Friday, December 29, 2006

My (half) year of books

In July I created a file, ok, ok, a database (I love those things. Filemaker rules!) wherein I could record both the books I've read and the ones I want to read in the future. Here, for your edification and perusal are the 27 books I read, or listened to during my short lived obsession with books on tape, between July 2006 and today, December 29.

The South Beach Diet, Agatston
Which Brings Me To You, Almond and Baggott
The Secret Garden, Burnett
I have chosen to stay and fight, Cho, Margaret
State of Fear, Crighton
Standing in the Rainbow, Flagg
The Brethren, Grisham
Stranger in a Strange Land, Heinlein
The Ice Queen, Hoffman, Alice
A Very Long Engagement, Japrisot
A Girl Named Zippy, Kimmel
She got up off the couch, Kimmel
The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive, Lencioni
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni
Not Buying It, Levine
Life of Pi, Martel
The Color of Water, McBride, James
Hidden Shadow, Parker, Robert
Night Passage, Parker, Robert
Chance, Parker, Robert B.
Thin Air, Parker, Robert B.
A Child Called It, Pelzer
The Stone Diaries, Shields, Carol
The Bone Setters Daughter, Tan, Amy
The Hundred Secret Senses Tan, Amy
The May Queen, Various authors
Slaughterhouse Five, Vonnegut

I'm currently reading another Robert B. Parker novel of unknown/unremembered title (Friendster Guy has a bagillion of them and I've been reading them like candy) and I'm also reading Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia by Marya Hornbacher. This year, or at least the last few months have been all about the memoir. Shocking, I know, a blogger who likes reading memoir? Go figure.


tjdygon said...

I LOVED a Girl named Zippy. have you read An Idiot Girls Adventure Guide? i think that is the title. there are a few other books by her- Laurie Natorie??? I thought you'd be prettier. Adventures of a fat bride. I almost peed my pants at some of the stories!

fallon said...

i've been on a memoir kick as well. i just finished reading so many books, so little time by sara nelson. it's a chronicle of all the books she reads in the span of a year, and how they fit into her life. your list reminded me of it! you should check it out, it's the kind of book that makes you feel like you are meeting up with an old friend.

Sassy Pants said...

Thanks Fallon and TJ - I'll add those to my list.