The Reading List

I am a voracious reader.

Inspired by Laura of 52Books, and hundreds of others participating in 52 book projects, I’ve decided to go ahead and make a note of the books that I’m reading in 2011 (and now 2012). I usually keep track loosely over at Goodreads, but I’d like to spend more time thinking about the reading. I’m also working on a larger goal of reading all 200 of the BBC Big Read List.

Here are the books I’ve been reading, with a link to each of my posts.

Books in 2012

#1: Half Magic by Edward Eager

#2: Blue Nights by Joan Didion

Books in 2011

#1: The Checklist Manifesto by Dr. Atul Gawande

#2: Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris

#3: To the End of the Land by David Grossman

#4: The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho

#5: Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India by Madhur Jaffrey

#6: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

#7: Just Kids by Patti Smith

#8: Cutting For Stone by Dr. Abraham Verghese

#9: The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

#10: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

#11: Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris

#12: Dune by Frank Herbert

#13: And I shall have some peace there by Margaret Roach

#14: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

#15: One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde

#16: An Extravagant Hunger by Anne Zimmerman

#17: For You Mom, Finally by Ruth Reichl

#18: At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson

#19: Firewall: A Kurt Wallander Mystery by Henning Mankell

#20: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

#21: Toast: The Story of a Boy’s Hunger by Nigel Slater

#22: On Writing by Stephen King

#23: Season To Taste by Molly Birnbaum

#24: Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk

#25: Ferran: The Inside Story of El Bulli and the Man Who Reinvented Food by Colman Andrews

#26: The Stand by Stephen King

#27: The Silver Crown by Robert C. O’Brien