Wednesday, January 28, 2015

2015 Card Catalogue


Wild:  From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail  by Cheryl Strayed 1/18/15 (Paper -Library)
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 2/24/15 (Audio DL)

☆☆☆☆ I Liked These, and Recommend Them to You

Bread and Butter by Michelle Wildgen 2/6/15 (Paper - Library)
Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett 3/28/15 (Paper - Library)
The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin  4/8/15 (Paper - Mine)
Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland 4/18/15 (CD)
The Immortal a Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot 5/6/15 (CD)
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell 6/5/15 (CD)

☆☆☆These Books Were Good, But They're Not My Favorites

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children  by Ransom Riggs 1/4/15 (CD)
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 2/3/2015 (CD)
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood  2/17/15 (Paper - mine)
Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker 3/8/15 (Audio DL)
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris - 3/17/15 (CD)
The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant - 4/7/15 (CD)
Shotgun Lovesongs by Nikolas Butler 4/19/15 (Paper - Library)
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace 8/5//15 (Paper - mine and Audio DL)

☆☆ Eh. Whatever.

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pligrimage by Haruki Murikami 1/17/15 (Audio DL)
Old School by Tobias Wolff 1/26/15 (CD)
Lost for Words by Edward St. Aubyn 4/23/15 (Audio DL)
Blood, Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton 5/9/15 (Paper - mine)
Wonderland by Stacy D'Erasamo 5/27/15 (Paper - Library)

☆ Hated it.

Sunday, January 4, 2015


In 2014, I didn't read nearly as many books as I expected, mostly because I read a TON of Big Fat Books.  The Goldfinch, 1Q84, . . . And Ladies of the Club, the list goes on and on.  My favorite book of the year was The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, which should surprise no one.

Here's what I plan to read in 2015:

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood  GoodReads Review
The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin GoodReads Review
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
Sunflowers by Sheramy Bundrick
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Empty Mansions by Bill Dedman
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Faithful Place by Tana French
Happy Families by Carlos Fuentes
Mary Called Magdalene by Margaret George
Sycamore Row by John Grisham
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All by Allan Gurganus
Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton  GoodReads Review
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
The Nick Adams Stories by Ernest Hemingway
The Warriors by John Jakes
Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King
When Evil Came to Good Hart by Mardi Link
My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead
The Son by Philipp Meyer
The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett
The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
Secret Ingredients edited by David Remnick
The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
New York by Edward Rutherfurd
The Electrical Field by Kerri Sakamoto
Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot  GoodReads Review
Far From the Tree by Andrew Solomon
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland GoodReads Review
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace  GoodReads Review
Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker  GoodReads Review
Old School by Tobias Wolff  GoodReads Review

Wow!  That's a lot.  If I make it through half of them, I'll be happy!

Have a great 2015.
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