Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Compleat and Chronological Record of Books

As read by Rebecita in the year of our blog 3 (AD 2008).

The Stats...
54 books
4 rereads
8.5 audiobooks
22 YA
Most read authors, at 3 books each - Michael Chabon and Jeanne DuPrau

The Humble List...

1. Dicey's Song (reread)
Cynthia Voigt

2. Ender's Game (reread)
Orson Scott Card

3. Haroun and the Sea of Stories (reread)
Salman Rushdie

4. Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen

5. Teacher Man
Frank McCourt

6. In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan

7. White Like Me
Tim Wise

8. What You Owe Me
Bebe Moore Campbell

9. The Language of Baklava
Diana Abu-Jaber

10. The Persian Pickle Club
Sandra Dallas

11. The View From Saturday
E. L. Konigsburg

12. Bound For Glory
Woody Guthrie

13. The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
Christopher Paul Curtis

14. The Silent Boy (audio)
Lois Lowry

15. A Walk Down the Aisle
Kate Cohen

16. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Michael Chabon

17. Choose Your Own Adventures: Trouble on Planet Earth

18. Plainsong
Kent Haruf

19. Millions (audio)
Frank Cottrell Boyce

20. A Certain Slant of Light
Laura Whitcomb

21. Gracie and the Emperor
Errol Broome

22. Pacific Crossing
Gary Soto

23. Esperanza Rising
Pam Muñoz Ryan

24. One Thousand White Women
Jim Fergus

25. Fair Weather
Richard Peck

26. Define "Normal"
Julie Anne Peters

27. Probe
Margaret Wander Bonanno (except not really)

28. Dwellers in the Crucible
Margaret Wander Bonanno

29. Gilead
Marilynne Robinson

30. Bud, Not Buddy (audio)
Christopher Paul Curtis

31. The City of Ember (audio)
Jeanne DuPrau

32. The Vulcan Academy Murders
Jean Lorrah

33. The History of Love
Nicole Krauss

34. The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
Terry Ryan

35. A Long Way From Chicago (audio)
Richard Peck

36. The People of Sparks
Jeanne DuPrau

37. A Year Down Yonder
Richard Peck

38. The Prophet of Yonwood
Jeanne DuPrau

39. Seventh Son
Orson Scott Card

40. Tipping the Velvet
Sarah Waters

41. Prince Caspian (reread)
C.S. Lewis

42. Artemis Fowl (audio)
Eoin Colfer

43. Snow Crash (1/2 audio)
Neal Stephenson

44. Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident (audio)
Eoin Colfer

45. The Plot Against America
Philip Roth

46. The Boy I Loved Before
Jenny Colgan

47. The Bialy Eaters
Mimi Sheraton

48. Home
Marilynne Robinson

49. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Philip K. Dick

50. Longitude
Dava Sobel

51. The Yiddish Policemen's Union
Michael Chabon

52. Summerland
Michael Chabon

53. Roots
Alex Haley

54. Lolita
Vladimir Nabokov


  1. Oh my god I totally want to do that book cover collage thing!!!!!!

  2. I know, isn't it way too pretty??? In goodreads, if you go to "my books" and then scroll down, you'll see a link for "widgets" hiding on the bottom left hand side.

    Best of books 2008 still to come.

  3. Yes, that is a totally cool book collage! Your list is impressive! (yes but how many of your books are more than 750 pages?) I remain awed.

  4. I just wish you had read ONE MORE BOOK. This is a completely "Briana" thing to notice (sorry, sweetie) but I wish that last little book-slot in the image wasn't empty! Just throw the Sacred Harp in there!

  5. Seriously, who knew reading books in multiples of 11 would be so key? I'll be more conscientious in 2009.

  6. Hrm. I can't help but feel I deserved that dig, whilst I was on blog-reading hiatus. And yes. Multiples of 11, you hear, Rebe?