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Maja I used to read much more than I do now and I had more time too, but let's hope I can still make it to 50 this year!

1. Jon Ronson: What I Do
2. Mark Haddon: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
3. Evelyn Waugh: Vile Bodies

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Maja 4. Terry Pratchett: Soul Music
5. Danny Wallace: Join Me

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Maja 6. Agota Kristof: Šolski zvezek (Le grand cahier)
7. Terry Pratchett: Wintersmith

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Maja 8. David Robinson: Chaplin: His Life and Art

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Maja 9. Walter Kerr: The Silent Clowns
10. Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman: Good Omens

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Mary Todd (marytodd) | 924 comments You go, girl! Your first ten!

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Maja Thanks! Yep I have a lot of free time atm so I'm making the most of it :)

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Maja 11. Richard Dawkins: The God Delusion

What a fascinating book! I feel like a better person now that I've read it. It was on my to-read list for ages and I'm so glad I finally managed to get round to it. Everyone should read this book.

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Maja 12. Khaled Hosseini: A Thousand Splendid Suns

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Maja 13. Buster Keaton: My Wonderful World of Slapstick

I loooove Buster but I was slightly disappointed by this book. It's very sweet and it kinda meanders along in a pleasant way, but it's just way too short! I was hoping for something much more detailed, and how is there only ONE mention of The General in the whole book? The blurb even says that it includes technical details from the filming of it but as far as I saw, he only briefly mentioned it as being his favourite movie (along with the Navigator) that he made. I wish David Robinson had written a book on Keaton as well, his Chaplin biography is just brilliant and has the kind of level of detail I was hoping to see in this book also.

14. Alexander McCall Smith: 44 Scotland Street

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Maja 15. Neil Gaiman: Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions

Some great poems and short stories here, including the wonderfully twisted Snow, Glass, Apples.

16. Neil Gaiman: The Graveyard Book


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Maja 17. Audrey Niffenegger: The Time Traveler's Wife
18. Neil Gaiman: Coraline
19. Alexander McCall Smith: Espresso Tales

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Maja 20. Alexander McCall Smith: The Full Cupboard of Life
21. Mark Haddon: A Spot of Bother
22. Alexander McCall Smith: In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

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Maja 23. Bill Bryson: Down Under
24. Richard Dawkins: A Devil's Chaplain
25. Alexander McCall Smith: The Good Husband of Zebra Drive

Halfway there! Intending to read more Richard Dawkins - he's the first person who showed me how interesting science is and helped me to actually understand it.

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Maja 26. Jane Austen: Lady Susan
27. Neil Gaiman: Crazy Hair
28. PG Wodehouse: Right Ho, Jeeves

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Maja 29. Neil Gaiman: American Gods
30. Derren Brown: Tricks of the Mind

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Maja 31. Alexander McCall Smith: The Miracle at Speedy Motors
32. David Sedaris: When You Are Engulfed in Flames
33. AJ Jacobs: The Year of Living Biblically

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Maja 34. Terry Pratchett: Nation
35. PG Wodehouse: My Man Jeeves

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Maja 36. Neil Gaiman: The Wolves in the Walls
37. Neil Gaiman: The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish
38. Ichak Kalderon Adizes: How to Manage in Times of Crisis
39. Richard Dawkins: Unweaving the Rainbow

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Maja 40. Douglas Adams & Mark Carwardine: Last Chance to See
41. Alexander McCall Smith: Love Over Scotland

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Maja 42. Neil Gaiman: Blueberry Girl
43. Meera Syal: Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee
44. John Grant: Discarded Science (Ideas That Seemed Good at the Time)
45. Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest

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Maja 46. Carl Sagan: The Demon-Haunted World (Science As a Candle in the Dark)

I'm falling behind, I guess it's going to be "50 books in a year and a bit" in the end!

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