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For my own tracking purposes:

  1. River of Darkness, by Rennie Arith (from mama) (Finished 5/19/2007)
  2. The Blood-Dimmed Tide by Rennie Arith (from mama) (Finished 5/22/2007)
  3. Water Witches by Chris Bohjalian
  4. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  5. Babel Tower, by AS Byatt
  6. Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon (note: tried to read this once, may end up being a no hoper)
  7. The Pride of Chanur, by CJ Cherryh
  8. Forty Thousand in Gehenna, by CJ Cherryh (Finished 1/14/2007)
  9. Tripoint, by CJ Cherryh (Finished 1/08/2007)
  10. Finity's End, by CJ Cherryh (Finished 1/03/2007)
  11. Carmelo by Sandra Cisneros (Amazon says I have the rare paperback first edition!)
  12. Hey Nostradamus, by Douglas Coupland
  13. The Blue Nowhere, by Jeffery Deaver
  14. Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said, by Philip K. Dick
  15. The Man in the High Castle, by Philip K. Dick
  16. How We Are Hungry, by Dave Eggers
  17. The Unforbidden is Compulsory, or Optimism, by Dave Eggers
  18. Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans, edited by Dave Eggers, the best of McSweeney's Humor Category
  19. Everything is Iluminated, Jonathan Safran Foer (from R.)
  20. My Sister from the Black Lagoon, by Laurie Fox
  21. Kingdom of Shadows, by Alan Furst (halfway finished, accidently got bumped by Finity's End, above)
  22. Fragile Things: Short Stories and Wonders, by Neil Gaiman
  23. Kissing the Virgin's Mouth, by Donna Gershten
  24. Once Upon a Crime, edited by Ed Gorman
  25. Three Adventure Novels: She, King Solomon's Mine and Alan Quartermain, by H. Rider Haggard (I've always meant to read these)
  26. The Hottest State, by Ethan Hawke
  27. Ash Wednesday, by Ethan Hawke (Amazon told me that I ordered this and the above on July 30, 2004. I think I was on an Ethan Hawke kick then. Blame Before Sunrise, which was also ordered that day.)
  28. Here on Earth, Allice Hoffman
  29. When We Were Orphans, by Kazuo Ishiguro (Finished 8/12/07 ish, can't remember exact date)
  30. Prodigal Summer, by Barbara Kingsolver (from mama's book club)
  31. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
  32. The Bourne Identity, by Robert Ludlum
  33. The Streets of Laredo, Larry McMurtry
  34. The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore (I'm pretty sure that N. wanted me to give this back to him one day)
  35. Broken Angels, by Richard Morgan (Amazon tells me I ordered this one on June 15, 2004. I liked his other book I ordered that day.)
  36. The Rise and Fall of a Tenth Grade Social Climber by Laura Moser and Lauren Mechling, bought at the April 12, 2005 book signing.
  37. All Q, No A: More Tales of a Tenth Grade Social Climber, by Laura Moser and Lauren Mechling. Claudia went to tenth grade with Laura. Claudia and Laura are good friends. Bought on May 6, 2006 at the book signing at Brazos Bookstore.
  38. Dog Handling, by Clare Naylor
  39. Choke, by Chuck Palahniuk
  40. Revolting Youth: The Further Journals of Nick Twisp, by CD Payne
  41. My Sister's Sister, by Jodi Picoult (from mama's book club)
  42. The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse, by Robert Rankin (also part of the June 15, 2004 Amazon purchase, something to do with liking Jasper Fforde)
  43. The Stone Diaries, by Carol Sheilds
  44. Love & Hydrogen, by Jim Shepard
  45. Absurdistan, by Gary Shteyngart (christmas 2006 present from mama)
  46. Tears of the Giraffe--No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith
  47. Quicksilver, by Neal Stephenson (I ordered this one on May 7, 2004)
  48. Some Danger Involved, by Will Thomas (I'm reading this concurrently with the You: On a Diet book)(Finished 1/23/2007)
  49. The Simrarillion, by JRR Tolkien. (I know, I know.)
  50. The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkien
  51. Strega, by Andrew Vachss
  52. Landscape and Lies, by Peter Watson (from mama)

  1. Virgin Territories: Stories from the Road to Womenhood, by Cathy Alter
  2. Pre-Raphaelite Art of the Victorian Novel: Narrative Challenges To Visual Gendered Boundaries, by Sophia Anders (Gift from L.)
  3. Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions, by Karen Armstrong (bought at the All Q, No A (above) book signing, May 6, 2006)
  4. Rome, Inc. The Rise and Fall of the First Multinational Corporation, by Stanley Bing (bought at the All Q, No A (above) book signing May 6, 2006)
  5. Spinsters Abroad: Victorian Lady Explorers, by Dea Birkett
  6. Memoirs of a Sex Industry Survivor, by Anne Bissell (christmas 2005 present from Jose)
  7. The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America, by Bill Bryson
  8. Living History, Hillary Rodham Clinton (from papa)
  9. A Woman Alone: Travel Tales from Around the Globe, edited by Faith Conlon
  10. Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Socities, by Jared Diamond (I bought this book at Codys back when I lived in Berkeley, I really should get around to reading it.)
  11. Bare: The Naked Truth About Stripping, by Elizabeth Eaves (christmas 2005 present from Jose)
  12. Better than Well: American Medicine Meets the American Dream, by Carl Elliot and Peter D. Kramer (gift from D.)
  13. Reload: Rethinking Women + Cyberculture, edited by Mary Flannigan and Austin Booth
  14. A Million Little Pieces, by James Frey (FWIW, I bought this before Oprah did.)
  15. A Mind of Its Own: A Cultural History of the Penis, by David M. Friedman (chrismas 2005 present from Jose) (Finished 03/04/2007)
  16. Kiss My Tiara: How to Rule the World as a SmartMouth Goddess, by Susan Jane Gilman (jungleeyedgirl read my copy in Berkeley, but I still haven't gotten around to it yet.)
  17. Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America, by Juan Gonzales (This one also was bought in Berkeley.)
  18. The Book of the Courtesans: A Catalogue of their Virtues, by Susan Griffin
  19. Bitch in the House: 26 Women Tell the Truth about Sex, Solitude, Work, Motherhood and Marriage, by Cathi Hanauer
  20. The Welcoming Garden: Designing Your Own Front Garden, by Gordon Hayward (christmas 2006 gift from mama)
  21. Thieves in High Places: They've Stolen Our Country--And It's Time to Take it Back, by Jim Hightower (I can't help but think that this was a gift from mama)
  22. Seabiscuit: An American Legend, by Laura Hillenbrand (I've read the first few chapters and it's good)
  23. A History of the Arab Peoples, by Albert Hourani (I bought this on tamur_i_lang's suggestion years ago. I see there's a second edition out.)
  24. Who Let the Dogs In?: Incredible Political Animals I Have Known, by Molly Ivins (I've read a few chapters, and I think it may be somewhat repetitive of some of her other books)
  25. Geeks: How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho, by Jon Katz (bought at Myopic Books in Chicago in fall 2005)
  26. Obscene Profits: Entrepreneurs of Pornography in the Cyber Age, by Frederick Lane (bought at Myopic Books in Chicago in fall 2005)
  27. The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World, by Lawrence Lessig (bought in Cambridge in 2002, when I was attending a conference at Harvard)
  28. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen (bought at Myopic Books in Chicago in fall 2005)
  29. My First Movie:Twenty Celebrated Directors Talk about Their First Film by Stephen Lowenstein (I think this was a Christmas present from mama a few years ago)
  30. Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Edith Grossman (Christmas 2003 present from mama)
  31. Ivy League Stripper by Heidi Mattson (christmas 2005 present from Jose)
  32. Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in Italy, by Frances Mayes (I liked the first one a lot)
  33. Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews, 1430-1950, by Mark Mazower (gift from D.)
  34. The Other Hollywood: The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Film Industry by Legs McNeil and Jennifer Osborne (christmas 2005 present from Jose)
  35. The Future Dictionary of America, McSweeney's (I bought this before the 2004 election)
  36. Candy (Memoirs), by Delphine Moreau (I thought that this was a Jose 2005 present, but the publication date is 2006. Maybe a birthday present. Dunno.)
  37. The World: Travels 1950-2000 by Jan Morris (christmas 2003 present from mama)
  38. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi (from mama's book club)
  39. Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Love, Kids, and Life in a Half-Changed World by Peggy Orenstein
  40. Amelia Peabody's Egypt, by Elizabeth Peters (Part of the June 15, 2004 order)
  41. Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy: Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale by James B. South (from D.)
  42. America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction by Jon Stewart
  43. The Prince of the Marshes: And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq by Rory Stewart (I know, I know, I should have read this as soon as I announced it to all of ya'll. I've read the other one, though, and it's excellent)
  44. The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler (I'm thinking this has been on the shelf at least five years)
  45. A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments by David Foster Wallace (The title essay, which takes about half the book, was read aloud to me.)
  46. Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women, by Elizabeth Wurtzel (christmas 2005 present from Jose. Note: That year Jose poked around my Amazon.com wishlist and detected a theme. He went with it.)
  47. A History of the Wife, by Marilyn Yalom

The notes are for my own recollection. I do read books that people give me, but I, as you see, have a lot of books to read. Can be slightly overwhelming. I'm glad to see that fiction and non-fiction are about equally weighed. There seems to be a feminst/sexuality bent in my non-fiction. And the fiction is all over the place. The goal is to get through roughly half of these this year. We'll see.


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Jan. 17th, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
Guns, Germs and Steel is both awesome and a revelation. I read it on a bus in Vietnam and I kept wanting to be like "People! Listen to this interesting fact/theory I've just read!", except I couldn't, because they were all Vietnamese. I'm very into evolutionary biology/athropology at the minute and it's really interesting if you like that sort of thing.
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