Tuesday, January 1, 2013

52 Books

Last year, my new year's resolution was to read a book a week. I've got a new plan for this coming year, but I'll unveil that later this week.

Today is about looking back:

Books about life in the 21st Century:
6. Ishmael
8. Man without a Country
10. The Humbling
17. The Art of Fielding
30. Drift
32. One Bullet Away
33. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
42. Southern Tiger
45. The Zeroes

Books and memoirs about growing up:
3. Lost at Sea
12. Blankets
15. Scott Pilgrim
16. Goodbye, Columbus
18. Local
20. Bone
21. The Monsters of Templeton
23. Natasha, and Other Stories
25. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
27. Vietnamerica
35. The BFG
38. Are You My Mother?
40. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky
46. Black Swan Green
48. Portnoy's Complaint
49. Running with Scissors

Books about things falling apart:
2. Winter in Madrid
7. Ginger Man
14. The Imperfectionists
22. Cutting for Stone
24. Asterios Polyp
26. Falcons on the Floor
34. Let the Great World Spin
41. Mary
47. The Sense of an Ending
50. The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner
51. The Night Bookmobile

Books about the end of the world:
4. Breakfast of Champions
9. Habibi
31. World Made by Hand
36. The Hunger Games
39. Brave New World
44. Ender's Game

Funny books:
1. Death in the Afternoon
5. Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove
19. Lamb

Collections of stories and poetry:
28. Listening for Earthquakes
29. For the Comfort of Automated Phrases
37. You Are Not a Stranger Here
43. While Mortals Sleep
52. Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened

Other books:
11. The Vonnegut Statement
13. -Title Redacted-

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