Sunday, March 28, 2010

Looking for Some Reading Material?

Thus far in PC, I've had quite a bit of reading time. Following is a list of the first 50 books I read along with a rating.

The formatting isn't perfect, but if it looks really crazy try increasing (CNTL +) or decreasing (CNTL -) your view of the page and it all of the books, authors, and ratings should semi line up.

Lamb....................................................Christopher Moore.......A+ I am a Stranger Here Myself...........Bill Bryson.......................A+ The Handmaidens Tale.....................Mary Atwood..................A+ Couch...................................................Benjamin Parzybok.......A+ Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder....................Richard Louv................................A+

We Need to Talk About Kevin.........Lionel Shriver................A+ 2 Ears of Corn.....................................Roland Bunch....................A Namesake............................................Jhumpa Lahiri..................A In a Sunburned Country...................Bill Bryson........................A The Stories of Eva Luna....................Isabel Allende...................A

Daughter of Fortune..........................Isabel Allende..................A Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them..Al Franken.............A The Darwin Conspiracy.....................John Darnton...................A The Devil in the White City..............Erik Larson......................A Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows......J.K. Rowling...........A

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.....J.K. Rowling...........A Water for Elephants..........................Sara Gruen........................A Look Me in the Eye...........................John Elder Robison..........A Snow Flower and the Secret Fan....Lisa See..............................A The Alchemist....................................Paulo Coelho......................A

Labyrinth............................................Kate Mosse........................A The Shockwave Rider.......................John Brunner....................A The Places in Between......................Rory Stewart..................A- Into the Wild......................................Jon Krakauer..................A- The Worst Hard Time......................Timothy Egan..................A-

On Nature..........................................Editor: Lee Gutkind........A- Author and George...........................Julian Barnes....................A- The Mermaid Chair..........................Sue Monk Kidd................A- The Book of Useless Information...Noel Botham...................A- After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread My Wings, and Flew Away.........................................Joyce Carol Oates............A-

Running with Scissors.....................Augusten Buroughs..........A- Gods Behaving Badly......................Marie Phillips...................A- The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy...Douglas Adams.....B+ The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.Douglas Adams.B+ Cesar's Way.....................................Cesar Milano......................B+

Life, the Universe and Everything...Douglas Adams...........B+ Marley and Me...................................John Grogan....................B Mango Elephants in the Sun............Susana Herrera.................B Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History..........................................Laurel Thatcher Ulrich........B Wherever You Go, There You Are......................................................Jon Kabat-Zinn................B

Hope, Human and Wild.....................Bill McKibben...................B Salt.......................................................Mark Kurlansky..............B Salt Dancers........................................Ursula Hegi......................B Old Mr. Flood.....................................Joseph Mitchell................B Hairstyles of the Damned................Joe Meno............................B

Mostly Harmless..............................Douglas Adams....................B The Loop...........................................Joe Coomer.......................B- The Island of Lost Maps.................Miles Harvey...................B- A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius...Dave Eggers..B-The Bitch Posse................................Martha O'Connor.............C+

Blue Latitudes..................................Tony Horwitz....................C+ Beauty and Sadness........................Yasunari Kawabata............C Cruddy..............................................Lynda Barry......................C Strange as the Weather Has Been..Ann Pancake.....................D At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig...John Gimlette..................F




2 comments:

Aunt Karen said...

I just finished a book of short stories by Jumpha Lahira...really good! I think I'll try namesake...was that the one she earned the Pulizter for? Here's a recommendation...Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani...really good.
Is there some sort of library there or are you buying them? Kindle?
Love you, Aunt Karen

L Jolley said...

I'll check for Amirrezvani next time I'm at the office. The library is pretty much just a collection of all of the books that volunteers have brought with them or been sent during their service. We don't check books out or have a due date to return them. We just take them, pass them around, and put them back.