Books 2007

Jan. 2nd, 2008 03:26 pm
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I started off the year with a goal of 50 books. I am happy to report that I exceeded it.

I also started off the year by asking what authors my flist and my face-to-face friends like and, in doing so, found quite a few new favorites. So thanks for that!

Here is the list for 2007: )

And, to start the new year off, I have a new goal. I think I'm going to try for 75 this year. I'm currently working on the following:

Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith by Kathleen Norris
Divine Nobodies: Shedding Religion to Find God by Jim Palmer
The Idiot Girls' Action Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life by Laurie Notaro (how is it that I have never read this one?)
Life After God by Douglas Coupland
Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland
Why Moms are Weird by Pamela Ribon
Tomcat in Love by Tim O'Brien

Two questions to enhance my already ridiculous reading list:
1. What was the best book you read (that you would recommend) in 2007?
2. What are you reading now?
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46. God on Mute: Engaging the Silence of Unanswered Prayer by Pete Grieg )

47. Swapping Lives by Jane Green )

48. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon )

49. With This Ring by Amanda Quick )

50. A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore )

51. Inside Job by Connie Willis )

52. In the Heart of the World: Thoughts, Stories, and Prayers by Mother Teresa )

53. Anagrams by Lorrie Moore )

I don't know what I'll get around to reading (or posting) this month, with NaNoWriMo taking up a lot of my spare time, except for Chris Baty's No Plot, No Problem, which is about writing for NaNoWriMo. But I hope you are all doing well. *loves*
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Hmm. Looking back on what I was planning to read, I didn't stick too closely to my list. Oh well.

40. Fear and Trembling by Søren Kierkegaard )

41. There’s a (Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell: a Novel of Sewer Pipes, Pageant Queens, and Big Trouble by Laurie Notaro )

42. Syrup by Max Barry )

43. Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison )

44. Really Unusual Bad Boys by MaryJanice Davidson )

45. Later, At the Bar by Rebecca Barry )

Coming soon:
- The Great Hunt and The Dragon Reborn - Jordan
- The Cloister Walk and Amazing Grace: a Vocabulary of Faith - Norris
- Insecure at Last: Losing it in our Security-obsessed World - Ensler
- This is not Chick Lit: Original Stories by America's Best Women Writers
- Esperanza Rising - Ryan
- A Dirty Job - Moore
- God on Mute - Grieg
- Swapping Lives - Green
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34. The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering our Hidden Life in God by Dallas Willard )

35. Speaking With the Angel – edited by Nick Hornby )

36. Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott )

37. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver )

38. Firstlight by Sue Monk Kidd )

39. The Other Woman by Jane Green )

39 ½. All That Remains by Patricia D. Cornwell )

So that's it for the month. I think I might actually surpass the goal of fifty books this year.

Reading now/soon/next -
- The Great Hunt and The Dragon Reborn - Jordan
- Fear and Trembling - Kierkegaard
- The Cellar - Laymon (although let's not hold our breath - I'm not sure how I'll do with the horror these days, either)
- The Cloister Walk and Amazing Grace: a Vocabulary of Faith - Norris
- Bastard out of Carolina - Allison
- Insecure at Last: Losing it in our Security-obsessed World - Ensler
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I've slowed down a bit with the reading. But by the end of June, I was over halfway finished with my goal of 50, so I just might finish it.

24. Winds of Fate by Mercedes Lackey )

25. To Have and to Hold by Jane Green )

26. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan )

26 1/2. We're just like you, only prettier : confessions of a tarnished southern belle by Celia Rivenbark )
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It seems that I read less this month than in previous months. This month, though, I loved everything I read, so maybe I just read more slowly, savoring the words. Yeah.

21. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers )

22. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore )

23. Faith in Carlos Gomez: A Memoir of Salsa, Sex, and Salvation by Samantha Dunn )
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I'm having a lot of fun reading things that others have suggested. I never would have picked some of these up on my own. I'm currently reading A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby (which I actually did pick up on my own) and Gravity and Grace by Simone Weil (suggested by a friend from grad school). I was going to wait until I finished the Weil book to post this, but I'm going to have to chew on it some more. She's extreme; I love it.

But here's the next batch I've read:

7. Third Class Superhero by Charles Yu )

8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky )

9. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston )

10. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling )

11. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro )

12. Wigfield: The Can-Do Town that Just May Not by Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, and Stephen Colbert )

13. Tunnel Vision by Keith Lowe )

14. The Foreigner by Meg Castaldo )

Books 2007

Jan. 4th, 2007 02:13 pm
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Well, my goal of fifty books in 2006 was more successful than the same goal in 2005. I got up to 38 (from 32) )

It looks like I read a lot of old favorites last year. This year, I'm taking requests/suggestions.

[Poll #900511]

I'm hovering in the book communities, but they all suggest things I've either read or already have on the to-read list. My first three new tries are going to be Mercedes Lackey, Robert Jordan, and Terry Goodkind, all of whom I assume are science fiction, given the person who suggested them, but I'd like to hear what you like. I'm looking to branch out a bit.

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