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Dana (dfs212) | 17 comments Hi everyone. I just joined the group but here is my list so far for 2008.
I am always looking for recommendations on what to add.

1. Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
2. Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult
3. 7th Heaven by James Patterson
4. Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices and Priorities of a Winning Life by Tony Dungy
5. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
6. Secrets of a Former Fat Girl: How to Lose Two, Four (Or More!) Dress Sizes—And Find yourself Along the Way by Lisa Delaney
7. Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality by Donald Miller
8. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
9. Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for everything across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizbeth Gilbert
10. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
11. Duma Key by Stephen King
12. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book by Don Miguel Ruiz
13. The tao of pooh by Benjamin Hoff
14. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
15. Standing Tall: The Kevin Everett Story by Sam Carchidi
16. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
17. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
18. The alibi man by Tami Hoag


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Dana (dfs212) | 17 comments 19. Simple Genius by David Baldacci - this was not one of my favorites by him


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Dana (dfs212) | 17 comments 20. The measure of a Man by Sidney Poitier
21. The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis
22. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
23. The Horse and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
24. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
25. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
26. This side of Married by Rachel Pastan
27. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
28. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
29. The Beach House by James Patterson

Just adding to my list. What are some recommendations for the next 30?




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Dana (dfs212) | 17 comments 30. THe Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger


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Dana (dfs212) | 17 comments 30. THe Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger


message 6: by Becca (new)

Becca So you counted each Chronicles as separate books? Woohoo!


message 7: by Dana (last edited Feb 25, 2009 03:44AM) (new)

Dana (dfs212) | 17 comments Here are the lastest two that I have read. I did count each of the Chronicles as separate book because they really are seven books.

31. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
32. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory



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Dana (dfs212) | 17 comments 33. Behind Closed Doors by Tara Taylor Quinn
34. Atonement by Ian McEwan

I read Atonement because everyone said how wonderful it was. I didn't feel that the book lived up to all the hype that it got.


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Dana (dfs212) | 17 comments 35. Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris


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Dana (dfs212) | 17 comments 36. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

This book was amazing. It made me cry many different times as I was reading it. Randy's story is so moving. It is a must read.


message 11: by Dana (new)

Dana (dfs212) | 17 comments Here is an update of books

37. Separation Anxiety by Karen Brichoux - a chicklet book if you are in the mood
38. By the light of the Moon by Dean Koontz
39. The Jericho Pact by Rachel Lee - the worst book that I have ever read
40. The Boleyn Inheritance
41. A small Place by Jamaica Kincaid



message 12: by Dana (new)

Dana (dfs212) | 17 comments 42. Pompeii by Robert Harris
43. Double Take by Catherine Coulter
44. The Ten Best Days of My Life by Adena Halpern
45. Tailspin by Catherine Coulter



message 13: by Dana (new)

Dana (dfs212) | 17 comments 46. The Abuction by Mark Gimenez


message 14: by Dana (new)

Dana (dfs212) | 17 comments 47. Killer Dreams by Iris Johansen
48. Stori Telling by Tori Spelling
49. Cocaine Nights by J.G. Ballard

Only one more to go!


message 15: by Dana (new)

Dana (dfs212) | 17 comments So I have now done with my first 50 and working on my next 50

50. Such a Pretty Fat by Jen Lancaster
51. Heart of Dixie by Tami Hoag
52. Mismatch by Tami Hoag
53. Sundays at Tiffany’s by James Patterson
54. Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover if Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie is Not the Answer by Jen Lancaster
55. Sail by James Patterson, Howard Roughan
56. Stone Cold by David Baldacci
57. Play Dirty by Sandra Brown
58. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
59. Lulu meets God and Doubts him by Danielle Ganek
60. The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer
61. Maximum Ride by James Patterson
62. Aphrodite by Russell Andrews
63. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
64. Absolute fear By Lisa Jackson



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