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Erin (erinlf) I just stumbled upon this group. Better late than never to add my books, I guess. I've been trying to do the 50 book challenge for the past two years and have always come up just short. This year, it looks like I'm definitely going to make it.

1. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling 1/10
2. Living in a Foreign Language: A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Love in Italy by Michael Tucker 1/11
** 3. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel by David Wroblewski 1/13
4. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer 1/14
5. My Heart's in the Lowlands: Ten Days in Bonny Scotland by Liz Curtis Higgs 1/22
** 6. The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears in Paris at the World's Most Famous Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn 1/29
7. The Matchmaker of Perigord by Julia Stuart 2/1
8. Shakespeare by Bill Bryson 2/5
9. The Paris Enigma: A Novel by Pablo De Santis 2/9
10. Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe by Nancy Goldstone 2/13
11. Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia 2/24
12. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker 2/27
13. Dubliners by James Joyce 3/2
14. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain 3/11
** 15. Travel Writing by Peter Ferry 3/13
** 16. Last Night At the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan 3/19
** 17. Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles 3/28
18. The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan 4/1
19. A Year In the Merde by Stephen Clarke 4/6
20. A Taste For It by Monica McInerney 4/8
21. How To Fit a Car Seat on a Camel by Sarah Franklin 4/14
22. Petite Anglaise by Catherine Sanderson 4/16
** 23. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz 4/22
24. The Reading Group by Elizabeth Noble 4/30
** 25. A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg 5/2
26. The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It by Tilar J. Mazzeo 5/4
27. Plain Secrets: An Outside Among the Amish by Joe Mackall 5/9
28. Antarctica on a Plate: Misadventures of a Polar Chef by Alexa Thomson 5/11
29. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel by Jamie Ford 5/21
** 30. The Quiet American by Graham Greene 5/29
31. One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus 6/5
** 32. Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown by Paul Theroux 6/8
** 33. The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City by David Lebovitz 6/12
** 34. The Help by Kathryn Stockett 6/23
35. The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier by Thad Carhart 6/26
36. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley 6/29
** 37. Travel as a Political Act by Rick Steves 7/4
38. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson 7/9
39. The Late, Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow 7/11
40. Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay: And Other Things I Had to Learn as a New Mom by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor 7/13
41. Quarrel with the King: The Story of an English Family on the High Road to Civil War by Adam Nicolson 7/23
42. Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob by Dick Lehr & Gerard O'Neill 7/30
43. The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies 8/1
44. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton 8/8
45. Eiffel's Tower: And the World's Fair Where Buffalo Bill Beguiled Paris, the Artists Quarreled, and Thomas Edison Became a Count by Jill Jonnes (currently reading)

** = Favorites


message 2: by Erin (new)

Erin (erinlf) Updating....

1. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling 1/10 (I know this doesn't really count as a book, but it's just a little cheat...)
2. Living in a Foreign Language: A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Love in Italy by Michael Tucker 1/11
** 3. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel by David Wroblewski 1/13
4. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer 1/14
5. My Heart's in the Lowlands: Ten Days in Bonny Scotland by Liz Curtis Higgs 1/22
** 6. The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears in Paris at the World's Most Famous Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn 1/29
7. The Matchmaker of Perigord by Julia Stuart 2/1
8. Shakespeare by Bill Bryson 2/5
9. The Paris Enigma: A Novel by Pablo De Santis 2/9
10. Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe by Nancy Goldstone 2/13
11. Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia 2/24
12. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker 2/27
13. Dubliners by James Joyce 3/2
14. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain 3/11
** 15. Travel Writing by Peter Ferry 3/13
** 16. Last Night At the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan 3/19
** 17. Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles 3/28
18. The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan 4/1
19. A Year In the Merde by Stephen Clarke 4/6
20. A Taste For It by Monica McInerney 4/8
21. How To Fit a Car Seat on a Camel by Sarah Franklin 4/14
22. Petite Anglaise by Catherine Sanderson 4/16
** 23. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz 4/22
24. The Reading Group by Elizabeth Noble 4/30
** 25. A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg 5/2
26. The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It by Tilar J. Mazzeo 5/4
27. Plain Secrets: An Outside Among the Amish by Joe Mackall 5/9
28. Antarctica on a Plate: Misadventures of a Polar Chef by Alexa Thomson 5/11
29. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel by Jamie Ford 5/21
** 30. The Quiet American by Graham Greene 5/29
31. One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus 6/5
** 32. Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown by Paul Theroux 6/8
** 33. The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City by David Lebovitz 6/12
** 34. The Help by Kathryn Stockett 6/23
35. The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier by Thad Carhart 6/26
36. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley 6/29
** 37. Travel as a Political Act by Rick Steves 7/4
38. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson 7/9
39. The Late, Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow 7/11
40. Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay: And Other Things I Had to Learn as a New Mom by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor 7/13
41. Quarrel with the King: The Story of an English Family on the High Road to Civil War by Adam Nicolson 7/23
42. Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob by Dick Lehr & Gerard O'Neill 7/30
43. The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies 8/1
44. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton 8/9
45. Eiffel's Tower: And the World's Fair Where Buffalo Bill Beguiled Paris, the Artists Quarreled, and Thomas Edison Became a Count by Jill Jonnes 8/11
46. The Mammy by Brendan O'Carroll 8/14
47. First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria: How a Peace Corps Poster Boy Won My Heart and a Third World Adventure Changed My Life by Eve Brown-Waite 8/17
48. Olive Kitteridge: A Novel in Stories by Elizabeth Strout (currently listening)
49. The Sea by John Banville (currently reading)

** = FAVORITES


message 3: by Erin (last edited Oct 27, 2009 10:53AM) (new)

Erin (erinlf) Wow, I'm on my 60th book!

1. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling 1/10
2. Living in a Foreign Language: A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Love in Italy by Michael Tucker 1/11
** 3. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel by David Wroblewski 1/13
4. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer 1/14
5. My Heart's in the Lowlands: Ten Days in Bonny Scotland by Liz Curtis Higgs 1/22
** 6. The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears in Paris at the World's Most Famous Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn 1/29
7. The Matchmaker of Perigord by Julia Stuart 2/1
8. Shakespeare by Bill Bryson 2/5
9. The Paris Enigma: A Novel by Pablo De Santis 2/9
10. Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe by Nancy Goldstone 2/13
11. Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia 2/24
12. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker 2/27
13. Dubliners by James Joyce 3/2
14. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain 3/11
** 15. Travel Writing by Peter Ferry 3/13
** 16. Last Night At the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan 3/19
** 17. Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles 3/28
18. The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan 4/1
19. A Year In the Merde by Stephen Clarke 4/6
20. A Taste For It by Monica McInerney 4/8
21. How To Fit a Car Seat on a Camel by Sarah Franklin 4/14
22. Petite Anglaise by Catherine Sanderson 4/16
** 23. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz 4/22
24. The Reading Group by Elizabeth Noble 4/30
** 25. A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg 5/2
26. The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It by Tilar J. Mazzeo 5/4
27. Plain Secrets: An Outside Among the Amish by Joe Mackall 5/9
28. Antarctica on a Plate: Misadventures of a Polar Chef by Alexa Thomson 5/11
29. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel by Jamie Ford 5/21
** 30. The Quiet American by Graham Greene 5/29
31. One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus 6/5
** 32. Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown by Paul Theroux 6/8
** 33. The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City by David Lebovitz 6/12
** 34. The Help by Kathryn Stockett 6/23
35. The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier by Thad Carhart 6/26
36. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley 6/29
** 37. Travel as a Political Act by Rick Steves 7/4
38. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson 7/9
39. The Late, Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow 7/11
40. Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay: And Other Things I Had to Learn as a New Mom by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor 7/13
41. Quarrel with the King: The Story of an English Family on the High Road to Civil War by Adam Nicolson 7/23
42. Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob by Dick Lehr & Gerard O'Neill 7/30
43. The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies 8/1
44. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton 8/9
45. Eiffel's Tower: And the World's Fair Where Buffalo Bill Beguiled Paris, the Artists Quarreled, and Thomas Edison Became a Count by Jill Jonnes 8/11
46. The Mammy by Brendan O'Carroll 8/14
47. First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria: How a Peace Corps Poster Boy Won My Heart and a Third World Adventure Changed My Life by Eve Brown-Waite 8/17
48. Olive Kitteridge: A Novel in Stories by Elizabeth Strout 8/21
49. Twenties Girl: A Novel by Sophie Kinsella 8/26
50. Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love by Dava Sobel 9/1
51. The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon 9/13
52. Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz 9/15
53. Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art by Laney Salisbury, Aly Sujo 9/23
54. The Places In Between by Rory Stewart 9/25
55. The Sea by John Banville 9/26
56. I Am Madame X: A Novel by Gioia Diliberto 10/15
57. The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft by Ulrich Boser 10/16
58. At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream: Misadventures in Search of the Simple Life by Wade Rouse 10/20
** 59. This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper 10/26
60. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (currently reading)

** = FAVORITES


message 4: by Erin (new)

Erin (erinlf) Updating...

60. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery 10/30
61. Hell Is Other Parents: And Other Tales of Maternal Combustion by Deborah Copaken Kogan 11/1
62. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown 11/13
63. The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann 11/16
64. I Was Amelia Earhart by Jane Mendelsohn 11/20
65. It's a Boy: Women Writers on Raising Sons by Andrea J. Buchanan 11/29
66. Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany by Bill Buford 11/30
67. The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr 12/13
68. The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite by David A. Kessler 12/14


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