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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #135 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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #136 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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #137 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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #138 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


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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #139 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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #140 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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #141 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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #142 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
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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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #144 on: June 03, 2008, 10:58:08 AM »

Congratulations on hitting 50, Trixi!
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #145 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
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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!!!]
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #146 on: June 08, 2008, 10:59:57 PM »

Congratulations on hitting 50, Trixi!
Thanks!  Being in that reading competition helped my numbers.
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #147 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
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #148 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!
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Re: 50 Books in 2008
« Reply #149 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. 
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