Thursday, September 23, 2010

Crazy Awesome Huge Book List Update...


Jan 15 - 'The Big Over Easy' - Jasper Fforde
Jan 25 - 'The Man From Beyond' - Gabriel Brownstein
Jan 27 - 'The First Men in the Moon' - H.G. Wells

Feb 4 - 'American on Purpose' - Craig Ferguson (BOT)
Feb 5 - 'Holidays on Ice' - David Sedaris (BOT)
Feb 12 - 'Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not' - Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris (BOT)
Feb 16 - 'The Book of Fate' - Brad Meltzer

Mar 1 - 'Naked' - David Sedaris (BOT)
Mar 8 - 'Gilgamesh' - Joan London
Mar 27 - 'The Liar' - Stephen Fry
Mar 28 - 'The Good Earth' - Pearl S. Buck

Apr 4 - 'Thursday Next: First Among Sequels' - Jasper Fforde
Apr 5 - 'The Borrowers' - Mary Norton
Apr 9 - 'The Borrowers Afield' - Mary Norton
Apr 17 - 'The Borrowers Aloft' - Mary Norton

May 7 - 'The Borrowers Avenged' - Mary Norton
May 22 - 'When Nietzsche Wept' - Irvin D. Yalom

Jun 3 - 'Good Omens' - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Jun 5 - 'Savages and Beasts: The Birth of the Modern Zoo' - Nigel Rothfels
Jun 8 - 'The White Queen' - Philippa Gregory
Jun 11 - 'The Law of Nines' - Terry Goodkind
Jun 20 - 'The Constant Princess' - Philippa Gregory
Jun 24 - 'The Other Boleyn Girl' - Philippa Gregory
Jun 26 - 'The Mistmantle Chronicles: Urchin and the Heartstone' - M. I. McAllister

July 2 - 'The Boleyn Inheritance' - Philippa Gregory
July 3 - 'Rain' - Kirsty Gunn
July 15 - 'Inside Animal Hoarding' -Arnold Arluke and Celeste Killeen
July 18 - 'Stealing Buddha's Dinner' - Bich Minh Nguyen
July 22 - 'The Virgin's Lover' - Philippa Gregory
July 25 - 'Going Postal' - Terry Pratchett

September 8 - 'Night Watch' - Terry Pratchett
September 12 - 'Another Gulmohar Tree' - Aamer Hussein
September 16 - 'I Know I Am, But What Are You?" - Samantha Bee (BOT)
September 20 - 'Coventry' - Helen Humphreys
September 21 - 'Sh*t My Dad Says' - Justin Halpern (BOT)
September 22 - 'I'll Mature When I'm Dead' - Dave Barry (BOT)

Currently reading: 'The Kite Runner' - Khaled Hosseini


Ryan said...

I'm curious to know what you thought of Stealing Buddha's Dinner, The Kite Runner, and Sh*t My Dad Says

Renee L. said...

Stealing Buddha's Dinner was great. I really enjoyed it, but it's a little book so it was over quick. You see it's funny, but it also makes you think. But mostly just the latter. Really that's about it.
I'm only about halfway through The Kite Runner, and so far it's pretty fascinating. I think 'haunting' might actually be the word. I kind of hate, but understand, the main character. :)
Sh*t My Dad Says was pretty funny. Not like giggling all the way through or anything, but there were some laugh out loud moments (even despite the kind of annoying narrator on the book on tape version I listened to). I also can't help thinking of Jim Halpert every time I see the author's name; Justin Halpern.

Ryan said...

How did you decide to read them all? I know SBD and TKR were "required" reading by the last two freshmen classes, did that inspire you?

I saw the twitter feed the book SMDS was based on, it was pretty funny at times.

Renee L. said...

All of the libraries had at least one copy of all the "diversity books", including mine. I saw SBD and thought "Hey that looks interesting", and I heard about TKR a long time ago and that it was good, and since it was right there, I took it.
I chose SMDS because periodically gives me a couple of free books in an attempt to get me to buy a membership, and that one popped up on their homepage. I saw a while back that apparently they're making a TV show of it with Bill Shatner? So I figured what the heck, sounds like it could be funny.
Half of the books I read are recommendation, gifts, or things I always meant to get around to. And the other half are books that happened to be around the same shelf as one I meant to get and looked interesting. History tells me that I am incapable of leaving a library with less than five books.