Itisme (newwaytowrite) wrote in bookish,

the list (the food, the good, the silly and the collections


1.    The True Believer- Eric Hoffer

2.    This Year You Write Your Novel- Walter Mosley

3.    Queen Camilla – Sue Townsend

4.    Writing to Change the World- Mary Pipher

5.    Stories from Blue Latitudes: Caribbean Women Writers at Home and Aboard- Edited by Elizabeth Nunez and Jennifer Sparrow

6.    How To Get Suspended and Influence People – Adam Selzer

7.    My Last Supper 50 Great Chefs and Their Final Meals: Portraits, Interviews, and Recipes – Melanie Dunea

8.    The Uncommon Reader –Alan Bennett

9.    Life’s Little Deconstruction Book: Self-help for the Post-Hip- Andrew Boyd

10.   The Unfinished Canadian: The People We Are- Andrew Cohen

11.   I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being A Woman- Nora Ephron

12.   How to Build a Better Book Club- Peter O’Brien & Harry Heft

13.   Me Funny- compiled and edited by Drew Hayden Taylor

14.   Insecure At Last: Losing It In Our Security Obsessed World- Eve Ensler

15.   Reading Writers Reading: Canadian Authors’ Reflections – edited and photographed by Danielle Schaub

16.   Kitchen Con: Writing on the Restaurant Racket- Trevor White

17.   Write Turns: New Directions in Canadian Fiction- edited by Joy Gugeler

18.   Other Solitudes: Canadian Multicultural Fictions – Eds. Linda Hutcheon & Marion Richmond

19.    Before We Get Started: A Practical Memoir of the Writer’s Life –Bret Lott

20.  Essential English Idioms: An Up-To-Date Guide To the Idioms Of British English- Richard A. Spears Ph. D. & Betty Kirkpatrick

21.   Diary of a Wimpy Kid: a novel in cartoons – Jeff Kinney

22.   Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules = Jeff Kinney

23.   The History of Love – Nicole Krauss

24.   Camel Club- David Baldacci

25.  The Kitchen Diaries- Nigel Slater

26.  Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously- Julie Powell

27.  Blackouts: Stories- Chris Boyko

28.  The End of America: Letters of Warning to a Young Patriot- Naomi Wolf

29.  The Flying Troutmans- Miriam Toews

30.  How to Be Idle- Tom Hodgkinson

31.  The Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories- ed. Jane Urquart

My list might not be long but I spent time attempting to read short stories this year. So in the end it was a knock down on my total of books but I read many stories and kept reading the collection/anthology from start to finish so I could kill two goals with the same text.



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