Friday, 14 January 2011

The List

These are my book lists. They are a little confusing, I guess, so I'll do my best to explain them and how I keep track of them. This top list is my pool of 111 books. I will always have a pool of 111 books to choose from. Once a book on here has been read, it is moved to the bottom list, of finished books. Then, a book from the middle list is selected at random to take its place.
  1. The Behaviour of Moths – Poppy Adams - 2010
  2. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott - 2008
  3. The Pregnant Widow – Martin Amis
  4. Mad, Bad and Sad – Lisa Appignanesi - 2011
  5. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood - 2009
  6. The Tent – Margaret Atwood - 2008
  7. City of Glass – Paul Auster - 2010
  8. Crash – JG Ballard - 2010
  9. Transition – Ian Banks - 2011
  10. What It Is – Linda Barry
  11. Nurture Shock – Po Bronson - 2010
  12. The Lost Continent – Bill Bryson - 2009
  13. A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson - 2009
  14. X-ed Out – Chalres Burns
  15. Wilson – Daniel Clowes
  16. The House of Sleep – Jonathan Coe - 2010
  17. Gates of Eden – Ethan Coen - 2009
  18. Generation X & Generation A – Douglas Coupland - 2010
  19. House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski - 2010
  20. True Things About Me – Deborah Kay Davies - 2010
  21. Customer Service – Benoit Dureutre - 2010
  22. Sum – David Eagleman - 2010
  23. The 19th Wife – David Ebershoff - 2010
  24. You Shall Know Our Velocity – Dave Eggers - 2010
  25. How We Are Hungry – Dave Eggers - 2010
  26. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius – Dave Eggers - 2008
  27. Bait and Switch & Nickel and Dimed – Barbara Ehrenreich - 2010
  28. Smile or Die – Barbara Ehrenreich - 2010
  29. Twilight of the Supeheroes – Deborah Eisenberg - 2010
  30. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides - 2010
  31. Ten Stories About Smoking - Stuart Evers
  32. Footnoes to Sex – Mia Farlane - 2010
  33. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer - 2010
  34. The Age of Obscurity – Michael Foley - 2010
  35. The Quickening Maze – Adam Foulds
  36. Tiger, Tiger - Margaux Fragoso
  37. Palo Alto – James Franco - 2011
  38. A Million Little Pieces – James Frey - 2009
  39. Fragile Things – Neil Gaiman – 2006
  40. Howl – Allen Ginsberg
  41. Resurrection – Mark Guggenheim - 2010
  42. Tinkers – Paul Harding - 2011
  43. In Praise of Slow – Carl Honore - 2010
  44. Atomised – Michel Houllebecq - 2008
  45. Spurious - Lars Iyer
  46. The Waterproof Bible – Andrew Kaufman - 2010
  47. On the Road – Jack Kerouac - 2009
  48. The End of Overeating – David Kessler - 2010
  49. Lisey’s Story – Stephen King - 2009
  50. Blockade Billy – Stephen King - 2010
  51. Danse Macabre – Stephen King - 2008
  52. Secret Windows – Stephen King - 2010
  53. Eat Your Heart Out – Felicity Lawrence - 2010
  54. Richard Yates – Tao Lin - 2010
  55. Bed – Tao Lin - 2010
  56. Let the Right One In – John Ajvide Lindqvist - 2009
  57. The Ask – Sam Lipsyte - 2011
  58. Hospital – Toby Litt - 2010
  59. Na├»ve. Super – Erlend Loe – 2008
  60. Girls – Luna Brothers - 2011
  61. And This is True – Emily Mackie
  62. A Book of Silence – Sarah Maitland - 2010
  63. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez - 2008
  64. Life of Pi – Yann Martel - 2008
  65. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier - 2008
  66. No Country For Old Men – Cormac McCarthy - 2009
  67. C – Tom McCarthy
  68. Even the Dogs – Jon McGregor - 2011
  69. Bright Lights, Big City – Jay McInery - 2010
  70. This Is Not Chick Lit - Elizabeth Merrick
  71. Ten Storey Love Song – Richard Milward - 2009
  72. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell - 2009
  73. Collected Stories – Lorrie Moore - 2010
  74. Runaway – Alice Munro - 2010
  75. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami - 2010
  76. The Audacity of Hope – Barack Obama - 2009
  77. Fugitives and Refugees – Chuck Palahniuk - 2010
  78. Diary – Chuck Palahniuk - 2010
  79. People Who Eat Darkness – Richard Lloyd Parry
  80. Stuffed and Starved – Raj Patel - 2010
  81. Youth in Revolt – C.D. Payne - 2010
  82. Repeat it Today with Tears – Anne Peile
  83. The Losers’ Club – Richard Perez - 2010
  84. The Well and the Mine – Gin Phillips - 2010
  85. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maitenence – Robert Pirsig - 2008
  86. The Omnivore’s Dilemma – Michael Pollan - 2010
  87. Half the Human Race – Anthony Quinn
  88. Reclaiming the F Word – Catherine Redfern & Kristin Aune - 2011
  89. Anthropology – Dan Rhodes - 2010
  90. How to Live Off-Grid – Nick Rosen - 2010
  91. The Philosopher and the Wolf – Mark Rowlands - 2008
  92. Swamplandia! - Karen Russell
  93. 253 – Geoff Ryman - 2010
  94. The Blindfold Test – Barry Schecter - 2010
  95. Fast Food Nation – Eric Schlosser - 2010
  96. Sex – Granta 110 - 2010
  97. The Accidental – Ali Smith - 2010
  98. The Book of Other People & Changing My Mind– Zadie Smith - 2010
  99. A Field Guide to Getting Lost – Rebecca Solint - 2011
  100. Solitude: A Return to the Self – Anthony Storr - 2011
  101. Spring – David Szalay
  102. A Fraction of the Whole – Steve Toltz
  103. The Road to the Dark Tower – Bev Vincent - 2010
  104. Slaughterhouse 5 – Kurt Vonnegut - 2008
  105. Yes Man – Danny Wallace – 2006
  106. Peter and Max – Bill Willingham - 2011
  107. The Beauty Myth – Naomi Wolf – 2010
  108. The Vindication of the Rights of Women - Mary Wollstonecraft  - 2011
  109. New York Four – Brian Wood
  110. Bonsai – Alejandro Zambra – 2010

This is the list of books that I have accumulated since around 2005. The year is the year they were acquired, not the year they were published. My aim in to read them. All of them. In no particular order.

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Update: 4th February & 9th February

Since doing work experience at Random House in London, I have resigned myself to accumulating more books. This is the secondary list.
  1. O: A Presidential Novel - Anonymous
  2. Unnatural – Philip Ball
  3. Pulse – Julian Barnes
  4. The Tangled Spell - Carolyn Bear
  5. Boxer Beetle - Ned Beauman
  6. The Afterparty – Leo Benedictus
  7. Glister – John Burnside
  8. Savage Lands – Clare Clark
  9. Shampoo Planet – Douglas Coupland
  10. Miss Wyoming – Douglas Coupland
  11. Logicomix - Apostos Doxiadis
  12. A Week in December – Sebastian Faulks
  13. Lost in a Good Book – Jasper Fforde
  14. Delusions of Gender - Cordelia Fine
  15. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  16. Hate: A Romance - Tristan Garcia
  17. The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Moshim Hamid
  18. The Rime of the Modern Mariner – Nick Hayes
  19. This Book Will Save Your Life - A. M. Homes
  20. Deloume Road – Matthew Hooton
  21. The Summer Without Men - Siri Hustvedt
  22. Five Bells – Gail Jones
  23. Advice For Strays – Justine Kilkerr
  24. Chew Volume 1 – John Layman
  25. Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  26. The Lost Book of the Odyssey – Zachary Mason
  27. Solar – Ian McEwan
  28. What to Look for in Winter – Candia McWillaim
  29. February – Lisa Moore
  30. Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? – Lorrie Moore
  31. A Gate at the Stairs – Lorrie Moore
  32. Menage – Ewan Morrison
  33. Beloved – Toni Morrison
  34. Personal Days – Ed Park
  35. Teach Us to Sit Still – Tim Parks
  36. The Echo Maker – Richard Powers
  37. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
  38. Life Inc. – Douglas Rushkoff
  39. St Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves – Karen Russell
  40. Precious – Sapphire
  41. Firmin - Sam Savage
  42. Small is Beautiful – E. F. Schumacher
  43. The End – Salvatore Scibona
  44. On Beauty - Zadie Smith
  45. The Dubious Salvation of Jack V. – Jacques Strauss
  46. The Lonely Polygamist – Bradley Udall
  47. The Hare with Amber Eyes – Edmund de Waal
  48. Reheated Cabbage – Irvine Welsh
  49. In Great Waters – Kit Whitfield
  50. How to Live Safely in a Science Fiction Universe – Charles Yu

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The finished books - click on the title to see my review.

  1. The Help – Kathryn Stockett - 2011
  2. Kavalier and Clay – Michael Chabon & The Escapists – Brian K. Vaughan - 2010/2011
  3. Your Voice in my Head – Emma Forrest - 2011
  4. I Am Legend – Richard Matheson - 2009
  5. Fup – Jim Dodge - 2010
  6. Super Sad True Love Story – Gary Shteyngart - 2011
  7. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz - 2010
  8. Local – Brian Wood - 2010
  9. The Death of Bunny Munro – Nick Cave - 2010
  10. The Still Point – Amy Sackville - 2010
  11. The Beaufort Diaries – T Cooper - 2010
  12. The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly - Jean Dominique Bauby - 2008
  13. This is Where I Leave You - Jonathan Tropper – 2010
  14. Tree of Codes - Jonathan Safran Foer and Street of Crocodiles - Bruno Schulz
  15. Heroes and Villains - Angela Carter
  16. The Moneyless Man - Mark Boyle
  17. The Eyes of the Dragon - Stephen King – 2009
  18. The Unit - Ninni Holmqvist
  19. Things We Didn't See Coming - Stephen Amsterdam
  20. Shoot the Damn Dog - Sally Brampton
  21. The Best American Comics 2010 edited by Neil Gaiman
  22. Darkness Visible - William Styron
  23. The Coma - Alex Garland
  24. The Illumination - Kevin Brockmeier
  25. A Dark Matter - Peter Straub
  26. Vignettes of Ystov - William Golsmith
  27. Light Boxes - Shane Jones
  28. Annabel - Kathleen Winter
  29. The Adderall Diaries by Stephen Elliott
  30. Black Hole - Charles Burns
  31. Heart-Shaped Box - Joe Hill
  32. The Devil Within - Stephanie Merritt
  33. Northline - Willy Vlautin
  34. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
  35. Delirium - Lauren Oliver
  36. Player One - Douglas Coupland
  37. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne
  38. A Visit From the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan
  39. The Psychopath Test - Jon Ronson
  40. The Game - Neil Strauss
  41. World War Z - Max Brooks
  42. Grow Up - Ben Brooks
  43. Go To Sleep - Helen Walsh
  44. The Night Bookmobile - Audrey Niffenegger
  45. Fun Home - Alison Bechdel
  46. Bed - David Whitehouse
  47. Sarah - J.T. Leroy
  48. How To Be A Woman - Caitlin Moran
  49. The Last Werewolf - Glen Duncan
  50. Wilson by Daniel Clowes

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to this! I too have a similar addiction but I'm more of a non-fiction reader. I'm curious what your favorite books are and themes you're drawn to--that way I know how your reviews relate to my preferences. I'm always looking for guidance on fiction from my friends.

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