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Book List: 2008
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Well .... here's an inauspicious start to my 2008 "books read" list... As always, I'll update this post throughout the year. As I've said before, I have no reading goals. This is for no other than reason than because I Like to Track Things.

1. Breakfast at Tiffany's
2. The Book of Salt
3. Bright Lights, Big Ass
4. Sense and Sensibility
5. Funny in Farsi
6. Day Watch
7. Intuition
8. Saving Faith
9. Wuthering Heights
10. Under the Banner of Heaven
11. 16 Lighthouse Road
12. Bitter is the New Black
13. The Story of Mankind
14. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
15. The Break-up Diet
16. Happiness Sold Separately
17. Anyone But You
18. Release This Book!
19. Hairstyles of the Damned
20. The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle
21. High Five
22. Forever
23. Secret for a Nightingale
24. How to Be Good
25. Eat, Pray, Love
26. The Dark Frigate
27. Smiley's People
28. Tales from Silver Lands
29. Ex Libris
30. American Pastoral
31. Beach Music
32. Two for the Dough
33. You're Not You
34. Moral Disorder
35. Shen of the Sea
36. Three to Get Deadly
37. Seven Up
38. Emma
39. The House of the Scorpion
40. Something Blue
41. Banishing Verona
42. The Manny
43. Someone Knows My Name
44. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (re-read)
45. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (re-read)
46. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (re-read)
47. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (re-read)
48. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (re-read)
49. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (re-read)
50. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (re-read)
51. Eleven on Top
52. Twelve Sharp
53. Lean Mean Thirteen
54. A Tale of Two Cities
55. Katwalk
56. Plum Lovin'
57. Thanksgiving
58. Blind Side
59. Smoky, the Cow Horse
60. Silver Bells
61. Gay-Neck: The Story of a Pigeon
62. The Guy Not Taken
63. Sammy's House
64. Sammy's Hill
65. The Trumpeter of Krakow
66. Better Late than Never
67. The Christmas Shoes
68. Tough Choices

Books read and attempted in 2007
Books read and attempted in 2006
Books read and attempted in 2005
Books read and attempted in 2004
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Oh, that's a good idea to keep track like this!


I like doing it here, and it's so easy to just link back to it from the sidebar. I did it on my BC profile for the first two years, and that was just TOO much info on that page!

I keep the list on my bc profile in a scroll box, so that keeps it short.
But I need a better solution.

scroll box is a good idea too! But yeah, I like it here, I have to say :)

NO! You are already ahead of me! Unlike you I am quantifying my goal and WILL read 100 books.

Even goaless you managed a fair amount, didn't you! My NY res is definitely to make more time for reading. The last, two years have been quite lean, not in quality, but in quantity! I keep mine on my BC profile too. Usually, I take them off at the start of a new year and start over, but keep a note on my computer. This year I decided to leave last year's, since it is so short it doesn't make much difference, because I'm thinking, well, why do I put it there in the first place? And my answer was that, it's because one day someone may look at it and say "wow - this woman has exactly the same taste in reading as I do!" I suppose.

I love your reasoning for keeping the list nearby! I think the same thing! Also, it's a quick and easy way to find "a book I read recently about ..." when I can't remember the title immediately. Too, I like seeing other people's thoughts on the books they read, and a list like that is easier than trolling through their bookshelves on BC :)

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I love the keeping of the lists :)

And no, not crazy at all...

I'm ok on the Hollywood wuss-out happy endings :) thanks for the heads up!

I loved Breakfast at Tiffany's - but I think, like bcjennyo, it was for the reasons you dislike it. For me, it seemed to be showing a transience and meaninglessness in life - that in itself was the point. There was a poignancy in the emptiness.

You know, I completely agree with you about The Book of Salt. I wanted to like it so much, but something about it just didn't work. I felt like the writing would have benefited from some of the narrator's cooking advice -- it was overspiced and under-substanced.

LOL -- you're exactly right. You should post that on Amazon -- maybe someone would pay you for brilliant one-liner reviews :)

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