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Mar. 13th, 2009

I've just finished my 50th book this year.

1. The Bachman Books, by Stephen King (reread)
2. Falling Up, by Shel Silverstein (reread)
3. Jessica, by Kevin Henkes (reread)
4. Was She Pretty? by Leanne Shapton (reread)
5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark  Haddon (reread)
6. Ramona the Brave, by Beverly Cleary (reread)
7. Ramona and her Father, by Beverly Cleary (reread)
8. Ramona and her Mother, by Beverly Cleary (reread)
9. The Legend of Annie Murphy, by Frank Peretti (reread)
10. The Deadly Curse of Toco-Rey, by Frank Peretti (reread)
11. Salem Falls, by Jodi Picoult (reread)
12. Midwives, by Chris Bohjalian (reread)
13. The Host, by Stephanie Meyer (reread)
14. Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson
15. Odd and the Frost Giants, by Neil Gaiman
16. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald (reread)
17. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak (reread)
18. Survivor, by Chuck Palahniuk (reread)
19. The Bodies Left Behind, by Jeffery Deaver
20. The Tombs of Anak, by Frank Peretti (reread)
21. The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, by Barry  Lyga (reread)
22. Hero Type, by Barry Lyga
23. The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick
24. My Penguin Osbert in Love, by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
25. Hug Time, by Patrick McDonnell
26. Faerie Lord, by Herbie Brennan
27. Born on a Blue Day, by Daniel Tammet (reread)
28. Dragonhaven, by Robin McKinley
29. The Year of Living Biblically, by A.J. Jacobs
30. Watchmen, by Alan Moore
31. Loose Girl, by Kerry Cohen
32. Waiter Rant, by The Waiter
33. A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libba Bray
34. Post-Mortem, by Patricia Cornwell
35. Rebel Angels, by Libba Bray
36. Kindred, by Octavia Butler
37. Sold, by Patricia McCormick (reread)
38. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky (reread)
39. Your Pregnancy Week-by-Week, by Glade B. Curtis
40. Crouching Father, Hidden Toddler, by C.W. Nevius
41. Imajica, by Clive Barker (reread)
42. Baby Island, by Carol Ryrie Brink (reread)
43. The Sweet Far Thing, by Libba Bray
44. The Dollhouse Murders, by Betty Ren Wright
45. Hurray for Ali Baba Bernstein, by Johanna Hurwitz (reread)
46. The Undertaking, by Thomas Lynch
47. Sex with the Queen, by Eleanor Herman
48. Before Green Gables, by Budge Wilson
49. Bones of Faerie, by Janni Lee Simner
50. What to Expect When You're Expecting, by Heidi Murkoff, etc.

A lot are YA or kids, but I work in the Kids section of a bookstore, so that's what catches my eye usually. I actually left out quite a few books I read if they were just a simple picture book I read in two minutes at work. I included the ones that I own and read because I love, or the ones I read (several times) for storytime at work. I balanced them out with several books that were 500+ pages. My goal is still 200 books this year, but with my first little one on the way, I'm not sure if it'll be harder (less time to read) or easier (more kid's books being read).

I'd like to re-read the Anne of Green Gables series this year, and read the Kay Scarpetta series by Patricia Cornwell. Those'll be next on my list.

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muse_books
Mar. 13th, 2009 03:20 pm (UTC)
Wow I am envious! Are you a fast reader?

I feel like I am reading so slow this year being my goal is 150 I should be ahead of where I am now.
bella_fox
Mar. 13th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
OMG, The Dollhouse Murders scared the bejesus out of me when I was a kid!
jade_glow
Mar. 14th, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
Me too!
lutine
Mar. 14th, 2009 02:46 am (UTC)
Haha, I'd never read it, but I always heard people talk about it. So when I found it for a buck, I thought I'd give it a read. :)
booksforfood
Mar. 13th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
Last year this time I was at 50 books...I miss those days. Now I'm working 2.5 jobs and I'm not even at 20 yet.
robertlyon
Mar. 15th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
I think I've only read three books so far this year, but I am also writing one. Maybe you will read it someday, that would be cool.
paperanatomy
Mar. 15th, 2009 04:46 am (UTC)
i'm impressed. i wish i had more time to read this year, especially because that's all i really enjoy doing when i have 'me' time.

you know, i have survivor and i haven't even bothered to read it. actually, i have most of chuck's books and i haven't read them! i haven't read a chuck book in 3 years. how is waiter rant? do you recommend it? it peaks my interest.
lutine
Mar. 15th, 2009 07:38 am (UTC)
Waiter Rant was okay... near the end it got kind of lame. I was looking more for funny stories about customers, and there were lots, but at the end the writer started getting all depressing about how he was wasting his life, etc. Worth a read, but I wouldn't have bought it.
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