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Re: 50 Books in 2009
« Reply #240 on: December 23, 2009, 08:56:03 AM »

1. Dewey:The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World - by Vicki Myron
2. Bloody Ground - by John F. Day
3. The Kat Who Walked in Beauty: The Panoramic Dailies of 1920 - by George Herriman
4. Black Postcards - by Dean Wareham
5. The Sound of Laughter - by Peter Kay
6. Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death & Politics - by Eleanor Clift
7. Torched - by April Henry
8. Plan Bee - by Susan Brackney
9. Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World - by Frιdιric Saldmann
10. One Hit Wonder - by Lisa Jewell
11. The London Book of the Dead - by The Real Tuesday Weld
12. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age - by Steve Knopper
13. The Continuity Girl - by Leah McLaren
14. Johnnie Walker: The Autobiography - by Johnnie Walker
15. Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man - by Tom Cox
16. Below the Breadline: Living on the Minimum Wage - by Fran Abrams
17. Tales of the Country - by Brian Viner
18. Grainger County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
19. Hancock County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
20. Claiborne County, Tennessee Biographies - Goodspeed
21. Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials - by Horace Panter
22. Debbie Harry Sings in French - by Meagan Brothers
23. Semi-Detatched - by Griff Rhys-Jones
24. Shag: A to Z - by Shag
25. The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies and Products That are Fattening the Human Race - by Barry Popkin
26. Post Secrets: The Secret Lives of Men and Women compiled by Frank Warren
27. Rock Me Amadeus - by Seb Hunter
28. Upheaval Stories - by Chris Holbrook
29. The Beginning of Estill County 1808-1869: Court Records compiled - by Puckett and Rogers
30. Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia - by Chris Holbrook
31. Frightening True Ghostly Encounters and More - by John Ashcraft
32. Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere - by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis
33. All Quiet on the Western Front - by Erich Maria Remarque
34. The Thread That Runs So True - by Jesse Stuart
35. A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy - by Thomas Buergenthal
36. Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival - by Clara Kramer
37. The Sixth Wife - by Suzannah Dunn
38. Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography - by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
39. King Records of Cincinnati - by Randy McNutt
40. The Madness of Mary Lincoln - by Jason Emerson
41. Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wonderous Stories - by Rick Wakeman
42. Love all the People: Letters, Lyrics and Routines - by Bill Hicks & John Lahr
43. Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd - by Nick Mason
44. Saving What Remains: A Holocaust Survivor's Journey Home to Reclaim Her Ancestry by Livia Bitton-Jackson
45. In the Land of Long Fingernails: A Gravedigger in the Age of Aquarius by Charles Wilkins
46. The Love We Share Without Knowing - by Christopher Barzak
47. Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne
48. After Daybreak: The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen 1945 by Ben Shephard
49. In Flanders Fields - by Leon Wolff
50. Trail of Tears: The Story of the American Indian Removal 1813-1855 - by Gloria Jahoda
51. A Wrinkle in Time - by Madeleine L'Engle
52. King's Mountain - by Hank Messick
53. Superstud - by Paul Feig
54. A Wind in the Door - by Madeleine L'Engle
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55. Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary - edited by Nancy Disher Baird
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56. A History of Southwest Virginia 1746-1786, Washington County 1777-1870 - by Lewis Preston Summers

Gonna be reading this one for awhile. It's like a million pages.
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Re: 50 Books in 2009
« Reply #241 on: December 25, 2009, 09:20:18 AM »

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1 • Jaff Kalis - I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone
2 • Vicki Myron - Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3 • Hugo Wilcken - 33 1/3: David Bowie's "Low"
4 • Edwin Page - Horribly Awkward - The New Funny Bone
5 • Sebastian Beaumont - Thirteen
6 • Frιdιric Saldmann - Wash Your Hands! - The Dirty Truth about Germs, Viruses and Epidemics, and the Simple Ways to Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World
7 • Kevin Courrier - 33 1/3: Captain Beefheart "Trout Mask Replica"
8 • Steve Knopper - Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
9 • Johnnie Walker - The Autobiography
10 • Vince Flynn - Act of Treason
11 • Tom Cox - Under the Paw - Confessions of a Cat Man
12 • Fran Abrams - Below the Breadline - Living on the Minimum Wage
13 • Linda Smith - I Think the Nurses are Stealing my Clothes... The Very Best of Linda Smith
14 • Seb Hunter - Rock Me Amadeus - When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy
15 • Barry Popkin - The World is Fat - the Fads, Trends, Policies and Products that are Fattening the Human Race
16 • Sean Doolittle - Safer
17 • Emily Yellin- Your Call Is (Not That) Important To Us - Customer Service and What it Reveals About Our World and Our Lives
18 • Shag (Josh Angle)- Shag A-Z
19 • Horace Panter - Ska'd for Life - A Personal Journey with The Specials
20 • Geoffrey McNab - The Making of Taxi Driver
21 • Jeff Bell - Rewind, Replay, Repeat - A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
22 • Frank Warren- The Secret Lives of Men and Women - A PostSecret Book
23 • Sean Doolittle - Rain Dogs
24 • David A. Kessler - The End of Overeating - Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
25 • Charlie Todd & Alex Scordelis - Causing a Scene - Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere
26 • Eleanor Clift - Two Weeks of Life - A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics
27 • (Sir) Roger Moore - My Word is my Bond
28 • Kathleen Tracy - Sacha Baron Cohen - From Cambridge to Kazakhstan - The Unauthorized Biography
29 • Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller - Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography
30 • Brian Viner - Tales of the Country
31 • Simon Doonan - Beautiful People - My Family and other Glamorous Varmints
32 • Rick Wakeman - Grumpy Old Rock Star and Other Wondrous Stories
33 • Randy McNutt - King Records of Cincinnati
34 • Graham Jones - Last Shop Standing - Whatever Happened to Record Shops?
35 • Bill Hicks & John Lahr - Love All the People - Letters, Lyrics, Routines
36 • Chris Anderson - Free - The Future of a Radical Price
37 • Nick Mason - Inside Out - A Personal History of Pink Floyd
38 • Pascal Bussy - Kraftwerk - Man, Machine and Music
39 • Jeffrey Ross - I Only Roast the Ones I Love - Busting Balls without Burning Bridges
40 • Stuart Maconie - Adventures on the High Teas - In Search of Middle England
41 • Lisa Lampanelli - Chocolate Please - My Adventures in Food, Fat & Freaks
42 • David Byrne - Bicycle Diaries
43 • Susan Reynolds (Edited by) - Woodstock Revisited - 50 Far Out, Groovy, Peace-loving, Flashback-inducing Stories from those who were there
44 • Jeff Mapes - Pedaling Revolution - How Cyclists are Changing American Cities
45 • A.J. Jacobs - The Guinea Pig Diaries - My Life as an Experiment
46 • Nick Hornby - Juliet, Naked
47 • John Grisham - The Associate
48 • Paul Feig - Superstud: Or How I Became a 24-Year-Old Virgin
49 • Michael Pollan - Omnivore's Dilemma - A Natural History of Four Meals
50 • Albert Jack - Pop Goes the Weasel - The Secret Meanings of Nursery Rhymes
51 • Michael Robotham - Shatter
52 •  Craig Ferguson - American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
I remember seeing Craig doing stand-up as "Bing Hitler" many years ago at London's Comedy Store. Now he's yet another celebrity ex-alchoholic who quit the booze and then found success. I suppose given his quick wittedness on his late night chat show I was expecting a little more 'fun from this autobiography. Sure there's a few laughs and some humoured anecdotes but I couldn't get the distinct feeling of "quick cash in" out of my head.
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Re: 50 Books in 2009
« Reply #242 on: December 30, 2009, 10:30:19 PM »

1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
23.  Beautiful Americans--Lucy Silag
24.  Perpetual Check--Rich Wallace
25.  Dope Sick--Walter Dean Myers
26.  The Darkness Under the Water--Beth Kanell
27.  My German Question:  Growing Up in Nazi Berlin--Peter Gay
28.  Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice--Peter Hoose
29.  Morning in a Different Place--Mary Ann McGuigan
30.  Perfect Chemistry--Simone Elkeles
31.  Triple Shot Bettys In Love-Jody Elizabeth Gehrman
32.  Eclipse--Stephenie Meyer
33.  My Life From Air-Bras to Zits--Barbara Haworth-Attard
34.  Forever Princess--Meg Cabot
35.  Envy--Anna Godbersen
36.  Absolutely Maybe--Lisa Yee
37.  The ABC's of Kissing Boys--Tina Ferraro
38.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time--Mark Haddon
39.  Shoes to Die For--Laura Levine
40.  Raven--Allison Van Diepen
41.  One Fifth Avenue--Candace Bushnell
42.  Breaking Dawn--Stephenie Meyer
43.  Run For Your Life--James Patterson
44.  They Thought They Were Free--Milton Sanford Mayer
45.  Devil's Paintbox--Victoria McKernan
46.  Paper Towns--John Green
47.  Secret Keeper--Mitali Perkins
48.  Secrets to Happiness--Sarah Dunn
49.  Kisses and Lies--Lauren Henderson
50.  The Associate--John Grisham
51.  Charmed Thirds--Megan McCafferty
52.  Just Take My Heart--Mary Higgins Clark
53.  If You Live Like Me--Lori Weber
54.  The Anatomy of Wings--Karen Foxlee
55.  The PMS Murder--Laura Levine
56.  Touching From a Distance--Deborah Curtis
57.  Max--James Patterson
58.  Painting Caitlyn--Kimberly Joy Peters
59.  8th Confession--James Patterson
60.  Burn--Linda Howard
61.  Dune Road--Jane Green
62.  Swim the Fly--Don Calame
63.  Beauty's Punishment--A.N. Roquelaure
64.  Distant Waves--Suzanne Weyn
65.  Death at Deacon Pond--E.M. Alexander
66.  Under the Paw:  Confessions of a Cat Man--Tom Cox
67.  Swimsuit--James Patterson
68.  Tin Angel--Shannon Cowan
69.  Secret Life of Prince Charming--Deb Caletti
70.  Alex Cross's Trial--James Patterson
71.  Going Hungry: Writers on Desire, Self-Denial and Overcoming Anorexia--Kate Taylor
72.  Fourth Comings--Megan McCafferty
73.  California Dreaming--Zoey Dean
74.  Take a Chance on Me--Cecily Von Zeigesar
75.  The A-List:  Hollywood Royalty--Zoey Dean
76.  Death by Pantyhose--Laura Levine
77.  Evolution of Calpurnia Tate--Jacqueline Kelly
78.  Riding the Universe--Gaby Triana
79.  Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival--Clara Kramer
80.  Bicycle Diaries--David Byrne
81.  The Summer I Turned Pretty--Jenny Han
82.  Cold Hands, Warm Heart--Jill Wolfson
83.  A Lucky Child: a memoir of surviving Auschwitz as a young boy--Thomas Buergenthal
84.  Beauty's Release--A.N. Roquelaure
85.  There's Something About St. Tropez--Elizabeth Adler
86.  Driftwood Summer--Patti Callahan Henry
87.  Summer House--Nancy Thayer
88.  The Chosen One--Carol Lynch Williams
89.  Notes from the Dog--Gary Paulsen
90.  Best Friends Forever--Jennifer Weiner
91.  Rosie and Skate--Beth Ann Bauman
92.  Change Up:  Mystery at the World Series--John Feinstein
93.  Once Was Lost--Sara Zarr
94.  Psych Major Syndrome--Alicia Thompson
95.  Ice--Linda Howard
96.  Access Denied (and other eighth grade error messages)--Denise Vega
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Re: 50 Books in 2009
« Reply #243 on: January 01, 2010, 05:38:49 PM »

1.  Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
2.  The Reader--Bernhard Schlink
3.  All We Know of Love--Nora Raleigh Baskin
4.  Sin in the Second City:  Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America's Soul--Karen Abbott
5.  I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits--Gunnar Ardelius
6.  French Kissmas--Cathy Hapka
7.  Bliss--Lauren Myracle
8.  Nothing--Robin Friedman
9.  Brooklyn Bridge--Karen Hesse
10.  At Face Value--Emily Franklin
11.  New Moon--Stephenie Meyer
12.  Trials of Kate Hope--Wick Downing
13.  The Dead and the Gone--Susan Beth Pfeffer
14.  Defying the Diva--D. Anne Love
15.  Ransom My Heart--Meg Cabot
16.  Burn--Suzanne Phillips
17. I Never Saw Another Butterfly--Hana Volavkova
18. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust--Alexandra Zapruder
19.  Second Helpings--Megan McCafferty
20.  3 Willows:  the Sisterhood Grows--Ann Brashares
21.  Parties & Potions--Sarah Mlynowski
22.  Babylonne--Catherine Jinks
23.  Beautiful Americans--Lucy Silag
24.  Perpetual Check--Rich Wallace
25.  Dope Sick--Walter Dean Myers
26.  The Darkness Under the Water--Beth Kanell
27.  My German Question:  Growing Up in Nazi Berlin--Peter Gay
28.  Claudette Colvin:  Twice Toward Justice--Peter Hoose
29.  Morning in a Different Place--Mary Ann McGuigan
30.  Perfect Chemistry--Simone Elkeles
31.  Triple Shot Bettys In Love-Jody Elizabeth Gehrman
32.  Eclipse--Stephenie Meyer
33.  My Life From Air-Bras to Zits--Barbara Haworth-Attard
34.  Forever Princess--Meg Cabot
35.  Envy--Anna Godbersen
36.  Absolutely Maybe--Lisa Yee
37.  The ABC's of Kissing Boys--Tina Ferraro
38.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time--Mark Haddon
39.  Shoes to Die For--Laura Levine
40.  Raven--Allison Van Diepen
41.  One Fifth Avenue--Candace Bushnell
42.  Breaking Dawn--Stephenie Meyer
43.  Run For Your Life--James Patterson
44.  They Thought They Were Free--Milton Sanford Mayer
45.  Devil's Paintbox--Victoria McKernan
46.  Paper Towns--John Green
47.  Secret Keeper--Mitali Perkins
48.  Secrets to Happiness--Sarah Dunn
49.  Kisses and Lies--Lauren Henderson
50.  The Associate--John Grisham
51.  Charmed Thirds--Megan McCafferty
52.  Just Take My Heart--Mary Higgins Clark
53.  If You Live Like Me--Lori Weber
54.  The Anatomy of Wings--Karen Foxlee
55.  The PMS Murder--Laura Levine
56.  Touching From a Distance--Deborah Curtis
57.  Max--James Patterson
58.  Painting Caitlyn--Kimberly Joy Peters
59.  8th Confession--James Patterson
60.  Burn--Linda Howard
61.  Dune Road--Jane Green
62.  Swim the Fly--Don Calame
63.  Beauty's Punishment--A.N. Roquelaure
64.  Distant Waves--Suzanne Weyn
65.  Death at Deacon Pond--E.M. Alexander
66.  Under the Paw:  Confessions of a Cat Man--Tom Cox
67.  Swimsuit--James Patterson
68.  Tin Angel--Shannon Cowan
69.  Secret Life of Prince Charming--Deb Caletti
70.  Alex Cross's Trial--James Patterson
71.  Going Hungry: Writers on Desire, Self-Denial and Overcoming Anorexia--Kate Taylor
72.  Fourth Comings--Megan McCafferty
73.  California Dreaming--Zoey Dean
74.  Take a Chance on Me--Cecily Von Zeigesar
75.  The A-List:  Hollywood Royalty--Zoey Dean
76.  Death by Pantyhose--Laura Levine
77.  Evolution of Calpurnia Tate--Jacqueline Kelly
78.  Riding the Universe--Gaby Triana
79.  Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival--Clara Kramer
80.  Bicycle Diaries--David Byrne
81.  The Summer I Turned Pretty--Jenny Han
82.  Cold Hands, Warm Heart--Jill Wolfson
83.  A Lucky Child: a memoir of surviving Auschwitz as a young boy--Thomas Buergenthal
84.  Beauty's Release--A.N. Roquelaure
85.  There's Something About St. Tropez--Elizabeth Adler
86.  Driftwood Summer--Patti Callahan Henry
87.  Summer House--Nancy Thayer
88.  The Chosen One--Carol Lynch Williams
89.  Notes from the Dog--Gary Paulsen
90.  Best Friends Forever--Jennifer Weiner
91.  Rosie and Skate--Beth Ann Bauman
92.  Change Up:  Mystery at the World Series--John Feinstein
93.  Once Was Lost--Sara Zarr
94.  Psych Major Syndrome--Alicia Thompson
95.  Ice--Linda Howard
96.  Access Denied (and other eighth grade error messages)--Denise Vega
97.  Angry Management--Chris Crutcher
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Re: 50 Books in 2009
« Reply #244 on: January 08, 2010, 07:15:17 PM »

1. Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
2. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons - Watchmen
3. Philip Pullman - The Golden Compass
4. Mary Stuart - The Crystal Cave
5. F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
6. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Fellowship of the Ring
7. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Two Towers
8. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Return of the King
9. Kurt Vonnegut - Welcome to the Monkey House
10. Philip Pullman - The Subtle Knife
11. Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Chronicle of a Death Foretold
12. Philip Pullman - The Amber Spyglass
13. Randy Pausch - The Last Lecture
14. Erik Larson - The Devil in the White City
15. Bill Simmons - The Book of Basketball
16. Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Love in the Time of Cholera

Sixteen books is considerably better than 2008's grand total of nine. I don't know what this means other than that I'm prouder of myself. Yay.
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