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Old 12-26-08, 12:00 PM
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2008 Finished Reading Lists

In the interest of keeping this thread streamlined, please forgo reviews and art; rankings are fine (letter grades, stars, etc.).

Johnny Cash, Man in Black
Alec Guinness, Blessings in Disguise
David Halberstam, The Teammates
Frank Loewen, Lies My Teacher Told Me
Peter O'Toole, Loitering with Intent: The Child
Herbert F. Solow & Robert Justman, Inside Star Trek: The Real Story
Burt Ward, Boy Wonder: My Life in Tights

Max Allan Collins, Dick Tracy
Edgar Rice Burroughs, A Princess of Mars
Frank Darabont, Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods (manuscript)
Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
Ian Fleming, You Only Live Twice
John le Carre, Call for the Dead
John le Carre, A Murder of Quality
John le Carre, The Spy Who Came In from the Cold
Plato, The Republic (I count it as fiction because it's a fictionalized account of a group discussion)
Gary Wolf, Who Censored Roger Rabbit?

Graphic Novels/Trade Paperbacks
Sharad Devarajan, Suresh Seetheraman & Jeevan J. Kang, Spider-Man: India
Neil Gaiman & Andy Kubert, Marvel 1602
Stan Lee & Jack Kirby, The Essential Fantastic Four, Volume One
Jeph Loeb & Jim Lee, Batman: Hush, Volume One
Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume I
Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely, All-Star Superman, Volume One
Marjane Satrapi, The Complete Persepolis
Jerry Siegel & Joe Schuster, Superman: The Archive Edition, Volume One
Jeff Smith, Bone: Crown of Horns
Jeff Smith, Bone: Eyes of the Storm
Jeff Smith, Bone: Ghost Circles
Jeff Smith, Bone: Old Man's Cave
Jeff Smith, Bone: Out From Boneville
Jeff Smith, Bone: Rock Jaw, Master of the Eastern Border
Jeff Smith, Bone: The Dragonslayer
Jeff Smith, Bone: The Great Cow Race
Jeff Smith, Bone: Treasure Hunters
Tom Sniegoski & Jeff Smith, Stupid, Stupid Rat Tails: The Adventures of Big Johnson Bone, Frontier Hero
Art Spiegelman, Maus: My Father Bleeds History

The Classic Tales Podcast by B.J. Harrison (audio recordings of classic works)
Hans Christian Anderson, "A Little Match Girl"
Anonymous, "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves"
Ambrose Bierce, "A Horseman in the Sky"
Ambrose Bierce, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"
Anthony Braithwaite, "The Perfect Fit"
G.K. Chesterton, "The Blue Cross"
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
Wilkie Collins, The Dream Woman
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
Richmal Crompton, "The Christmas Present"
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles
F. Scott Fitzgerald, "Bernice Bobs Her Hair"
Robert Frost, "Christmas Chain Letter on Christmas Trees"
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "The Yellow Wallpaper"
Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Birthmark"
O. Henry, "Thanksgiving in New York"
O. Henry, "The Purple Dress"
Rudyard Kipling, "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"
Jack London, "To Build a Fire"
H.P. Lovecraft, "The Lurking Fear"
H.P. Lovecraft, "The Music of Erich Zann"
Guy de Maupassant, "Fear"
Guy de Maupassant, "The Graveyard"
E. Nesbit, "The Aunt and Amabel"
Saki, "Reginald on Christmas Presents"
Robert Louis Stevenson, "The Body Snatcher"
Robert Louis Stevenson, "Christmas at Sea"
Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Mark Twain, "The 1,000,000 Pound Bank Note"
H.G. Wells, "The Red Room"
Oscar Wilde, The Canterville Ghost
P.G. Wodehouse, "Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest"
P.G. Wodehouse, "Leave It to Jeeves"
P.G. Wodehouse, "The Man Upstairs"
Heather Zundel, "The Cry of the Immortals"

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Norman, The Design of Everyday Things
Feyman, QED
Diamond, Guns, Germs & Steel
Sagan, Contact
Dawkins, The Selfish Gene
Thompson, The Killer Inside Me
Stephenson, The Diamond Age

Plus a half dozen or so work related titles.
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There's still 4 days left in the year -- plenty of time to finish at least one more book.
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Dawkins - The God Delusion
Wareham - Black Postcards
Frey - The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams
Weisman - The World Without Us
Pollan - The Omnivore's Dilemma
Tanis - A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes
Rice - White Like Me
Gladwell - Outliers
Gilbert - The Disposable Male
Obama - The Dreams of My Father
Shirley - Can I Keep My Jersey?
Corson - The Story of Sushi

Moore - Watchmen
Samura - Blade of the Immortal Volume #18: Sparrow Net
Samura - Blade of the Immortal Volume 19: Badger Hole
Perez - Club Dumas
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Kevin Murphy - A Year At The Movies: One Man's Filmgoing Odyssey
Wilbur Smith - The Sound Of Thunder
Stephen King - Duma Key
Christa Faust - Money Shot
Colin Harrison - The Finder
Robert McCammon - Swan Song
Robert McCammon - Boy's Life
Andre Dubus III - The Garden Of Last Days
Joe R. Lansdale - The Bottoms
William Gay - Twilight
Wilbur Smith - A Sparrow Falls
Robert McCammon - Speaks The Nightbird
David Wroblewski - The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle
Richard Aleas - Little Girl Lost
Richard Aleas - Songs Of Innocence
Charles Ardai - Fifty-To-One
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Martin- A Game of Thrones
Howard- Coming of Conan the Cimmerian (Conan Vol. 1)
Moore- Watchmen
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Anne Rice - Interview With the Vampire
Anne Rice - Vampire Lestat
Chelsea Cain - Sweetheart
Chelsea Cain - Heartsick
Christopher Pike - Season of Passage
Clifford Chase - Winkie
Dean Koontz - Your Heart Belongs to Me
Dean Koontz - Door To December
Dean Koontz - Odd Hours
Dean Koontz - Tick Tock
Dean Koontz - Twilight Eyes
Diane Hoh - The Fever
Harlan Coben - Hold Tight
J. K. Rowling - Tales of the Beedle Bard
Jeff Gleb (Editor) - Dark Delicacies 2
Jeff Rovin - Conversations with the Devil
Jeffery Deaver - Bodies Left Behind
John Sandford - Sudden Prey
John Sandford - Mind Prey
Jonathan Barnes - Somnambulist
Jonathan Maberry - Ghost Road Blues
Jonathan Maberry - Dead Man's Song
Jonathan Maberry - Bad Moon Rising
Lawrence Block - Lucky At Cards
Michael Connelly - Trunk Music
Michael Connelly - A Darkness More Than Night
Michael Connelly - City of Bones
Michael Connelly - Angel's Flight
Michael Connelly - Blood Work
Michael Connelly - Echo Park
Michael Connelly - The Overlook
Michael Connelly - Last Coyote
Michael Connelly - Lost Light
Michael Connelly - The Closers
Michael Connelly - The Narrows
Michael Connelly - Reapers
Michael Connelly - Poet
Natsuo Kirino - Real World
Neil Gaiman - Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman - Stardust
Partricia Highsmith - Talented Mr Ripley
Peter Straub - Ghost Story
Peter Straub (Editor) - Poe's Children
Ramsay Caro - Absolution
Richard Laymon - Traveling Vampire Show
Roald Dahl - Kiss Kiss
Robert McCammon - Mine
Robert McCammon - Boy's Life
Robert McCammon - Gone South
Robert McCammon - Blue World
Robert McCammon - Swan Song
Robert McCammon - They Thirst
Robert McCammon - Speaks the Nightbird
Sarah Langan - Keeper
Scott Smith - Simple Plan
Stephanie Meyer - Twilight
Stephen King - Dreamcatcher*
Stephen King - Four Past Midnight
Stephen King - Salem's Lot*
Stephen King - Shining*
Stephen King - Duma Key
Stephen King - Carrie*
Stephen King - Dolores Claiborne
Stephen King - Just After Sunset
Stieg Larsson - Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Thomas Tessier - Finishing Touches
Yoko Ogawa - Diving Pool

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1) Einstein's Dreams, Alan Lightman
2) The Orchid Thief, Susan Orlean
3) The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Bronte
4) The Road to Perdition, Max Allan Collins
5) Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Old Clock, Carolyn Keene
6) Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, Laurie Viera Rigler
7) Little Children, Tom Perrotta
8) High Fidelity, Nick Hornby
9) Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
10) New Moon, Stephenie Meyer
11) Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer
12) Vinegar Hill, A. Manette Ansay

Plus too many EW's to count, which probably prevented me from reading more substantive stuff...

Still trying to finish "Breaking Dawn" and not enjoying it at all. I don't want to bring it with me into 2009 so hopefully I'll finish it soon.
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My 2008 Reading List

I post these up on my BLOG in early January. Here's my list:
  1. Attention. Deficit. Disorder. (Brad Listi) 2/9/08
  2. Bourne Supremacy (Robert Ludlum) 2/15/08
  3. Then We Came to the End (Joshua Ferris) 3/8/08
  4. The Uplift War 3/23/08 (David Brin)
  5. No Country For Old Men 3/26/08 (Cormac McCarthy)
  6. Sundiver 4/11/08 (David Brin)
  7. The Outlaw Sea 4/26/08 (William Langewiesche)
  8. American Pastoral 4/30/08 (Philip Roth)
  9. The Charm School 5/23/08 (Nelson DeMille)
  10. Bringing Down the House 5/29/08 (Ben Mezrich)
  11. Hammer of the Gods (Stephen Davis) 7/19/08
  12. Tree of Smoke (Denis Johnson) 7/23/08
  13. Ball Four (Jim Bouton) 9/26/08
  14. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep 10/5/08
  15. Uncommon Carriers (Jonn McPhee) 10/18/08
  16. Angels & Demons (Dan Brown) 11/14/08
  17. The Education of a Coach (David Halberstam) 11/16/08
  18. Outliers (Malcolm Gladwell) 12/31/08
For "best book", I highly highly recommend "Then We Came to the End". Peace!
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Re: 2008 Finished Reading Lists

I started a lot more books than I finished:

The Kite Runner, by Khaled Housseini
A Hero of Our Time, by Mikhail Lermontov
Fathers and Sons, by Ivan Turgenev
Child of God, by Cormac McCarthy
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon
Franny and Zooey, by J.D. Salinger
Outer Dark, by Cormac McCarthy
Choke, by Chuck Palahniuk
Player Piano, by Kurt Vonnegut
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Re: 2008 Finished Reading Lists

Methinks 'tis well past time to cut this one loose!

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