Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Books I Read in 2008

I am missing a book list, but here are the ones I have been able to think of:

Gone Tomorrow by P.F. Kluge
Netherland by Joseph O'Neill
White Noise by Don DeLillo
Magic For Beginners by Kelly Link
Demons In Spring by Joe Meno
The Boy Detective Fails by Joe Meno
Astroturf by M.G. Lord
Haroun and Other Stories by Salman Rushdie
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Bottomless Bellybutton by Dash Shaw
Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman
Animal Crackers by Hannah Tinti
The Last Life by Claire Messud
The 13 Clocks by James Thurber
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
The Goldbeater's Skin by G.C. Waldrep
The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel
Don't Bump the Glump by Shel Silverstein
The Pick-Up by Nadine Gordimer
The Implacable Order of Things by Jose Luis Peixoto
A Simple Heart by Gustav Flaubert
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Oroonoko by Aphra Behn
The Wanderer, The Seafarer
Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
Paradise Lost by John Milton
The Collected Poems of John Milton
The Collected Poems of John Donne
The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson

She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs
Sula by Toni Morrison
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot
The Collected Poems of William Wordsworth
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
As You Like It by Shakespeare
Hamlet by Shakespeare
In Defense of Posey by Philip Sidney
Opened Ground by Seamus Heaney
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
Max Makes Millions by Maira Kalman
Two Kinds of Decay by Sarah Manguso
The Maytrees by Annie Dillard
The Branch Will Not Break by James Wright
Big Machine by Victor LaValle
Last Night At The Lobster by Stewart O'Nan
How To Be Alone by Jonathan Franzen
My Antonia by Willa Cather
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Tooth and Claw by T.C. Boyle
The Human Fly and Other Stories by T.C. Boyle
New Sudden Fiction edited by Robert Shapard and James Thomas
Flash Fiction Forward edited by James Thomas and Robert Shapard (their names are listed in different orders - perhaps to make things even?)

Books I am still only halfway through, but have not abandoned (in fact, some I only treat myself to on special occasions):
The Collected Stories of Peter Taylor
Timbuktu by Paul Auster
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
The Portable Dorothy Parker
Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
Demonology by Rick Moody
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Alma Mater by P.F. Kluge
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

This week I am working through Not-Knowing by Donald Barthelme. More on this soon.

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