Books I've Read

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Date Read (from) - 2011-12-02
Date Read (thru) - 2011-01-01

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2011-12-02 6 My Lead Dog Was a Lesbian
(O'Donoghue, Brian Patrick - 1996)
Non-fiction Recounts his last-place finish in the Iditarod.  
2011-12-01 7 Wesley the Owl
(O'Brien, Stacey - 2008)
Memoir Biologist adopts and comes to love barn owl.  
2011-11-04 4 It Looked Different on the Model
(Notaro, Laurie - 2011)
Essays Epic tales of impending shame and infamy.  
2011-11-03 4 Why the Long Face
(Chester, Craig - 2003)
GLBT The adventures of a truly independent actor. An auto-biography.  
2011-11-02 4 The Sookie Stackhouse Companion
(Harris, Charlaine - 2011)
Essays Mishmash of book summaries, Q&A, made up conversations between Bill Compton and Eric Northman, etc.  
2011-11-01 6 Thunder Dog
(Hingson, Michael with Susy Flory - 2011)
Non-fiction The true story of a blind man, his guide dog, and the triumph of trust at Ground Zero.  
2011-10-09 5 She Ain't Heavy, She's My Mother
(Batt, Bryan - 2010)
Memoir Gayle Batt is the kind of lady who throws elegant cocktail parties while wearing layers of silk chiffon, dripping pearls, and eight months pregnant.  
2011-10-08 6 My Trip Down the Pink Carpet
(Jordan, Leslie - 2008)
Memoir A memoir in essays that read like favorite dinner stories.  
2011-10-07 5 Red is for Remembrance
(Stolarz, Laurie Faria - 2005)
Crime/Mystery Nothing has been the same for eighteen-year-old Stacey since her boyfriend Jacob died. For months she stayed at the beach cottage they shared before Jacob's tragic accident, refusing to give up hope that somehow, somewhere, Jacob was still alive.  
2011-10-06 4 Silver is for Secrets
(Stolarz, Laurie Faria - 2005)
Magical/Mystical This summer, Stacey and her closest friends are looking forward to the perfect vacation before they start college: six good friends, a cottage on the beach, and no parents. Just sun, surf, and sand. It's perfect ? until the nightmares return.  
2011-10-05   Dead Reckoning
(Harris, Charlaine - 2011)
Magical/Mystical Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, and the sister of an old enemy comes seeking revenge.  
2011-10-04 3 White is for Magic
(Stolarz, Laurie Faria - 2004)
Humorous One year later. It's happening again. Seventeen-year-old Stacey Brown is once again having nightmares ? disturbing dreams haunted by the ghosts of people who have been brutally murdered.  
2011-10-03 3 Blue is for Nightmares
(Stolarz, Laurie Faria - 2003)
Magical/Mystical A typical teenager, Stacey has the usual worries, but she is also a hereditary witch who is blessed (or cursed?) with a gift for prophetic dreams. Blue Is for Nightmares, White Is for Magic, Silver Is for Secrets, Red Is for Remembrance, Black Is for Beginnings.  
2011-10-02 2 Everything is Going to Be Great
(Shukert, Rachel - 2010)
Memoir This is no Eat, Pray, Love, but instead a comedic romp in which Shukert details the various mishaps which made up her two-year stint as an American expat living in Vienna and Amsterdam.  
2011-10-01 8 Garden Spells
(Allen, Sarah Addison - 2007)
Magical/Mystical Claire Waverly lives a quiet life in a small southern town catering with a specialty 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.  
2011-09-02 3 Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd Century America
(Wilson, Robert Charles - 2009)
Post-Apocalyptic A kind of skewed steampunk novel set in a postcollapse, imperial United States returned to 19th-century technology and religious conservatism.  
2011-09-01 7 Garlic and Sapphires
(Reichl, Ruth - 2005)
Memoir Restaurant critic, expansive and funny.  
2011-08-07 5 It's All Too Much
(Walsh, Peter - 2007)
Non-fiction An easy plan for living a richer life with less stuff.  
2011-08-06 7 The Peach Keeper
(Allen, Sarah Addison - 2011)
Magical/Mystical Walls of Water, NC. Colin and Sebastian couldn't leave fast enough. Now they are back and Paxton and Willa, who seem tied to the place, have them in thrall.  
2011-08-05 2 House of Prayer No. 2
(Richard, Mark - 2011)
Non-fiction Powerful memoir from a handicapped man who grew up in the South. Describes his many varied occupations, and how he ended up becoming a writer.  
2011-08-04 6 Society's Child
(Ian, Janis - 2008)
Memoir Engrossing memoir. This lady can actually write. At 300+ pages, there are a lot of stories packed in here.  
2011-08-03 7 The Peach Keeper
(Allen, Sarah Addison - 2011)
Magical/Mystical Walls of Water, NC. Colin and Sebastian couldn't leave fast enough. Now they are back and Paxton and Willa, who seem tied to the place, have them in thrall.  
2011-08-02 5 Transition
(Bono, Chaz - 2011)
Memoir The Story of How I Became a Man  
2011-08-01 2 Let's Roll
(Beamer, Lisa with Ken Abraham - 2002)
Memoir Wife of 9-11 hero, Todd Beamer  
2011-07-04 5 The Wild Shore
(Robinson, Kim Stanley - 1984)
Post-Apocalyptic Post-apocalyptic California. Small fishing village encounters visitors who are repairing the train line up from San Diego.  
2011-07-03 3 All Sleek and Skimming
(Coyote, Ivan E. - 2006)
Short Stories This is a collection of stories by various authors, including Ivan E. Coyote. It is edited by Lisa Heggum.  
2011-07-02 6 Sisterhood Everlasting
(Brashares, Ann - 2011)
Fiction The Septembers move on to their separate adult lives. A reunion trip to Greece brings them together, but also tears them apart in unexpected ways.  
2011-07-01 5 China Lake
(Gardiner, Meg - 2002)
Crime/Mystery According to Stephen King, "China Lake had me from page 1." And, "it came complete with an ultra-tough SoCal heroine (think Kinsey Milhone, only punk rock and in combat boots)...This woman is as good as Michael Connelly and far better than Janet Evanovich, and she can be fall-on-your-fanny hilarious."  
2011-06-08 3 A Discovery of Witches
(Harkness, Deborah - 2011)
Magical/Mystical Witch and Yale historian Diana Bishop discovers an enchanted manuscript, attracting the attention of 1,500-year-old vampire Matthew Clairmont.  
2011-06-07 7 The Help
(Stockett, Kathryn - 2009)
Fiction Skeeter Phelan, a child of privilege in pre-civil rights Mississippi, gets her consciousness raised and her social position endangered as she begins to write about the lives of the maids who polish the silver and make the beds. Warm, decent, and often funny.  
2011-06-06 6 Bow Grip
(Coyote, Ivan E. - 2006)
Fiction When Joey Cooper, a small-town mechanic, trades a beat-up old car for a brand new cello, he thinks he's in the market for a new hobby; for a man trying to pull himself back together after his wife left him (for another woman), music might be just what he needs.  
2011-06-05 5 Daughter of the Ganges
(Miro, Asha - 2003)
Memoir The story of one girl's adoption and her return journey to India. She grew up with adoptive parents in Barcelona, Spain.  
2011-06-04 5 Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
(Sedaris, David - 2010)
Short Stories Sedaris joins the pack with this collection of animal-centric tales.  
2011-06-03 4 Outliers
(Gladwell, Malcolm - 2008)
Non-fiction Malcolm Gladwell has turned himself into the literary world's Mr. Wizard. An "outlier" is a superachiever like Bill Gates or the four Beatles, and Gladwell wants to know what sets these titans apart.  
2011-06-02 6 The Fifth Witness
(Connelly, Michael - 2011)
Crime/Mystery 4th in Mickey Haller series. Attorney Mickey Haller's criminal practice takes a downturn in this novel. Haller tries to make ends meet by taking on a client who is fighting a mortgage foreclosure. When an employee of the mortgage company turns up dead, attention is turned on Haller's client.  
2011-06-01 6 Under the Dome
(King, Stephen - 2009)
Post-Apocalyptic When the small town of Chester's Mill, Maine, is surrounded by an invisible force field, the people inside have trouble adjusting to the situation.  
2011-05-02 5 Surprise Island
(Warner, Gertrude Chandler - 1949)
Youth Summer vacation on an almost private island gives the Aldens a challenge. Also, their cousin Joe is found.  
2011-05-01 3 The Black Ice
(Connelly, Michael - 1993)
Crime/Mystery Narcotics officer Calixico Moore is found dead of an apparent suicide in a motel room. Are things really as they appear? Harry Bosch doesn't think so.  
2011-04-07 5 The Reversal
(Connelly, Michael - 2010)
Crime/Mystery 3rd in Mickey Haller series. Mickey Haller, who has become increasingly frustrated in his role as a defense lawyer, agrees to undertake the prosecution role on behalf of the city of Los Angeles, in the retrial of a convicted killer which has been granted as a result of new DNA evidence.  
2011-04-06 6 The Black Echo
(Connelly, Michael - 1992)
Crime/Mystery The first in the Harry Bosch series. Drug addict is found dead in a pipe near the Hollywood reservoir.  
2011-04-05 6 Missed Her
(Coyote, Ivan E. - 2010)
GLBT Short stories.  
2011-04-04 7 Close to Spider Man
(Coyote, Ivan E. - 2000)
Short Stories 13 short stories.  
2011-04-03 6 The Boxcar Children
(Warner, Gertrude Chandler - 1924)
Youth 4 orphans hole up in an abandoned box car.  
2011-04-02 5 The Red Garden
(Hoffman, Alice - 2011)
Short Stories Linked stories about the MA town of Blackwell from 1750 the present.  
2011-04-01 2 Other People's Love Letters
(Shapiro, Bill - 2007)
Non-fiction Notes, e-mails, telegrams, and letters appear as copies of originals, in all their faded, tear-stained glory. The earliest examples come off as gorgeous and romantic. E-mail seems to have had a negative effect on the art.  
2011-03-03 6 The Road to Ruin
(Westlake, Donald E. - 2004)
Crime/Mystery John Dortmunder and his gang decide to hire on as live-in staff to a wealthy corporate crook as a way to get access to, and ultimately steal, his collection of antique cars.  
2011-03-02 6 The Brass Verdict
(Connelly, Michael - 2008)
Crime/Mystery 2nd in Mickey Haller series. When L.A. lawyer Mickey Haller, last seen in The Lincoln Lawyer (2005), inherits the practice and caseload of a fellow defense attorney, Jerry Vincent, who's been murdered, the high-profile double-homicide case against famed Hollywood producer Walter Elliot, accused of shooting his wife and her alleged lover, takes top priority.  
2011-03-01 6 High Voltage Tattoo
(Von D, Kat - 2009)
Photo From the charismatic star of The Learning Channel's number-one program "L.A. Ink" comes a rich view of contemporary tattoo culture. Photography by Lionel Deluy.  
2011-02-06 6 Journal Spilling
(Trout, Diana - 2009)
Craft Mixed-media techniques for free expression.  
2011-02-05 6 The Lincoln Lawyer
(Connelly, Michael - 2005)
Crime/Mystery Recommended by Janet Evanovich. "I chose The Lincoln Lawyer because I was intrigued by the concept of a lawyer working out of his Lincoln. ..This courtroom thriller will have a permanent place on my desk."

Mickey takes the case of a wealthy Los Angeles realtor accused of attempted murder: "The scariest client a lawyer will ever have is an innocent client. Because if you [screw] up and he goes to prison, it'll scar you for life." New Matthew McConaughey movie.
 
2011-02-04 6 The Tattoo Chronicles
(Von D, Kat - 2010)
Non-fiction Excerpts from the journals of Kat Von D for one year between May 2008 and into the summer of 2009. Alternating between the stories of the people she tattooed, and her personal life which consists mostly of whining about her problems dating Nikki Sixx. Includes many many pictures.  
2011-02-03 4 Mockingjay
(Collins, Suzanne - 2010)
Youth The final entry in "The Hunger Games" trilogy centers around Katniss and the districts' rebellion against the Capitol. Katniss, now a refugee in District 13, demands the right to kill President Snow.  
2011-02-02 5 Catching Fire
(Collins, Suzanne - 2009)
Youth Sequel to "The Hunger Games". Katniss learns that the Capitol is angry at her for her defiance in the previous novel, which started a chain reaction that inspired rebellion in the districts.  
2011-02-01 6 Rough Country
(Sandford, John - 2009)
Crime/Mystery Police detective Virgil Flower's exploits among the Minnesota lesbians is rich, satisfying, and frequently hilarious.  
2011-01-02 4 Zoo Story
(French, Thomas - 2010)
Non-fiction Told with breathtaking novelistic punch. Journalist French's chronicle of the daily life of Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo presents the paradox of zoos. Any good keeper absolutely feels a guilty conscience.  
2011-01-01 6 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Next
(Larsson, Stieg - 2010)
Crime/Mystery The brilliant computer hacker who was shot in the head in the final pages of Fire, alive, though still the prime suspect in three murders in Stockholm.  
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