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Dorinda Mangan | 27 comments A neighbor just told me about goodreads a few weeks ago and it's addictive - trying to list all the books I've ever read. Then I found the group and I thought it would be fun to start keeping track. Don't know if I can make 50 this year since I'm starting so late, but I am just over half way:
1. Used & Rare, Lawrence & Nancy Goldstone
2. Servant of the Bones, Anne Rice
3. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
4. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, Betty Smith
5. The Witch of Portobello, Paulo Coelho
6. The Reader, Bernard Schlink
7. Twilight, Stephanie Meyer
8. New Moon, Stephanie Meyer
9. The Dancing Floor, Barbara Michaels
10. Deceit, Clare Frances
11. You’ve Got to Read this Book, Jack Canfield
12. Lonesome Road, Patricia Wentworth
13. Booked to Die, John Dunning
14. People of the Book, Geraldine Brooks
15. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (100th Anniversary), L. Frank Baum
16. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Schaffer
17. If Buddha Came to Dinner, Hale Sofia Schatz
18. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, Katherine Howe
19. The 13 Clocks, James Thurber
20. The Madonnas of Leningrad, Debra Dean
21. The Sugar Queen, Sarah Addison Allen
22. The Third Angel, Alice Hoffman
23. The Next Thing on My List, Jill Smolinski
24. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, T. Harv Eker
25. 84, Charing Cross Road, Helen Hanff
26. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson



message 2: by Dorinda (new)

Dorinda Mangan | 27 comments 27. The Clothes on Their Backs, Linda Grant


message 3: by Dorinda (new)

Dorinda Mangan | 27 comments 28. The Book of Lost Things, John Connolly


message 4: by Molly (new)

Molly | 330 comments Dorinda wrote: "28. The Book of Lost Things, John Connolly"

Ah - what a treat! I love this book. And you?




message 5: by Dorinda (new)

Dorinda Mangan | 27 comments Molly wrote: "Dorinda wrote: "28. The Book of Lost Things, John Connolly"

Ah - what a treat! I love this book. And you?

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I did really like it - kind of a Wizard of Oz meets Brothers Grimm. I enjoyed the history and retelling of the actual fairy tales at the end too.




message 6: by Molly (new)

Molly | 330 comments Dorinda wrote: "I enjoyed the history and retelling of the actual fairy tales at the end too..."

Oh wow - I didn't have any section at the end of my copy that provided the original tales and their history. That would be cool!

I describe it as Brothers Grimm a la Monty Python.




message 7: by Dorinda (new)

Dorinda Mangan | 27 comments "Molly wrote: I describe it as Brothers Grimm a la Monty Python."
I like that!
Have you read anything else by John Connolly?




message 8: by Molly (new)

Molly | 330 comments Dorinda wrote: ""Molly wrote: I describe it as Brothers Grimm a la Monty Python."
I like that!
Have you read anything else by John Connolly?"


No I haven't - but I heard that this book was entirely different from his usual style. I've been searching for another similar book but haven't had any success. The closest I can was the movie Pan's Labyrinth which was OK - but not as good. I saw a rumor online that this book may be turned into a movie. What fun that would be!




message 10: by Molly (new)

Molly | 330 comments Dorinda wrote: "29. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress A Novel, Dai Sijie"

Oh - I liked that one too! Very sweet tale during a not so sweet time.




message 11: by Dorinda (new)

Dorinda Mangan | 27 comments Molly wrote: "Dorinda wrote: "29. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress A Novel, Dai Sijie"

Oh - I liked that one too! Very sweet tale during a not so sweet time.

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I am so addicted to the Buy 2 get 1 Free table at Barnes and Noble. I have picked up some great books that I would have never considered before. This was one and so was The Book of Lost Things --I've loved them both.




message 12: by Dorinda (new)

Dorinda Mangan | 27 comments 30. A Beautiful Blue Death, Charles Finch


message 15: by Dorinda (new)

Dorinda Mangan | 27 comments 34. Dying for Chocolate, Diane Mott Davidson
35. Blue Bells of Scotland, Laura Vosika. ***** I LOVED this book. The drama, the history, the character interactions. I can hardly wait for the 2nd book in the series.


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message 20: by Dorinda (new)

Dorinda Mangan | 27 comments 40. Felicia's Journey, by William Trevor

I only made it to 40 books in 2009, but I didn't officially start keeping track until August. I'm ready for this year's challenge - I already have a new stack of books I want to read in 2010.


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