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Total Books Read: 52

Fiction: 35
(Novels-27, YA-3, Plays-4, Short Story Collections-1)

Non-Fiction: 17
(Memoirs/Personal Essays-10, Science/Social Science -4, Language/Food/Self-Help -1 each)


Fave Fiction (in no particular order, because ranking things is hard, dammit):

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet -David Mitchell
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close -Jonathan Safran Foer
Juliet, Naked -Nick Hornby
Shades of Grey -Jasper Fforde
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian -Sherman Alexie
Freedom -Jonathan Franzen
The Year of the Flood -Margaret Atwood
The Help -Kathryn Stockett


Fave Non-Fiction:

Manhood For Amateurs -Michael Chabon
The Happiness Project -Gretchen Rubin
Rapture Ready! Adventures in the Parallel Universe of Christian Pop Culture -Daniel Radosh
Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America -Barbara Ehrenreich




Yarn Harlot -Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Company -Stephen Sondheim and George Furth
Good To A Fault -Marina Endicott
Nikolski -Nicolas Dickner
The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters -Gordon Dahlquist
The Jade Peony -Wayson Choy

Too Much Happiness -Alice Munro
Nine -Maury Yeston/Arthur Kopik
Generation X -Douglas Coupland
Manhood For Amateurs -Michael Chabon

Juliet, Naked -Nick Hornby
Last Night In Twisted River -John Irving
Blackout -Connie Willis

Shades of Grey -Jasper Fforde
I Don't Care About Your Band: What I Learned From Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Felons, Faux Sensitive Hipsters, and Other Guys I've Dated -Julie Klausner
The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, Vol. 2 -Gordon Dahlquist
Naked -David Sedaris
Live The Life You Love -Barbara Sher
The Other Hand -Chris Cleave

The Discomfort Zone -Jonathan Franzen
The Blue Girl -Charles de Lint
Expletive Deleted: A Good Look at Bad Language -Ruth Wajnryb
Slammerkin -Emma Donoghue
Welcome to Higby -Mark Dunn

Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage -Elizabeth Gilbert
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary For Lovers -Xiaolu Guo
The 100-Mile Diet -Alisa Smith and James McKinnon

The Happiness Project -Gretchen Rubin
Bite Me: A Love Story -Christopher Moore
The Book of Dahlia -Elisa Albert
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close -Jonathan Safran Foer

August: Osage County -Tracy Letts
Great House -Nicole Krauss
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian -Sherman Alexie
Rapture Ready! Adventures in the Parallel Universe of Christian Pop Culture -Daniel Radosh
Going In Circles -Pamela Ribon

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet -David Mitchell
Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts About Alternative Medicine -Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst
Room -Emma Donoghue

Freedom -Jonathan Franzen
God of Carnage -Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton
Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America -Barbara Ehrenreich
The Year of the Flood -Margaret Atwood

Half-Empty -David Rakoff
So Much For That -Lionel Shriver
Mary Ann In Autumn -Armistead Maupin
The Hunger Games -Suzanne Collins

Started Early, Took My Dog -Kate Atkinson
Packing For Mars:The Curious Science of Life in the Void -Mary Roach
Talking to Girls About Duran Duran:One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut -Rob Sheffield
The Help -Kathryn Stockett
The Fry Chronicles -Stephen Fry
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