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message 1: by Tracy (last edited Aug 25, 2010 02:43PM) (new)

Tracy | 36 comments 2010 List Start

(read 40-something books in 2008, and again in 2009, but am ever hopeful that this year I will achieve my goal of 50 books!)


1. The Secret Scripture, by Sebastian Barry
2. Dance Dance Dance, by Haruki Murakami
3. Pitch Perfect: The Quest for A Cappella Glory by Mickey Rapkin
4. Ghosts, by John Banville


5. There Once Lived A Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby, by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
6. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz
7. A Thousand Acres, by Jane Smiley
8. July's People, by Nadine Gordimer
10. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy

11. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald***
12. The Fourth Man on the Rope, by Evelyn Berckman
13. South of the Border, West of the Sun, by Haruki Murakami
14. The Ruby in the Smoke, by Phillip Pullman
15. A Small Place, by Jamaica Kincaid
16. The Most Beautiful Book in the World, by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

17. Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
18. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson
19. The Love of the Last Tycoon, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
20. Metroland, by Julian Barnes
21. The Secret Lives of People in Love, by Simon van Booy

22. The Beautiful and Damned, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
23. This Side of Paradise, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
24. The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson
25. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson
26. 10 things I love about you, by Julia Quinn
27. Tales of the Jazz Age, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

28. The Magicians, by Lev Grossman
29. Light in August, by William Faulkner

30-33 The Twilight series, by Stephenie Meyers (incl Midnight Sun draft)
34. The Reef, by Edith Wharton
35. The Glimpses of the Moon, by Edith Wharton
36. Sanctuary, by Edith Wharton
37. Emma, by Jane Austen***

38. Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen***
39. Persuasion, by Jane Austen***
40. Sense & Sensibility, by Jane Austen***
41. Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen***
42. Price & Prejudice, by Jane Austen***
43. Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins (finally!!!)

*** rereads


1. Kristin Lavransdatter: The Cross, by Sigrid Undset (Norway)
2. Sorry, by Gail Jones (Australia)
3. Under the Glacier, by Halldor Laxness (Iceland)
4. Castle Barebane, by Joan Aiken (UK)*
5. A Shabby Genteel Story, by William Makepeace Thackeray (UK)
6. Wedding Song, by Naguib Mahfouz (Egypt)
7. Savage Grace, by Natalie Robins


8. The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner
9. The Making of a Marchionness, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
10. A Lady of Quality, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
11. His Grace of Osmonde, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
12. The Shuttle, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
13. The Tales of Ivan Belkin, by Alexander Pushkin (Russia)
14. Athena, by John Banville (Ireland)

15. Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle, by Vladimir Nabokov

16. Absalom, Absalom!, by William Faulkner

17. As I lay Dying, by William Faulkner
18. Connaissez-Vous Maronne?, par Daniel Boulanger (France)

19. Les Rivieres Pourpres, par Jean-Christophe Grange (France)
20. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

21. This is Your Brain on Music, by Daniel Levitin
22. Musicophilia, by Oliver Sacks
23. What Happens in London, by Julia Quinn
24. A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libba Bray
25. The Nine: The Secret World of the Supreme Court, by Jeffrey Toobin
26. The Rebel Angels, by Libba Bray

27. The Sweet Far Thing, by Libba Bray
28. Revolutionary Road, by Richard Yates
29. Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins


30. Gone, by Michael Grant
31. Hunger, by Michael Grant
32. Best American Travel Writing, 2009, edited by Simon Winchester


33. The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown
34. Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys***


35. Best American Travel Writing, 2008, edited by Anthony Bourdain
36. Norwegian Wood, by Haruki Murakami
37. In the Presence of the Enemy, by Elizabeth George


38. Good Morning, Midnight, by Jean Rhys
39. The Last September, by Elizabeth Bowen
40. Me Talk Pretty One Day, by David Sedaris
41. Pnin, by Vladimir Nabokov

asterisks indicate rereads

message 2: by Molly (new)

Molly | 330 comments Tracy wrote: "FEBRUARY

8. The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner"

Ah - my favorite.

message 3: by Mary Todd (new)

Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments congrats on your first 10!

message 4: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 35 comments I could never get thru Absalom, Absalom. Good for you!

message 5: by Molly (new)

Molly | 330 comments Tracy wrote: "May
17. As I lay Dying, by William Faulkner"

Ooo - more Faulkner! I just finished this a couple days ago - it was a re-read. Are you reading these for pleasure or for a course or some type of reading challenge?

message 6: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 35 comments I am starting another Tony Hillerman, they are good mysteries, I have about 6 books done so far this year. Never seem to hit the 50 mark, dang it, however, I enjoy reading posts about what ya all are reading. Keep going.

message 7: by Annette (new)

Annette | 30 comments I am happy to see there is another Tony Hillerman fan out there!


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

I'm sure there are many Hillerman fans out here. I met him once at a book signing and he was just the nicest man, the type that thanks you with real sincerity for saying good things about his books. I still haven't read his last one - I keep saving it, because I don't want to face the fact that it's his last.

message 9: by Annette (new)

Annette | 30 comments What's the title?

message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

The Shape Shifter.

message 11: by Annette (new)

Annette | 30 comments Thanks, I'll look for it. I haven't read one in quite awhile.

message 12: by Tracy (last edited Aug 25, 2010 02:40PM) (new)

Tracy | 36 comments 42. mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins-- finally!

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