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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #210 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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #211 on: July 28, 2008, 11:33:36 PM »


8. LoveHampton - Sherri Rifkin
I just started this one today. 
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #212 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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #213 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.
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #214 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.
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #215 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. 
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #216 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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #217 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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #218 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
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23. Red Carpets & Other Banana Skins by Rupert Everett
Currently reading:
24. Mantids by Ron Dakron
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #219 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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #220 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
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24. Mantids by Ron Dakron
Currently reading:
25. Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #221 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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #222 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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #223 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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #224 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.
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