lyga
14. Dirty Work - Bell
15. Before I Die - Jenny Downham
16. Sisters in Sanity - Gayle Forman
17. Lessons from a Dead Girl - Knowles
18. The Missing Girl - Norma Fox Mazer
19. Prey - Lurlene McDaniel (what a piece of CRAP)
20. Teach Me - R.A. Nelson
21. Breathe my name - R.A. Nelson
22. Huge - Sasha Paley
23. Grl2grl: short fictions - Julie Anne Peters
24. Big Fat Manifesto - Susan Vaught
25. Puri Puri - Volume 1 (manga)
26. All we ever wanted was everything - Janelle Brown (an adult novel!)
27. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 1 (manga)
28. My so-called life goes on (yes, this was a novelization continuation of MSCL, and it was BAD)
29. Get Well Soon - Julie Halpern
30. Almost Alice - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
31. Twelve Long Months - Brian Malloy
32.  Life as we knew it - Susan Beth Pfeffer - what an awesome book!  Can't wait to read the sequel/companion novel.
33.  Sweethearts - Sara Zarr
34.  Crazy Hot - Melissa de la Cruz
35.  The adoration of Jenna Fox - Mary Pearson
36.  Dream Factory - Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler
37.  My Most Excellent Year: a novel of love, Marry Poppins, and Fenway Park - Steve Kluger (awesome!!!)
38  The Dead and the Gone - Susan Beth Pfeffer

39.  Manga Touch - Jacqueline Pearce
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on July 22, 2008, 09:30:12 AM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro
6. Apronisms by EllynAnne Geisel
7. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
8. The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee by Thomas William Humes
9. Portraits of Conflict: a Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War by Richard B. McCaslin
11. Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
12. Transmetropolitan Vol. 2 - Lust For Life by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
13. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
14. Bar Flower by Lea Jacobson
15. Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed by Paul Trynka
16. Deaf Sentence by David Lodge
17. The American Resting Place by Marilyn Yalom
18. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
19. Casualty Figures: How Five Men Survived World War One by Michele Barrett
20. Creepers by Joanne Dahme
21. The Lost Life of Eva Braun by Angela Lambert
Adding:
22. All the Way Home by David Giffels
Currently reading:
23. Red Carpets & Other Banana Skins by Rupert Everett
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on July 27, 2008, 04:35:41 PM


1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer
5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
6. Open Court - Carol Clippinger
7. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
8.  Taken - Edward Bloor
9.  How it happened in Peach Hill - Marthe Jocelyn
10.  The Diary of Pelly D - LJ Adlington
11. American Born Chinese - Gene Yang
12. The Sweet Far Thing - Libba Bray
13. Boy Toy - Barry Lyga
14. Dirty Work - Bell
15. Before I Die - Jenny Downham
16. Sisters in Sanity - Gayle Forman
17. Lessons from a Dead Girl - Knowles
18. The Missing Girl - Norma Fox Mazer
19. Prey - Lurlene McDaniel (what a piece of CRAP)
20. Teach Me - R.A. Nelson
21. Breathe my name - R.A. Nelson
22. Huge - Sasha Paley
23. Grl2grl: short fictions - Julie Anne Peters
24. Big Fat Manifesto - Susan Vaught
25. Puri Puri - Volume 1 (manga)
26. All we ever wanted was everything - Janelle Brown (an adult novel!)
27. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 1 (manga)
28. My so-called life goes on (yes, this was a novelization continuation of MSCL, and it was BAD)
29. Get Well Soon - Julie Halpern
30. Almost Alice - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
31. Twelve Long Months - Brian Malloy
32.  Life as we knew it - Susan Beth Pfeffer - what an awesome book!  Can't wait to read the sequel/companion novel.
33.  Sweethearts - Sara Zarr
34.  Crazy Hot - Melissa de la Cruz
35.  The adoration of Jenna Fox - Mary Pearson
36.  Dream Factory - Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler
37.  My Most Excellent Year: a novel of love, Marry Poppins, and Fenway Park - Steve Kluger (awesome!!!)
38  The Dead and the Gone - Susan Beth Pfeffer
39.  Manga Touch - Jacqueline Pearce

40.  Lopsided - Meredith Norton
41. Gert Garibaldi's Rants and Raves - Amber Kizer
42. Girl Stories - Lauren Weinstein
Title: Re: *Ahem. 25 Books in 2008.
Post by: c-lando on July 28, 2008, 08:34:57 AM
1. The Green Glass Sea - Ellen Klages
2. Money Wanders - Eric Dezenhall
3. Good Dog. Stay - Anna Quindlen
4. Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story - Chuck Klosterman - I loved this until the last 2 chapters. But, it's highly quotable in the beginning. Love + Modern Rock + Road-Trip-Brained Philosophy = Yay
5. The Dogs Who Found Me: What I've Learned from Pets Who Were Left Behind - Ken Foster
6. Echo Park - Michael Connelly
7. Belong to Me - Marisa de los Santos

8. LoveHampton - Sherri Rifkin
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on July 28, 2008, 11:29:18 AM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich
17. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro
18. Too Much, Too Soon, Diana Barrymore
19. In Lust We Trust: Adventures in Adult Cinema, Gerrie Lim
20. Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Cass Elliot, Eddi Fiegel
21. Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion, Jennifer Saginor
22. Band Fags!, Frank Anthony Polito
23. His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina, Danielle Steel
24. Rear Window and Four Short Novels, Cornell Woolrich
25. Hairstyles of the Damned, Joe Meno

26. Boyos, Richard Marinick
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on July 28, 2008, 11:33:36 PM

8. LoveHampton - Sherri Rifkin
I just started this one today. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on July 29, 2008, 11:39:43 AM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol
20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser
22. Praise - Andrew McGahan
23. 1988 - Andrew McGahan
24. Black Ajax - George MacDonald Fraser
25. Flashman in the Great Game - George MacDonald Fraser
26. Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
27. Age of Iron - JM Coetzee
28. Kent Airfields of the Second World War - Robin Brookes
29. In the Heart of the Country - JM Coetzee
30. The White Earth - Andrew McGahan
31. This Republic of Suffering - Drew Gilpin-Faust
32. Last Night At the Lobster - Stewart O'Nan
33. Quiet, Please: Dispatches From a Public Librarian - Scott Douglas
34. Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
35. Last Drinks - Andrew McGahan
36. Slouching Towards Gomorrah - Dan Savage

37. The Worms Can Carry Me To Heaven - Alan Warner
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on July 29, 2008, 01:22:46 PM

8. LoveHampton - Sherri Rifkin
I just started this one today. 

It's also on one of my several worldcat lists.  So hopefully I'll get around to it by the end of the summer.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 29, 2008, 09:56:00 PM
I started the latest David Sedaris a few days ago.

I gave up on it.

I thought it would be funny from his appearance with JS on "The Daily Show".

Turns out it isn't and he isn't.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on July 30, 2008, 12:47:07 PM
I started the latest David Sedaris a few days ago.

I gave up on it.

I thought it would be funny from his appearance with JS on "The Daily Show".

Turns out it isn't and he isn't.

That's too bad.  I bought it when we were in Portland, but I currently have 35 library books ahead of it in my "to read" queue.  I find his stuff really hit or miss.  Generally, for me, it's a hit, but there have been a few of his books that I have not been able to get into.  I think he's funniest when he talks about his earlier life - as a kid and as an adult before he became successful. 

Augusten Burroughs is still funnier, though.  Generally.  Although I am not a fan of Running with Scissors. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on July 30, 2008, 11:12:00 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
39.  Good Enough--Paula Yoo
40.  The Redheaded Princess--Ann Rinaldi
41.  Where Are You Now?--Mary Higgins Clark
42.  Sundays at Tiffanys--James Patterson
43.  The Missing Girl--Norma Fox Mazer
44.  The Winter War--William Durbin
45.  Three Little Words: a memoir--Ashley Rhodes-Courter
46.  A Curse Dark As Gold--Elizabeth C. Bunce
47.  Spin the Bottle--Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
48.  Wake--Lisa McMann
49.  Comeback Season--Jennifer E. Smith
50.  Swine Not?: a novel pig tale--Jimmy Buffett
51.  You Know Where to Find Me--Rachel Cohn
52.  Princess Mia--Meg Cabot
53.  Skin Deep--E.M. Crane
54.  My Life, the Musical--Maryrose Wood
55.  Imaginary Enemy--Julie Gonzalez
56.  Fortunes of Indigo Skye--Deb Caletti
57.  Circle of Blood: a forensic mystery--Alane Ferguson
58.  My Name is Anne, She Said, Anne Frank--Jacqueline van Maarsen
59.  The Opposite of Love--Julie Buxbaum
60.  Seeing Me Naked--Liza Palmer
61.  Wish You Were Here--Catherine Clark
62.  The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks--E. Lockhart
63.  Pretty Face--Mary Hogan
64.  Pirates of the Retail Wasteland--Adam Selzer
65.  How to Be Bad--E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle
66.  And Sometimes Why--Rebecca Johnson
67.  Like A Thorn--Clara Vidal
68.  Audrey, Wait!--Robin Benway
69.  Sweethearts--Sara Zarr
70.  The Death of Jayson Porter--Jaime Adoff
71.  Sail--James Patterson
72.  Latent Powers of Dylan Fontaine--April Lurie
73.  Queen of Babble Gets Hitched--Meg Cabot
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on July 31, 2008, 12:40:36 AM

1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer
5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
6. Open Court - Carol Clippinger
7. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
8.  Taken - Edward Bloor
9.  How it happened in Peach Hill - Marthe Jocelyn
10.  The Diary of Pelly D - LJ Adlington
11. American Born Chinese - Gene Yang
12. The Sweet Far Thing - Libba Bray
13. Boy Toy - Barry Lyga
14. Dirty Work - Bell
15. Before I Die - Jenny Downham
16. Sisters in Sanity - Gayle Forman
17. Lessons from a Dead Girl - Knowles
18. The Missing Girl - Norma Fox Mazer
19. Prey - Lurlene McDaniel (what a piece of CRAP)
20. Teach Me - R.A. Nelson
21. Breathe my name - R.A. Nelson
22. Huge - Sasha Paley
23. Grl2grl: short fictions - Julie Anne Peters
24. Big Fat Manifesto - Susan Vaught
25. Puri Puri - Volume 1 (manga)
26. All we ever wanted was everything - Janelle Brown (an adult novel!)
27. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 1 (manga)
28. My so-called life goes on (yes, this was a novelization continuation of MSCL, and it was BAD)
29. Get Well Soon - Julie Halpern
30. Almost Alice - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
31. Twelve Long Months - Brian Malloy
32.  Life as we knew it - Susan Beth Pfeffer - what an awesome book!  Can't wait to read the sequel/companion novel.
33.  Sweethearts - Sara Zarr
34.  Crazy Hot - Melissa de la Cruz
35.  The adoration of Jenna Fox - Mary Pearson
36.  Dream Factory - Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler
37.  My Most Excellent Year: a novel of love, Marry Poppins, and Fenway Park - Steve Kluger (awesome!!!)
38  The Dead and the Gone - Susan Beth Pfeffer
39.  Manga Touch - Jacqueline Pearce
40.  Lopsided - Meredith Norton
41. Gert Garibaldi's Rants and Raves - Amber Kizer
42. Girl Stories - Lauren Weinstein

43.  Girl, Barely 15: Flirting for England - Sue Limb
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on July 31, 2008, 09:52:28 AM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro
6. Apronisms by EllynAnne Geisel
7. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
8. The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee by Thomas William Humes
9. Portraits of Conflict: a Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War by Richard B. McCaslin
11. Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
12. Transmetropolitan Vol. 2 - Lust For Life by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
13. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
14. Bar Flower by Lea Jacobson
15. Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed by Paul Trynka
16. Deaf Sentence by David Lodge
17. The American Resting Place by Marilyn Yalom
18. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
19. Casualty Figures: How Five Men Survived World War One by Michele Barrett
20. Creepers by Joanne Dahme
21. The Lost Life of Eva Braun by Angela Lambert
22. All the Way Home by David Giffels
Adding:
23. Red Carpets & Other Banana Skins by Rupert Everett
Currently reading:
24. Mantids by Ron Dakron
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on July 31, 2008, 12:34:51 PM
1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer
5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
6. Open Court - Carol Clippinger
7. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
8.  Taken - Edward Bloor
9.  How it happened in Peach Hill - Marthe Jocelyn
10.  The Diary of Pelly D - LJ Adlington
11. American Born Chinese - Gene Yang
12. The Sweet Far Thing - Libba Bray
13. Boy Toy - Barry Lyga
14. Dirty Work - Bell
15. Before I Die - Jenny Downham
16. Sisters in Sanity - Gayle Forman
17. Lessons from a Dead Girl - Knowles
18. The Missing Girl - Norma Fox Mazer
19. Prey - Lurlene McDaniel (what a piece of CRAP)
20. Teach Me - R.A. Nelson
21. Breathe my name - R.A. Nelson
22. Huge - Sasha Paley
23. Grl2grl: short fictions - Julie Anne Peters
24. Big Fat Manifesto - Susan Vaught
25. Puri Puri - Volume 1 (manga)
26. All we ever wanted was everything - Janelle Brown (an adult novel!)
27. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 1 (manga)
28. My so-called life goes on (yes, this was a novelization continuation of MSCL, and it was BAD)
29. Get Well Soon - Julie Halpern
30. Almost Alice - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
31. Twelve Long Months - Brian Malloy
32.  Life as we knew it - Susan Beth Pfeffer - what an awesome book!  Can't wait to read the sequel/companion novel.
33.  Sweethearts - Sara Zarr
34.  Crazy Hot - Melissa de la Cruz
35.  The adoration of Jenna Fox - Mary Pearson
36.  Dream Factory - Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler
37.  My Most Excellent Year: a novel of love, Marry Poppins, and Fenway Park - Steve Kluger (awesome!!!)
38  The Dead and the Gone - Susan Beth Pfeffer
39.  Manga Touch - Jacqueline Pearce
40.  Lopsided - Meredith Norton
41. Gert Garibaldi's Rants and Raves - Amber Kizer
42. Girl Stories - Lauren Weinstein
43.  Girl, Barely 15: Flirting for England - Sue Limb

44.  Princess Diaries Volume 8 - Princess on the Brink - Meg Cabot
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on August 01, 2008, 08:30:24 AM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro
6. Apronisms by EllynAnne Geisel
7. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
8. The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee by Thomas William Humes
9. Portraits of Conflict: a Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War by Richard B. McCaslin
11. Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
12. Transmetropolitan Vol. 2 - Lust For Life by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
13. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
14. Bar Flower by Lea Jacobson
15. Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed by Paul Trynka
16. Deaf Sentence by David Lodge
17. The American Resting Place by Marilyn Yalom
18. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
19. Casualty Figures: How Five Men Survived World War One by Michele Barrett
20. Creepers by Joanne Dahme
21. The Lost Life of Eva Braun by Angela Lambert
22. All the Way Home by David Giffels
23. Red Carpets & Other Banana Skins by Rupert Everett
Adding
24. Mantids by Ron Dakron
Currently reading:
25. Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 03, 2008, 10:30:16 AM
Quote
1 • Scott Adams - Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain - Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice
2 • Anna Quindlen - Good Dog. Stay
3 • Bill Shapiro - Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See
4 • Dan Kennedy - Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
5 • Sam Bourne - The Righteous Men
6 • Melody Petersen - Our Daily Meds
7 • Rupert Everett - Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins
8 • David Giffels - All the Way Home - Building a Family in a Falling-Down House
9 • John Grisham - The Brethren
adding
10 • Jim Holt - Stop Me If You've Heard This - A History and Philosophy of Jokes
Slim little tome, quite unspectacular in its execution
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on August 03, 2008, 02:26:20 PM

1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer
5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
6. Open Court - Carol Clippinger
7. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
8.  Taken - Edward Bloor
9.  How it happened in Peach Hill - Marthe Jocelyn
10.  The Diary of Pelly D - LJ Adlington
11. American Born Chinese - Gene Yang
12. The Sweet Far Thing - Libba Bray
13. Boy Toy - Barry Lyga
14. Dirty Work - Bell
15. Before I Die - Jenny Downham
16. Sisters in Sanity - Gayle Forman
17. Lessons from a Dead Girl - Knowles
18. The Missing Girl - Norma Fox Mazer
19. Prey - Lurlene McDaniel (what a piece of CRAP)
20. Teach Me - R.A. Nelson
21. Breathe my name - R.A. Nelson
22. Huge - Sasha Paley
23. Grl2grl: short fictions - Julie Anne Peters
24. Big Fat Manifesto - Susan Vaught
25. Puri Puri - Volume 1 (manga)
26. All we ever wanted was everything - Janelle Brown (an adult novel!)
27. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 1 (manga)
28. My so-called life goes on (yes, this was a novelization continuation of MSCL, and it was BAD)
29. Get Well Soon - Julie Halpern
30. Almost Alice - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
31. Twelve Long Months - Brian Malloy
32.  Life as we knew it - Susan Beth Pfeffer - what an awesome book!  Can't wait to read the sequel/companion novel.
33.  Sweethearts - Sara Zarr
34.  Crazy Hot - Melissa de la Cruz
35.  The adoration of Jenna Fox - Mary Pearson
36.  Dream Factory - Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler
37.  My Most Excellent Year: a novel of love, Marry Poppins, and Fenway Park - Steve Kluger (awesome!!!)
38  The Dead and the Gone - Susan Beth Pfeffer
39.  Manga Touch - Jacqueline Pearce
40.  Lopsided - Meredith Norton
41. Gert Garibaldi's Rants and Raves - Amber Kizer
42. Girl Stories - Lauren Weinstein
43.  Girl, Barely 15: Flirting for England - Sue Limb
44.  Princess Diaries Volume 8 - Princess on the Brink - Meg Cabot

45.  Lock and Key - Sarah Dessen
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on August 04, 2008, 10:56:33 AM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol
20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser
22. Praise - Andrew McGahan
23. 1988 - Andrew McGahan
24. Black Ajax - George MacDonald Fraser
25. Flashman in the Great Game - George MacDonald Fraser
26. Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
27. Age of Iron - JM Coetzee
28. Kent Airfields of the Second World War - Robin Brookes
29. In the Heart of the Country - JM Coetzee
30. The White Earth - Andrew McGahan
31. This Republic of Suffering - Drew Gilpin-Faust
32. Last Night At the Lobster - Stewart O'Nan
33. Quiet, Please: Dispatches From a Public Librarian - Scott Douglas
34. Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
35. Last Drinks - Andrew McGahan
36. Slouching Towards Gomorrah - Dan Savage
37. The Worms Can Carry Me To Heaven - Alan Warner

38. Bright, Shiny Morning - James Frey
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: c-lando on August 04, 2008, 11:38:00 AM

8. LoveHampton - Sherri Rifkin
I just started this one today. 

It's also on one of my several worldcat lists.  So hopefully I'll get around to it by the end of the summer.
Awesome! I mean, it wasn't rocket science or anything, but it was certainly fun. Would be the perfect beach book for sure.
Title: Re: *Ahem. 25 Books in 2008.
Post by: c-lando on August 05, 2008, 01:31:58 PM
1. The Green Glass Sea - Ellen Klages
2. Money Wanders - Eric Dezenhall
3. Good Dog. Stay - Anna Quindlen
4. Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story - Chuck Klosterman - I loved this until the last 2 chapters. But, it's highly quotable in the beginning. Love + Modern Rock + Road-Trip-Brained Philosophy = Yay
5. The Dogs Who Found Me: What I've Learned from Pets Who Were Left Behind - Ken Foster
6. Echo Park - Michael Connelly
7. Belong to Me - Marisa de los Santos
8. LoveHampton - Sherri Rifkin
9. Lush Life - Richard Price
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on August 05, 2008, 02:04:25 PM
1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer
5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
6. Open Court - Carol Clippinger
7. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
8.  Taken - Edward Bloor
9.  How it happened in Peach Hill - Marthe Jocelyn
10.  The Diary of Pelly D - LJ Adlington
11. American Born Chinese - Gene Yang
12. The Sweet Far Thing - Libba Bray
13. Boy Toy - Barry Lyga
14. Dirty Work - Bell
15. Before I Die - Jenny Downham
16. Sisters in Sanity - Gayle Forman
17. Lessons from a Dead Girl - Knowles
18. The Missing Girl - Norma Fox Mazer
19. Prey - Lurlene McDaniel (what a piece of CRAP)
20. Teach Me - R.A. Nelson
21. Breathe my name - R.A. Nelson
22. Huge - Sasha Paley
23. Grl2grl: short fictions - Julie Anne Peters
24. Big Fat Manifesto - Susan Vaught
25. Puri Puri - Volume 1 (manga)
26. All we ever wanted was everything - Janelle Brown (an adult novel!)
27. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 1 (manga)
28. My so-called life goes on (yes, this was a novelization continuation of MSCL, and it was BAD)
29. Get Well Soon - Julie Halpern
30. Almost Alice - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
31. Twelve Long Months - Brian Malloy
32.  Life as we knew it - Susan Beth Pfeffer - what an awesome book!  Can't wait to read the sequel/companion novel.
33.  Sweethearts - Sara Zarr
34.  Crazy Hot - Melissa de la Cruz
35.  The adoration of Jenna Fox - Mary Pearson
36.  Dream Factory - Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler
37.  My Most Excellent Year: a novel of love, Marry Poppins, and Fenway Park - Steve Kluger (awesome!!!)
38  The Dead and the Gone - Susan Beth Pfeffer
39.  Manga Touch - Jacqueline Pearce
40.  Lopsided - Meredith Norton
41. Gert Garibaldi's Rants and Raves - Amber Kizer
42. Girl Stories - Lauren Weinstein
43.  Girl, Barely 15: Flirting for England - Sue Limb
44.  Princess Diaries Volume 8 - Princess on the Brink - Meg Cabot
45.  Lock and Key - Sarah Dessen

46.  Better than running at night - Hilary Frank
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on August 06, 2008, 11:56:54 AM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro
6. Apronisms by EllynAnne Geisel
7. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
8. The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee by Thomas William Humes
9. Portraits of Conflict: a Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War by Richard B. McCaslin
11. Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
12. Transmetropolitan Vol. 2 - Lust For Life by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
13. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
14. Bar Flower by Lea Jacobson
15. Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed by Paul Trynka
16. Deaf Sentence by David Lodge
17. The American Resting Place by Marilyn Yalom
18. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
19. Casualty Figures: How Five Men Survived World War One by Michele Barrett
20. Creepers by Joanne Dahme
21. The Lost Life of Eva Braun by Angela Lambert
22. All the Way Home by David Giffels
23. Red Carpets & Other Banana Skins by Rupert Everett
24. Mantids by Ron Dakron
Adding:
25. Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles
Currently reading:
26. Echoes of a Native Land by Serge Schmemann
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on August 06, 2008, 12:00:39 PM

1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer
5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
6. Open Court - Carol Clippinger
7. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
8.  Taken - Edward Bloor
9.  How it happened in Peach Hill - Marthe Jocelyn
10.  The Diary of Pelly D - LJ Adlington
11. American Born Chinese - Gene Yang
12. The Sweet Far Thing - Libba Bray
13. Boy Toy - Barry Lyga
14. Dirty Work - Bell
15. Before I Die - Jenny Downham
16. Sisters in Sanity - Gayle Forman
17. Lessons from a Dead Girl - Knowles
18. The Missing Girl - Norma Fox Mazer
19. Prey - Lurlene McDaniel (what a piece of CRAP)
20. Teach Me - R.A. Nelson
21. Breathe my name - R.A. Nelson
22. Huge - Sasha Paley
23. Grl2grl: short fictions - Julie Anne Peters
24. Big Fat Manifesto - Susan Vaught
25. Puri Puri - Volume 1 (manga)
26. All we ever wanted was everything - Janelle Brown (an adult novel!)
27. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 1 (manga)
28. My so-called life goes on (yes, this was a novelization continuation of MSCL, and it was BAD)
29. Get Well Soon - Julie Halpern
30. Almost Alice - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
31. Twelve Long Months - Brian Malloy
32.  Life as we knew it - Susan Beth Pfeffer - what an awesome book!  Can't wait to read the sequel/companion novel.
33.  Sweethearts - Sara Zarr
34.  Crazy Hot - Melissa de la Cruz
35.  The adoration of Jenna Fox - Mary Pearson
36.  Dream Factory - Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler
37.  My Most Excellent Year: a novel of love, Marry Poppins, and Fenway Park - Steve Kluger (awesome!!!)
38  The Dead and the Gone - Susan Beth Pfeffer
39.  Manga Touch - Jacqueline Pearce
40.  Lopsided - Meredith Norton
41. Gert Garibaldi's Rants and Raves - Amber Kizer
42. Girl Stories - Lauren Weinstein
43.  Girl, Barely 15: Flirting for England - Sue Limb
44.  Princess Diaries Volume 8 - Princess on the Brink - Meg Cabot
45.  Lock and Key - Sarah Dessen
46.  Better than running at night - Hilary Frank

47.  Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 2
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on August 06, 2008, 10:51:57 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
39.  Good Enough--Paula Yoo
40.  The Redheaded Princess--Ann Rinaldi
41.  Where Are You Now?--Mary Higgins Clark
42.  Sundays at Tiffanys--James Patterson
43.  The Missing Girl--Norma Fox Mazer
44.  The Winter War--William Durbin
45.  Three Little Words: a memoir--Ashley Rhodes-Courter
46.  A Curse Dark As Gold--Elizabeth C. Bunce
47.  Spin the Bottle--Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
48.  Wake--Lisa McMann
49.  Comeback Season--Jennifer E. Smith
50.  Swine Not?: a novel pig tale--Jimmy Buffett
51.  You Know Where to Find Me--Rachel Cohn
52.  Princess Mia--Meg Cabot
53.  Skin Deep--E.M. Crane
54.  My Life, the Musical--Maryrose Wood
55.  Imaginary Enemy--Julie Gonzalez
56.  Fortunes of Indigo Skye--Deb Caletti
57.  Circle of Blood: a forensic mystery--Alane Ferguson
58.  My Name is Anne, She Said, Anne Frank--Jacqueline van Maarsen
59.  The Opposite of Love--Julie Buxbaum
60.  Seeing Me Naked--Liza Palmer
61.  Wish You Were Here--Catherine Clark
62.  The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks--E. Lockhart
63.  Pretty Face--Mary Hogan
64.  Pirates of the Retail Wasteland--Adam Selzer
65.  How to Be Bad--E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle
66.  And Sometimes Why--Rebecca Johnson
67.  Like A Thorn--Clara Vidal
68.  Audrey, Wait!--Robin Benway
69.  Sweethearts--Sara Zarr
70.  The Death of Jayson Porter--Jaime Adoff
71.  Sail--James Patterson
72.  Latent Powers of Dylan Fontaine--April Lurie
73.  Queen of Babble Gets Hitched--Meg Cabot
74.  The Carlyles--Annabelle Vestry
75.  LoveHampton--Sherri Rifkin
76.  Walk of the Spirits--Richie Tankersley Cusick
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on August 07, 2008, 12:12:10 AM
1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer
5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
6. Open Court - Carol Clippinger
7. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
8.  Taken - Edward Bloor
9.  How it happened in Peach Hill - Marthe Jocelyn
10.  The Diary of Pelly D - LJ Adlington
11. American Born Chinese - Gene Yang
12. The Sweet Far Thing - Libba Bray
13. Boy Toy - Barry Lyga
14. Dirty Work - Bell
15. Before I Die - Jenny Downham
16. Sisters in Sanity - Gayle Forman
17. Lessons from a Dead Girl - Knowles
18. The Missing Girl - Norma Fox Mazer
19. Prey - Lurlene McDaniel (what a piece of CRAP)
20. Teach Me - R.A. Nelson
21. Breathe my name - R.A. Nelson
22. Huge - Sasha Paley
23. Grl2grl: short fictions - Julie Anne Peters
24. Big Fat Manifesto - Susan Vaught
25. Puri Puri - Volume 1 (manga)
26. All we ever wanted was everything - Janelle Brown (an adult novel!)
27. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 1 (manga)
28. My so-called life goes on (yes, this was a novelization continuation of MSCL, and it was BAD)
29. Get Well Soon - Julie Halpern
30. Almost Alice - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
31. Twelve Long Months - Brian Malloy
32.  Life as we knew it - Susan Beth Pfeffer - what an awesome book!  Can't wait to read the sequel/companion novel.
33.  Sweethearts - Sara Zarr
34.  Crazy Hot - Melissa de la Cruz
35.  The adoration of Jenna Fox - Mary Pearson
36.  Dream Factory - Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler
37.  My Most Excellent Year: a novel of love, Marry Poppins, and Fenway Park - Steve Kluger (awesome!!!)
38  The Dead and the Gone - Susan Beth Pfeffer
39.  Manga Touch - Jacqueline Pearce
40.  Lopsided - Meredith Norton
41. Gert Garibaldi's Rants and Raves - Amber Kizer
42. Girl Stories - Lauren Weinstein
43.  Girl, Barely 15: Flirting for England - Sue Limb
44.  Princess Diaries Volume 8 - Princess on the Brink - Meg Cabot
45.  Lock and Key - Sarah Dessen
46.  Better than running at night - Hilary Frank
47.  Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 2

48. Fourth Comings - Megan McCafferty
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on August 07, 2008, 08:43:03 AM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol
20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser
22. Praise - Andrew McGahan
23. 1988 - Andrew McGahan
24. Black Ajax - George MacDonald Fraser
25. Flashman in the Great Game - George MacDonald Fraser
26. Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
27. Age of Iron - JM Coetzee
28. Kent Airfields of the Second World War - Robin Brookes
29. In the Heart of the Country - JM Coetzee
30. The White Earth - Andrew McGahan
31. This Republic of Suffering - Drew Gilpin-Faust
32. Last Night At the Lobster - Stewart O'Nan
33. Quiet, Please: Dispatches From a Public Librarian - Scott Douglas
34. Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
35. Last Drinks - Andrew McGahan
36. Slouching Towards Gomorrah - Dan Savage
37. The Worms Can Carry Me To Heaven - Alan Warner
38. Bright, Shiny Morning - James Frey

39. Disgrace - JM Coetzee
40. Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on August 11, 2008, 11:23:07 AM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich
17. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro
18. Too Much, Too Soon, Diana Barrymore
19. In Lust We Trust: Adventures in Adult Cinema, Gerrie Lim
20. Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Cass Elliot, Eddi Fiegel
21. Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion, Jennifer Saginor
22. Band Fags!, Frank Anthony Polito
23. His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina, Danielle Steel
24. Rear Window and Four Short Novels, Cornell Woolrich
25. Hairstyles of the Damned, Joe Meno
26. Boyos, Richard Marinick

27. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on August 11, 2008, 12:59:24 PM
1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer
5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
6. Open Court - Carol Clippinger
7. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
8.  Taken - Edward Bloor
9.  How it happened in Peach Hill - Marthe Jocelyn
10.  The Diary of Pelly D - LJ Adlington
11. American Born Chinese - Gene Yang
12. The Sweet Far Thing - Libba Bray
13. Boy Toy - Barry Lyga
14. Dirty Work - Bell
15. Before I Die - Jenny Downham
16. Sisters in Sanity - Gayle Forman
17. Lessons from a Dead Girl - Knowles
18. The Missing Girl - Norma Fox Mazer
19. Prey - Lurlene McDaniel (what a piece of CRAP)
20. Teach Me - R.A. Nelson
21. Breathe my name - R.A. Nelson
22. Huge - Sasha Paley
23. Grl2grl: short fictions - Julie Anne Peters
24. Big Fat Manifesto - Susan Vaught
25. Puri Puri - Volume 1 (manga)
26. All we ever wanted was everything - Janelle Brown (an adult novel!)
27. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 1 (manga)
28. My so-called life goes on (yes, this was a novelization continuation of MSCL, and it was BAD)
29. Get Well Soon - Julie Halpern
30. Almost Alice - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
31. Twelve Long Months - Brian Malloy
32.  Life as we knew it - Susan Beth Pfeffer - what an awesome book!  Can't wait to read the sequel/companion novel.
33.  Sweethearts - Sara Zarr
34.  Crazy Hot - Melissa de la Cruz
35.  The adoration of Jenna Fox - Mary Pearson
36.  Dream Factory - Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler
37.  My Most Excellent Year: a novel of love, Marry Poppins, and Fenway Park - Steve Kluger (awesome!!!)
38  The Dead and the Gone - Susan Beth Pfeffer
39.  Manga Touch - Jacqueline Pearce
40.  Lopsided - Meredith Norton
41. Gert Garibaldi's Rants and Raves - Amber Kizer
42. Girl Stories - Lauren Weinstein
43.  Girl, Barely 15: Flirting for England - Sue Limb
44.  Princess Diaries Volume 8 - Princess on the Brink - Meg Cabot
45.  Lock and Key - Sarah Dessen
46.  Better than running at night - Hilary Frank
47.  Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 2
48. Fourth Comings - Megan McCafferty

49-51. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 3, 4, 5
52. Bird Lake Moon - Kevin Henkes
53. Chiggers - Hope Larson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on August 11, 2008, 01:01:41 PM
27. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer

I just got Breaking Dawn from Amazon on CD. (For some reason I cannot read this series.  I get bored.  But I can listen to it in the car and love it.  Although I have some MAJOR problems with the entire Twilight series for which I once got a big beatdown on a YA librarian listserv.  I think the author is sort of advocating for her own Mormon morality through these books.  But I'm still looking forward to Breaking Dawn and the end of the series.  *sigh*)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on August 12, 2008, 01:11:17 AM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
39.  Good Enough--Paula Yoo
40.  The Redheaded Princess--Ann Rinaldi
41.  Where Are You Now?--Mary Higgins Clark
42.  Sundays at Tiffanys--James Patterson
43.  The Missing Girl--Norma Fox Mazer
44.  The Winter War--William Durbin
45.  Three Little Words: a memoir--Ashley Rhodes-Courter
46.  A Curse Dark As Gold--Elizabeth C. Bunce
47.  Spin the Bottle--Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
48.  Wake--Lisa McMann
49.  Comeback Season--Jennifer E. Smith
50.  Swine Not?: a novel pig tale--Jimmy Buffett
51.  You Know Where to Find Me--Rachel Cohn
52.  Princess Mia--Meg Cabot
53.  Skin Deep--E.M. Crane
54.  My Life, the Musical--Maryrose Wood
55.  Imaginary Enemy--Julie Gonzalez
56.  Fortunes of Indigo Skye--Deb Caletti
57.  Circle of Blood: a forensic mystery--Alane Ferguson
58.  My Name is Anne, She Said, Anne Frank--Jacqueline van Maarsen
59.  The Opposite of Love--Julie Buxbaum
60.  Seeing Me Naked--Liza Palmer
61.  Wish You Were Here--Catherine Clark
62.  The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks--E. Lockhart
63.  Pretty Face--Mary Hogan
64.  Pirates of the Retail Wasteland--Adam Selzer
65.  How to Be Bad--E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle
66.  And Sometimes Why--Rebecca Johnson
67.  Like A Thorn--Clara Vidal
68.  Audrey, Wait!--Robin Benway
69.  Sweethearts--Sara Zarr
70.  The Death of Jayson Porter--Jaime Adoff
71.  Sail--James Patterson
72.  Latent Powers of Dylan Fontaine--April Lurie
73.  Queen of Babble Gets Hitched--Meg Cabot
74.  The Carlyles--Annabelle Vestry
75.  LoveHampton--Sherri Rifkin
76.  Walk of the Spirits--Richie Tankersley Cusick
77.  Beach House--Jane Green
78.  When You Wish--Kristin Harmel
79.  Beneath My Mother's Feet--Amjed Qamar
Title: Re: *Ahem. 25 Books in 2008.
Post by: c-lando on August 12, 2008, 10:59:37 AM
1. The Green Glass Sea - Ellen Klages
2. Money Wanders - Eric Dezenhall
3. Good Dog. Stay - Anna Quindlen
4. Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story - Chuck Klosterman - I loved this until the last 2 chapters. But, it's highly quotable in the beginning. Love + Modern Rock + Road-Trip-Brained Philosophy = Yay
5. The Dogs Who Found Me: What I've Learned from Pets Who Were Left Behind - Ken Foster
6. Echo Park - Michael Connelly
7. Belong to Me - Marisa de los Santos
8. LoveHampton - Sherri Rifkin
9. Lush Life - Richard Price
10. Dedication - Nicola Kraus & Emma McLaughlin
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 13, 2008, 02:30:50 PM
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1 • Scott Adams - Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain - Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice
2 • Anna Quindlen - Good Dog. Stay
3 • Bill Shapiro - Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See
4 • Dan Kennedy - Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
5 • Sam Bourne - The Righteous Men
6 • Melody Petersen - Our Daily Meds
7 • Rupert Everett - Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins
8 • David Giffels - All the Way Home - Building a Family in a Falling-Down House
9 • John Grisham - The Brethren
10 • Jim Holt - Stop Me If You've Heard This - A History and Philosophy of Jokes
adding
11 • Josh Ozersky - The Hamburger
Not too much relish or many additives in this history of the humble hamburger. An almost slider-sized potted investigation of the 'cult' of beef patties in a bun. Similarly fast-paced ending.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on August 13, 2008, 09:54:20 PM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich
17. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro
18. Too Much, Too Soon, Diana Barrymore
19. In Lust We Trust: Adventures in Adult Cinema, Gerrie Lim
20. Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Cass Elliot, Eddi Fiegel
21. Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion, Jennifer Saginor
22. Band Fags!, Frank Anthony Polito
23. His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina, Danielle Steel
24. Rear Window and Four Short Novels, Cornell Woolrich
25. Hairstyles of the Damned, Joe Meno
26. Boyos, Richard Marinick
27. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer

28. New Moon, Stephenie Meyer

I am getting entirely too emotionally invested in Edward Cullen. I WANNA BE A VAMPIRE!!!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on August 14, 2008, 02:20:39 PM
1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer
5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
6. Open Court - Carol Clippinger
7. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
8.  Taken - Edward Bloor
9.  How it happened in Peach Hill - Marthe Jocelyn
10.  The Diary of Pelly D - LJ Adlington
11. American Born Chinese - Gene Yang
12. The Sweet Far Thing - Libba Bray
13. Boy Toy - Barry Lyga
14. Dirty Work - Bell
15. Before I Die - Jenny Downham
16. Sisters in Sanity - Gayle Forman
17. Lessons from a Dead Girl - Knowles
18. The Missing Girl - Norma Fox Mazer
19. Prey - Lurlene McDaniel (what a piece of CRAP)
20. Teach Me - R.A. Nelson
21. Breathe my name - R.A. Nelson
22. Huge - Sasha Paley
23. Grl2grl: short fictions - Julie Anne Peters
24. Big Fat Manifesto - Susan Vaught
25. Puri Puri - Volume 1 (manga)
26. All we ever wanted was everything - Janelle Brown (an adult novel!)
27. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 1 (manga)
28. My so-called life goes on (yes, this was a novelization continuation of MSCL, and it was BAD)
29. Get Well Soon - Julie Halpern
30. Almost Alice - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
31. Twelve Long Months - Brian Malloy
32.  Life as we knew it - Susan Beth Pfeffer - what an awesome book!  Can't wait to read the sequel/companion novel.
33.  Sweethearts - Sara Zarr
34.  Crazy Hot - Melissa de la Cruz
35.  The adoration of Jenna Fox - Mary Pearson
36.  Dream Factory - Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler
37.  My Most Excellent Year: a novel of love, Marry Poppins, and Fenway Park - Steve Kluger (awesome!!!)
38  The Dead and the Gone - Susan Beth Pfeffer
39.  Manga Touch - Jacqueline Pearce
40.  Lopsided - Meredith Norton
41. Gert Garibaldi's Rants and Raves - Amber Kizer
42. Girl Stories - Lauren Weinstein
43.  Girl, Barely 15: Flirting for England - Sue Limb
44.  Princess Diaries Volume 8 - Princess on the Brink - Meg Cabot
45.  Lock and Key - Sarah Dessen
46.  Better than running at night - Hilary Frank
47.  Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 2
48. Fourth Comings - Megan McCafferty
49-51. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 3, 4, 5
52. Bird Lake Moon - Kevin Henkes
53. Chiggers - Hope Larson

54. Tips on having a gay (ex)-boyfriend - Carrie Jones
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on August 14, 2008, 02:48:57 PM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol
20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser
22. Praise - Andrew McGahan
23. 1988 - Andrew McGahan
24. Black Ajax - George MacDonald Fraser
25. Flashman in the Great Game - George MacDonald Fraser
26. Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
27. Age of Iron - JM Coetzee
28. Kent Airfields of the Second World War - Robin Brookes
29. In the Heart of the Country - JM Coetzee
30. The White Earth - Andrew McGahan
31. This Republic of Suffering - Drew Gilpin-Faust
32. Last Night At the Lobster - Stewart O'Nan
33. Quiet, Please: Dispatches From a Public Librarian - Scott Douglas
34. Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
35. Last Drinks - Andrew McGahan
36. Slouching Towards Gomorrah - Dan Savage
37. The Worms Can Carry Me To Heaven - Alan Warner
38. Bright, Shiny Morning - James Frey
39. Disgrace - JM Coetzee
40. Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn

41. Join Me - Danny Wallace
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on August 15, 2008, 12:25:53 PM
1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer
5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
6. Open Court - Carol Clippinger
7. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
8.  Taken - Edward Bloor
9.  How it happened in Peach Hill - Marthe Jocelyn
10.  The Diary of Pelly D - LJ Adlington
11. American Born Chinese - Gene Yang
12. The Sweet Far Thing - Libba Bray
13. Boy Toy - Barry Lyga
14. Dirty Work - Bell
15. Before I Die - Jenny Downham
16. Sisters in Sanity - Gayle Forman
17. Lessons from a Dead Girl - Knowles
18. The Missing Girl - Norma Fox Mazer
19. Prey - Lurlene McDaniel (what a piece of CRAP)
20. Teach Me - R.A. Nelson
21. Breathe my name - R.A. Nelson
22. Huge - Sasha Paley
23. Grl2grl: short fictions - Julie Anne Peters
24. Big Fat Manifesto - Susan Vaught
25. Puri Puri - Volume 1 (manga)
26. All we ever wanted was everything - Janelle Brown (an adult novel!)
27. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 1 (manga)
28. My so-called life goes on (yes, this was a novelization continuation of MSCL, and it was BAD)
29. Get Well Soon - Julie Halpern
30. Almost Alice - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
31. Twelve Long Months - Brian Malloy
32.  Life as we knew it - Susan Beth Pfeffer - what an awesome book!  Can't wait to read the sequel/companion novel.
33.  Sweethearts - Sara Zarr
34.  Crazy Hot - Melissa de la Cruz
35.  The adoration of Jenna Fox - Mary Pearson
36.  Dream Factory - Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler
37.  My Most Excellent Year: a novel of love, Marry Poppins, and Fenway Park - Steve Kluger (awesome!!!)
38  The Dead and the Gone - Susan Beth Pfeffer
39.  Manga Touch - Jacqueline Pearce
40.  Lopsided - Meredith Norton
41. Gert Garibaldi's Rants and Raves - Amber Kizer
42. Girl Stories - Lauren Weinstein
43.  Girl, Barely 15: Flirting for England - Sue Limb
44.  Princess Diaries Volume 8 - Princess on the Brink - Meg Cabot
45.  Lock and Key - Sarah Dessen
46.  Better than running at night - Hilary Frank
47.  Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 2
48. Fourth Comings - Megan McCafferty
49-51. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 3, 4, 5
52. Bird Lake Moon - Kevin Henkes
53. Chiggers - Hope Larson
54. Tips on having a gay (ex)-boyfriend - Carrie Jones

55. Boy Proof - Cecil Castelluccui
Title: Re: *Ahem. 25 Books in 2008.
Post by: c-lando on August 18, 2008, 09:10:54 AM
1. The Green Glass Sea - Ellen Klages
2. Money Wanders - Eric Dezenhall
3. Good Dog. Stay - Anna Quindlen
4. Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story - Chuck Klosterman - I loved this until the last 2 chapters. But, it's highly quotable in the beginning. Love + Modern Rock + Road-Trip-Brained Philosophy = Yay
5. The Dogs Who Found Me: What I've Learned from Pets Who Were Left Behind - Ken Foster
6. Echo Park - Michael Connelly
7. Belong to Me - Marisa de los Santos
8. LoveHampton - Sherri Rifkin
9. Lush Life - Richard Price
10. Dedication - Nicola Kraus & Emma McLaughlin
11. The Spare Wife - Alex Witchel
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on August 18, 2008, 12:05:44 PM
1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer
5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
6. Open Court - Carol Clippinger
7. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
8.  Taken - Edward Bloor
9.  How it happened in Peach Hill - Marthe Jocelyn
10.  The Diary of Pelly D - LJ Adlington
11. American Born Chinese - Gene Yang
12. The Sweet Far Thing - Libba Bray
13. Boy Toy - Barry Lyga
14. Dirty Work - Bell
15. Before I Die - Jenny Downham
16. Sisters in Sanity - Gayle Forman
17. Lessons from a Dead Girl - Knowles
18. The Missing Girl - Norma Fox Mazer
19. Prey - Lurlene McDaniel (what a piece of CRAP)
20. Teach Me - R.A. Nelson
21. Breathe my name - R.A. Nelson
22. Huge - Sasha Paley
23. Grl2grl: short fictions - Julie Anne Peters
24. Big Fat Manifesto - Susan Vaught
25. Puri Puri - Volume 1 (manga)
26. All we ever wanted was everything - Janelle Brown (an adult novel!)
27. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 1 (manga)
28. My so-called life goes on (yes, this was a novelization continuation of MSCL, and it was BAD)
29. Get Well Soon - Julie Halpern
30. Almost Alice - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
31. Twelve Long Months - Brian Malloy
32.  Life as we knew it - Susan Beth Pfeffer - what an awesome book!  Can't wait to read the sequel/companion novel.
33.  Sweethearts - Sara Zarr
34.  Crazy Hot - Melissa de la Cruz
35.  The adoration of Jenna Fox - Mary Pearson
36.  Dream Factory - Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler
37.  My Most Excellent Year: a novel of love, Marry Poppins, and Fenway Park - Steve Kluger (awesome!!!)
38  The Dead and the Gone - Susan Beth Pfeffer
39.  Manga Touch - Jacqueline Pearce
40.  Lopsided - Meredith Norton
41. Gert Garibaldi's Rants and Raves - Amber Kizer
42. Girl Stories - Lauren Weinstein
43.  Girl, Barely 15: Flirting for England - Sue Limb
44.  Princess Diaries Volume 8 - Princess on the Brink - Meg Cabot
45.  Lock and Key - Sarah Dessen
46.  Better than running at night - Hilary Frank
47.  Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 2
48. Fourth Comings - Megan McCafferty
49-51. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 3, 4, 5
52. Bird Lake Moon - Kevin Henkes
53. Chiggers - Hope Larson
54. Tips on having a gay (ex)-boyfriend - Carrie Jones
55. Boy Proof - Cecil Castelluccui

56.  Uprising - Margaret Peterson Haddix (good historical fiction for YAs!)
57.  Fun Home: A family tragicomic - Alison Bechdel
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on August 18, 2008, 09:03:54 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
39.  Good Enough--Paula Yoo
40.  The Redheaded Princess--Ann Rinaldi
41.  Where Are You Now?--Mary Higgins Clark
42.  Sundays at Tiffanys--James Patterson
43.  The Missing Girl--Norma Fox Mazer
44.  The Winter War--William Durbin
45.  Three Little Words: a memoir--Ashley Rhodes-Courter
46.  A Curse Dark As Gold--Elizabeth C. Bunce
47.  Spin the Bottle--Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
48.  Wake--Lisa McMann
49.  Comeback Season--Jennifer E. Smith
50.  Swine Not?: a novel pig tale--Jimmy Buffett
51.  You Know Where to Find Me--Rachel Cohn
52.  Princess Mia--Meg Cabot
53.  Skin Deep--E.M. Crane
54.  My Life, the Musical--Maryrose Wood
55.  Imaginary Enemy--Julie Gonzalez
56.  Fortunes of Indigo Skye--Deb Caletti
57.  Circle of Blood: a forensic mystery--Alane Ferguson
58.  My Name is Anne, She Said, Anne Frank--Jacqueline van Maarsen
59.  The Opposite of Love--Julie Buxbaum
60.  Seeing Me Naked--Liza Palmer
61.  Wish You Were Here--Catherine Clark
62.  The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks--E. Lockhart
63.  Pretty Face--Mary Hogan
64.  Pirates of the Retail Wasteland--Adam Selzer
65.  How to Be Bad--E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle
66.  And Sometimes Why--Rebecca Johnson
67.  Like A Thorn--Clara Vidal
68.  Audrey, Wait!--Robin Benway
69.  Sweethearts--Sara Zarr
70.  The Death of Jayson Porter--Jaime Adoff
71.  Sail--James Patterson
72.  Latent Powers of Dylan Fontaine--April Lurie
73.  Queen of Babble Gets Hitched--Meg Cabot
74.  The Carlyles--Annabelle Vestry
75.  LoveHampton--Sherri Rifkin
76.  Walk of the Spirits--Richie Tankersley Cusick
77.  Beach House--Jane Green
78.  When You Wish--Kristin Harmel
79.  Beneath My Mother's Feet--Amjed Qamar
80.  Strong and Sexy--Jill Shalvis
81.  Last Writes--Laura Levine
82.  Adoration of Jenna Fox--Mary E. Pearson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on August 19, 2008, 12:20:08 PM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich
17. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro
18. Too Much, Too Soon, Diana Barrymore
19. In Lust We Trust: Adventures in Adult Cinema, Gerrie Lim
20. Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Cass Elliot, Eddi Fiegel
21. Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion, Jennifer Saginor
22. Band Fags!, Frank Anthony Polito
23. His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina, Danielle Steel
24. Rear Window and Four Short Novels, Cornell Woolrich
25. Hairstyles of the Damned, Joe Meno
26. Boyos, Richard Marinick
27. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
28. New Moon, Stephenie Meyer

29. Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer

Good God, Bella Swan is annoying.

Quote from: redbobsled
Although I have some MAJOR problems with the entire Twilight series for which I once got a big beatdown on a YA librarian listserv.Β  I think the author is sort of advocating for her own Mormon morality through these books.

I have some thoughts on this, but am waiting to finish the series before saying anything one way or the other.

Onward to Breaking Dawn!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on August 25, 2008, 09:02:58 AM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol
20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser
22. Praise - Andrew McGahan
23. 1988 - Andrew McGahan
24. Black Ajax - George MacDonald Fraser
25. Flashman in the Great Game - George MacDonald Fraser
26. Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
27. Age of Iron - JM Coetzee
28. Kent Airfields of the Second World War - Robin Brookes
29. In the Heart of the Country - JM Coetzee
30. The White Earth - Andrew McGahan
31. This Republic of Suffering - Drew Gilpin-Faust
32. Last Night At the Lobster - Stewart O'Nan
33. Quiet, Please: Dispatches From a Public Librarian - Scott Douglas
34. Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
35. Last Drinks - Andrew McGahan
36. Slouching Towards Gomorrah - Dan Savage
37. The Worms Can Carry Me To Heaven - Alan Warner
38. Bright, Shiny Morning - James Frey
39. Disgrace - JM Coetzee
40. Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn
41. Join Me - Danny Wallace

42. The Darling - Russell Banks
Title: Re: *Ahem. 25 Books in 2008.
Post by: c-lando on August 27, 2008, 10:39:59 AM
1. The Green Glass Sea - Ellen Klages
2. Money Wanders - Eric Dezenhall
3. Good Dog. Stay - Anna Quindlen
4. Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story - Chuck Klosterman - I loved this until the last 2 chapters. But, it's highly quotable in the beginning. Love + Modern Rock + Road-Trip-Brained Philosophy = Yay
5. The Dogs Who Found Me: What I've Learned from Pets Who Were Left Behind - Ken Foster
6. Echo Park - Michael Connelly
7. Belong to Me - Marisa de los Santos
8. LoveHampton - Sherri Rifkin
9. Lush Life - Richard Price
10. Dedication - Nicola Kraus & Emma McLaughlin
11. The Spare Wife - Alex Witchel
12. Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter - Phoebe Damrosch
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on August 28, 2008, 12:37:10 AM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
39.  Good Enough--Paula Yoo
40.  The Redheaded Princess--Ann Rinaldi
41.  Where Are You Now?--Mary Higgins Clark
42.  Sundays at Tiffanys--James Patterson
43.  The Missing Girl--Norma Fox Mazer
44.  The Winter War--William Durbin
45.  Three Little Words: a memoir--Ashley Rhodes-Courter
46.  A Curse Dark As Gold--Elizabeth C. Bunce
47.  Spin the Bottle--Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
48.  Wake--Lisa McMann
49.  Comeback Season--Jennifer E. Smith
50.  Swine Not?: a novel pig tale--Jimmy Buffett
51.  You Know Where to Find Me--Rachel Cohn
52.  Princess Mia--Meg Cabot
53.  Skin Deep--E.M. Crane
54.  My Life, the Musical--Maryrose Wood
55.  Imaginary Enemy--Julie Gonzalez
56.  Fortunes of Indigo Skye--Deb Caletti
57.  Circle of Blood: a forensic mystery--Alane Ferguson
58.  My Name is Anne, She Said, Anne Frank--Jacqueline van Maarsen
59.  The Opposite of Love--Julie Buxbaum
60.  Seeing Me Naked--Liza Palmer
61.  Wish You Were Here--Catherine Clark
62.  The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks--E. Lockhart
63.  Pretty Face--Mary Hogan
64.  Pirates of the Retail Wasteland--Adam Selzer
65.  How to Be Bad--E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle
66.  And Sometimes Why--Rebecca Johnson
67.  Like A Thorn--Clara Vidal
68.  Audrey, Wait!--Robin Benway
69.  Sweethearts--Sara Zarr
70.  The Death of Jayson Porter--Jaime Adoff
71.  Sail--James Patterson
72.  Latent Powers of Dylan Fontaine--April Lurie
73.  Queen of Babble Gets Hitched--Meg Cabot
74.  The Carlyles--Annabelle Vestry
75.  LoveHampton--Sherri Rifkin
76.  Walk of the Spirits--Richie Tankersley Cusick
77.  Beach House--Jane Green
78.  When You Wish--Kristin Harmel
79.  Beneath My Mother's Feet--Amjed Qamar
80.  Strong and Sexy--Jill Shalvis
81.  Last Writes--Laura Levine
82.  Adoration of Jenna Fox--Mary E. Pearson
83.  Suck It Up--Brian Meehl
84.  The Final Warning--James Patterson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on August 28, 2008, 02:51:39 PM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol
20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser
22. Praise - Andrew McGahan
23. 1988 - Andrew McGahan
24. Black Ajax - George MacDonald Fraser
25. Flashman in the Great Game - George MacDonald Fraser
26. Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
27. Age of Iron - JM Coetzee
28. Kent Airfields of the Second World War - Robin Brookes
29. In the Heart of the Country - JM Coetzee
30. The White Earth - Andrew McGahan
31. This Republic of Suffering - Drew Gilpin-Faust
32. Last Night At the Lobster - Stewart O'Nan
33. Quiet, Please: Dispatches From a Public Librarian - Scott Douglas
34. Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
35. Last Drinks - Andrew McGahan
36. Slouching Towards Gomorrah - Dan Savage
37. The Worms Can Carry Me To Heaven - Alan Warner
38. Bright, Shiny Morning - James Frey
39. Disgrace - JM Coetzee
40. Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn
41. Join Me - Danny Wallace
42. The Darling - Russell Banks

43. In Search of the La's: A Secret Liverpool - MW Macefield
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: c-lando on August 28, 2008, 03:03:50 PM
43. In Search of my Car Stereo: A Secret Liverpool - MW Macefield

Fix'd that before CR could...
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on August 28, 2008, 11:53:23 PM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich
17. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro
18. Too Much, Too Soon, Diana Barrymore
19. In Lust We Trust: Adventures in Adult Cinema, Gerrie Lim
20. Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Cass Elliot, Eddi Fiegel
21. Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion, Jennifer Saginor
22. Band Fags!, Frank Anthony Polito
23. His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina, Danielle Steel
24. Rear Window and Four Short Novels, Cornell Woolrich
25. Hairstyles of the Damned, Joe Meno
26. Boyos, Richard Marinick
27. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
28. New Moon, Stephenie Meyer
29. Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer

30. Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer

Was a bit disappointed in this last book in the Twilight series, which is why it took me so long to get through it (compared to the other titles).
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on August 29, 2008, 12:27:03 AM
1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer
5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
6. Open Court - Carol Clippinger
7. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
8.  Taken - Edward Bloor
9.  How it happened in Peach Hill - Marthe Jocelyn
10.  The Diary of Pelly D - LJ Adlington
11. American Born Chinese - Gene Yang
12. The Sweet Far Thing - Libba Bray
13. Boy Toy - Barry Lyga
14. Dirty Work - Bell
15. Before I Die - Jenny Downham
16. Sisters in Sanity - Gayle Forman
17. Lessons from a Dead Girl - Knowles
18. The Missing Girl - Norma Fox Mazer
19. Prey - Lurlene McDaniel (what a piece of CRAP)
20. Teach Me - R.A. Nelson
21. Breathe my name - R.A. Nelson
22. Huge - Sasha Paley
23. Grl2grl: short fictions - Julie Anne Peters
24. Big Fat Manifesto - Susan Vaught
25. Puri Puri - Volume 1 (manga)
26. All we ever wanted was everything - Janelle Brown (an adult novel!)
27. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 1 (manga)
28. My so-called life goes on (yes, this was a novelization continuation of MSCL, and it was BAD)
29. Get Well Soon - Julie Halpern
30. Almost Alice - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
31. Twelve Long Months - Brian Malloy
32.  Life as we knew it - Susan Beth Pfeffer - what an awesome book!  Can't wait to read the sequel/companion novel.
33.  Sweethearts - Sara Zarr
34.  Crazy Hot - Melissa de la Cruz
35.  The adoration of Jenna Fox - Mary Pearson
36.  Dream Factory - Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler
37.  My Most Excellent Year: a novel of love, Marry Poppins, and Fenway Park - Steve Kluger (awesome!!!)
38  The Dead and the Gone - Susan Beth Pfeffer
39.  Manga Touch - Jacqueline Pearce
40.  Lopsided - Meredith Norton
41. Gert Garibaldi's Rants and Raves - Amber Kizer
42. Girl Stories - Lauren Weinstein
43.  Girl, Barely 15: Flirting for England - Sue Limb
44.  Princess Diaries Volume 8 - Princess on the Brink - Meg Cabot
45.  Lock and Key - Sarah Dessen
46.  Better than running at night - Hilary Frank
47.  Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 2
48. Fourth Comings - Megan McCafferty
49-51. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 3, 4, 5
52. Bird Lake Moon - Kevin Henkes
53. Chiggers - Hope Larson
54. Tips on having a gay (ex)-boyfriend - Carrie Jones
55. Boy Proof - Cecil Castelluccui
56.  Uprising - Margaret Peterson Haddix (good historical fiction for YAs!)
57.  Fun Home: A family tragicomic - Alison Bechdel

58.  Awkward and Definition - Ariel Schrag
59.  Potential - Ariel Schrag
60.  All we Know of Heaven - Jacquelyn Mitchard (ho-hum.)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 29, 2008, 09:38:30 AM
Quote
1 • Scott Adams - Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain - Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice
2 • Anna Quindlen - Good Dog. Stay
3 • Bill Shapiro - Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See
4 • Dan Kennedy - Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
5 • Sam Bourne - The Righteous Men
6 • Melody Petersen - Our Daily Meds
7 • Rupert Everett - Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins
8 • David Giffels - All the Way Home - Building a Family in a Falling-Down House
9 • John Grisham - The Brethren
10 • Jim Holt - Stop Me If You've Heard This - A History and Philosophy of Jokes
11 • Josh Ozersky - The Hamburger
adding
12 • Alson Bass - Side Effects - A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial
Yet more proof how big pharma, the FDA and a bunch of doctors and chemists don't care about anything to do with the nation's health other than the money that can be made.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on August 29, 2008, 12:41:33 PM
30. Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer

Was a bit disappointed in this last book in the Twilight series, which is why it took me so long to get through it (compared to the other titles).

I'm listening to the unabridged CD version in my car, so it might be awhile before I finish.  I just started disc 7 or about 17 this morning.  So far, I don't really enjoy the switching off to Jacob's point of view.  But once we've all finished this one, we must discuss.  I can't stop finding the religious/moral symbolism, and it's driving me crazy.  I may be reading way too much into it, but still.....
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on August 29, 2008, 01:35:02 PM
30. Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer

Was a bit disappointed in this last book in the Twilight series, which is why it took me so long to get through it (compared to the other titles).

I'm listening to the unabridged CD version in my car, so it might be awhile before I finish.  I just started disc 7 or about 17 this morning.  So far, I don't really enjoy the switching off to Jacob's point of view.  But once we've all finished this one, we must discuss.  I can't stop finding the religious/moral symbolism, and it's driving me crazy.  I may be reading way too much into it, but still.....

Yes, yes! Please post something or PM me when you're done b/c I NEED to talk about it.

My oldest sister has been a member of the Mormon church for 37 years. I've been to every kind of LDS church event you can imagine (with the exception of the secret marriage "sealing" ceremonies in the temple) and, like you, I see correlations to the LDS faith throughout the Stephenie Meyer books. The kicker for me will be to see if my sister is as vehemently opposed to the Twilight series as she is to Harry Potter.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on September 01, 2008, 07:16:07 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
39.  Good Enough--Paula Yoo
40.  The Redheaded Princess--Ann Rinaldi
41.  Where Are You Now?--Mary Higgins Clark
42.  Sundays at Tiffanys--James Patterson
43.  The Missing Girl--Norma Fox Mazer
44.  The Winter War--William Durbin
45.  Three Little Words: a memoir--Ashley Rhodes-Courter
46.  A Curse Dark As Gold--Elizabeth C. Bunce
47.  Spin the Bottle--Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
48.  Wake--Lisa McMann
49.  Comeback Season--Jennifer E. Smith
50.  Swine Not?: a novel pig tale--Jimmy Buffett
51.  You Know Where to Find Me--Rachel Cohn
52.  Princess Mia--Meg Cabot
53.  Skin Deep--E.M. Crane
54.  My Life, the Musical--Maryrose Wood
55.  Imaginary Enemy--Julie Gonzalez
56.  Fortunes of Indigo Skye--Deb Caletti
57.  Circle of Blood: a forensic mystery--Alane Ferguson
58.  My Name is Anne, She Said, Anne Frank--Jacqueline van Maarsen
59.  The Opposite of Love--Julie Buxbaum
60.  Seeing Me Naked--Liza Palmer
61.  Wish You Were Here--Catherine Clark
62.  The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks--E. Lockhart
63.  Pretty Face--Mary Hogan
64.  Pirates of the Retail Wasteland--Adam Selzer
65.  How to Be Bad--E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle
66.  And Sometimes Why--Rebecca Johnson
67.  Like A Thorn--Clara Vidal
68.  Audrey, Wait!--Robin Benway
69.  Sweethearts--Sara Zarr
70.  The Death of Jayson Porter--Jaime Adoff
71.  Sail--James Patterson
72.  Latent Powers of Dylan Fontaine--April Lurie
73.  Queen of Babble Gets Hitched--Meg Cabot
74.  The Carlyles--Annabelle Vestry
75.  LoveHampton--Sherri Rifkin
76.  Walk of the Spirits--Richie Tankersley Cusick
77.  Beach House--Jane Green
78.  When You Wish--Kristin Harmel
79.  Beneath My Mother's Feet--Amjed Qamar
80.  Strong and Sexy--Jill Shalvis
81.  Last Writes--Laura Levine
82.  Adoration of Jenna Fox--Mary E. Pearson
83.  Suck It Up--Brian Meehl
84.  The Final Warning--James Patterson
85.  The Fold--An Na
86.  The Last Single Woman in America--Cindy Guidry
87.  Don't You Forget About Me--Jancee Dunn
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: kcneon on September 02, 2008, 12:51:50 PM
1  Touching from a Distance: Ian Curtis & Joy Division - Deborah Curtis
2  The Conspiracy Club - Jonathan Kellerman
3  Days of Drums - Philip Shelby
4  Good in Bed - Jennifer Weiner
5  The Woman Who Walked into Doors - Roddy Doyle
6  George Muller: Delighted in God - Roger Steer
7  Radio On - Sarah Vowell
8  Petal Pusher - Laurie Lindeen
9  Pete Doherty: Last of the Rock Romantics - Alex Hannaford
10 Gold - Dan Rhodes
11 Declassified: 50 Top-Secret Documents That Changed History - Thomas B. Allen

Currently Reading
Peter Jennings: A Reporter's Life
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Rafe on September 02, 2008, 05:04:40 PM
I've read a lot of cracking books so far this year, but I've mislaid the archaic PC they were listed on. Well it's not mislaid, it blew up. I'll add to my list here once I can remember them all.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on September 04, 2008, 08:54:46 PM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol
20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser
22. Praise - Andrew McGahan
23. 1988 - Andrew McGahan
24. Black Ajax - George MacDonald Fraser
25. Flashman in the Great Game - George MacDonald Fraser
26. Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
27. Age of Iron - JM Coetzee
28. Kent Airfields of the Second World War - Robin Brookes
29. In the Heart of the Country - JM Coetzee
30. The White Earth - Andrew McGahan
31. This Republic of Suffering - Drew Gilpin-Faust
32. Last Night At the Lobster - Stewart O'Nan
33. Quiet, Please: Dispatches From a Public Librarian - Scott Douglas
34. Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
35. Last Drinks - Andrew McGahan
36. Slouching Towards Gomorrah - Dan Savage
37. The Worms Can Carry Me To Heaven - Alan Warner
38. Bright, Shiny Morning - James Frey
39. Disgrace - JM Coetzee
40. Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn
41. Join Me - Danny Wallace
42. The Darling - Russell Banks
43. In Search of the La's: A Secret Liverpool - MW Macefield

44. When You're Engulfed By Flames - David Sedaris
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on September 04, 2008, 09:38:39 PM
1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer
5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
6. Open Court - Carol Clippinger
7. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
8.  Taken - Edward Bloor
9.  How it happened in Peach Hill - Marthe Jocelyn
10.  The Diary of Pelly D - LJ Adlington
11. American Born Chinese - Gene Yang
12. The Sweet Far Thing - Libba Bray
13. Boy Toy - Barry Lyga
14. Dirty Work - Bell
15. Before I Die - Jenny Downham
16. Sisters in Sanity - Gayle Forman
17. Lessons from a Dead Girl - Knowles
18. The Missing Girl - Norma Fox Mazer
19. Prey - Lurlene McDaniel (what a piece of CRAP)
20. Teach Me - R.A. Nelson
21. Breathe my name - R.A. Nelson
22. Huge - Sasha Paley
23. Grl2grl: short fictions - Julie Anne Peters
24. Big Fat Manifesto - Susan Vaught
25. Puri Puri - Volume 1 (manga)
26. All we ever wanted was everything - Janelle Brown (an adult novel!)
27. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 1 (manga)
28. My so-called life goes on (yes, this was a novelization continuation of MSCL, and it was BAD)
29. Get Well Soon - Julie Halpern
30. Almost Alice - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
31. Twelve Long Months - Brian Malloy
32.  Life as we knew it - Susan Beth Pfeffer - what an awesome book!  Can't wait to read the sequel/companion novel.
33.  Sweethearts - Sara Zarr
34.  Crazy Hot - Melissa de la Cruz
35.  The adoration of Jenna Fox - Mary Pearson
36.  Dream Factory - Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler
37.  My Most Excellent Year: a novel of love, Marry Poppins, and Fenway Park - Steve Kluger (awesome!!!)
38  The Dead and the Gone - Susan Beth Pfeffer
39.  Manga Touch - Jacqueline Pearce
40.  Lopsided - Meredith Norton
41. Gert Garibaldi's Rants and Raves - Amber Kizer
42. Girl Stories - Lauren Weinstein
43.  Girl, Barely 15: Flirting for England - Sue Limb
44.  Princess Diaries Volume 8 - Princess on the Brink - Meg Cabot
45.  Lock and Key - Sarah Dessen
46.  Better than running at night - Hilary Frank
47.  Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 2
48. Fourth Comings - Megan McCafferty
49-51. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 3, 4, 5
52. Bird Lake Moon - Kevin Henkes
53. Chiggers - Hope Larson
54. Tips on having a gay (ex)-boyfriend - Carrie Jones
55. Boy Proof - Cecil Castelluccui
56.  Uprising - Margaret Peterson Haddix (good historical fiction for YAs!)
57.  Fun Home: A family tragicomic - Alison Bechdel
58.  Awkward and Definition - Ariel Schrag
59.  Potential - Ariel Schrag
60.  All we Know of Heaven - Jacquelyn Mitchard (ho-hum.)

61.  Feathered - Laura Kasischke
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Cockney Rebel on September 05, 2008, 10:06:23 AM
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1 • Scott Adams - Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain - Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice
2 • Anna Quindlen - Good Dog. Stay
3 • Bill Shapiro - Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See
4 • Dan Kennedy - Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
5 • Sam Bourne - The Righteous Men
6 • Melody Petersen - Our Daily Meds
7 • Rupert Everett - Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins
8 • David Giffels - All the Way Home - Building a Family in a Falling-Down House
9 • John Grisham - The Brethren
10 • Jim Holt - Stop Me If You've Heard This - A History and Philosophy of Jokes
11 • Josh Ozersky - The Hamburger
12 • Alison Bass - Side Effects - A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial
adding
13 • Joshua M Greenberg - From Betamax to Blockbuster - Video Stores and the Invention of Movies on Video
Terribly executed book on what should have been a fascinating tale. Obvious the author did next to NO research preferring to rely just on his and his friends skewed memories.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on September 05, 2008, 01:19:29 PM
1. What my girlfriend doesn't know - Sonya Sones
2. Songs without words - Ann Packer
3.  Long Live the Queen - Ellen Emerson White (a re-read)
4. The Nannies - Melody Mayer
5. Ben and the Sudden too-big family - Colby Rodowsky
6. Open Court - Carol Clippinger
7. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta
8.  Taken - Edward Bloor
9.  How it happened in Peach Hill - Marthe Jocelyn
10.  The Diary of Pelly D - LJ Adlington
11. American Born Chinese - Gene Yang
12. The Sweet Far Thing - Libba Bray
13. Boy Toy - Barry Lyga
14. Dirty Work - Bell
15. Before I Die - Jenny Downham
16. Sisters in Sanity - Gayle Forman
17. Lessons from a Dead Girl - Knowles
18. The Missing Girl - Norma Fox Mazer
19. Prey - Lurlene McDaniel (what a piece of CRAP)
20. Teach Me - R.A. Nelson
21. Breathe my name - R.A. Nelson
22. Huge - Sasha Paley
23. Grl2grl: short fictions - Julie Anne Peters
24. Big Fat Manifesto - Susan Vaught
25. Puri Puri - Volume 1 (manga)
26. All we ever wanted was everything - Janelle Brown (an adult novel!)
27. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 1 (manga)
28. My so-called life goes on (yes, this was a novelization continuation of MSCL, and it was BAD)
29. Get Well Soon - Julie Halpern
30. Almost Alice - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
31. Twelve Long Months - Brian Malloy
32.  Life as we knew it - Susan Beth Pfeffer - what an awesome book!  Can't wait to read the sequel/companion novel.
33.  Sweethearts - Sara Zarr
34.  Crazy Hot - Melissa de la Cruz
35.  The adoration of Jenna Fox - Mary Pearson
36.  Dream Factory - Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler
37.  My Most Excellent Year: a novel of love, Marry Poppins, and Fenway Park - Steve Kluger (awesome!!!)
38  The Dead and the Gone - Susan Beth Pfeffer
39.  Manga Touch - Jacqueline Pearce
40.  Lopsided - Meredith Norton
41. Gert Garibaldi's Rants and Raves - Amber Kizer
42. Girl Stories - Lauren Weinstein
43.  Girl, Barely 15: Flirting for England - Sue Limb
44.  Princess Diaries Volume 8 - Princess on the Brink - Meg Cabot
45.  Lock and Key - Sarah Dessen
46.  Better than running at night - Hilary Frank
47.  Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 2
48. Fourth Comings - Megan McCafferty
49-51. Naoki Urasawa's Monster - Volume 3, 4, 5
52. Bird Lake Moon - Kevin Henkes
53. Chiggers - Hope Larson
54. Tips on having a gay (ex)-boyfriend - Carrie Jones
55. Boy Proof - Cecil Castelluccui
56.  Uprising - Margaret Peterson Haddix (good historical fiction for YAs!)
57.  Fun Home: A family tragicomic - Alison Bechdel
58.  Awkward and Definition - Ariel Schrag
59.  Potential - Ariel Schrag
60.  All we Know of Heaven - Jacquelyn Mitchard (ho-hum.)
61.  Feathered - Laura Kasischke

62.  Parrotfish - Ellen Wittlinger
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on September 05, 2008, 11:00:18 PM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich
17. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro
18. Too Much, Too Soon, Diana Barrymore
19. In Lust We Trust: Adventures in Adult Cinema, Gerrie Lim
20. Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Cass Elliot, Eddi Fiegel
21. Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion, Jennifer Saginor
22. Band Fags!, Frank Anthony Polito
23. His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina, Danielle Steel
24. Rear Window and Four Short Novels, Cornell Woolrich
25. Hairstyles of the Damned, Joe Meno
26. Boyos, Richard Marinick
27. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
28. New Moon, Stephenie Meyer
29. Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer
30. Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer

31. You're Lucky You're Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom, Phil Rosenthal
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on September 07, 2008, 12:32:40 AM
63.  Story of a Girl - Sara Zarr
64.  Leftovers - Laura Wiess (her books are kind of emotionally rough to read.  JEEZ!!)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: c-lando on September 09, 2008, 12:55:49 PM
87.  Don't You Forget About Me--Jancee Dunn
I can't WAIT to read this!! How was it?!?!?!?
Title: Re: *Ahem. 25 Books in 2008.
Post by: c-lando on September 09, 2008, 12:57:19 PM
1. The Green Glass Sea - Ellen Klages
2. Money Wanders - Eric Dezenhall
3. Good Dog. Stay - Anna Quindlen
4. Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story - Chuck Klosterman - I loved this until the last 2 chapters. But, it's highly quotable in the beginning. Love + Modern Rock + Road-Trip-Brained Philosophy = Yay
5. The Dogs Who Found Me: What I've Learned from Pets Who Were Left Behind - Ken Foster
6. Echo Park - Michael Connelly
7. Belong to Me - Marisa de los Santos
8. LoveHampton - Sherri Rifkin
9. Lush Life - Richard Price
10. Dedication - Nicola Kraus & Emma McLaughlin
11. The Spare Wife - Alex Witchel
12. Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter - Phoebe Damrosch
13. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea - Chelsea Handler
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on September 11, 2008, 10:17:58 PM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol
20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser
22. Praise - Andrew McGahan
23. 1988 - Andrew McGahan
24. Black Ajax - George MacDonald Fraser
25. Flashman in the Great Game - George MacDonald Fraser
26. Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
27. Age of Iron - JM Coetzee
28. Kent Airfields of the Second World War - Robin Brookes
29. In the Heart of the Country - JM Coetzee
30. The White Earth - Andrew McGahan
31. This Republic of Suffering - Drew Gilpin-Faust
32. Last Night At the Lobster - Stewart O'Nan
33. Quiet, Please: Dispatches From a Public Librarian - Scott Douglas
34. Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
35. Last Drinks - Andrew McGahan
36. Slouching Towards Gomorrah - Dan Savage
37. The Worms Can Carry Me To Heaven - Alan Warner
38. Bright, Shiny Morning - James Frey
39. Disgrace - JM Coetzee
40. Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn
41. Join Me - Danny Wallace
42. The Darling - Russell Banks
43. In Search of the La's: A Secret Liverpool - MW Macefield
44. When You're Engulfed By Flames - David Sedaris


45. Sweet Hereafter - Russell Banks
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on September 12, 2008, 12:26:34 PM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro
6. Apronisms by EllynAnne Geisel
7. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
8. The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee by Thomas William Humes
9. Portraits of Conflict: a Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War by Richard B. McCaslin
11. Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
12. Transmetropolitan Vol. 2 - Lust For Life by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
13. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
14. Bar Flower by Lea Jacobson
15. Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed by Paul Trynka
16. Deaf Sentence by David Lodge
17. The American Resting Place by Marilyn Yalom
18. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
19. Casualty Figures: How Five Men Survived World War One by Michele Barrett
20. Creepers by Joanne Dahme
21. The Lost Life of Eva Braun by Angela Lambert
22. All the Way Home by David Giffels
23. Red Carpets & Other Banana Skins by Rupert Everett
24. Mantids by Ron Dakron
25. Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles
26. Echoes of a Native Land by Serge Schmemann
At this point there is no way I am going to reach 50 by the end of the year, so I've said "f*ck it, I'm reading a good, long ass book."
Currently reading:
27. King's Mountain and It's Heroes by Lyman Draper.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on September 12, 2008, 06:18:52 PM
87.  Don't You Forget About Me--Jancee Dunn
I can't WAIT to read this!! How was it?!?!?!?
Sorry, didn't see this til today.  It was pretty good.  The theme of revisiting your high school years, crushes,friends, etc back in the 80s was completely up my alley, and I could definitely relate to Lily's actions as she thinks back to those days.  On the other hand, Lily's current life situations and the way she handled many of them got to be a bit annoying.  She was a bit too passive in taking control of her life, but finally did get around to getting it together.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on September 12, 2008, 06:20:52 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
39.  Good Enough--Paula Yoo
40.  The Redheaded Princess--Ann Rinaldi
41.  Where Are You Now?--Mary Higgins Clark
42.  Sundays at Tiffanys--James Patterson
43.  The Missing Girl--Norma Fox Mazer
44.  The Winter War--William Durbin
45.  Three Little Words: a memoir--Ashley Rhodes-Courter
46.  A Curse Dark As Gold--Elizabeth C. Bunce
47.  Spin the Bottle--Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
48.  Wake--Lisa McMann
49.  Comeback Season--Jennifer E. Smith
50.  Swine Not?: a novel pig tale--Jimmy Buffett
51.  You Know Where to Find Me--Rachel Cohn
52.  Princess Mia--Meg Cabot
53.  Skin Deep--E.M. Crane
54.  My Life, the Musical--Maryrose Wood
55.  Imaginary Enemy--Julie Gonzalez
56.  Fortunes of Indigo Skye--Deb Caletti
57.  Circle of Blood: a forensic mystery--Alane Ferguson
58.  My Name is Anne, She Said, Anne Frank--Jacqueline van Maarsen
59.  The Opposite of Love--Julie Buxbaum
60.  Seeing Me Naked--Liza Palmer
61.  Wish You Were Here--Catherine Clark
62.  The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks--E. Lockhart
63.  Pretty Face--Mary Hogan
64.  Pirates of the Retail Wasteland--Adam Selzer
65.  How to Be Bad--E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle
66.  And Sometimes Why--Rebecca Johnson
67.  Like A Thorn--Clara Vidal
68.  Audrey, Wait!--Robin Benway
69.  Sweethearts--Sara Zarr
70.  The Death of Jayson Porter--Jaime Adoff
71.  Sail--James Patterson
72.  Latent Powers of Dylan Fontaine--April Lurie
73.  Queen of Babble Gets Hitched--Meg Cabot
74.  The Carlyles--Annabelle Vestry
75.  LoveHampton--Sherri Rifkin
76.  Walk of the Spirits--Richie Tankersley Cusick
77.  Beach House--Jane Green
78.  When You Wish--Kristin Harmel
79.  Beneath My Mother's Feet--Amjed Qamar
80.  Strong and Sexy--Jill Shalvis
81.  Last Writes--Laura Levine
82.  Adoration of Jenna Fox--Mary E. Pearson
83.  Suck It Up--Brian Meehl
84.  The Final Warning--James Patterson
85.  The Fold--An Na
86.  The Last Single Woman in America--Cindy Guidry
87.  Don't You Forget About Me--Jancee Dunn
88.  Debbie Harry Sings in French--Meagan Brothers
89.  Rumors: a Luxe novel--Anna Godbersen
90.  Airhead--Meg Cabot
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on September 14, 2008, 09:16:12 PM
65.  Sleep Toward Heaven - Amanda Eyre Ward
66.  The Other Sister - S.T. Underdahl
67.  Go Figure - Jo Edwards
(I was in Wyoming for 5 days with no TV, so lots of reading occurred!)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on September 18, 2008, 08:57:20 AM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich
17. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro
18. Too Much, Too Soon, Diana Barrymore
19. In Lust We Trust: Adventures in Adult Cinema, Gerrie Lim
20. Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Cass Elliot, Eddi Fiegel
21. Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion, Jennifer Saginor
22. Band Fags!, Frank Anthony Polito
23. His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina, Danielle Steel
24. Rear Window and Four Short Novels, Cornell Woolrich
25. Hairstyles of the Damned, Joe Meno
26. Boyos, Richard Marinick
27. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
28. New Moon, Stephenie Meyer
29. Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer
30. Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer
31. You're Lucky You're Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom, Phil Rosenthal

32. Swan Peak, James Lee Burke
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on September 19, 2008, 10:20:55 AM
Well, there's no way I make it to 50 but here's what I have so far:

1. Slam - Nick Hornby
2. War Reporting for Cowards - Chris Ayers
3. Alternadad - Neal Pollack
4. Paperboy: Confessions of a Future Engineer - Henry Petroski
5. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War - Max Brooks
6. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Freakonomics: Dubner & Levitt - I did not find this to be anymore than a huge essay on trival facts and well constructed, but difficult to prove hypothesis. No more financial books for awhile.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on September 19, 2008, 12:54:47 PM
68.  A Room on Lorelai Street - Mary Pearson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on September 21, 2008, 03:08:18 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
39.  Good Enough--Paula Yoo
40.  The Redheaded Princess--Ann Rinaldi
41.  Where Are You Now?--Mary Higgins Clark
42.  Sundays at Tiffanys--James Patterson
43.  The Missing Girl--Norma Fox Mazer
44.  The Winter War--William Durbin
45.  Three Little Words: a memoir--Ashley Rhodes-Courter
46.  A Curse Dark As Gold--Elizabeth C. Bunce
47.  Spin the Bottle--Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
48.  Wake--Lisa McMann
49.  Comeback Season--Jennifer E. Smith
50.  Swine Not?: a novel pig tale--Jimmy Buffett
51.  You Know Where to Find Me--Rachel Cohn
52.  Princess Mia--Meg Cabot
53.  Skin Deep--E.M. Crane
54.  My Life, the Musical--Maryrose Wood
55.  Imaginary Enemy--Julie Gonzalez
56.  Fortunes of Indigo Skye--Deb Caletti
57.  Circle of Blood: a forensic mystery--Alane Ferguson
58.  My Name is Anne, She Said, Anne Frank--Jacqueline van Maarsen
59.  The Opposite of Love--Julie Buxbaum
60.  Seeing Me Naked--Liza Palmer
61.  Wish You Were Here--Catherine Clark
62.  The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks--E. Lockhart
63.  Pretty Face--Mary Hogan
64.  Pirates of the Retail Wasteland--Adam Selzer
65.  How to Be Bad--E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle
66.  And Sometimes Why--Rebecca Johnson
67.  Like A Thorn--Clara Vidal
68.  Audrey, Wait!--Robin Benway
69.  Sweethearts--Sara Zarr
70.  The Death of Jayson Porter--Jaime Adoff
71.  Sail--James Patterson
72.  Latent Powers of Dylan Fontaine--April Lurie
73.  Queen of Babble Gets Hitched--Meg Cabot
74.  The Carlyles--Annabelle Vestry
75.  LoveHampton--Sherri Rifkin
76.  Walk of the Spirits--Richie Tankersley Cusick
77.  Beach House--Jane Green
78.  When You Wish--Kristin Harmel
79.  Beneath My Mother's Feet--Amjed Qamar
80.  Strong and Sexy--Jill Shalvis
81.  Last Writes--Laura Levine
82.  Adoration of Jenna Fox--Mary E. Pearson
83.  Suck It Up--Brian Meehl
84.  The Final Warning--James Patterson
85.  The Fold--An Na
86.  The Last Single Woman in America--Cindy Guidry
87.  Don't You Forget About Me--Jancee Dunn
88.  Debbie Harry Sings in French--Meagan Brothers
89.  Rumors: a Luxe novel--Anna Godbersen
90.  Airhead--Meg Cabot
91.  Any Way You Want It--Kathy Love
92.  Frenemies--Megan Crane
93.  My Most Excellent Year:  A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park--Steve Kluger
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on September 22, 2008, 11:07:31 AM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro
6. Apronisms by EllynAnne Geisel
7. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
8. The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee by Thomas William Humes
9. Portraits of Conflict: a Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War by Richard B. McCaslin
11. Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
12. Transmetropolitan Vol. 2 - Lust For Life by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
13. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
14. Bar Flower by Lea Jacobson
15. Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed by Paul Trynka
16. Deaf Sentence by David Lodge
17. The American Resting Place by Marilyn Yalom
18. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
19. Casualty Figures: How Five Men Survived World War One by Michele Barrett
20. Creepers by Joanne Dahme
21. The Lost Life of Eva Braun by Angela Lambert
22. All the Way Home by David Giffels
23. Red Carpets & Other Banana Skins by Rupert Everett
24. Mantids by Ron Dakron
25. Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles
26. Echoes of a Native Land by Serge Schmemann
Adding:
27. Honeysuckle House by Andrea Cheng
Still reading:
28. King's Mountain and It's Heroes by Lyman Draper.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on September 22, 2008, 09:56:41 PM

93.  My Most Excellent Year:  A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park--Steve Kluger

What did you think?  One person I recommended this to stopped reading it 50 pages from the end because he decided he didn't like any of the characters.  I couldn't even believe it.  I really liked this one a lot.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on September 23, 2008, 10:05:11 AM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol
20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser
22. Praise - Andrew McGahan
23. 1988 - Andrew McGahan
24. Black Ajax - George MacDonald Fraser
25. Flashman in the Great Game - George MacDonald Fraser
26. Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
27. Age of Iron - JM Coetzee
28. Kent Airfields of the Second World War - Robin Brookes
29. In the Heart of the Country - JM Coetzee
30. The White Earth - Andrew McGahan
31. This Republic of Suffering - Drew Gilpin-Faust
32. Last Night At the Lobster - Stewart O'Nan
33. Quiet, Please: Dispatches From a Public Librarian - Scott Douglas
34. Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
35. Last Drinks - Andrew McGahan
36. Slouching Towards Gomorrah - Dan Savage
37. The Worms Can Carry Me To Heaven - Alan Warner
38. Bright, Shiny Morning - James Frey
39. Disgrace - JM Coetzee
40. Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn
41. Join Me - Danny Wallace
42. The Darling - Russell Banks
43. In Search of the La's: A Secret Liverpool - MW Macefield
44. When You're Engulfed By Flames - David Sedaris
45. Sweet Hereafter - Russell Banks

46. The Year of Living Biblically - AJ Jacobs
Title: Re: *Ahem. 25 Books in 2008.
Post by: c-lando on September 23, 2008, 11:56:51 AM
1. The Green Glass Sea - Ellen Klages
2. Money Wanders - Eric Dezenhall
3. Good Dog. Stay - Anna Quindlen
4. Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story - Chuck Klosterman - I loved this until the last 2 chapters. But, it's highly quotable in the beginning. Love + Modern Rock + Road-Trip-Brained Philosophy = Yay
5. The Dogs Who Found Me: What I've Learned from Pets Who Were Left Behind - Ken Foster
6. Echo Park - Michael Connelly
7. Belong to Me - Marisa de los Santos
8. LoveHampton - Sherri Rifkin
9. Lush Life - Richard Price
10. Dedication - Nicola Kraus & Emma McLaughlin
11. The Spare Wife - Alex Witchel
12. Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter - Phoebe Damrosch
13. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea - Chelsea Handler

14. The Lincoln Lawyer - Michael Connelly
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on September 23, 2008, 01:12:59 PM
69.  Alt Ed - Catherine Atkins
70.  Artichoke's Heart - Suzanne Supplee
Title: Re: *Ahem. 25 Books in 2008.
Post by: c-lando on September 24, 2008, 11:15:10 AM
1. The Green Glass Sea - Ellen Klages
2. Money Wanders - Eric Dezenhall
3. Good Dog. Stay - Anna Quindlen
4. Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story - Chuck Klosterman - I loved this until the last 2 chapters. But, it's highly quotable in the beginning. Love + Modern Rock + Road-Trip-Brained Philosophy = Yay
5. The Dogs Who Found Me: What I've Learned from Pets Who Were Left Behind - Ken Foster
6. Echo Park - Michael Connelly
7. Belong to Me - Marisa de los Santos
8. LoveHampton - Sherri Rifkin
9. Lush Life - Richard Price
10. Dedication - Nicola Kraus & Emma McLaughlin
11. The Spare Wife - Alex Witchel
12. Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter - Phoebe Damrosch
13. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea - Chelsea Handler
14. The Lincoln Lawyer - Michael Connelly

15. Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon - Nick Trout
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: kcneon on September 24, 2008, 11:20:30 AM
1  Touching from a Distance: Ian Curtis & Joy Division - Deborah Curtis
2  The Conspiracy Club - Jonathan Kellerman
3  Days of Drums - Philip Shelby
4  Good in Bed - Jennifer Weiner
5  The Woman Who Walked into Doors - Roddy Doyle
6  George Muller: Delighted in God - Roger Steer
7  Radio On - Sarah Vowell
8  Petal Pusher - Laurie Lindeen
9  Pete Doherty: Last of the Rock Romantics - Alex Hannaford
10 Gold - Dan Rhodes
11 Declassified: 50 Top-Secret Documents That Changed History - Thomas B. Allen
12 Peter Jennings: A Reporter's Life

13 Love Is A Mixtape - Rob Sheffield
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Cockney Rebel on September 24, 2008, 07:24:01 PM
Quote
1 • Scott Adams - Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain - Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice
2 • Anna Quindlen - Good Dog. Stay
3 • Bill Shapiro - Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See
4 • Dan Kennedy - Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
5 • Sam Bourne - The Righteous Men
6 • Melody Petersen - Our Daily Meds
7 • Rupert Everett - Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins
8 • David Giffels - All the Way Home - Building a Family in a Falling-Down House
9 • John Grisham - The Brethren
10 • Jim Holt - Stop Me If You've Heard This - A History and Philosophy of Jokes
11 • Josh Ozersky - The Hamburger
12 • Alison Bass - Side Effects - A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial
13 • Joshua M Greenberg - From Betamax to Blockbuster - Video Stores and the Invention of Movies on Video
adding
14 • Franklin Foer - How Soccer Explains the World - An (Unlikely) Theory of Globalization
Terrifically fascinating book on how football has shaped religion, politics and commerce across every corner of the globe.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on September 25, 2008, 09:07:01 AM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro
6. Apronisms by EllynAnne Geisel
7. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
8. The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee by Thomas William Humes
9. Portraits of Conflict: a Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War by Richard B. McCaslin
11. Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
12. Transmetropolitan Vol. 2 - Lust For Life by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
13. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
14. Bar Flower by Lea Jacobson
15. Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed by Paul Trynka
16. Deaf Sentence by David Lodge
17. The American Resting Place by Marilyn Yalom
18. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
19. Casualty Figures: How Five Men Survived World War One by Michele Barrett
20. Creepers by Joanne Dahme
21. The Lost Life of Eva Braun by Angela Lambert
22. All the Way Home by David Giffels
23. Red Carpets & Other Banana Skins by Rupert Everett
24. Mantids by Ron Dakron
25. Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles
26. Echoes of a Native Land by Serge Schmemann
27. Honeysuckle House by Andrea Cheng
Adding:
28. Lace Dowery by Andrea Cheng
Still reading:
29. King's Mountain and It's Heroes by Lyman Draper.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on September 27, 2008, 09:38:55 PM
71.  Love and Other Impossible Pursuits - Ayelet Waldman
72.  The Comeback Season - Jennifer E. Smith

Both were excellent!
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on September 28, 2008, 07:53:33 PM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich
17. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro
18. Too Much, Too Soon, Diana Barrymore
19. In Lust We Trust: Adventures in Adult Cinema, Gerrie Lim
20. Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Cass Elliot, Eddi Fiegel
21. Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion, Jennifer Saginor
22. Band Fags!, Frank Anthony Polito
23. His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina, Danielle Steel
24. Rear Window and Four Short Novels, Cornell Woolrich
25. Hairstyles of the Damned, Joe Meno
26. Boyos, Richard Marinick
27. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
28. New Moon, Stephenie Meyer
29. Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer
30. Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer
31. You're Lucky You're Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom, Phil Rosenthal
32. Swan Peak, James Lee Burke

33. Song Is You, Megan Abbott
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on September 28, 2008, 09:37:24 PM

93.  My Most Excellent Year:  A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park--Steve Kluger

What did you think?  One person I recommended this to stopped reading it 50 pages from the end because he decided he didn't like any of the characters.  I couldn't even believe it.  I really liked this one a lot.

How do you stop reading a book with 50 pages to go?  That's like not watching the last 10 minutes of a 3 hr movie!  I thought it was a great book.  Entertaining characters, loved Augie the most.  I've recommended it to several people.   
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on October 02, 2008, 01:15:32 AM
73.  The Kindness of Strangers - Katrina Kittle (a Dayton author!)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on October 02, 2008, 01:28:30 AM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
39.  Good Enough--Paula Yoo
40.  The Redheaded Princess--Ann Rinaldi
41.  Where Are You Now?--Mary Higgins Clark
42.  Sundays at Tiffanys--James Patterson
43.  The Missing Girl--Norma Fox Mazer
44.  The Winter War--William Durbin
45.  Three Little Words: a memoir--Ashley Rhodes-Courter
46.  A Curse Dark As Gold--Elizabeth C. Bunce
47.  Spin the Bottle--Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
48.  Wake--Lisa McMann
49.  Comeback Season--Jennifer E. Smith
50.  Swine Not?: a novel pig tale--Jimmy Buffett
51.  You Know Where to Find Me--Rachel Cohn
52.  Princess Mia--Meg Cabot
53.  Skin Deep--E.M. Crane
54.  My Life, the Musical--Maryrose Wood
55.  Imaginary Enemy--Julie Gonzalez
56.  Fortunes of Indigo Skye--Deb Caletti
57.  Circle of Blood: a forensic mystery--Alane Ferguson
58.  My Name is Anne, She Said, Anne Frank--Jacqueline van Maarsen
59.  The Opposite of Love--Julie Buxbaum
60.  Seeing Me Naked--Liza Palmer
61.  Wish You Were Here--Catherine Clark
62.  The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks--E. Lockhart
63.  Pretty Face--Mary Hogan
64.  Pirates of the Retail Wasteland--Adam Selzer
65.  How to Be Bad--E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle
66.  And Sometimes Why--Rebecca Johnson
67.  Like A Thorn--Clara Vidal
68.  Audrey, Wait!--Robin Benway
69.  Sweethearts--Sara Zarr
70.  The Death of Jayson Porter--Jaime Adoff
71.  Sail--James Patterson
72.  Latent Powers of Dylan Fontaine--April Lurie
73.  Queen of Babble Gets Hitched--Meg Cabot
74.  The Carlyles--Annabelle Vestry
75.  LoveHampton--Sherri Rifkin
76.  Walk of the Spirits--Richie Tankersley Cusick
77.  Beach House--Jane Green
78.  When You Wish--Kristin Harmel
79.  Beneath My Mother's Feet--Amjed Qamar
80.  Strong and Sexy--Jill Shalvis
81.  Last Writes--Laura Levine
82.  Adoration of Jenna Fox--Mary E. Pearson
83.  Suck It Up--Brian Meehl
84.  The Final Warning--James Patterson
85.  The Fold--An Na
86.  The Last Single Woman in America--Cindy Guidry
87.  Don't You Forget About Me--Jancee Dunn
88.  Debbie Harry Sings in French--Meagan Brothers
89.  Rumors: a Luxe novel--Anna Godbersen
90.  Airhead--Meg Cabot
91.  Any Way You Want It--Kathy Love
92.  Frenemies--Megan Crane
93.  My Most Excellent Year:  A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park--Steve Kluger
94.  Scream For Me--Karen Rose
95.  Lock and Key--Sarah Dessen
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on October 02, 2008, 01:32:39 AM
71.  Love and Other Impossible Pursuits - Ayelet Waldman
72.  The Comeback Season - Jennifer E. Smith

Both were excellent!
I loved the Comeback Season....thought it was extremely well done. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on October 02, 2008, 08:45:43 AM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol
20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser
22. Praise - Andrew McGahan
23. 1988 - Andrew McGahan
24. Black Ajax - George MacDonald Fraser
25. Flashman in the Great Game - George MacDonald Fraser
26. Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
27. Age of Iron - JM Coetzee
28. Kent Airfields of the Second World War - Robin Brookes
29. In the Heart of the Country - JM Coetzee
30. The White Earth - Andrew McGahan
31. This Republic of Suffering - Drew Gilpin-Faust
32. Last Night At the Lobster - Stewart O'Nan
33. Quiet, Please: Dispatches From a Public Librarian - Scott Douglas
34. Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
35. Last Drinks - Andrew McGahan
36. Slouching Towards Gomorrah - Dan Savage
37. The Worms Can Carry Me To Heaven - Alan Warner
38. Bright, Shiny Morning - James Frey
39. Disgrace - JM Coetzee
40. Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn
41. Join Me - Danny Wallace
42. The Darling - Russell Banks
43. In Search of the La's: A Secret Liverpool - MW Macefield
44. When You're Engulfed By Flames - David Sedaris
45. Sweet Hereafter - Russell Banks
46. The Year of Living Biblically - AJ Jacobs

47. Vernon God Little - DBC Pierre
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Cockney Rebel on October 04, 2008, 06:55:18 PM
Quote
1 • Scott Adams - Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain - Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice
2 • Anna Quindlen - Good Dog. Stay
3 • Bill Shapiro - Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See
4 • Dan Kennedy - Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
5 • Sam Bourne - The Righteous Men
6 • Melody Petersen - Our Daily Meds
7 • Rupert Everett - Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins
8 • David Giffels - All the Way Home - Building a Family in a Falling-Down House
9 • John Grisham - The Brethren
10 • Jim Holt - Stop Me If You've Heard This - A History and Philosophy of Jokes
11 • Josh Ozersky - The Hamburger
12 • Alison Bass - Side Effects - A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial
13 • Joshua M Greenberg - From Betamax to Blockbuster - Video Stores and the Invention of Movies on Video
14 • Franklin Foer - How Soccer Explains the World - An (Unlikely) Theory of Globalization
adding
15 • John Grisham - The Appeal
More of the same and exactly as expected
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on October 04, 2008, 08:14:32 PM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich
17. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro
18. Too Much, Too Soon, Diana Barrymore
19. In Lust We Trust: Adventures in Adult Cinema, Gerrie Lim
20. Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Cass Elliot, Eddi Fiegel
21. Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion, Jennifer Saginor
22. Band Fags!, Frank Anthony Polito
23. His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina, Danielle Steel
24. Rear Window and Four Short Novels, Cornell Woolrich
25. Hairstyles of the Damned, Joe Meno
26. Boyos, Richard Marinick
27. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
28. New Moon, Stephenie Meyer
29. Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer
30. Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer
31. You're Lucky You're Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom, Phil Rosenthal
32. Swan Peak, James Lee Burke
33. Song Is You, Megan Abbott

34. Phantom Prey, John Sandford
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on October 08, 2008, 02:20:55 PM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol
20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser
22. Praise - Andrew McGahan
23. 1988 - Andrew McGahan
24. Black Ajax - George MacDonald Fraser
25. Flashman in the Great Game - George MacDonald Fraser
26. Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
27. Age of Iron - JM Coetzee
28. Kent Airfields of the Second World War - Robin Brookes
29. In the Heart of the Country - JM Coetzee
30. The White Earth - Andrew McGahan
31. This Republic of Suffering - Drew Gilpin-Faust
32. Last Night At the Lobster - Stewart O'Nan
33. Quiet, Please: Dispatches From a Public Librarian - Scott Douglas
34. Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
35. Last Drinks - Andrew McGahan
36. Slouching Towards Gomorrah - Dan Savage
37. The Worms Can Carry Me To Heaven - Alan Warner
38. Bright, Shiny Morning - James Frey
39. Disgrace - JM Coetzee
40. Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn
41. Join Me - Danny Wallace
42. The Darling - Russell Banks
43. In Search of the La's: A Secret Liverpool - MW Macefield
44. When You're Engulfed By Flames - David Sedaris
45. Sweet Hereafter - Russell Banks
46. The Year of Living Biblically - AJ Jacobs
47. Vernon God Little - DBC Pierre

48. Rule of the Bone - Russell Banks
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Juliana on October 08, 2008, 05:14:09 PM
adding
15 • John Grisham - The Appeal
More of the same and exactly as expected

I just picked up a Book Club edition of this in the bargian section of Half Price Books for a buck or two.  I didn't even know he had something come out this year.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on October 08, 2008, 05:20:04 PM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
39.  Good Enough--Paula Yoo
40.  The Redheaded Princess--Ann Rinaldi
41.  Where Are You Now?--Mary Higgins Clark
42.  Sundays at Tiffanys--James Patterson
43.  The Missing Girl--Norma Fox Mazer
44.  The Winter War--William Durbin
45.  Three Little Words: a memoir--Ashley Rhodes-Courter
46.  A Curse Dark As Gold--Elizabeth C. Bunce
47.  Spin the Bottle--Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
48.  Wake--Lisa McMann
49.  Comeback Season--Jennifer E. Smith
50.  Swine Not?: a novel pig tale--Jimmy Buffett
51.  You Know Where to Find Me--Rachel Cohn
52.  Princess Mia--Meg Cabot
53.  Skin Deep--E.M. Crane
54.  My Life, the Musical--Maryrose Wood
55.  Imaginary Enemy--Julie Gonzalez
56.  Fortunes of Indigo Skye--Deb Caletti
57.  Circle of Blood: a forensic mystery--Alane Ferguson
58.  My Name is Anne, She Said, Anne Frank--Jacqueline van Maarsen
59.  The Opposite of Love--Julie Buxbaum
60.  Seeing Me Naked--Liza Palmer
61.  Wish You Were Here--Catherine Clark
62.  The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks--E. Lockhart
63.  Pretty Face--Mary Hogan
64.  Pirates of the Retail Wasteland--Adam Selzer
65.  How to Be Bad--E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle
66.  And Sometimes Why--Rebecca Johnson
67.  Like A Thorn--Clara Vidal
68.  Audrey, Wait!--Robin Benway
69.  Sweethearts--Sara Zarr
70.  The Death of Jayson Porter--Jaime Adoff
71.  Sail--James Patterson
72.  Latent Powers of Dylan Fontaine--April Lurie
73.  Queen of Babble Gets Hitched--Meg Cabot
74.  The Carlyles--Annabelle Vestry
75.  LoveHampton--Sherri Rifkin
76.  Walk of the Spirits--Richie Tankersley Cusick
77.  Beach House--Jane Green
78.  When You Wish--Kristin Harmel
79.  Beneath My Mother's Feet--Amjed Qamar
80.  Strong and Sexy--Jill Shalvis
81.  Last Writes--Laura Levine
82.  Adoration of Jenna Fox--Mary E. Pearson
83.  Suck It Up--Brian Meehl
84.  The Final Warning--James Patterson
85.  The Fold--An Na
86.  The Last Single Woman in America--Cindy Guidry
87.  Don't You Forget About Me--Jancee Dunn
88.  Debbie Harry Sings in French--Meagan Brothers
89.  Rumors: a Luxe novel--Anna Godbersen
90.  Airhead--Meg Cabot
91.  Any Way You Want It--Kathy Love
92.  Frenemies--Megan Crane
93.  My Most Excellent Year:  A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park--Steve Kluger
94.  Scream For Me--Karen Rose
95.  Lock and Key--Sarah Dessen
96.  Confessions of a Serial Kisser--Wendelin Van Draanen
97.  The Lost: a Search for Six of Six Million--Daniel Mendelsohn
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Dan on October 13, 2008, 04:52:57 PM
1. David Guterson - Snow Falling on Cedars
2. JK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
3. Robert Harris - Enigma
4. JK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
5. Kazuo Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go
6. JK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
7. Mark Bowden - Black Hawk Down
8. Barack Obama - Dreams From My Father
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on October 13, 2008, 10:22:44 PM
74.  Sunrise Over Fallujah - Walter Dean Myers
75. Life Sucks - Jessica Abel (graphic novel)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on October 14, 2008, 04:41:23 PM
76.  Streams of Babel - Carol Plum-Ucci (a teen bioterrorism novel!)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on October 15, 2008, 01:22:07 PM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol
20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser
22. Praise - Andrew McGahan
23. 1988 - Andrew McGahan
24. Black Ajax - George MacDonald Fraser
25. Flashman in the Great Game - George MacDonald Fraser
26. Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
27. Age of Iron - JM Coetzee
28. Kent Airfields of the Second World War - Robin Brookes
29. In the Heart of the Country - JM Coetzee
30. The White Earth - Andrew McGahan
31. This Republic of Suffering - Drew Gilpin-Faust
32. Last Night At the Lobster - Stewart O'Nan
33. Quiet, Please: Dispatches From a Public Librarian - Scott Douglas
34. Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
35. Last Drinks - Andrew McGahan
36. Slouching Towards Gomorrah - Dan Savage
37. The Worms Can Carry Me To Heaven - Alan Warner
38. Bright, Shiny Morning - James Frey
39. Disgrace - JM Coetzee
40. Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn
41. Join Me - Danny Wallace
42. The Darling - Russell Banks
43. In Search of the La's: A Secret Liverpool - MW Macefield
44. When You're Engulfed By Flames - David Sedaris
45. Sweet Hereafter - Russell Banks
46. The Year of Living Biblically - AJ Jacobs
47. Vernon God Little - DBC Pierre
48. Rule of the Bone - Russell Banks

49. House of Widows - Askold Melnyczuk
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on October 16, 2008, 10:27:12 PM
77.  Circle the Soul Softly - Davida Wills Hurwin - pretty good book about adolescent PTSD, by the author of A Time for Dancing, which was made into a Lifetime-y movie starring Larissa Oleynik (I think that's her name) of Nickelodeon's Alex Mack fame.  I kept waiting for her to turn into a silver puddle and escape the cancer.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on October 17, 2008, 08:53:52 PM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich
17. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro
18. Too Much, Too Soon, Diana Barrymore
19. In Lust We Trust: Adventures in Adult Cinema, Gerrie Lim
20. Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Cass Elliot, Eddi Fiegel
21. Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion, Jennifer Saginor
22. Band Fags!, Frank Anthony Polito
23. His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina, Danielle Steel
24. Rear Window and Four Short Novels, Cornell Woolrich
25. Hairstyles of the Damned, Joe Meno
26. Boyos, Richard Marinick
27. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
28. New Moon, Stephenie Meyer
29. Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer
30. Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer
31. You're Lucky You're Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom, Phil Rosenthal
32. Swan Peak, James Lee Burke
33. Song Is You, Megan Abbott
34. Phantom Prey, John Sandford

35. Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the Peoples Temple, Deborah Layton

A gripping, powerful, profoundly disturbing read. Hard to believe that November 18 will mark the 30th anniversary of Jonestown.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on October 17, 2008, 10:57:18 PM
Ooo!  Jonestown books.  I wrote this ginormous research paper for my American Studies class in college on Jonestown and Jim Jones.  When I found out my freshman year college roommate's father was from Guyana, one of the first things I said to her was, "Jim Jones!  Jim Jones!  Did your dad know him?????"  (having been obsessed with Jim Jones for a long time before college). 

I might have to check this out. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on October 18, 2008, 11:12:30 AM
rbs, I also devour anything related to Jones and Jonestown. Can't recommend this book highly enough, even at its most distressing. Couldn't put it down.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on October 18, 2008, 11:17:42 AM
Can't edited my previous post by phone, but I wanted to add that what made Layton's story even more compelling is that her mother and brother were also members, and her mother of a survivor of Nazi Germany. Surviving the Holocaust only to die in Jonestown was horrifying to me. The mother's life story was haunting.

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on October 19, 2008, 01:20:00 AM
1.  Room for Love--Andrea Meyer
2.  Neighbors: the destruction of the Jewish community in Jedwabne, Poland--Jan Gross
3.  Betwixt--Tara Bray Smith
4.  Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
5.  A Bridge to the Stars--Henning Mankell
6.  Finding Daddy--Louise Plummer
7.  The Outcasts--L.S. Matthews
8.  There's No Place Like Here--Cecelia Ahern
9.  When I Crossed No-Bob--Margaret McMullan
10.  The Realm of Possibility--David Levithan
11.  Beanball--Gene Fehler
12.  The Appeal--John Grisham
13.  The Heartbreakers--Pamela Wells
14.  Snitch--Allison Van Diepen
15.  Big Boned--Meg Cabot
16.  7th Heaven--James Patterson
17.  Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet--Sherri L. Smith
18.  Secrets of My Suburban Life--Lauren Baratz-Logsted
19.  I Heart You, You Haunt Me--Lisa Schroeder
20.  Jinx--Meg Cabot
21.  Lucky--Cecily Von Ziegesar
22.  Queen of Babble in the Big City--Meg Cabot
23.  Big Fat Manifesto--Susan Vaught
24.  Another Kind of Cowboy--Susan Juby
25.  Tennyson--Lesley M.M. Blume
26.  Fake Boyfriend--Kate Brian
27.  Girl Overboard--Justina Chen Headley
28.  Blue Like Friday--Siobhan Parkinson
29.  Poseur--Rachel Maude
30.  Wednesday Wars--Gary D. Schmidt
31.  Year My Sister Got Lucky--Aimee Friedman
32.  Project 17--Laurie Faria Stolarz
33.  Kiss Me Kill Me--Laurie Henderson
34.  Girl Barely 15:  Flirting for England--Sue Limb
35.  How They Met and Other Stories--David Levithan
36.  Life Is Fine--Allison Whittenberg
37.  Ringside, 1925 : Views From the Scopes Trial--Jennifer Bryant
38.  White Darkness--Geraldine McCaughrean
39.  Good Enough--Paula Yoo
40.  The Redheaded Princess--Ann Rinaldi
41.  Where Are You Now?--Mary Higgins Clark
42.  Sundays at Tiffanys--James Patterson
43.  The Missing Girl--Norma Fox Mazer
44.  The Winter War--William Durbin
45.  Three Little Words: a memoir--Ashley Rhodes-Courter
46.  A Curse Dark As Gold--Elizabeth C. Bunce
47.  Spin the Bottle--Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
48.  Wake--Lisa McMann
49.  Comeback Season--Jennifer E. Smith
50.  Swine Not?: a novel pig tale--Jimmy Buffett
51.  You Know Where to Find Me--Rachel Cohn
52.  Princess Mia--Meg Cabot
53.  Skin Deep--E.M. Crane
54.  My Life, the Musical--Maryrose Wood
55.  Imaginary Enemy--Julie Gonzalez
56.  Fortunes of Indigo Skye--Deb Caletti
57.  Circle of Blood: a forensic mystery--Alane Ferguson
58.  My Name is Anne, She Said, Anne Frank--Jacqueline van Maarsen
59.  The Opposite of Love--Julie Buxbaum
60.  Seeing Me Naked--Liza Palmer
61.  Wish You Were Here--Catherine Clark
62.  The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks--E. Lockhart
63.  Pretty Face--Mary Hogan
64.  Pirates of the Retail Wasteland--Adam Selzer
65.  How to Be Bad--E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle
66.  And Sometimes Why--Rebecca Johnson
67.  Like A Thorn--Clara Vidal
68.  Audrey, Wait!--Robin Benway
69.  Sweethearts--Sara Zarr
70.  The Death of Jayson Porter--Jaime Adoff
71.  Sail--James Patterson
72.  Latent Powers of Dylan Fontaine--April Lurie
73.  Queen of Babble Gets Hitched--Meg Cabot
74.  The Carlyles--Annabelle Vestry
75.  LoveHampton--Sherri Rifkin
76.  Walk of the Spirits--Richie Tankersley Cusick
77.  Beach House--Jane Green
78.  When You Wish--Kristin Harmel
79.  Beneath My Mother's Feet--Amjed Qamar
80.  Strong and Sexy--Jill Shalvis
81.  Last Writes--Laura Levine
82.  Adoration of Jenna Fox--Mary E. Pearson
83.  Suck It Up--Brian Meehl
84.  The Final Warning--James Patterson
85.  The Fold--An Na
86.  The Last Single Woman in America--Cindy Guidry
87.  Don't You Forget About Me--Jancee Dunn
88.  Debbie Harry Sings in French--Meagan Brothers
89.  Rumors: a Luxe novel--Anna Godbersen
90.  Airhead--Meg Cabot
91.  Any Way You Want It--Kathy Love
92.  Frenemies--Megan Crane
93.  My Most Excellent Year:  A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park--Steve Kluger
94.  Scream For Me--Karen Rose
95.  Lock and Key--Sarah Dessen
96.  Confessions of a Serial Kisser--Wendelin Van Draanen
97.  The Lost: a Search for Six of Six Million--Daniel Mendelsohn
98.  Rose By Any Other Name--Maureen McCarthy
99.  Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian--Scott Douglas
100.  Looks--Madeleine George
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on October 20, 2008, 10:14:21 AM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol
20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser
22. Praise - Andrew McGahan
23. 1988 - Andrew McGahan
24. Black Ajax - George MacDonald Fraser
25. Flashman in the Great Game - George MacDonald Fraser
26. Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
27. Age of Iron - JM Coetzee
28. Kent Airfields of the Second World War - Robin Brookes
29. In the Heart of the Country - JM Coetzee
30. The White Earth - Andrew McGahan
31. This Republic of Suffering - Drew Gilpin-Faust
32. Last Night At the Lobster - Stewart O'Nan
33. Quiet, Please: Dispatches From a Public Librarian - Scott Douglas
34. Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
35. Last Drinks - Andrew McGahan
36. Slouching Towards Gomorrah - Dan Savage
37. The Worms Can Carry Me To Heaven - Alan Warner
38. Bright, Shiny Morning - James Frey
39. Disgrace - JM Coetzee
40. Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn
41. Join Me - Danny Wallace
42. The Darling - Russell Banks
43. In Search of the La's: A Secret Liverpool - MW Macefield
44. When You're Engulfed By Flames - David Sedaris
45. Sweet Hereafter - Russell Banks
46. The Year of Living Biblically - AJ Jacobs
47. Vernon God Little - DBC Pierre
48. Rule of the Bone - Russell Banks
49. House of Widows - Askold Melnyczuk

50. Underground - Andrew McGahan
51. Perfect From Now On - John Sellers
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on October 20, 2008, 10:14:53 AM
99.  Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian--Scott Douglas

What did you think?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on October 21, 2008, 12:27:55 AM
I enjoyed the book because I have seen/can see the very same things happening at PLCH.  I think anyone who has worked in a public library could easily write such a book.  I found him to be very cynical early on in his career.  But he seems to have a dry sense of humor, which I appreciate.  I read some online reviews of people that think he's misogynistic, but I didn't see that at all.  What'd you think?
Title: Re: *Ahem. 25 Books in 2008.
Post by: c-lando on October 21, 2008, 08:46:43 AM
1. The Green Glass Sea - Ellen Klages
2. Money Wanders - Eric Dezenhall
3. Good Dog. Stay - Anna Quindlen
4. Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story - Chuck Klosterman - I loved this until the last 2 chapters. But, it's highly quotable in the beginning. Love + Modern Rock + Road-Trip-Brained Philosophy = Yay
5. The Dogs Who Found Me: What I've Learned from Pets Who Were Left Behind - Ken Foster
6. Echo Park - Michael Connelly
7. Belong to Me - Marisa de los Santos
8. LoveHampton - Sherri Rifkin
9. Lush Life - Richard Price
10. Dedication - Nicola Kraus & Emma McLaughlin
11. The Spare Wife - Alex Witchel
12. Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter - Phoebe Damrosch
13. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea - Chelsea Handler
14. The Lincoln Lawyer - Michael Connelly
15. Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon - Nick Trout
16. One Dangerous Lady - Jane Stanton Hitchcock
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on October 21, 2008, 01:25:05 PM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro
6. Apronisms by EllynAnne Geisel
7. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
8. The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee by Thomas William Humes
9. Portraits of Conflict: a Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War by Richard B. McCaslin
11. Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
12. Transmetropolitan Vol. 2 - Lust For Life by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
13. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
14. Bar Flower by Lea Jacobson
15. Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed by Paul Trynka
16. Deaf Sentence by David Lodge
17. The American Resting Place by Marilyn Yalom
18. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
19. Casualty Figures: How Five Men Survived World War One by Michele Barrett
20. Creepers by Joanne Dahme
21. The Lost Life of Eva Braun by Angela Lambert
22. All the Way Home by David Giffels
23. Red Carpets & Other Banana Skins by Rupert Everett
24. Mantids by Ron Dakron
25. Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles
26. Echoes of a Native Land by Serge Schmemann
27. Honeysuckle House by Andrea Cheng
28. King's Mountain and It's Heroes by Lyman Draper.
Adding:
29. How Soccer Explains the World by Franklin Foer
30. Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole by Fergus Fleming
31. 31 Songs by Nick Hornby
32. Thirteen by Sebastian Beaumont
currently reading:
33. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on October 21, 2008, 02:07:13 PM
I enjoyed the book because I have seen/can see the very same things happening at PLCH.  What'd you think?

I didn't really care for it.  The stories were amusing and reminiscent of my days in public services, but I thought he was really snide and that was pretty off-putting. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on October 23, 2008, 12:23:28 AM
101.  Dishes--Rich Wallace
102.  Lucky One--Nicholas Sparks
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on October 23, 2008, 11:21:11 AM
78.  Madapple - Christina Meldrum  (frustrating book)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on October 23, 2008, 05:24:02 PM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro
6. Apronisms by EllynAnne Geisel
7. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
8. The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee by Thomas William Humes
9. Portraits of Conflict: a Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War by Richard B. McCaslin
11. Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
12. Transmetropolitan Vol. 2 - Lust For Life by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
13. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
14. Bar Flower by Lea Jacobson
15. Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed by Paul Trynka
16. Deaf Sentence by David Lodge
17. The American Resting Place by Marilyn Yalom
18. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
19. Casualty Figures: How Five Men Survived World War One by Michele Barrett
20. Creepers by Joanne Dahme
21. The Lost Life of Eva Braun by Angela Lambert
22. All the Way Home by David Giffels
23. Red Carpets & Other Banana Skins by Rupert Everett
24. Mantids by Ron Dakron
25. Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles
26. Echoes of a Native Land by Serge Schmemann
27. Honeysuckle House by Andrea Cheng
28. King's Mountain and It's Heroes by Lyman Draper.
29. How Soccer Explains the World by Franklin Foer
30. Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole by Fergus Fleming
31. 31 Songs by Nick Hornby
32. Thirteen by Sebastian Beaumont
Adding:
33. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
Currently reading:
34. Last Light by Alex Scarrow
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on October 25, 2008, 06:38:47 PM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich
17. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro
18. Too Much, Too Soon, Diana Barrymore
19. In Lust We Trust: Adventures in Adult Cinema, Gerrie Lim
20. Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Cass Elliot, Eddi Fiegel
21. Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion, Jennifer Saginor
22. Band Fags!, Frank Anthony Polito
23. His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina, Danielle Steel
24. Rear Window and Four Short Novels, Cornell Woolrich
25. Hairstyles of the Damned, Joe Meno
26. Boyos, Richard Marinick
27. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
28. New Moon, Stephenie Meyer
29. Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer
30. Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer
31. You're Lucky You're Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom, Phil Rosenthal
32. Swan Peak, James Lee Burke
33. Song Is You, Megan Abbott
34. Phantom Prey, John Sandford
35. Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the Peoples Temple, Deborah Layton

36. Monster of Florence: A True Story, Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on October 27, 2008, 09:08:05 AM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro
6. Apronisms by EllynAnne Geisel
7. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
8. The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee by Thomas William Humes
9. Portraits of Conflict: a Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War by Richard B. McCaslin
11. Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
12. Transmetropolitan Vol. 2 - Lust For Life by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
13. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
14. Bar Flower by Lea Jacobson
15. Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed by Paul Trynka
16. Deaf Sentence by David Lodge
17. The American Resting Place by Marilyn Yalom
18. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
19. Casualty Figures: How Five Men Survived World War One by Michele Barrett
20. Creepers by Joanne Dahme
21. The Lost Life of Eva Braun by Angela Lambert
22. All the Way Home by David Giffels
23. Red Carpets & Other Banana Skins by Rupert Everett
24. Mantids by Ron Dakron
25. Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles
26. Echoes of a Native Land by Serge Schmemann
27. Honeysuckle House by Andrea Cheng
28. King's Mountain and It's Heroes by Lyman Draper.
29. How Soccer Explains the World by Franklin Foer
30. Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole by Fergus Fleming
31. 31 Songs by Nick Hornby
32. Thirteen by Sebastian Beaumont
33. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
34. Last Light by Alex Scarrow
Adding:
35. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
Currently reading:
36. The Other Side of Silence by Bill Pronzini
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on October 27, 2008, 03:50:35 PM
79.  The White Darkness - Geraldine McCaughrean (everyone should read this!)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on October 28, 2008, 09:34:00 PM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich
17. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro
18. Too Much, Too Soon, Diana Barrymore
19. In Lust We Trust: Adventures in Adult Cinema, Gerrie Lim
20. Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Cass Elliot, Eddi Fiegel
21. Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion, Jennifer Saginor
22. Band Fags!, Frank Anthony Polito
23. His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina, Danielle Steel
24. Rear Window and Four Short Novels, Cornell Woolrich
25. Hairstyles of the Damned, Joe Meno
26. Boyos, Richard Marinick
27. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
28. New Moon, Stephenie Meyer
29. Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer
30. Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer
31. You're Lucky You're Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom, Phil Rosenthal
32. Swan Peak, James Lee Burke
33. Song Is You, Megan Abbott
34. Phantom Prey, John Sandford
35. Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the Peoples Temple, Deborah Layton
36. Monster of Florence: A True Story, Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi

37. I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This! and Other Things That Strike Me as Funny, Bob Newhart
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on October 29, 2008, 02:28:15 PM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol
20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser
22. Praise - Andrew McGahan
23. 1988 - Andrew McGahan
24. Black Ajax - George MacDonald Fraser
25. Flashman in the Great Game - George MacDonald Fraser
26. Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
27. Age of Iron - JM Coetzee
28. Kent Airfields of the Second World War - Robin Brookes
29. In the Heart of the Country - JM Coetzee
30. The White Earth - Andrew McGahan
31. This Republic of Suffering - Drew Gilpin-Faust
32. Last Night At the Lobster - Stewart O'Nan
33. Quiet, Please: Dispatches From a Public Librarian - Scott Douglas
34. Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
35. Last Drinks - Andrew McGahan
36. Slouching Towards Gomorrah - Dan Savage
37. The Worms Can Carry Me To Heaven - Alan Warner
38. Bright, Shiny Morning - James Frey
39. Disgrace - JM Coetzee
40. Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn
41. Join Me - Danny Wallace
42. The Darling - Russell Banks
43. In Search of the La's: A Secret Liverpool - MW Macefield
44. When You're Engulfed By Flames - David Sedaris
45. Sweet Hereafter - Russell Banks
46. The Year of Living Biblically - AJ Jacobs
47. Vernon God Little - DBC Pierre
48. Rule of the Bone - Russell Banks
49. House of Widows - Askold Melnyczuk
50. Underground - Andrew McGahan
51. Perfect From Now On - John Sellers

52. Salvation on Sand Mountain - Dennis Covington
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on October 29, 2008, 04:16:10 PM

52. Salvation on Sand Mountain - Dennis Covington

There's a hard-to-find short documentary film (and I know it's hard to find because I had to try to interlibrary loan it and then eventually purchase it for our library) called The Jolo Serpent Handlers about that same topic.  One of our psych professors uses it every year in one of her classes.  It seems pretty interesting. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on October 29, 2008, 05:18:51 PM

52. Salvation on Sand Mountain - Dennis Covington

There's a hard-to-find short documentary film (and I know it's hard to find because I had to try to interlibrary loan it and then eventually purchase it for our library) called The Jolo Serpent Handlers about that same topic.  One of our psych professors uses it every year in one of her classes.  It seems pretty interesting. 

There's also a great old B&W doc film called Holy Ghost People that's pretty awesome. Clickity to download (http://www.greylodge.org/gpc/?p=91)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on October 31, 2008, 11:15:41 PM
101.  Dishes--Rich Wallace
102.  Lucky One--Nicholas Sparks
103.  Dewey: the Small Town Library Cat who Touched the World--Vicky Myron
104.  Last Exit to Normal--Michael Harmon
105.  Pretty is What Changes: Impossible Choices, the Breast Cancer Gene and How I Defied
        My Destiny--Jessica Queller
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Andrews on November 03, 2008, 08:27:37 PM
1. Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction - Christopher Janaway
2. Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction - Catherine Belsey
3. Kant: A Very Short Introduction - Roger Scruton
4. The Loudest Sound and Nothing - Clare Wigfall
5. International Migration: A Very Short Introduction - Khalid Koser
6. Descartes: A Very Short Introduction - Tom Sorell
7. From May To December - Pat MacEnulty
8. White Devils - Paul McAuley
9. A Man Without A Country - Kurt Vonnegut
10. A Good And Happy Child - Justin Evans
11. Existentialism & Human Emotions - Jean-Paul Sartre
12. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
13. Travels In The Scriptorium - Paul Auster
14. The True Patriot - Eric Liu, Nick Hanauer
15. Of Empire - Francis Bacon
16. Eat The Dark - Joe Schreiber
17. Knockemstiff - Donald Ray Pollock
18. Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction - Michael Inwood
19. Nausea - Jean-Paul Sartre
20. The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
21. A High Wind In Jamaica - Richard Hughes
22. Standard Operating Procedure - Philip Gourevitch / Errol Morris
23. A Wild Sheep Chase - Haruki Murakami


24. Linger Awhile - Russell Hoban
25. We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda - Philip Gourevitch
26. The Devil You Know - Mike Carey
27. The Unknown Masterpiece - Honorι de Balzac
28. Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
29. The Wall (Intimacy) Jean-Paul Sartre
30. The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays - Albert Camus
31. Vicious Circle - Mike Carey
32. The Ethics of Ambiguity - Simone de Beauvoir
33. The Ruined Map - Kobo Abι
34. Eragon - Christopher Paolini
35. Eldest - Christopher Paolini
36. The Edge of Reason - Melinda Snodgrass
37. Brisingr - Christopher Paolini
38. The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash: My Beats My Life - Grandmaster Flash
39. Voices - Arnaldur Indriđason
40. The Stranger - Albert Camus
41. Is Christianity Good For The World? A Debate - Christopher Hitchens / Douglas Wilson
42. Orcs - Stan Nicholls
43. Descartes' Bones - Russell Shorto
44. The Way of Shadows - Brent Weeks
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on November 04, 2008, 08:14:22 AM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro
6. Apronisms by EllynAnne Geisel
7. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
8. The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee by Thomas William Humes
9. Portraits of Conflict: a Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War by Richard B. McCaslin
11. Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
12. Transmetropolitan Vol. 2 - Lust For Life by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
13. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
14. Bar Flower by Lea Jacobson
15. Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed by Paul Trynka
16. Deaf Sentence by David Lodge
17. The American Resting Place by Marilyn Yalom
18. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
19. Casualty Figures: How Five Men Survived World War One by Michele Barrett
20. Creepers by Joanne Dahme
21. The Lost Life of Eva Braun by Angela Lambert
22. All the Way Home by David Giffels
23. Red Carpets & Other Banana Skins by Rupert Everett
24. Mantids by Ron Dakron
25. Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles
26. Echoes of a Native Land by Serge Schmemann
27. Honeysuckle House by Andrea Cheng
28. King's Mountain and It's Heroes by Lyman Draper.
29. How Soccer Explains the World by Franklin Foer
30. Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole by Fergus Fleming
31. 31 Songs by Nick Hornby
32. Thirteen by Sebastian Beaumont
33. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
34. Last Light by Alex Scarrow
35. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
36. The Other Side of Silence by Bill Pronzini
Currently reading:
37. Hotel Babylon by Imogen Edwards Jones
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on November 04, 2008, 04:43:12 PM
80.  The Burma Chronicles - Guy Delisle (graphic novel)
81.  Suite Scarlett - Maureen Johnson (just OK)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on November 04, 2008, 09:23:34 PM
101.  Dishes--Rich Wallace
102.  Lucky One--Nicholas Sparks
103.  Dewey: the Small Town Library Cat who Touched the World--Vicky Myron
104.  Last Exit to Normal--Michael Harmon
105.  Pretty is What Changes: Impossible Choices, the Breast Cancer Gene and How I Defied
        My Destiny--Jessica Queller
106.  Death Angel--Linda Howard
107.  The Boy in the Striped Pajamas--John Boyne
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Andrews on November 05, 2008, 11:49:08 AM
1. Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction - Christopher Janaway
2. Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction - Catherine Belsey
3. Kant: A Very Short Introduction - Roger Scruton
4. The Loudest Sound and Nothing - Clare Wigfall
5. International Migration: A Very Short Introduction - Khalid Koser
6. Descartes: A Very Short Introduction - Tom Sorell
7. From May To December - Pat MacEnulty
8. White Devils - Paul McAuley
9. A Man Without A Country - Kurt Vonnegut
10. A Good And Happy Child - Justin Evans
11. Existentialism & Human Emotions - Jean-Paul Sartre
12. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
13. Travels In The Scriptorium - Paul Auster
14. The True Patriot - Eric Liu, Nick Hanauer
15. Of Empire - Francis Bacon
16. Eat The Dark - Joe Schreiber
17. Knockemstiff - Donald Ray Pollock
18. Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction - Michael Inwood
19. Nausea - Jean-Paul Sartre
20. The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
21. A High Wind In Jamaica - Richard Hughes
22. Standard Operating Procedure - Philip Gourevitch / Errol Morris
23. A Wild Sheep Chase - Haruki Murakami
24. Linger Awhile - Russell Hoban
25. We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda - Philip Gourevitch
26. The Devil You Know - Mike Carey
27. The Unknown Masterpiece - Honorι de Balzac
28. Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
29. The Wall (Intimacy) Jean-Paul Sartre
30. The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays - Albert Camus
31. Vicious Circle - Mike Carey
32. The Ethics of Ambiguity - Simone de Beauvoir
33. The Ruined Map - Kobo Abι
34. Eragon - Christopher Paolini
35. Eldest - Christopher Paolini
36. The Edge of Reason - Melinda Snodgrass
37. Brisingr - Christopher Paolini
38. The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash: My Beats My Life - Grandmaster Flash
39. Voices - Arnaldur Indriđason
40. The Stranger - Albert Camus
41. Is Christianity Good For The World? A Debate - Christopher Hitchens / Douglas Wilson
42. Orcs - Stan Nicholls
43. Descartes' Bones - Russell Shorto
44. The Way of Shadows - Brent Weeks


45. The Old Man And The Sea - Ernest Hemingway (4 x repeat audio. Once was a read-along...see it HERE! (http://www.randomville.com/Daily/index.php/topic,105254.msg441904.html))
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on November 06, 2008, 01:31:53 PM
82.  Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins (this is in my top 5 this year.  easily.)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on November 07, 2008, 10:07:02 PM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich
17. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro
18. Too Much, Too Soon, Diana Barrymore
19. In Lust We Trust: Adventures in Adult Cinema, Gerrie Lim
20. Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Cass Elliot, Eddi Fiegel
21. Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion, Jennifer Saginor
22. Band Fags!, Frank Anthony Polito
23. His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina, Danielle Steel
24. Rear Window and Four Short Novels, Cornell Woolrich
25. Hairstyles of the Damned, Joe Meno
26. Boyos, Richard Marinick
27. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
28. New Moon, Stephenie Meyer
29. Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer
30. Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer
31. You're Lucky You're Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom, Phil Rosenthal
32. Swan Peak, James Lee Burke
33. Song Is You, Megan Abbott
34. Phantom Prey, John Sandford
35. Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the Peoples Temple, Deborah Layton
36. Monster of Florence: A True Story, Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi
37. I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This! and Other Things That Strike Me as Funny, Bob Newhart

38. Perfect from Now On, John Sellers

LOVED. THIS. (Thanks, fg, for the loan! Will definitely pick up a used copy to add to my collection.)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on November 08, 2008, 10:58:52 AM
Well, there's no way I make it to 50 but here's what I have so far:

1. Slam - Nick Hornby
2. War Reporting for Cowards - Chris Ayers
3. Alternadad - Neal Pollack
4. Paperboy: Confessions of a Future Engineer - Henry Petroski
5. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War - Max Brooks
6. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
7. Freakonomics: Dubner & Levitt
8. Our Daily Meds - Melody Peterson - Its a subject that deserved a better author. She did a decent job of exposing some things but on too many occasions went way over the top in her embellishments. For example, she called adding flavor to the outside of a Tylenol as "making a potentially deadly drug taste like candy". Still that said, I'm glad I read it. Thanks for the article and recommendation CR.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on November 11, 2008, 07:47:55 AM
Well, there's no way I make it to 50 but here's what I have so far:

1. Slam - Nick Hornby
2. War Reporting for Cowards - Chris Ayers
3. Alternadad - Neal Pollack
4. Paperboy: Confessions of a Future Engineer - Henry Petroski
5. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War - Max Brooks
6. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
7. Freakonomics: Dubner & Levitt
8. Our Daily Meds - Melody Petersen
9. Stuff White People Like - Christian Lander - Funny, fluff book. It would have been even funnier if I didn't find myself saying "heyyyyy, he's making fun of me" so often. It was a good quick read. It would make an excellent bathroom reading book.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on November 13, 2008, 09:48:11 AM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol
20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser
22. Praise - Andrew McGahan
23. 1988 - Andrew McGahan
24. Black Ajax - George MacDonald Fraser
25. Flashman in the Great Game - George MacDonald Fraser
26. Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
27. Age of Iron - JM Coetzee
28. Kent Airfields of the Second World War - Robin Brookes
29. In the Heart of the Country - JM Coetzee
30. The White Earth - Andrew McGahan
31. This Republic of Suffering - Drew Gilpin-Faust
32. Last Night At the Lobster - Stewart O'Nan
33. Quiet, Please: Dispatches From a Public Librarian - Scott Douglas
34. Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
35. Last Drinks - Andrew McGahan
36. Slouching Towards Gomorrah - Dan Savage
37. The Worms Can Carry Me To Heaven - Alan Warner
38. Bright, Shiny Morning - James Frey
39. Disgrace - JM Coetzee
40. Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn
41. Join Me - Danny Wallace
42. The Darling - Russell Banks
43. In Search of the La's: A Secret Liverpool - MW Macefield
44. When You're Engulfed By Flames - David Sedaris
45. Sweet Hereafter - Russell Banks
46. The Year of Living Biblically - AJ Jacobs
47. Vernon God Little - DBC Pierre
48. Rule of the Bone - Russell Banks
49. House of Widows - Askold Melnyczuk
50. Underground - Andrew McGahan
51. Perfect From Now On - John Sellers
52. Salvation on Sand Mountain - Dennis Covington

53. Why We Watched - Theodore Hamerow
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on November 13, 2008, 10:49:21 AM
83.  Where people like us live - Patricia Cumbie
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on November 13, 2008, 07:12:43 PM
101.  Dishes--Rich Wallace
102.  Lucky One--Nicholas Sparks
103.  Dewey: the Small Town Library Cat who Touched the World--Vicky Myron
104.  Last Exit to Normal--Michael Harmon
105.  Pretty is What Changes: Impossible Choices, the Breast Cancer Gene and How I Defied
        My Destiny--Jessica Queller
106.  Death Angel--Linda Howard
107.  The Boy in the Striped Pajamas--John Boyne
108.  Life As We Knew It--Susan Beth Pfeffer
109.  Turning Tables--Heather Macdowell
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on November 14, 2008, 02:52:31 AM
I LOVED Life as we knew it.  What did you think?  If you liked it, and you aren't tired of moon world, you should read the companion novel  The Dead and the Gone.  It's a little more gritty, but still enjoyable.


Must.  Buy.  More.  Canned.  Goods.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Cockney Rebel on November 14, 2008, 07:59:58 AM
Quote
1 • Scott Adams - Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain - Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice
2 • Anna Quindlen - Good Dog. Stay
3 • Bill Shapiro - Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See
4 • Dan Kennedy - Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
5 • Sam Bourne - The Righteous Men
6 • Melody Petersen - Our Daily Meds
7 • Rupert Everett - Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins
8 • David Giffels - All the Way Home - Building a Family in a Falling-Down House
9 • John Grisham - The Brethren
10 • Jim Holt - Stop Me If You've Heard This - A History and Philosophy of Jokes
11 • Josh Ozersky - The Hamburger
12 • Alison Bass - Side Effects - A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial
13 • Joshua M Greenberg - From Betamax to Blockbuster - Video Stores and the Invention of Movies on Video
14 • Franklin Foer - How Soccer Explains the World - An (Unlikely) Theory of Globalization
15 • John Grisham - The Appeal
adding
16 • Steven Watts - Mr Playboy - Hugh Hefner and the American Dream
I really expected this to be particularly kick-ass given that Watts was allowed access to the Playboy archives and built up almost 40 hours of interviews with Mr Hefner himself. Maybe the author just spent too much time ogling the girls at the mansion instead, because it falls short of the no-holds-barred account I was hoping for when it was announced at the start of the year. The early years of the Playboy phenomenon are well covered but he rushes through the 80's, 90's and the 00's like a man on speed, seemingly completely overlooking the whole 'internet thing' - and the effects that it has had on the traditional 'skin' industry. Mr Hefner (I reverently call him "Mr Hefner" always hoping for that invite to his home) has called the the most descriptive biography about him so far, but I can't help thinking a better one lurks in the memories of long-time employees and/or his brother Keith.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on November 16, 2008, 05:07:44 PM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich
17. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro
18. Too Much, Too Soon, Diana Barrymore
19. In Lust We Trust: Adventures in Adult Cinema, Gerrie Lim
20. Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Cass Elliot, Eddi Fiegel
21. Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion, Jennifer Saginor
22. Band Fags!, Frank Anthony Polito
23. His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina, Danielle Steel
24. Rear Window and Four Short Novels, Cornell Woolrich
25. Hairstyles of the Damned, Joe Meno
26. Boyos, Richard Marinick
27. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
28. New Moon, Stephenie Meyer
29. Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer
30. Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer
31. You're Lucky You're Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom, Phil Rosenthal
32. Swan Peak, James Lee Burke
33. Song Is You, Megan Abbott
34. Phantom Prey, John Sandford
35. Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the Peoples Temple, Deborah Layton
36. Monster of Florence: A True Story, Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi
37. I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This! and Other Things That Strike Me as Funny, Bob Newhart
38. Perfect from Now On, John Sellers

39. Underground, Andrew McGahan

Another brilliant read from the Aussie McGahan. Spot-on satire about the war on terror. (Thanks, fg!)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on November 19, 2008, 07:23:58 AM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich
17. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro
18. Too Much, Too Soon, Diana Barrymore
19. In Lust We Trust: Adventures in Adult Cinema, Gerrie Lim
20. Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Cass Elliot, Eddi Fiegel
21. Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion, Jennifer Saginor
22. Band Fags!, Frank Anthony Polito
23. His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina, Danielle Steel
24. Rear Window and Four Short Novels, Cornell Woolrich
25. Hairstyles of the Damned, Joe Meno
26. Boyos, Richard Marinick
27. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
28. New Moon, Stephenie Meyer
29. Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer
30. Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer
31. You're Lucky You're Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom, Phil Rosenthal
32. Swan Peak, James Lee Burke
33. Song Is You, Megan Abbott
34. Phantom Prey, John Sandford
35. Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the Peoples Temple, Deborah Layton
36. Monster of Florence: A True Story, Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi
37. I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This! and Other Things That Strike Me as Funny, Bob Newhart
38. Perfect from Now On, John Sellers
39. Underground, Andrew McGahan

40. Green Mile: The Two Dead Girls, Stephen King
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on November 20, 2008, 01:17:41 AM
84.  Identical - Ellen Hopkins 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Cockney Rebel on November 20, 2008, 07:18:56 AM
Quote
1 • Scott Adams - Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain - Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice
2 • Anna Quindlen - Good Dog. Stay
3 • Bill Shapiro - Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See
4 • Dan Kennedy - Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
5 • Sam Bourne - The Righteous Men
6 • Melody Petersen - Our Daily Meds
7 • Rupert Everett - Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins
8 • David Giffels - All the Way Home - Building a Family in a Falling-Down House
9 • John Grisham - The Brethren
10 • Jim Holt - Stop Me If You've Heard This - A History and Philosophy of Jokes
11 • Josh Ozersky - The Hamburger
12 • Alison Bass - Side Effects - A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial
13 • Joshua M Greenberg - From Betamax to Blockbuster - Video Stores and the Invention of Movies on Video
14 • Franklin Foer - How Soccer Explains the World - An (Unlikely) Theory of Globalization
15 • John Grisham - The Appeal
16 • Steven Watts - Mr Playboy - Hugh Hefner and the American Dream
adding
17 • Tony Benn - Dare to be a Daniel - Then and Now
I read this book in bursts over a lengthy period and probably enjoyed it more as a result. It's very much a curate's egg, covering as it does Benn's childhood as well as compiling his essays and speeches from more recent times. But even from this you get the feeling that Tony Benn is one of the finest - and most honest - British politicians ever, albeit one that was too radical and too overtly socialist to run for the top job as PM. Shame.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on November 22, 2008, 07:55:13 PM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich
17. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro
18. Too Much, Too Soon, Diana Barrymore
19. In Lust We Trust: Adventures in Adult Cinema, Gerrie Lim
20. Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Cass Elliot, Eddi Fiegel
21. Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion, Jennifer Saginor
22. Band Fags!, Frank Anthony Polito
23. His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina, Danielle Steel
24. Rear Window and Four Short Novels, Cornell Woolrich
25. Hairstyles of the Damned, Joe Meno
26. Boyos, Richard Marinick
27. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
28. New Moon, Stephenie Meyer
29. Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer
30. Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer
31. You're Lucky You're Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom, Phil Rosenthal
32. Swan Peak, James Lee Burke
33. Song Is You, Megan Abbott
34. Phantom Prey, John Sandford
35. Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the Peoples Temple, Deborah Layton
36. Monster of Florence: A True Story, Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi
37. I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This! and Other Things That Strike Me as Funny, Bob Newhart
38. Perfect from Now On, John Sellers
39. Underground, Andrew McGahan
40. Green Mile: The Two Dead Girls, Stephen King

41. Green Mile: The Mouse on the Mile, Stephen King
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on November 28, 2008, 07:36:56 PM
1. Invisible Prey, John Sandford
2. Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot: The Life and Times of a Sportscaster Dad, Mike Greenberg
3. Tin Roof Blowdown, James Lee Burke
4. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
5. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, Steve Martin
6. Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life, Laurie Notaro
7. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Rob Sheffield
8. Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won Back My Life, James Blake
9. Play Dead, David Rosenfelt
10. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Simon Reynolds
11. Kiss This: Punk in the Present Tense, Gina Arnold
12. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, Charles J. Shields
13. Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--and the Journey of a Generation, Sheila Weller
14. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me, Pattie Boyd
15. Death at Chappaquiddick, Richard L. Tedrow and Thomas L. Tedrow
16. Black Curtain, Cornell Woolrich
17. We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive, Laurie Notaro
18. Too Much, Too Soon, Diana Barrymore
19. In Lust We Trust: Adventures in Adult Cinema, Gerrie Lim
20. Dream a Little Dream of Me: The Life of Cass Elliot, Eddi Fiegel
21. Playground: A Childhood Lost Inside the Playboy Mansion, Jennifer Saginor
22. Band Fags!, Frank Anthony Polito
23. His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina, Danielle Steel
24. Rear Window and Four Short Novels, Cornell Woolrich
25. Hairstyles of the Damned, Joe Meno
26. Boyos, Richard Marinick
27. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
28. New Moon, Stephenie Meyer
29. Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer
30. Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer
31. You're Lucky You're Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom, Phil Rosenthal
32. Swan Peak, James Lee Burke
33. Song Is You, Megan Abbott
34. Phantom Prey, John Sandford
35. Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the Peoples Temple, Deborah Layton
36. Monster of Florence: A True Story, Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi
37. I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This! and Other Things That Strike Me as Funny, Bob Newhart
38. Perfect from Now On, John Sellers
39. Underground, Andrew McGahan
40. Green Mile: The Two Dead Girls, Stephen King
41. Green Mile: The Mouse on the Mile, Stephen King

42. Green Mile: Coffey's Hands, Stephen King
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on November 28, 2008, 10:52:48 PM
43. Green Mile: The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix, Stephen King
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on November 29, 2008, 09:49:53 PM
101.  Dishes--Rich Wallace
102.  Lucky One--Nicholas Sparks
103.  Dewey: the Small Town Library Cat who Touched the World--Vicky Myron
104.  Last Exit to Normal--Michael Harmon
105.  Pretty is What Changes: Impossible Choices, the Breast Cancer Gene and How I Defied
        My Destiny--Jessica Queller
106.  Death Angel--Linda Howard
107.  The Boy in the Striped Pajamas--John Boyne
108.  Life As We Knew It--Susan Beth Pfeffer
109.  Turning Tables--Heather Macdowell
110.  What We Knew: Terror, Mass Murder, and Everyday Life in Nazi Germany--Eric A Johnson
111.  The Diary of Petr Ginz--Petr Ginz
112.  Stop in the Name of Pants!--Louise Rennison
113.  Dashing Through the Snow--Mary Higgins Clark & Carol Higgins Clark
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on November 29, 2008, 09:52:22 PM
I LOVED Life as we knew it.  What did you think?  If you liked it, and you aren't tired of moon world, you should read the companion novel  The Dead and the Gone.  It's a little more gritty, but still enjoyable.

I couldn't put it down once I started it.  It was very good.  I didn't know there was a followup, so thanks for the tip.  It's in the pile of books waiting for me to read :-)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on December 01, 2008, 09:45:23 PM
44. Green Mile: Night Journey, Stephen King
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on December 01, 2008, 10:14:47 PM
85. Newes from the Dead - Mary Hooper
86.  Outside Beauty - Cynthia Kadohata (meh.)
87.  Here's the Story - Maureen McCormick (I know, I know.  Sooooo terribly written, but I still read the whole thing.)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on December 04, 2008, 10:00:20 PM
45. Green Mile: Coffey on the Mile, Stephen King
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on December 05, 2008, 09:30:06 AM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro
6. Apronisms by EllynAnne Geisel
7. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
8. The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee by Thomas William Humes
9. Portraits of Conflict: a Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War by Richard B. McCaslin
11. Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
12. Transmetropolitan Vol. 2 - Lust For Life by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
13. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
14. Bar Flower by Lea Jacobson
15. Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed by Paul Trynka
16. Deaf Sentence by David Lodge
17. The American Resting Place by Marilyn Yalom
18. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
19. Casualty Figures: How Five Men Survived World War One by Michele Barrett
20. Creepers by Joanne Dahme
21. The Lost Life of Eva Braun by Angela Lambert
22. All the Way Home by David Giffels
23. Red Carpets & Other Banana Skins by Rupert Everett
24. Mantids by Ron Dakron
25. Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles
26. Echoes of a Native Land by Serge Schmemann
27. Honeysuckle House by Andrea Cheng
28. King's Mountain and It's Heroes by Lyman Draper.
29. How Soccer Explains the World by Franklin Foer
30. Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole by Fergus Fleming
31. 31 Songs by Nick Hornby
32. Thirteen by Sebastian Beaumont
33. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
34. Last Light by Alex Scarrow
35. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
36. The Other Side of Silence by Bill Pronzini
37. Hotel Babylon by Imogen Edwards Jones
Adding:
38. Kentucky Clay by Katherine Bateman
Currently reading:
39. Until Our Last Breath: A Holocaust Story of Love & Partisan Resistance by Michael Bart
Title: Re: *Ahem. 25 Books in 2008.
Post by: c-lando on December 08, 2008, 04:49:24 PM
1. The Green Glass Sea - Ellen Klages
2. Money Wanders - Eric Dezenhall
3. Good Dog. Stay - Anna Quindlen
4. Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story - Chuck Klosterman - I loved this until the last 2 chapters. But, it's highly quotable in the beginning. Love + Modern Rock + Road-Trip-Brained Philosophy = Yay
5. The Dogs Who Found Me: What I've Learned from Pets Who Were Left Behind - Ken Foster
6. Echo Park - Michael Connelly
7. Belong to Me - Marisa de los Santos
8. LoveHampton - Sherri Rifkin
9. Lush Life - Richard Price
10. Dedication - Nicola Kraus & Emma McLaughlin
11. The Spare Wife - Alex Witchel
12. Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter - Phoebe Damrosch
13. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea - Chelsea Handler
14. The Lincoln Lawyer - Michael Connelly
15. Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon - Nick Trout
16. One Dangerous Lady - Jane Stanton Hitchcock
17. Life with My Sister, Madonna - Christopher Ciccone and Wendy Leigh (meh - not enough dirt!)
18. Walking Ollie: Or, Winning the Love of a Difficult Dog - Stephen Foster (feh - total disappointment)
Title: Re: *Ahem. 25 Books in 2008.
Post by: c-lando on December 09, 2008, 01:44:56 PM
1. The Green Glass Sea - Ellen Klages
2. Money Wanders - Eric Dezenhall
3. Good Dog. Stay - Anna Quindlen
4. Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story - Chuck Klosterman - I loved this until the last 2 chapters. But, it's highly quotable in the beginning. Love + Modern Rock + Road-Trip-Brained Philosophy = Yay
5. The Dogs Who Found Me: What I've Learned from Pets Who Were Left Behind - Ken Foster
6. Echo Park - Michael Connelly
7. Belong to Me - Marisa de los Santos
8. LoveHampton - Sherri Rifkin
9. Lush Life - Richard Price
10. Dedication - Nicola Kraus & Emma McLaughlin
11. The Spare Wife - Alex Witchel
12. Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter - Phoebe Damrosch
13. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea - Chelsea Handler
14. The Lincoln Lawyer - Michael Connelly
15. Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon - Nick Trout
16. One Dangerous Lady - Jane Stanton Hitchcock
17. Life with My Sister, Madonna - Christopher Ciccone and Wendy Leigh (meh - not enough dirt!)
18. Walking Ollie: Or, Winning the Love of a Difficult Dog - Stephen Foster (feh - total disappointment)
19. The Tale of Despereaux - Kate DiCamillo (I can't see how a delightful kid's film can be made from this book. I LOVED this tale, but it's beyond dark and depressing. The film must be VERY loosely based on the book or there will be some crying kids and angry parents at the theatre.)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on December 10, 2008, 08:48:53 AM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol
20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser
22. Praise - Andrew McGahan
23. 1988 - Andrew McGahan
24. Black Ajax - George MacDonald Fraser
25. Flashman in the Great Game - George MacDonald Fraser
26. Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
27. Age of Iron - JM Coetzee
28. Kent Airfields of the Second World War - Robin Brookes
29. In the Heart of the Country - JM Coetzee
30. The White Earth - Andrew McGahan
31. This Republic of Suffering - Drew Gilpin-Faust
32. Last Night At the Lobster - Stewart O'Nan
33. Quiet, Please: Dispatches From a Public Librarian - Scott Douglas
34. Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
35. Last Drinks - Andrew McGahan
36. Slouching Towards Gomorrah - Dan Savage
37. The Worms Can Carry Me To Heaven - Alan Warner
38. Bright, Shiny Morning - James Frey
39. Disgrace - JM Coetzee
40. Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn
41. Join Me - Danny Wallace
42. The Darling - Russell Banks
43. In Search of the La's: A Secret Liverpool - MW Macefield
44. When You're Engulfed By Flames - David Sedaris
45. Sweet Hereafter - Russell Banks
46. The Year of Living Biblically - AJ Jacobs
47. Vernon God Little - DBC Pierre
48. Rule of the Bone - Russell Banks
49. House of Widows - Askold Melnyczuk
50. Underground - Andrew McGahan
51. Perfect From Now On - John Sellers
52. Salvation on Sand Mountain - Dennis Covington
53. Why We Watched - Theodore Hamerow

54. Perfect Circle - Sean Stewart
55. Goebbels Diaries 1942-1943 - Joseph Goebbels
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Cockney Rebel on December 18, 2008, 07:04:41 AM
Quote
1 • Scott Adams - Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain - Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice
2 • Anna Quindlen - Good Dog. Stay
3 • Bill Shapiro - Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See
4 • Dan Kennedy - Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
5 • Sam Bourne - The Righteous Men
6 • Melody Petersen - Our Daily Meds
7 • Rupert Everett - Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins
8 • David Giffels - All the Way Home - Building a Family in a Falling-Down House
9 • John Grisham - The Brethren
10 • Jim Holt - Stop Me If You've Heard This - A History and Philosophy of Jokes
11 • Josh Ozersky - The Hamburger
12 • Alison Bass - Side Effects - A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial
13 • Joshua M Greenberg - From Betamax to Blockbuster - Video Stores and the Invention of Movies on Video
14 • Franklin Foer - How Soccer Explains the World - An (Unlikely) Theory of Globalization
15 • John Grisham - The Appeal
16 • Steven Watts - Mr Playboy - Hugh Hefner and the American Dream
17 • Tony Benn - Dare to be a Daniel - Then and Now
adding
18 • Banksy - Wall & Piece
Coffee table tome compiled by the controversial graffiti artist. Some of his work I love, some I despise - but isn't that art generally?
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on December 18, 2008, 12:02:21 PM
I've fallen behind in updating, so I'll probably miss something.

88.  Lovehampton - Sherri Rifkin
89.  Converting Kate - Becky Weinheimer
90.  O. My. Gods. - Tera Childs
91.  Nothing Better - Tyler Page (graphic novel)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on December 20, 2008, 01:52:47 AM
Working on my end of the year push to 100!

92.  The Death of Jayson Porter - Jaime Adoff
93.  Shift - Jennifer Bradbury (highly recommend this one!)
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on December 20, 2008, 04:43:31 PM

92.  The Death of Jayson Porter - Jaime Adoff

What'd you think of this one? 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on December 20, 2008, 04:46:25 PM
101.  Dishes--Rich Wallace
102.  Lucky One--Nicholas Sparks
103.  Dewey: the Small Town Library Cat who Touched the World--Vicky Myron
104.  Last Exit to Normal--Michael Harmon
105.  Pretty is What Changes: Impossible Choices, the Breast Cancer Gene and How I Defied
        My Destiny--Jessica Queller
106.  Death Angel--Linda Howard
107.  The Boy in the Striped Pajamas--John Boyne
108.  Life As We Knew It--Susan Beth Pfeffer
109.  Turning Tables--Heather Macdowell
110.  What We Knew: Terror, Mass Murder, and Everyday Life in Nazi Germany--Eric A Johnson
111.  The Diary of Petr Ginz--Petr Ginz
112.  Stop in the Name of Pants!--Louise Rennison
113.  Dashing Through the Snow--Mary Higgins Clark & Carol Higgins Clark
114.  Things I Want My Daughters to Know--Elizabeth Noble
115.  Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty--Jody Gehrman
116.  Cross Country--James Patterson
117.  Lost Souls--Lisa Jackson
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on December 20, 2008, 05:00:33 PM

92.  The Death of Jayson Porter - Jaime Adoff

What'd you think of this one? 


Nice and depressing throughout, but overall well done.  Although, I wonder if it isn't a cop out to have him survive. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: foolsgold on December 22, 2008, 10:35:44 AM
1. 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
2. History of Love - Nicole Kraus
3. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Awake in the Dark - Shira Nayman
5. Tin Roof Blowdown - James Lee Burke
6. Flashman and the Redskins - George MacDonald Fraser
7. Guv'nor - Lenny McLean
8. Tales From the Red's Dugout - Tom Browning
9. Joe: Rounding Third and Headed For Home - Greg Hoard
10. Slam - Nick Hornby
11. Bad versus Worse - Joshua Piven
12. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million - Daniel Mendelson
13. The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Champion and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide - Brian Mulligan
14. Loser - Jerry Spinelli
15. Boy With Loaded Gun - Lewis Nordan
16. In the Penny Arcade - Steven Millhauser
17. Dusklands - JM Coetzee
18. The Human Fly and Other Stories - TC Boyle
19. There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights 1945-75 - Jason Sokol
20. Entries From a Hot Pink Notebook - Todd Brown
21. Flashman: A Novel - George MacDonald Fraser
22. Praise - Andrew McGahan
23. 1988 - Andrew McGahan
24. Black Ajax - George MacDonald Fraser
25. Flashman in the Great Game - George MacDonald Fraser
26. Neon Rain - James Lee Burke
27. Age of Iron - JM Coetzee
28. Kent Airfields of the Second World War - Robin Brookes
29. In the Heart of the Country - JM Coetzee
30. The White Earth - Andrew McGahan
31. This Republic of Suffering - Drew Gilpin-Faust
32. Last Night At the Lobster - Stewart O'Nan
33. Quiet, Please: Dispatches From a Public Librarian - Scott Douglas
34. Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
35. Last Drinks - Andrew McGahan
36. Slouching Towards Gomorrah - Dan Savage
37. The Worms Can Carry Me To Heaven - Alan Warner
38. Bright, Shiny Morning - James Frey
39. Disgrace - JM Coetzee
40. Ella Minnow Pea - Mark Dunn
41. Join Me - Danny Wallace
42. The Darling - Russell Banks
43. In Search of the La's: A Secret Liverpool - MW Macefield
44. When You're Engulfed By Flames - David Sedaris
45. Sweet Hereafter - Russell Banks
46. The Year of Living Biblically - AJ Jacobs
47. Vernon God Little - DBC Pierre
48. Rule of the Bone - Russell Banks
49. House of Widows - Askold Melnyczuk
50. Underground - Andrew McGahan
51. Perfect From Now On - John Sellers
52. Salvation on Sand Mountain - Dennis Covington
53. Why We Watched - Theodore Hamerow
54. Perfect Circle - Sean Stewart
55. Goebbels Diaries 1942-1943 - Joseph Goebbels

56. Karoo Boy - Troy Blacklaws
57. Affliction - Russell Banks
58. Beautiful Boy - David Sheff
59. Tweak - Nic Sheff
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Cockney Rebel on December 24, 2008, 12:02:22 PM
Quote
1 • Scott Adams - Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain - Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice
2 • Anna Quindlen - Good Dog. Stay
3 • Bill Shapiro - Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See
4 • Dan Kennedy - Rock On: An Office Power Ballad
5 • Sam Bourne - The Righteous Men
6 • Melody Petersen - Our Daily Meds
7 • Rupert Everett - Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins
8 • David Giffels - All the Way Home - Building a Family in a Falling-Down House
9 • John Grisham - The Brethren
10 • Jim Holt - Stop Me If You've Heard This - A History and Philosophy of Jokes
11 • Josh Ozersky - The Hamburger
12 • Alison Bass - Side Effects - A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial
13 • Joshua M Greenberg - From Betamax to Blockbuster - Video Stores and the Invention of Movies on Video
14 • Franklin Foer - How Soccer Explains the World - An (Unlikely) Theory of Globalization
15 • John Grisham - The Appeal
16 • Steven Watts - Mr Playboy - Hugh Hefner and the American Dream
17 • Tony Benn - Dare to be a Daniel - Then and Now
18 • Banksy - Wall & Piece
adding
19 • Christopher Matthew (w/illustrations by David Eccles) - When We Were Fifty
Beautiful collection of short poems - all in the style of AA Milne - riffing on getting to "a certain age". Simply delightful stuff


currently reading but unlikely to finish either before the end of 2008
• Jeff Kalis - I Want to Take you Higher - The Life & Times of Sly & The Family Stone
• Simon Armitage - Little Green Man

And that's 2008. I don't read anywhere near as many books as I once did and fell somewhat adrift of the magic fifty. Shame in a way, but there's always far too much else to distract me these days. If only god hadn't invented internet porn or the DVR.

Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on December 26, 2008, 11:28:55 PM
101.  Dishes--Rich Wallace
102.  Lucky One--Nicholas Sparks
103.  Dewey: the Small Town Library Cat who Touched the World--Vicky Myron
104.  Last Exit to Normal--Michael Harmon
105.  Pretty is What Changes: Impossible Choices, the Breast Cancer Gene and How I Defied
        My Destiny--Jessica Queller
106.  Death Angel--Linda Howard
107.  The Boy in the Striped Pajamas--John Boyne
108.  Life As We Knew It--Susan Beth Pfeffer
109.  Turning Tables--Heather Macdowell
110.  What We Knew: Terror, Mass Murder, and Everyday Life in Nazi Germany--Eric A Johnson
111.  The Diary of Petr Ginz--Petr Ginz
112.  Stop in the Name of Pants!--Louise Rennison
113.  Dashing Through the Snow--Mary Higgins Clark & Carol Higgins Clark
114.  Things I Want My Daughters to Know--Elizabeth Noble
115.  Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty--Jody Gehrman
116.  Cross Country--James Patterson
117.  Lost Souls--Lisa Jackson
118.  Killer Blonde--Laura Levine
119.  Lessons from a Dead Girl--Jo Knowles
120.  Zoe and Chloe on the Prowl--Sue Limb
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on December 27, 2008, 05:23:35 PM
Well, there's no way I make it to 50 but here's what I have so far:

1. Slam - Nick Hornby
2. War Reporting for Cowards - Chris Ayers
3. Alternadad - Neal Pollack
4. Paperboy: Confessions of a Future Engineer - Henry Petroski
5. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War - Max Brooks
6. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
7. Freakonomics: Dubner & Levitt
8. Our Daily Meds - Melody Petersen
9. Stuff White People Like - Christian Lander
10. Free Lunch - David Cay Johnston - Book about how taxpayers get fleeced by big business with the carrot of jobs to their area. Does the math that shows these low paying jobs do not make up for the taxes lost from the subsidies given to bring the business there in the first place. Especially with the "big box" stores since they end up running smaller businesses out of town, so job gain ends up almost equalling zero.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on December 27, 2008, 07:36:31 PM
46. Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul

Wonderful nonfiction account of brothel owners (and sisters) Minna and Ada Everleigh and Chicago's notorious Levee District circa the early 1900s.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on December 27, 2008, 07:39:18 PM
Quote from: whigsgeek
46. Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul

Wonderful nonfiction account of brothel owners (and sisters) Minna and Ada Everleigh and Chicago's notorious Levee District circa the early 1900s.

Oops! Forgot to include the author's name, Karen Abbott.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: MissKitty on December 29, 2008, 11:53:07 AM
1. Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy
2. Overtreated:Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker by Shannon Brownlee
3. Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen.
4. Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkeybrain! by Scott Adams
5. Other People's Love Letters: 150 Letters You Were Never Meant to See by Bill Shapiro
6. Apronisms by EllynAnne Geisel
7. Union 1812 by A.J. Langguth
8. The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee by Thomas William Humes
9. Portraits of Conflict: a Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War by Richard B. McCaslin
11. Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
12. Transmetropolitan Vol. 2 - Lust For Life by Darick Robertson and Warren Ellis
13. Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd
14. Bar Flower by Lea Jacobson
15. Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed by Paul Trynka
16. Deaf Sentence by David Lodge
17. The American Resting Place by Marilyn Yalom
18. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
19. Casualty Figures: How Five Men Survived World War One by Michele Barrett
20. Creepers by Joanne Dahme
21. The Lost Life of Eva Braun by Angela Lambert
22. All the Way Home by David Giffels
23. Red Carpets & Other Banana Skins by Rupert Everett
24. Mantids by Ron Dakron
25. Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles
26. Echoes of a Native Land by Serge Schmemann
27. Honeysuckle House by Andrea Cheng
28. King's Mountain and It's Heroes by Lyman Draper.
29. How Soccer Explains the World by Franklin Foer
30. Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole by Fergus Fleming
31. 31 Songs by Nick Hornby
32. Thirteen by Sebastian Beaumont
33. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
34. Last Light by Alex Scarrow
35. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
36. The Other Side of Silence by Bill Pronzini
37. Hotel Babylon by Imogen Edwards Jones
38. Kentucky Clay by Katherine Bateman
Adding:
39. Until Our Last Breath: A Holocaust Story of Love & Partisan Resistance by Michael Bart

Currently reading:
40. Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by
Vicki Myron and Bret Witter
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Dan on December 29, 2008, 02:58:26 PM
1. David Guterson - Snow Falling on Cedars
2. JK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
3. Robert Harris - Enigma
4. JK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
5. Kazuo Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go
6. JK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
7. Mark Bowden - Black Hawk Down
8. Barack Obama - Dreams From My Father
9. James Clavell - Shogun
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Dan on December 29, 2008, 03:00:24 PM
Wait... that's it? Nine? I only read nine books in 2008?!? And three of them were Harry Potter, so those barely count? Man, I suck.

For the record, I did read 200 pages of a 400 page investing book. But it was so dry and boring I couldn't finish it... and since it was really a book for a business school class or something like that, I talked myself into using it to prop up my air conditioner, so at least I got some use out of it.

Still - 9 books? Wow. I need to read more.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Juliana on December 29, 2008, 03:45:11 PM
I wish I could keep track.
I'd guess somewhere above 30, less than 60...don't know for sure.
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on December 29, 2008, 05:37:45 PM
47. Mortified: Real Words, Real People, Real Pathetic, David Nadelberg

Can't recommend this highly enough. A collection of journal, diary, and other written works penned in the 1980's and early 1990's by now-adults. Hysterical proclamations of love to classmates and celebrities (John Taylor of Duran2 gets several entries); also, original song lyrics and other cathartic adolescent venting. Hilarious. Can't wait to read the follow-up, Mortified: Love Is a Battlefield.

getmortified.com
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: trixi on December 31, 2008, 04:06:08 PM
101.  Dishes--Rich Wallace
102.  Lucky One--Nicholas Sparks
103.  Dewey: the Small Town Library Cat who Touched the World--Vicky Myron
104.  Last Exit to Normal--Michael Harmon
105.  Pretty is What Changes: Impossible Choices, the Breast Cancer Gene and How I Defied
        My Destiny--Jessica Queller
106.  Death Angel--Linda Howard
107.  The Boy in the Striped Pajamas--John Boyne
108.  Life As We Knew It--Susan Beth Pfeffer
109.  Turning Tables--Heather Macdowell
110.  What We Knew: Terror, Mass Murder, and Everyday Life in Nazi Germany--Eric A Johnson
111.  The Diary of Petr Ginz--Petr Ginz
112.  Stop in the Name of Pants!--Louise Rennison
113.  Dashing Through the Snow--Mary Higgins Clark & Carol Higgins Clark
114.  Things I Want My Daughters to Know--Elizabeth Noble
115.  Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty--Jody Gehrman
116.  Cross Country--James Patterson
117.  Lost Souls--Lisa Jackson
118.  Killer Blonde--Laura Levine
119.  Lessons from a Dead Girl--Jo Knowles
120.  Zoe and Chloe on the Prowl--Sue Limb
121.  Joys of Love--Madeleine L'Engle
122.  Sloppy Firsts--Megan McCafferty
123.  Caught Between the Pages--Marlene Carvell
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: Andrews on December 31, 2008, 05:01:34 PM
1. Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction - Christopher Janaway
2. Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction - Catherine Belsey
3. Kant: A Very Short Introduction - Roger Scruton
4. The Loudest Sound and Nothing - Clare Wigfall
5. International Migration: A Very Short Introduction - Khalid Koser
6. Descartes: A Very Short Introduction - Tom Sorell
7. From May To December - Pat MacEnulty
8. White Devils - Paul McAuley
9. A Man Without A Country - Kurt Vonnegut
10. A Good And Happy Child - Justin Evans
11. Existentialism & Human Emotions - Jean-Paul Sartre
12. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
13. Travels In The Scriptorium - Paul Auster
14. The True Patriot - Eric Liu, Nick Hanauer
15. Of Empire - Francis Bacon
16. Eat The Dark - Joe Schreiber
17. Knockemstiff - Donald Ray Pollock
18. Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction - Michael Inwood
19. Nausea - Jean-Paul Sartre
20. The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
21. A High Wind In Jamaica - Richard Hughes
22. Standard Operating Procedure - Philip Gourevitch / Errol Morris
23. A Wild Sheep Chase - Haruki Murakami
24. Linger Awhile - Russell Hoban
25. We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda - Philip Gourevitch
26. The Devil You Know - Mike Carey
27. The Unknown Masterpiece - Honorι de Balzac
28. Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
29. The Wall (Intimacy) Jean-Paul Sartre
30. The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays - Albert Camus
31. Vicious Circle - Mike Carey
32. The Ethics of Ambiguity - Simone de Beauvoir
33. The Ruined Map - Kobo Abι
34. Eragon - Christopher Paolini
35. Eldest - Christopher Paolini
36. The Edge of Reason - Melinda Snodgrass
37. Brisingr - Christopher Paolini
38. The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash: My Beats My Life - Grandmaster Flash
39. Voices - Arnaldur Indriđason
40. The Stranger - Albert Camus
41. Is Christianity Good For The World? A Debate - Christopher Hitchens / Douglas Wilson
42. Orcs - Stan Nicholls
43. Descartes' Bones - Russell Shorto
44. The Way of Shadows - Brent Weeks


45. Shadow's Edge - Brent Weeks
46. Across The Face Of The World - Russell Kirkpatrick
47. Beyond The Shadows - Brent Weeks
48. Lost In The Supermarket: An Indie Rock Cookbook - Kay Bozich Owens & Lynn Owens
49. The Name Of The Rose - Umberto Eco
50. The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
51. Atheist Manifesto - Michel Onfray

Currently Trying to finish today:
52. Unpopular Essays - Bertrand Russell
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: redbobsled on December 31, 2008, 08:15:43 PM
94.  Looks - Madeleine George
95.  Compound - S.A. Bodeen
96.  My Father's Son - Teri Fields

I'm reading American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld right now, but there's no way I'll finish by midnight.  So, I guess I'm ending up at 96 for the year.  Maybe next year, with no grad school at all, I'll beat 100. 
Title: Re: 50 Books in 2008
Post by: whigsgeek on December 31, 2008, 08:58:38 PM
48. The Death and Life of Sylvia Plath, Ronald Hayman

Perhaps the most balanced analysis of Plath I've read yet. Certainly the fairest critical portrait of Ted Hughes and his sister, Olwyn.

Gah! So close to 50 and yet so far!