February 23, 2009

Books

If I'm not working, sleeping, or screaming at the latest episode of Project Runway, I'm probably reading. I decided to keep a running list of the books I go through, as it's more comprehensive than my usual response to a recommendation (an enthusiatic thrusting of several volumes into your hands). In the winter, this may be reduced to a vague wave in the direction of my heaving bookcase. Whatever, shush. I'm reading.

2008
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – Barbara Kingsolver
Jenny and the Jaws of Life - Jincy Willett
Infidel - Ayaan Hirsi Ali
The Eyre Affair (reread) – Jasper Fforde
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Amphigorey – Edward Gorey
Amphigorey Too – Edward Gorey
The Writing Life: Writers on How They Think and Work - Marie Arana
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex – Mary Roach
Naked – David Sedaris
Certain Girls – Jennifer Weiner
First Among Sequels – Jasper Fforde

2007
Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
Goodnight Nobody – Jennifer Wiener
Magical Thinking – Augusten Burroughs
Bird by Bird – Anne Lamott
Life of Pi – Yann Martel
On My Own at 107: Reflections on Life without Bessie – Sarah Delaney
The da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
My Invented Country – Isabel Allende
The Poe Shadow – Matthew Pearl
Moab is my Washpot – Stephen Fry
Why Moms Are Weird – Pamela Ribon
Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide – Hal Higdon
The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer - David A. Whitsett
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (reread) – J.K. Rowling
Four Months to a Four-Hour Marathon – Dave Kuehls
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (reread) - J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling
Nancy Clark’s Food Guide for Marathoners – Nancy Clark
The Forest for the Trees: An Editor's Advice to Writers - Betsy Lerner
Marathoning for Mortals – John Bingham & Jenny Hadfield
Possible Side Effects – Augusten Burroughs
No Plot, No Problem – Chris Baty
From Time to Time – Jack Finney
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim - David Sedaris
IV - Chuck Klosterman
Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi
Interworld – Neil Gaiman
Persepolis 2 – Marjane Satrapi
Holidays on Ice - David Sedaris
A Woman’s Guide to Weight Training – Shape Magazine

2006
Hogfather - Terry Pratchett
Beowulf - Seamus Heaney
The Burial at Thebes: A New Version of Sophocles’ Antigone - Seamus Heaney
Angela’s Ashes - Frank McCourt
Deenie - Judy Blume
Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris
5 Short Stories by Somerset Maugham
How to be Good – Nick Hornby
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World – Rita Golden Gelman
Bee Season - Myla Goldberg
Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki
Good in Bed - Jennifer Weiner
Conquering Your Food Addiction - Caryl Erlich
The Meaning of Wife – Anne Kingston
The Cheese Primer (selections) – Steven Jenkins
One Writer's Beginnings - Eudora Welty
Hamlet (reread) – Wm Shakespeare
The Idiot’s Guide to Learning French (selections)
On Writing Well – William Zinsser
Sula – Toni Morrison
Making Movies – Sidney Lumet
Don Juan – Moliere
Little Earthquakes – Jennifer Weiner
Wifey – Judy Blume
Running with Scissors – Augusten Burroughs
A Christmas Carol (reread) – Charles Dickens
Dry – Augusten Burroughs

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