Adventures in Reading


The Year in Review
January 1, 2008, 7:47 pm
Filed under: fiction, nonfiction

During the past spring, I decided to participate in the 50 book reading challenge. In short, I would make it my ambition to read at least 50 books before 2008. Much to my amazement I have nearly doubled this number and have (roughly) made it through at least 98 books. There are some works I am carrying over into the New Year such as Mrs. Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho as well as Jane Austen’s Persuasion. All in all it has been an adventurous year of entertaining, inspiring, and informative books. To conclude the old year, here is a list of the books I read in 2007:

Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori, Book 1) Lian Hearn

The Alchemist Paulo Coelho

All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque

The Almost Moon: A Novel Alice Sebold

Anna Karenina (Thrift Edition) Leo Tolstoy

The Artemisia Files: Artemisia Gentileschi for Feminists and Other Thinking People

The Autobiography of Malcolm X : As Told to Alex Haley

The Baby Boon: How Family-Friendly America Cheats the Childless Elinor Burkett

Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics Updated Edition with a New Preface Cynthia Enloe

Ben, In the World: The Sequel to the Fifth Child Doris May Lessing

Bloomers on the Liffey: Eisegetical Readings of Joyce’s Ulysses Paul Van Caspel

Bollywood: A History Mihir Bose

Borstal Boy Brendan Behan

Buddhism Plain and Simple (Arkana) Steve Hagen

Childfree and Loving It! Nicki Defago

The Childless Revolution: What It Means to Be Childless Today Madelyn Cain

City of Dreaming Books Walter Moers

Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady (Penguin Classics) Samuel Richardson

Click Scholastic Inc.

The Complete Stories Flannery O’Connor

The Contract with God Trilogy: Life on Dropsie Avenue (A Contract With God, A Life Force, Dropsie Avenue) Will Eisner

The Country Girls Trilogy and Epilogue Edna O’Brien

The Daughters of Juarez: A True Story of Serial Murder South of the Border Teresa Rodriguez

The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: A Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager and the Doomed Karen Elizabeth Gordon

Does My Head Look Big In This? Randa Abdel-Fattah

The Elephant Vanishes: Stories Haruki Murakami

Emma (Vintage Classics) Jane Austen

The Fairy Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, Book 1) Michael Buckley

Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture Ariel Levy

The Fifth Child Doris Lessing

Girl Meets Boy: The Myth of Iphis (Myths) Ali Smith

Girls of Riyadh: A Novel Rajaa Alsanea

God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything Christopher Hitchens

A Golden Age Tahmima Anam

The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, Book 1) Philip Pullman

Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite June Casagrande

The Heroines: A Novel Eileen Favorite

The Higher Power of Lucky Susan Patron

House of Leaves Mark Z. Danielewski

Ines of My Soul: A Novel Isabel Allende

Ireland in the Twentieth Century Tim Pat Coogan

Jane Austen and the War of Ideas Marilyn Butler

Jane Austen’s Guide to Good Manners Henrietta Webb

Jane Austen: Women, Politics, and the Novel Claudia Johnson

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: A Novel Susanna Clarke

Joy in the Morning (Perennial Classics) Betty Smith

Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil Deborah Rodriguez

The Ladies of Grace Adieu Susanna Clarke

The Language of Jane Austen: A Study of Some Aspects of Her Vocabulary (Language of Literature) Myra Stokes

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Modern Library Classics) Laurence Sterne

Little Red Riding Hood Uncloaked: Sex, Morality, and the Evolution of a Fairy Tale Catherine Orenstein

Lolita Vladimir Nabokov

Lord of the Flies (Casebook) (Casebook Edition Text Notes and Criticism) William Golding

Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Lovely Bones: A Novel Alice Sebold

Madame Bovary (Oxford World’s Classics) Gustave Flaubert

Magic and Other Misdemeanors (The Sisters Grimm, Book 5) Michael Buckley

The Magic Lantern: An Autobiography Ingmar Bergman

Making Money (Discworld Novels) Terry Pratchett

Mansfield Park (Vintage Classics) Jane Austen

Morning Song (Wick Poetry Chapbook Series, Ser. 3, No. 9) Joanne Lehman

The Mysteries of Udolpho (Penguin Classics) Ann Radcliffe

Natasha: And Other Stories~David Bezmozgis David Bezmozgis

Neoclassicism A&I (Art and Ideas) David Irwin

The Neverending Story Michael Ende

No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories Miranda July

Northanger Abbey (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (Barnes & Noble Classics) Jane Austen

Northern Renaissance Art (2nd Edition) James Snyder

Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme: A Play Frank McGuinness

On the Road (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) Jack Kerouac

Once Upon a Crime (The Sisters Grimm, Book 4) Michael Buckley

Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha Roddy Doyle

The Power of Nonviolence: Writings by Advocates of Peace Howard Zinn

Pride and Prejudice (Vintage Classics) Jane Austen

The Problem Child (The Sisters Grimm, Book 3) Michael Buckley

Queen of Babble Meg Cabot

The Rise and Fall of English: Reconstructing English as a Discipline Robert Scholes

The Satanic Verses: A Novel (Bestselling Backlist) Salman Rushdie

The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne

Sense and Sensibility (Vintage Classics) Jane Austen

Seventeenth-Century Art and Architecture Ann Sutherland Harris

Side Effects Woody Allen

Silent Spring Rachel Carson

Slam Nick Hornby

The Stepford Wives Ira Levin

Strait is the Gate (La Porte etroite) Andre Gide

Swallows of Kabul Yasmina Khadra

They Shoot Horses Don’t They (Midnight Classics) Horace McCoy

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (P.S.) Betty Smith

Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson Mitch Albom

Ulysses James Joyce

The Unusual Suspects (The Sisters Grimm, Book 2) Michael Buckley

Waiting for the Barbarians (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) J.M. Coetzee

Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles (Myths, The) Jeanette Winterson

Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe’s Guide to Better English in Plain English, Second Edition Patricia O’Conner

A Woman of Independent Means Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

The Woman Who Walked into Doors Roddy Doyle

Zombie Lover (Xanth) Piers Anthony

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1 Comment

you read three of my favorites: lolita, house of leaves, on the road.
cool :)

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