Tuesday, December 11, 2007

2008 List o'Books To Read

By the end of 2008, I will read at least 50 of these titles, which are ones I owned at the end of 2007, or that Dan owns and I want to read.

So far, I've read 16

1421: The Year China Discovered America Gavin Menzies
3 Kingdoms trans. Moss Roberts
Abortion Under Attack: Women on the Challenges of Facing Choice
Adventures of Pink Elephant #1 Christine Amamiya
Aloft Chang-rae Lee
Amalee Dar Williams
Archive Stories: Facts, Fictions, and the Writing of History ed. Antoinette Burton
Arthritis Handbook Grant Cooper
The Assasin's Cloak: Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists
Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade Patrick Dennis
Autobiography of a Geisha Sayo Masuda
Azalea Mountain : a modern revolutionary Peking opera : September 1973 script of the Peking Opera Troupe of Peking Shu-yuan Wang
Azarel: A Novel Karoly Pap
Babe: The Gallant Pig (Babe) Dick King-Smith
Ballet Shoes Noel Streatfeild
The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears Dinaw Mengestu
The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath
Beneath the Red Banner (Panda books) Lao She
Beowulf Howell D. Chickering
Betsy-Tacy (Betsy and Tacy Books) Maud Hart Lovelace
Bill Bryson's African Diary Bill Bryson
The Binding Chair: or, A Visit from the Foot Emancipation Society Kathryn Harrison
Bless Me, Ultima Rudolfo A. Anaya
The Blue House (Panda Books) Naishan Cheng
The Bluest Eye (Oprah's Book Club) Toni Morrison
The Bonfire of the Vanities Tom Wolfe
Book of a Thousand Days Shannon Hale
Book Reviewing
Born Too Short: The Confessions of an Eighth-Grade Basket Case Dan Elish
Bound Feet and Western Dress Pang-Mei Chang
Boundaries of Her Body: A Troubling History of Women's Rights in America Debran Rowland
Boxer Rebellion: The Dramatic Story of China's War on Foreigners that Shook the World in the Summer of 1900 Diana Preston
Boy's Life Robert McCammon
Breakfast of Champions Kurt Vonnegut
Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh
The Bridge at No Gun Ri: A Hidden Nightmare from the Korean War Sang-Hun Choe
The Canterbury tales Geoffrey Chaucer
Carpe Diem Autumn Cornwall
Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee (Dee Goong An) (Detective Stories) van Gulik
A Certain Chemistry: A Novel Mil Millington
The Chan's Great Continent, China in Western Minds Jonathan Spence
Charms for the Easy Life Kaye Gibbons
Chicks With Sticks 3: Knitwise Elizabeth Lenhard
China into Film: Frames of Reference in Contemporary Chinese Cinema (Reaktion books - Envisioning Asia) of Reference in Contemporary Chinese Cinema (Reaktion Books - Envisioning Asia) Jerome Silbergeld
Chinatown, NY: Labor and Politics, 1930-1950, Updated Edition Peter Kwong
The Chinese Bell Murders (Judge Dee Mysteries) Robert van Gulik
The Chinese Gold Murders (Judge Dee Mysteries) Robert van Gulik
The Chinese Lake Murders (Judge Dee Mysteries) Robert van Gulik
The Chinese Nail Murders (Judge Dee Mysteries) Robert van Gulik
Chinese Story and Other Tales Boris Pilnyak
Chocolat (Tie-In) Joanne Harris
The Chocolate War (Laurel Leaf Books) Robert Cormier
Civil War in China Suzanne Pepper
A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess
Cold Comfort Farm: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Stella Gibbons
Color Purple Alice Walker
Colors of the Mountain Da Chen
Contemporary Chinese Short Stories (Panda Books = Hsiung Mao Ts0ung Shu)
Crazy Lady! (Trophy Newbery) Jane Leslie Conly
Cry, the Beloved Country (Oprah's Book Club) Alan Paton
A Daughter of Han: The Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman Ida Pruitt
Days of a Russian Noblewoman: The Memories of Anna Labzina, 1758-1821 Anna Labzina
The Devil Wears Prada: A Novel Lauren Weisberger
Dream of the red chamber (Doubleday anchor books) Xueqin Cao
The Embroidered Shoes: Stories Tsan-Hsueh
The Emperor's Pearl Robert van Gulik
Everyday Life Lydie Salvayre
Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star (Fablehaven) Brandon Mull
Fairy Tales : (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Hans Christian Andersen
Falling Leaves : The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter Adeline Yen Mah
Fanshen: A Documentary of Revolution in a Chinese Village William Hinton
Fire in the Blood Irene Nemirovsky
For Now Gayle Friesen
Franny and Zooey J. D. Salinger
Full House Francine P. Pascal
Gaia Girls Enter the Earth (Gaia Girls) Lee Welles
Gaia Girls Way of Water (Gaia Girls) Lee Welles
General Winston's Daughter Sharon Shinn
A Gesture Life : A Novel Chang-Rae Lee
The Girl from the Golden Horn Kurban Said
The Girl Who Played Go: A Novel Shan Sha
A Girl, a Boy, and a Monster Cat Gail Gauthier
Girl, Interrupted (Vintage) Susanna Kaysen
The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing Melissa Bank
The Glass Castle: A Memoir Jeannette Walls
Glue Irvine Walsh
God's Chinese Son: The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan Jonathan Spence
The Golden Lotus: Chin P'ing Mei (The Adventurous History of Hsi Men and His Six Wives) (might need a new copy)
Grinnell College John S. Nollen
Grinnell College in the Nineteenth Century: From Salvation to Service
Joseph Frazier Wall
The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956, Parts I - II Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn
Hardboiled and Hard Luck Banana Yoshimoto
Haters Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
The Haunted Monastery and the Chinese Maze Murders Robert van Gulik
Health and Happiness Diane Johnson
High Fidelity Nick Hornby
Home of the Brave Katherine Applegate
The House of Dies Drear (Dies Drear Chronicle) Virginia Hamilton
I Am Not Joey Pigza Jack Gantos
I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away Bill Bryson
If You Come Softly Jacqueline Woodson
In the Serpent's Coils (Hallowmere) Tiffany Trent
Inheritance: A Novel Lan Samantha Chan
The island of lost maps : a true story of cartographic crime Miles Harvey
Istanbul: Memories and the City Orhan Pamuk
Istanbul: The Imperial City John Freely
Jack of Kinrowan Charles de Lint
The Jane Austen Book Club Karen Joy Fowler
Journey Across Tibet: A Young Woman's Trek Across the Rooftop of the World Sorrel Wilby
Journey Into Mohawk Country George O'Connor
Judge Dee At Work Robert van Gulik
Kaffir Boy: The True Story Of A Black Youths Coming Of Age In Apartheid South Africa Mark Mathabane
The LACQUER SCREEN Robert van Gulik
Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon (Penguin Classics) Jane Austen
Laika Nick Abadzis
Le Mariage Diane Johnson
A Lesson Before Dying Ernest J. Gaines
Life and Death in Shanghai Nien Cheng
Long May She Reign Ellen Emerson White
The Lords of Discipline Pat Conroy
The Lost Colony, Book One, Collector's Edition: The Snodgrass Conspiracy (The Lost Colony) Grady Klein
The Lost Gospel : The Book of Q and Christian Origins Burton L. Mack
Love and Other Near-Death Experiences: A Novel Mill Millington
The Love Wife Gish Jen
The lute : Kao Ming's Pi-pa chi Ming Kao
The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and and How All Men Can Help Jackson Katz
A Mango-Shaped Space Wendy Mass
Mao's Revolution and the Chinese Political Culture Richard H. Solomon
Mao: A Life Phillip Short
Mao: The Unknown Story Jung Chang
Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America's Strangest Jail Thomas McFadden
The Mayor of Casterbridge Thomas Hardy
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac Gabrielle Zevin
Memories of My Melancholy Whores Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Memory Keeper's Daughter Kim Edwards
The MONKEY AND THE TIGER (Monkey & the Tiger Srs) Robert van Gulik
The Mother Tongue Bill Bryson
Mrs. Dalloway Virginia Woolf
Murder in Canton Robert van Gulik
Murder Of Bindy Mackenzie Jaclyn Moriarty
My Ishmael Daniel Quinn
My Last Best Friend Julie Bowe
The Nanjing Massacre: A Japanese Journalist Confronts Japan's National Shame (Studies of the Pacific Basin Institute) Katsuichi Honda
The Nanny Diaries: A Novel Emma McLaughlin
Necklace and Calabash Robert van Gulik
A Needle in the Right Hand of God: The Norman Conquest of 1066 and the Making and Meaning of the Bayeux Tapestry R. Howard Bloch
Neverwhere Neil Gaiman
Nice Work (King Penguin) David Lodge
The Nightingale Kara Dalkey
No Birds Sang Farley Mowat
Nothing But the Truth (and a Few White Lies) Justina Chen Headley
Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
Olive Kitteridge: A Novel in Stories Elizabeth Strout
Oliver Twist (Bantam Classics) Charles Dickens
On the Water H. M. van den Brink
One Day in China: May 21, 1936 Sherman Cochran
One Fine Day the Rabbi Bought a Cross Harry Kemelman
One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life Tom Reiss
Paper Daughter: A Memoir M. Elaine Mar
Pastries: A Novel of Desserts and Discoveries Bharti Kirchner
The Peach Blossom Fan: Tao-Hua-Shan Shangren Kong
Peiling and the Chicken-Fried Christmas Pauline Chen
The Perfect Hamburger and Other Delicious Stories Alexander McCall Smith
The Phantom of the Temple Robert van Gulik
Piper Reed: Navy Brat (Piper Reed) Kimberly Willis Holt
Pippi LongstockingAstrid Lindgrin
Places I Never Meant To Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers ed. Judy Blume
Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities Alexandra Robbins
The Plot Against America: A Novel Philip Roth
POETS & MURDER (Judge Dee Mysteries) Robert van Gulik
Possession : A Romance (Vintage International) A. S. Byatt
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of The Oxford English Dictionary Simon Winchester
The Puzzling World of Winston Breen Eric Berlin
Question of Hu Jonathan Spence
Raise the Red Lantern: Three Novellas Su Tong (I've read Raise the Red Lantern, but not the other novellas in this book)
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books Azar Nafisi
Reality Leak Joni Sensel
Red Dragon Codex (Dragonlance: the New Adventure) R.D. Henham
The red lantern; a modern revolutionary Peking opera
Red Star Over China Edgar Snow
Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party Ying Chang Compestine
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze (P.S.) Peter Hessler
Rockville Pike: A Suburban Comedy of Manners Susan Coll
The Rouge of the North Eileen Chang
The Samurai's Garden Gail Tsukiyama
The Scarlet Letter (Airmont Classics, CL7) Nathaniel Hawthorne
Secret in the Tower: Time Spies, Book 1 (Time Spies) Candice Ransom
Seeing Sky-blue Pink (Exceptional Reading & Language Arts Titles for Intermediate Grades) Candic Ransom
Serfdom and Social Control in Russia: Petrovskoe, a Village in Tambov Stephen L. Hoch
Seven Contemporary Chinese Women Writers Ru Zhijuan
The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific J. Maarten Troost
Shanghai: Electric & Lurid City
Shopgirl: A Novella Steve Martin
Silk Alessandro Baricco
Small World David Lodge
Smart Dog Vivian Vande Velde
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel Lisa See
Something Rotten Alan M. Gratz
Song of Solomon Toni Morrison
The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner
Spell Book Of Listen Taylor Jaclyn Moriarty
Spud John van de Ruit
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes Chris Crutcher
A Stolen Tongue Sheri Holman
The Summons John Grisham
Teahouse, (A Play in Three Acts) Lao She
The Templars : The Dramatic History of the Knights Templar, the Most Powerful Military Order of the Crusades Piers Paul Read
Ten Thousand Miles Without a Cloudm Sun Shuyun
Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Cambridge Literature) Thomas Hardy
Texts of Terror: Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives (Overtures to Biblical Theology) Phylis Trible
A Theory of Relativity Jacquelyn Mitchard
To change China : Western advisers in China, 1620-1960 Jonathan Spence
Toby Wheeler: Eighth-Grade Benchwarmer Thatcher Heldring
Treason by the Book Jonathan Spence
Two Pioneers of Young Adult Library Services Patty Campbell
Under the Volcano: A Novel (P.S.) Malcolm Lowry
Unraveling on the Old Silk Road : Hitchhiking China and Beyond Antonio Cammarata
Vögelein: Clockwork Faerie Jane Irwin
Waiting: A Novel Ha Jin
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
Warriors: The Lost Warrior (Warriors) Erin Hunter
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Shirley Jackson
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda Philip Gourevitch
The Well : David's Story Mildred D. Taylor
Whale Talk Chris Crutcher
What Do Jews Believe?: The Customs and Culture of Modern Judaism Edward Kessler
What Do Muslims Believe?: The Roots and Realities of Modern Islam Ziauddin Sardar
White as Snow Tanith Lee

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Friday, December 07, 2007

Wednesday Wars

Ok, dude, at the end, where Mrs. Bigio invites Mai Thi to come live with her? Really? Ruined the book, because that was just too tidy and... ew.