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Books in Review - 2008 Edition


Well, I'm not going to make my goal of 12,000 pages read, but I did read more than last year.  I managed to get over 10K, so 85% of my goal isn't too bad.

Since, there is no need to read like crazy for the rest of the night, here's this year's accomplishment:

 AuthorTitleFinish DatePagesFrom List
1GrahameThe Wind in the Willows1/9/2008187X
2DeLilloWhite Noise1/20/2008326X
3CaldwellTobacco Road01/24/08184X
4LondonThe Sea-Wolf2/28/2008287 
5Loos Gentlemen Prefer Blondes4/14/2008165X
6NaipaulA House for Mr. Biswas4/21/2008564X
7O'HaraAppointment in Samarra4/28/2008240X
8StyronSophie's Choice5/17/2008562X
9MeyerTwilight7/24/2008498 
10MeyerNew Moon7/26/2008563 
11MeyerEclipse8/1/2008629 
12MeyerBreaking Dawn8/28/2008754 
13LancasterSuch a Pretty Fat (Seriously, Another Memoir): A Narcissist's Quest to Discover if her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big or Why Pie is not the Answer9/2/2008379 
14DreiserAn American Tragedy9/7/2008856X
15SmartBy Grand Central Station I sat Down and Wept9/9/2008206X
16KingstonTripmaster Monkey9/20/2008340X
17GilbertEat, Pray, Love9/27/2008334 
18SmithThe Top 10 Distinctions between Millionaires and the Middle Class10/18/2008118 
19DacyczynThe Complete Tightwad Gazette11/1/2008927 
20CramerWhat It Takes11/9/20081051 
21SartonMrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing11/15/2008220X
22BradburyFahrenheit 45111/16/2008179X
23WindlingThe Wood Wife11/22/2008320X
24FaulknerThe Sound and the Fury11/30/2008321X
25EkerSecrets of the Millionaire Mind12/8/2008202 

So I got sucked into Twilight.  I will blame it on the fact that I went to high school with Stephanie Meyer (nee Morgan).  I also was majorly sidetracked with reading and researching  financial books.  And since I'm making excuses here, I was a fool to think that I could get through War and Peace (which would have put me over 12k) in ten days.

Recommendations from this year include What it Takes, Fahrenheit 451, Sophie's Choice and The Tightwad Gazette. 

I'm in the middle of a number of books.  I got really distracted this year and  lost focus on "The List" but I'm not that worried about it.   I did manage to get 14 from the list read and at one point this year I hit 33.33% finished.  That was a decent milestone.

On my nightstand and currently reading:

War and Peace -Tolstoy
The Weekend Millionaire Mind-Set  -  Summey and Rodgers
The One-Minute Millionaire  - Allen and Hansend
The Frugal Duchess - Rosenberg
The Rainbow - DH Lawrence
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Shaffer and Barrows

Up next: Ender's Game  - I hear it's great.

I'm bumping up next year's goal to 15k pages read.  Even though I didn't meet the 12K from this year, with more focus I know I could have.

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