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  1. Case Histories, Kate Atkinson
  2. The Buddha in the Attic, Julia Otsuko
  3. Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  4. My Beloved World, Sonia Sotomayor


  1. Argo
  2. Behind the Candleabra
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Books: )


  1. Moneyball
  2. The Dark Knight Rises
  3. The King's Speech
  4. Looper
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  1. The Golden Gate, Vikram Seth
  2. The White Queen, Philippa Gregory
  3. Half a Crown, Jo Walton
  4. The Red Queen, Philippa Gregory
  5. The Last of the Tribe: the Epic Quest to Save a Lone Man in the Amazon, Monte Reel
  6. Bossypants, Tina Fey
  7. At Home, Bill Bryson
  8. The Secret Lives of Dresses, Erin McKean
  9. Packing for Mars, Mary Roach
  10. The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs
  11. Spoiled, Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan


  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J. K. Rowling

Abandoned Books:

  1. Rapture Ready: Adventures in the Parallel Universe of Christian Pop Culture, Daniel Radosh


  1. Inception
  2. Richard III
  3. Toy Story 3
  4. Amadeus
  5. The Adjustment Bureau
  6. The Other Boleyn Girl
  7. Hot Tub Time Machine
  8. The Right Stuff
  9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
  10. Exit Through the Gift Shop
  11. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  12. Bridesmaids
  13. Helvetica
  14. The Muppets
  15. Bill Cunningham New York
  16. Midnight in Paris
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I have high hopes that this will be longer than the 2007 list, if only because maybe I'll finish the half-dozen books that I started in the fall of 2007 and didn't finish.

And I'm watching movies this year!
Books: )

Movies: )

2007 books

Dec. 31st, 2007 06:46 am
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Here goes the list for 2007, which can't possibly be shorter than the 2006 list. But we shall see.

(Last updated 10/15/07)

First-time reads:

  1. Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain
  2. The Boleyn Inheritance, Philippa Gregory
  3. When We Were Orphans, Kazuo Ishiguro
  4. The Pirates! In an Adventure with Communists, Gideon Defoe
  5. Wickett's Remedy, Myla Goldberg
  6. Farthing, Jo Walton
  7. Close Range: Wyoming Stories, Annie Proulx
  8. The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
  9. The Sirens of Titan, Kurt Vonnegut
  10. Family Romance: A Love Story, John Lanchester
  11. Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, Laila Lalami
  12. Innocent Traitor, Alison Weir
  13. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling
  14. Longitude, Dava Sobel
  15. The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri
  16. Microserfs, Douglas Coupland


  1. Doomsday Book, Connie Willis
  2. The Long Winter, Laura Ingalls Wilder
  3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling
  4. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  5. Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Abandoned books:

  1. Apartment Therapy: the eight-step home cure, Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan
  2. Winter's Tale, Mark Helprin
  3. Weight, Jeanette Winterson
  4. Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe, Nancy Goldstone
  5. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  6. Hocus Pocus, Kurt Vonnegut
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Here are the books I've read so far in 2006 (last updated 12/31/06):

First-time reads: )

Re-reads: )

Abandoned books )

It's a pretty short list, especially as it's only half the number as 2005. My favorites were:

  • The Voyage of the Narwhal, Andrea Barrett
  • The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and my Family, Dan Savage
  • Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer
  • Sweetness in the Belly, Camilla Gibb
  • Gaudy Night, Dorothy L. Sayers

2007 is going to be a crazy year for me -- trying to get a job, finish my PhD, move to a place, and start a new job, all by October at the latest -- so I don't expect it to go much better, reading-wise. I think I'll try to pick books by what I'm in the mood for, and not worry about reading enough classic fiction or non-fiction or whatever.
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These are the books I've read in 2005.

Books Read for First Time )

Books Re-read )

Books Started but not Finished )

I'm not making a list for "Books Checked Out of the Library But Left Unread", because it would be depressingly long. And I'll make a separate post about the books I most and least enjoyed.

March 2013



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