Books I've Read

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Date Read (from) - 2010-12-04
Date Read (thru) - 2010-02-01

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2010-12-04 5 3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows
(Brashares, Ann - 2009)
Chick Lit Polly wants to be a model, Jo wants to be popular, Ama is focused on building her resume for college applications. The three have been friends since 3rd grade, but have grown apart as they approach high school.  
2010-12-03 8 The Hunger Games
(Collins, Suzanne - 2008)
Youth 24 kids fight for survival against nature and each other until only one is left alive. Oh, and it's all televised. Recommended by Louise.  
2010-12-02 7 The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
(Bender, Aimee - 2010)
Magical/Mystical Bender's brand of modern magical realism. The tale of Rose Edelstein who discovers at 9 years old that she can taste in every bite of food the emotions of each person who has grown, harvested, and prepared it.  
2010-12-01 4 Fireplay
(Chazin, Suzanne - 2003)
Crime/Mystery Third in the Georgia Skeehan is a fire marshall series.  
2010-11-03 4 Flashover
(Chazin, Suzanne - 2002)
Crime/Mystery Second Georgian Skeehan is a fire marshall book. 19 firefighters got messed up good in a warehouse fire 20 years ago. All but one have died of cancer, and the one survivor won't be for much longer.  
2010-11-02 6 The Girl Who Played Wtih Fire
(Larsson, Stieg - 1996)
Crime/Mystery Lisbeth Salander returns from her year abroad after clearing out the offshore accounts of a criminal she helped Mikael Blomkvist track down. Unexpectedly, she becomes the prime suspect in a triple homocide and goes on the lam.  
2010-11-01 4 The Fourth Angel
(Chazin, Suzanne - 2001)
Crime/Mystery NYC Fire Marshal Georgia S. must capture a diabolical arsonist. She sees a pattern in a set of High temperature accelerants (HTA) fires.  
2010-10-05 5 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
(Larsson, Stieg - 2005)
Crime/Mystery Suggested By: Entertainment Weekly Mag.
  • Lisbeth Salander, antisocial but extremely intelligent hacker and researcher, specialized in investigations of persons. Blomkvist believes she has Asperger syndrome (Autism spectrum). She has been compared to Pippi Longstocking, and a colleague has stated that Larsson conceived Salander partly as a "grown up Pippi Longstocking".
  • Mikael Blomkvist, journalist, publisher of Millennium magazine, and amateur sleuth. Early in his career, he was compared to Astrid Lindgren's fictional boy detective Kalle Blomkvist (in the English translation, Bill Bergson), and the nickname stuck.
  • Autism Spectrum. Autistic. Asperger's syndrome.
Source: Library.
Format: Hardcover.
2010-10-04 7 The Last Time I Saw You
(Berg, Elizabeth - 2010)
Fiction New. Elizabeth. Berg. A warm, unsentimental look at life way past high school. And the hope some people hold of reliving those glory days.  
2010-10-03 5 The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw
(Barcott, Bruce - 2008)
Non-fiction The plucky American, Sharon Matola, arrived in Belize in the '80s, founded a popular zoo, and became an expert on the scarlet macaw. When the Belizean government proposed erecting a dam in pristine macaw habitat, she leapt to the bird's defense.  
2010-10-02 7 The Last Time I Saw You
(Berg, Elizabeth - 2010)
Fiction New. Elizabeth. Berg. A warm, unsentimental look at life way past high school. And the hope some people hold of reliving those glory days.  
2010-10-01 7 Swimming to Antarctica
(Cox, Lynne - 2004)
Memoir Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer.  
2010-09-10 6 The Progress Paradox
(Easterbrook, Gregg - 2003)
Non-fiction Are you better off than those in the past? Yes, but why you might not feel like it.  
2010-09-09 9 The Sugar Queen
(Allen, Sarah Addison - 2008)
Magical/Mystical One lady has books which appear, as if by magic, when she needs them. Or when they think she needs them.  
2010-09-08 4 A Year Without "Made in China"
(Bongiorni, Sara - 2009)
Memoir One Family's True Life Adventure in the Global Economy  
2010-09-07 3 Fire
(Junger, Sebastian - 2001)
Essays Collection of essays about fires by author of The Perfect Storm.  
2010-09-06 8 Infidel
(Ali, Ayaan Hirsi - 2007)
Memoir Human rights activist, Ali, makes it clear that her harrowing upbringing as a strict Muslim in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Saudi Arabia only stoked her rebellious spirit. Readers who crave well-told tales will want to read this.  
2010-09-05 1 Death in Yellowstone
(Whittlesey, Lee H. - 1995)
Non-fiction "Morbidly fascinating"  
2010-09-04 4 Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me
(Boyd, Pattie - 2007)
Auto/Biography Includes excerpts from the unbelievably florid letters Clapton sent her while she was still George Harrison's spouse. Mash notes filled with passion and desperaton merely hinted at his song about their triangle, "Layla".  
2010-09-03 7 Love, Greg and Lauren
(Manning, Greg - 2002)
Memoir Lauren is a burn victim of September 11th.  
2010-09-02 1 The Secret Society of Demolition Writers
(Parent, Marc (editor) - 2005)
Short Stories Aimee Bender (...Flammable Skirt), Sebastian Junger, Rosie O'Donnell, Anna Quindlen, Alice Sebold.  
2010-09-01 2 Everything You Know About Money is Wrong
(Ramsey, Karen - 1999)
Non-fiction Tailor spending to your quirks, needs, and dreams.  
2010-08-10 1 Cellophane
(Arana, Marie - 2006)
Magical/Mystical A man tips his hat to a girl he's courting, and 24 yellow butterflies come fluttering out of it. Yes, we're in the land of magical realism [Alice Hoffman is NOT referenced]. Then come the arresting sex scenes. Unfortunately the best parts are too hot to quote.

Also, check out her 2001 memoir of growing up in Peru and New Jersey, "American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood".
2010-08-09 6 Tales from Outer Suburbia
(Tan, Shaun - 2008)
Art Suggested By: Author.
I guess this is kinda of a graphic novel. But it's got mostly normal text with really nice illustrations so I could understand how to read it.
Source: Owned.
Format: Hardcover.
2010-08-08 5 Love You, Mean It
(Carrington, Patricia, Julia Collins, Claudia Gerbasi, and Ann Haynes - 2006)
Memoir A moving look at how life went on for four wives who lost husbands - and found each other - when the towers went down.  
2010-08-07 1 Say You're One of Them
(Akpan, Uwem - 2008)
Short Stories Crappy things happen to people in Africa. The book should be depressing but the blazing humanity of the characters and the brilliance of Akpan's artistry make this one of the year's most exhilirating reads.  
2010-08-06 4 Nights in Rodanthe
(Sparks, Nicholas - 2002)
Fiction Adrienne is still recovering from her divorce. One winter day she finds herself minding a friend's Inn where a lone guest has checked in. He is also recovering from a divorce. The two fall in love in those few days together and being a long-distance relationship when he leaves the next day to practice medicine in Ecuador.  
2010-08-05 3 A Walk To Remember
(Sparks, Nicholas - 1999)
Fiction Landon Carter remembers 1958. The last person he thought he'd fall for is the minister's daughter, Jamie Sullivan.  
2010-08-04 5 Dead in the Family
(Harris, Charlaine - 2010)
Fantasy Picks up after the Fae war and its carnage. She's married to Eric, and he looooves her. There's trouble with a power hunger vampire higher-up, and Eric's maker comes to town bringing with him an unpleasant problem. Oh, and there's a bit of Were drama as well.  
2010-08-03   Company
(Barry, Max - 2006)
Fiction Quirky comic novel about corporate climbers penned by a former office drone at Hewlett-Packard.  
2010-08-02 5 The Guardian
(Sparks, Nicholas - 2003)
Fiction Girl has tragic childhood. Man helps her out, they marry, he dies, but not before he arranges to have a huuuge dog delivered to her after his death. She starts to rebuild her life, until a stranger turns it upside down.  
2010-08-01 4 Stuff
(Frost, Randy O. and Gail Steketee - 2010)
Non-fiction Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things. With vivid portraits that show us the traits by which you can identify a hoarder--piles on sofas and beds that make the furniture useless, houses that can be navigated only by following small paths called goat trails, vast piles of paper that the hoarders "churn" but never discard, even collections of animals and garbage--Frost and Steketee explain the causes and outline the often ineffective treatments for the disorder.They also illuminate the pull that possessions exert on all of us. Whether we're savers, collectors, or compulsive cleaners, none of us is free of the impulses that drive hoarders to the extremes in which they live.  
2010-07-09   Predictably Irrational
(Ariely, Dan - 2009)
Non-fiction You'll eat more at a buffet even if you're full - and other stupid human tricks. Unlearn them here.  
2010-07-08   Three Weeks With My Brother
(Sparks, Nicholas and Micah - 2004)
Memoir Two brothers make a pact: the elder swears he'll be a millionaire by age 35; the younger pledges to make it by 30. And they do. But their family is beset by tragedies - fatal accidents, cancer - that leave them the only two survivors. A trip inspired the book.  
2010-07-07   Rowing in Eden
(Evans, Elizabeth - 2000)
Fiction It's the 1960s. Some youngish girl lives in a resort town near a lake, Apparently she falls in love for the first time.  
2010-07-06   Relative Stranger
(Lewis, Stewart - 2008)
GLBT 17-year-old Lucy gets bumped to first class and meets interesting gay guy on plane. Turns out they have more in common than they could have ever guessed. Lucy designs hats and draws improbable interest from the man's connection in the fashion industry.  
2010-07-05   My Year of Living Heterosexually
(Donaghe, Ronald - 2000)
GLBT Ron Donaghe served in the Air Force in the early 70s during the Vietnam War. He was assigned to drug testing duty in the States. He married in a failed attempt to convert himself to heterosexuality.  
2010-07-04   My Life in Porn
(Blake, Bobby - 2008)
GLBT Memoir of a gay porn star.  
2010-07-03   The Last Summer (of You & Me)
(Brashares, Ann - 2007)
Chick Lit Suggested By: Author.
$2.14 Kindle book, bought after reading. From the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants lady. Track the precarious balance between two sisters after one of them sleeps with their best guy friend. Just as the couple settles into erotic bliss, tragedy hits.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2010-07-02   Eat, Pray, Love
(Gilbert, Elizabeth - 2006)
Non-fiction Her marriage imploded, rebound boyfriend bounced, she fell into a depression. So, she signed a book contract and headed off to Italy, India, and Indonesia. The resulting memoir is an openhearted charmer, brimming with the author's wit and infectious faith in personal transformation.  
2010-07-01   The Happiness Project
(Rubin, Gretchen - 2009)
Memoir Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun  
2010-06-04   Holy Cows & Hog Heaven
(Salatin, Joel - 2004)
Non-fiction A food buyer's guide to farm friendly food.  
2010-06-03   Blade Runners, Deer Hunters, and Blowing the Bloody Doors Off
(Deeley, Michael - 2009)
Memoir Producer Michael Deeley reminisces about making TV and movies in the UK and Hollywood. My life in cult movies. The pages devoted to Blade Runner offer an absorbing rundown of that classic's evolution.  
2010-06-02   Survivors
(Nation, Terry - 1976)
Post-Apocalyptic A viral holocaust...a handful left alive...The book on which two BBC TV shows are based.  
2010-06-01   Neon Angel
(Currie, Cherie - 2010)
Memoir A Memoir of a Runaway  
2010-05-06   Julia's Chocolates
(Lamb, Cathy - 2007)
Chick Lit In her deliciously funny, heartfelt, and moving debut, Cathy Lamb introduces some of the most wonderfully eccentric women since The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and The Secret Life of Bees, as she explores the many ways we find the road home.  
2010-05-05   The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
(Shaffer, Mary Ann and Annie Barrows - 2008)
Fiction The occasionally contrived letters jump from incident to incident, including the formation of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society while Guernsey was under German occupation.  
2010-05-04   The Omnivore's Dilemma
(Pollan, Michael - 2006)
Non-fiction Pollan crafts a surprising picture of what America eats - and how different most food is form its original sources.  
2010-05-03   The Girl Who Chased the Moon
(Allen, Sarah Addison - 2010)
Magical/Mystical Emily Benedict came to Mullaby, North Carolina, hoping to solve at least some of the riddles surrounding her mother's life. For instance, why did Dulcie Shelby leave her hometown so suddenly? Why did she vow never to return? But the moment Emily enters the house where her mother grew up and meets the grandfather she never knew - a reclusive, real-life gentle giant - she realizes that mysteries aren't solved in Mullaby, they're a way of life.  
2010-05-02   The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder
(Wells, Rebecca - 2009)
Fiction Calla Lily Ponder grows up in La Luna with a beautician and dance teacher mother, and musician and dance teacher father.  
2010-05-01   The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches
(Yeager, Jeff - 2008)
Non-fiction A practical (and fun) guide to enjoying life more by spending less.  
2010-04-04   The Journey Back From Hell
(Gill, Anton - 1988)
Non-fiction Suggested By: Other.
$1.07 Kindle book. An oral history - conversations with concentration camp survivors.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2010-04-03   Swish
(Derfner, Joel - 2008)
Memoir My quest to become the gayest person ever.  
2010-04-02   All I Could Bare
(Seymour, Craig - 2008)
GLBT Gay grad student hangs out in strip bars to "study" the dancers and the clientele for his school project.  
2010-04-01   The Raging Sea
(Powers, Dennis M. - 2005)
Non-fiction The Powerful Account of the Worst Tsunami in U.S. History  
2010-03-12   American Indian Cooking before 1500
(Gunderson, Mary - 2001)
Non-fiction Exploring History through Simple Recipes  
2010-03-11   Civil War Cooking: The Confederacy
(Dosier, Susan - 2000)
Non-fiction Exploring History through Simple Recipes  
2010-03-10   Southern Plantation Cooking
(Gunderson, Mary - 2000)
Non-fiction Exploring History through Simple Recipes  
2010-03-09   Nineteenth-Century Lumber Camp Cooking
(Fischer, Maureen M. - 2001)
Non-fiction Exploring History through Simple Recipes  
2010-03-08   California Gold Rush Cooking
(Schroeder, Lisa Golden - 2001)
Non-fiction Exploring History through Simple Recipes  
2010-03-07   Small Wonder
(Kingsolver, Barbara - 2002)
Essays Written as her response to 9/11/2001.  
2010-03-06   Not Buying It
(Levine, Judith - 2006)
Non-fiction Author gives up buying anything but "necessities" for a year. Reports about everything from consumer psychology to the decline of public libraries.  
2010-03-05   Nightlight
(Harvard Lampoon - 2009)
Humorous Spoof of "Twilight".  
2010-03-04   A Touch of Dead
(Harris, Charlaine - 2009)
Short Stories Sookie Stackhouse: The Complete Stories.  
2010-03-03   Don't Forget To Write
(Buchwald, Art - 1960)
Travel Stories of traveling in France.  
2010-03-02   Starfire
(Sheffield, Charles - 1999)
SciFi Sequel to "Aftermath". Alpha Centauri went supernova 27 years earlier and wiped out all of earth's advanced electronics. But that was just the first wave of trouble: a stream of high-energy particles is following afterwards to hit earth with a second wave of destruction.  
2010-03-01   Cherries in Winter: My Family's Recipe for Hope in Hard Times
(Colon, Suzan - 2009)
Memoir Suzan Colon lost her job as a free-lance writer in 2009. She wrote this short memoir about re-adjusting her finances and lifestyle to her new economic situation, and related it back to her family who lived through The Great Depression and other hard times.  
2010-02-07   The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
(Baum, L. Frank - 1900)
Classic Suggested By: Author.
Free Kindle book. Book 1/14. The story chronicles the adventures of a young farm girl named Dorothy in the magical Land of Oz, after she and her pet dog Toto are swept away from their Kansas home by a cyclone.
Source: Owned.
Format: eBook.
2010-02-06   The Rough Guide to Barcelona
(Rough Guides - 2009)
Travel Travel guidebook for Barcelona.  
2010-02-05   Provence & The French Riviera 2007
(Steves, Rick - 2007)
Travel Travel guide for Provence.  
2010-02-04   Top 10 Paris
(DK Eyewitness Travel - 2008)
Travel Travel guide for Paris.  
2010-02-03   Garden Spells
(Allen, Sarah Addison - 2007)
Magical/Mystical Claire Waverly lives a quiet life in a small southern town catering with a speciality in using the magical powers in edible flowers. Her sister, Sydney, returns to their hometown after a ten-year absence. She brings along her young daughter and some dark secrets.  
2010-02-02   The Judas Judge
(McGarrity, Michael - 2000)
Crime/Mystery Fifth in the Kevin Kearny series. On the verge of becoming a millionaire landowner thanks to a family friend's generous bequest, Santa Fe chief of detectives Kerney is thrust into the investigation of a murder spree across southern New Mexico's campgrounds.  
2010-02-01   Aftermath
(Sheffield, Charles - 1998)
Post-Apocalyptic A supernova from a neighboring star has knocked out all of the advanced electronics on earth. The disaster leaves the astronaut from a Mars mission trying to return home, and billions on earth in chaos made worse by catastrophic changes in the weather.  
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