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message 1: by Andrea (last edited Jan 06, 2009 02:26PM) (new)

Andrea (tikilights) "The Year of the Book"
I'm attempting to read one a week to finally cross off many of the books that have been sitting in my queue for years.


message 2: by Andrea (last edited Jan 07, 2009 02:15PM) (new)

Andrea (tikilights) 1. The Inheritors by William Golding
Read Jan. 4th


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Andrea (tikilights) 2. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

Read Jan. 7th

Loved.


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Andrea (tikilights) 3. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Read Jan. 11th


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Andrea (tikilights) 4. Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Read Jan. 16th


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Andrea (tikilights) 5. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Read Jan. 19th.


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Andrea (tikilights) 6. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer

Read Jan. 19th


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Andrea (tikilights) 7. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

Read Jan. 30th


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Esther | 10 comments Andrea wrote: "7. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck"


How did you like this? I haven't read any Steinbeck since high school but I remember loving his work.



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Andrea (tikilights) Esther wrote: "Andrea wrote: "7. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck"


How did you like this? I haven't read any Steinbeck since high school but I remember loving his work.
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I enjoyed Cannery Row. Steinbeck did a lovely job developing the characters and the story pulled me in. I definitely recommend it.


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Andrea (tikilights) 8. No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July

Read Jan. 22nd


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Andrea (tikilights) 9. A Window Across the River by Brian Morton

Read Jan. 25th


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Andrea (tikilights) 10. Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris

Read Jan. 29th


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Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments yahoo and hooray! you are 1/5 of the way done!


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Andrea (tikilights) 11. A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz

Read Feb. 4th


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Andrea (tikilights) 12. American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Read Feb. 8th


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Andrea (tikilights) 13. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

Read Feb. 7th


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Andrea (tikilights) 14. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

Read Feb. 11th


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Andrea (tikilights) 15. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Read Feb. 21st


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Andrea (tikilights) 16. Living Dead In Dallas by Charlaine Harris
Read Feb 24th


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Melanie | 487 comments Hi Andrea,
How was A Fraction of the Whole? I just bought that one.


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Andrea (tikilights) Melanie wrote: "Hi Andrea,
How was A Fraction of the Whole? I just bought that one."


It was a stellar read. The story was pretty outlandish, but in an enjoyable way. It's often compared to Confederacy of the Dunces, though I haven't read that one to say if it's accurate.


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Andrea (tikilights) 17. Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time by Rob Sheffield
Read Feb. 27th


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Andrea (tikilights) 18. Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
Read Mar. 8th


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Andrea (tikilights) 19. Candyfreak by Steve Almond
Read Mar. 18th.


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Andrea (tikilights) 20. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky


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Kristie Veillon Andrea wrote: "10. Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris

Read Jan. 29th"


I really loved this book. I love when an author not only makes you feel but taste and smell also! Have you read any of her other work?


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Aprile (aprileb) Andrea wrote: "20. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky"

I hated this book so much that I couldn't even finish it.



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Andrea (tikilights) 21. One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding by Rebecca Mead
Read Apr. 2


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Andrea (tikilights) 22. All Dressed in White: The Irresistible Rise of the American Wedding by Carol Wallace
Read Mar. 25th


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Andrea (tikilights) 23. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
Read May 23rd


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Andrea (tikilights) 24. Alone in the Kitchen With An Eggplant by Jenni Ferrari-Adler
Read April 5


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Andrea (tikilights) 25. The Tender Bar: A Memoir by J.R. Moehringer
Read April 23rd


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Aprile (aprileb) Woo hoo! 1/2 way there!


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Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments ----- <---that's the half-way mark. Congrats


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Andrea (tikilights) 26. Holes by Louis Sachar
Read May 24th.


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Andrea (tikilights) 27. Everything Bad is Good for You by Steven Johnson
Read June 7th


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Andrea (tikilights) 28. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Read May 27

Amazing book.


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Melanie | 487 comments Andrea wrote: "31. The Lost City of Z : A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
Read June 5"


Hi Andrea!
How was The Lost City of Z?


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Andrea (tikilights) Aprile wrote: "Andrea wrote: "20. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky"

I hated this book so much that I couldn't even finish it.
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Oh, yes. It was pretty horrendous. How this is cited as a favorite book by so many people is a bizarre mystery to me.


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Andrea (tikilights) Melanie wrote: "Andrea wrote: "31. The Lost City of Z : A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
Read June 5"

Hi Andrea!
How was The Lost City of Z?"


It was a really fun read! If you're interested in the early 1900s explosion of exploration into the Amazon mixed with mystery then this would be a solid choice. It was kind of frightening how treacherous the jungles were and surprising how many people were compelled to go in anyway.


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Andrea (tikilights) 35. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
Read June 24th


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