Monday, January 23, 2006

50 Books

I saw this on several blogs a few weeks ago and thought it was pretty cool. I have reading ADD and tend to start about 5 books at once so I thought this would help me keep track of my book list.

1. Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World: A Novel by Haruki Murakami
2. Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami
3. Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media by Noam Chomsky
4. Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
5. A People’s History of the United States: 1492-Present by Howard Zinn
6. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
by James Loewzh
7. The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe
8. Everything You Know is Wrong by Russ Kick
9. The Lucifer Principle: A scientific Expedition into the Forces of History
by Howard Bloom
10. The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline Alexander
11. Necessary Illusions: Thought control in Democratic Societies by Noam Chomsky
12. The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
13. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Phillip Dick
14. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman
15. The Tender Bar : A Memoir - J.R. Moehringer
16. On Beauty - Zadie Smith
17. Night - Elie Wiesel
18. Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life - Amy Krouse Rosenthal
19. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer
20. The Glass Castle : A Memoir - Jeannette Walls
21. Saturday - Ian McEwan
22. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
23. On Bullshit - Harry G. Frankfurt
24. Why Do Men Have Nipples? Hundreds of Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Martini - Mark Leyner
25. A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander) - Diana Gabaldon
26. The Closers - Michael Connelly
27. Mother-Daughter Wisdom : Creating a Legacy of Physical and Emotional Health - Christiane Northrup
28. Fat Girl : A True Story - Judith Moore
29. Bad Girl : Confessions of a Teenage Delinquent - Abigail Vona;
30. If I Knew Then - Amy Fisher
31. Hypocrite in a Poufy White Dress by Susan Jane Gilman
32. Julie and Julia : 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen -- by Julie Powell
33. Yarn Harlot : The Secret Life of a Knitter -- by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
34. The Knitting Way: A Guide to Spiritual Self Discovery by Linda T. Skolnik
35. Knitting Yarns And Spinning Tales: A Knitter’s Stash Of Wit And Wisdom
by Kari Cornell
36. Gandhi An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth -- by M.K.Gandhi
37. Long Walk to Freedom : The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela Tag: by Nelson Mandela
38. Dry : A Memoir -- by Augusten Burroughs
39. Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything -- by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner; Roughcut
40. Crimes Against Logic -- by Jamie Whyte
41. The Know-It-All : One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World -- by A. J. Jacobs
42. An Underground Education : The Unauthorized and Outrageous Supplement to Everything You Thought You Knew About Art, Sex, Business, Crime, Science, Medicine, and Other Fields of Human by Richard Zacks
43. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
44. YOU: The Owner's Manual : An Insider's Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger by Michael F. Roizen, Mehmet Oz
45. Memoirs of a Geisha: A Novel by Arthur Golden
46. Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux -- by John G. Neihardt
47. The Divide -- by Nicholas Evans;
48. The Road Less Traveled, 25th Anniversary Edition : A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth -- by M. Scott Peck
49. Me Talk Pretty One Day -- David Sedaris
50. One more I thought of at work that I can't think of now.

So there it is.

I am currently reading Black Elk Speaks and Memoirs of a Geisha.

I hope to have these finished by the end of this year, but that's over a book a week so I may not make it. And the first part of the list were recommended by the super smart guy at work, so I may not even be able to get through some of those. But I'll give it my best shot.

I'll keep you posted on the progress!


Blogger DAWN said...

Very Impressive! I have read both Black Elk and Memoirs. Very good both of them.

8:49 AM  
Blogger The Shrone said...

I've read the Howard Zinn book---love it! It is what got me interested in history because what we are taught in public school is---well, boring! Also, I have Lies My Teacher Told Me, again, a different look at history.

I had a good chuckle over the title Why Do Men Have Nipples? and this was answered in my endocrinology class. Biologically speaking, women are the basic model and men are derived from women, so this Biblical idea of women coming from the rib of man is way off! LOL!

Many of your books look interesting, so I shall be printing out your list for future reading material. Good luck!

11:26 AM  
Anonymous rebecca said...

I enjoyed reading this post! Hope you enjoy reading your list whether you make it in a year or not.

I’ve read the following books on your list: Memoirs of a Geisha (thought it was kind of mean), Freakonomics (loved it!), Me Talk Pretty One Day (loved it!), and The Kite Runner (also on the kind of mean list).

Books on your list I’d like to read: The World is Flat and Collapse.

Books I’ve read recently and recommend:
The Coming Generational Storm (plan your future accordingly!)
Cryptonomicon (a great read about science, breaking codes, and the world wars with fairly compelling characters)
Any book by Sarah Vowell

We could go on and on…. I have a lot of books out from the library (that’s usually the case) that I get thinking I’ll read them and then the due date comes. Well, I can always check them back out again.

1:17 PM  
Blogger Tandi said...

Thanks everyone, I look forward to being able to share more with you about our reading experiences!

1:21 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

That's quite a list! What could be better than having a long list of must-reads! Have fun. :)

2:04 PM  

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