Wednesday, December 31, 2008

100 Best

Ok, this list isn't of the 100 best, but just the 26 that I have not read yet.

Mr. Grumpy's Outing John Burningham
Millions of Cats Wanda Gag
Swamp Angel Anne Isaacs
John Henry Julius Lester
Snowflake Bentley Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Tuesday David Weisner
Seven Blind Mice Ed Young
Morning Girl Michael Dorris
Stone Fox John Reynolds Gardiner
Misty of Chincoteague Maguerite Henry
Babe the Gallant Pig Dick King-Smith
Betsy-Tacy Maud Hart Lovelace
Grandfather's Journey Allen Say
The Incredible Journey Sheila Burnford
The Dark is Rising Susan Cooper
Humbug Mountain Sid Fleischman
Julie of the Wolves Jean Craighead George
The People Could Fly Virginia Hamilton
Rabbit Hill Robert Lawson
The Great Fire Jim Murphy
Rascal Sterling North
Island of the Blue Dolphins Scott O'Dell
The Cricket in Times Square George Sheldon
Behind the Attic Wall Sylvia Cassedy
Johnny Tremain Esther Forbes
Out of the Dust Karen Hesse

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

2009 List

Well, last year I made a list of books that I owned and hadn't read, or that Dan owned and I WANTED to read. I wanted to read 50 by the end of the year. I read... um... 16. Pathetic.

But! Let's try again. (YES! I know I messed up the numbering, but I think I messed it up enough ways that it all evens out in the end.) Also, on 3/4 I deleted 2 titles (Modern China: A Very Short Introduction and Rickshaw) because I've already read them so they should never have been put on the list in the first place!

Read so far: 15

1 The 100-Year-Old Secret (The Sherlock Files) Tracy Barrett
2 1421: The Year China Discovered America Gavin Menzies
3 3 KINGDOMS Moss Roberts
4 79 Short Essays on Design Michael Bierut
5 Abortion Under Attack: Women on the Challenges Facing Choice
6 The Adoration of Jenna Fox Mary E. Pearson
7 The Adventures of Short Stubbly Brownbeard Alan J Levine
8 Alas, Babylon Pat Frank
9 Aloft Chang-Rae Lee
10 Amalee Dar Williams
11 Anatomy of a Boyfriend Daria Snadowsky
12 The Annotated Secret Garden FH Burnett
13 The Arthritis Handbook: The Essential Guide to a Pain-Free, Drug-Free Life Grant Cooper
14 Asleep Banana Yoshimoto
15 The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II: The Kingdom on the Waves (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation) M.T. Anderson
16 Atlas Shrugged (Centennial Edition) Ayn Rand
17 Auntie Mame : An Irreverent Escapade Patrick Dennis
18 Aurelie: A Faerie Tale Heather Tomlinson
19 Austerity Britain, 1945-1951 (Tales of a New Jerusalem) David Kynaston
20 Autobiography of a Geisha Sayo Masuda
21 Azalea Mountain : a modern revolutionary Peking opera : September 1973 script of the Peking Opera Troupe of Peking Shu-yuan Wang
22 Azarel: A Novel Karoly Pap
23 Babe: The Gallant Pig (Babe) Dick King-Smith
24 The Ballet Family Jean (Mabel Esther Allen) Estoril
25 Ballet Family Again Jean Estoril
26 Ballet Shoes Noel Streatfeild
27 The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears Dinaw Mengestu
28 Becoming Madame Mao ANCHEE MIN
29 The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath
30 Beneath the Red Banner (Panda books) Lao She
31 Betsy-Tacy (Betsy and Tacy Books) Maud Hart Lovelace
32 The Binding Chair: or, A Visit from the Foot Emancipation Society Kathryn Harrison
33 Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob Dick Lehr
34 Black Snow Liu Heng
35 Bless Me, Ultima Rudolfo A. Anaya
36 Bliss Lauren Myracle
37 The Blue House (Panda Books) Naishan Cheng
38 The Bluest Eye (Oprah's Book Club) Toni Morrison
39 The Bonfire of the Vanities Tom Wolfe
40 The Book of Lost Things: A Novel John Connolly
41 Book Reviewing
42 Boomsday Christopher Buckley
43 Born Too Short: The Confessions of an Eighth-Grade Basket Case Dan Elish
44 Bound Feet and Western Dress Pang-Mei Chang
45 Boundaries of Her Body: A Troubling History of Women's Rights in America Debran Rowland
46 Boxer Rebellion: The Dramatic Story of China's War on Foreigners that Shook the World in the Summer of 1900 Diana Preston
47 Boy's Life Robert McCammon
48 Boys Are Dogs Leslie Margolis
49 Breakfast of Champions Kurt Vonnegut
50 Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh
51 The Bridge at No Gun Ri: A Hidden Nightmare from the Korean War Sang-Hun Choe
52 Bridge of sighs Richard Russo
53 Candy in Action Matthue Roth
54 The Canterbury tales Geoffrey Chaucer
55 Carpe Diem Autumn Cornwell
56 Cathy's Key: If Found 650-266-8202 Sean Stewart
57 Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee (Dee Goong An) (Detective Stories)
58 A Certain Chemistry: A Novel Mil Millington
59 The Chan's Great Continent, China in Western Minds Jonathan D. Spence
60 Charms for the Easy Life Kaye Gibbons
61 Chicks With Sticks 3: Knitwise Elizabeth Lenhard
62 China into Film: Frames of Reference in Contemporary Chinese Cinema (Reaktion Books - Envisioning Asia) Jerome Silbergeld
63 Chinatown, NY: Labor and Politics, 1930-1950, Updated Edition Peter Kwong
64 The Chinese Bell Murders (Judge Dee Mysteries) Robert van Gulik
65 The Chinese Gold Murders (Judge Dee Mysteries) Robert van Gulik
66 The Chinese Lake Murders (Judge Dee Mysteries) Robert van Gulik
67 The Chinese Nail Murders (Judge Dee Mysteries) Robert van Gulik
68 Chinese Story and Other Tales Boris Pilnyak
69 Chocolat (Tie-In) Joanne Harris
70 The Chocolate War (Laurel Leaf Books) Robert Cormier
71 Civil War in China Suzanne Pepper
72 A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess
73 Cold Comfort FarmStella Gibbons
74 Color Purple Alice Walker
75 Colors of the Mountain Da Chen
76 Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole
77 Contemporary Chinese Short Stories (Panda Books = Hsiung Mao Ts0ung Shu)
78 Crazy Lady! Jane Leslie Conly
79 The Creek Jennifer L. Holm
80 Cybele's Secret Juliet Marillier
81 A Daughter of Han: The Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman Ida Pruitt
82 David Golder, The Ball, Snow in Autumn, The Courilof Affair (Everyman's Library (Cloth))Irene Nemirovsky
83 Days of a Russian Noblewoman: The Memories of Anna Labzina, 1758-1821 Anna Labzina
84 The Devil Wears Prada: A Novel Lauren Weisberger
85 The Dharma Bums Jack Kerouac
86 Dragon and Sickle - How the Communist Revolution Happened in China
87 Drama in the People's Republic of China
88 Dream of the red chamber (Doubleday anchor books) Xueqin Cao
89 Eating Chinese Food Naked Mei Ng
90 Elvis & Olive Stephanie Watson
91 The Embroidered Shoes: Stories Tsan-Hsueh
92 The Emperor's Pearl Robert Hans Van Gulik
93 Empire Falls Richard Russo
94 Empress Orchid Anchee Min
95 Empress: A Novel Shana Sa
96 Everyday Life Lydie Salvayre
97 Explosions and Other Stories Mo Yan
98 Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star (Fablehaven) Brandon Mull
99 Fairy Tales : (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio) Hans Christian Andersen
100 Fakie Tony Varrato
101 Falling Leaves : The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter Adeline Yen Mah
102 Fanshen: A Documentary of Revolution in a Chinese Village William Hinton
103 A Farce to Be Reckoned With Roger Zelazny
104 Filth Irvine Welsh
105 Fire in the Blood Irene Nemirovsky
106 For Now Gayle Friesen
107 Foreshadowing Marcus Sedgwick
108 The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression Amity Shlaes
109 The Frog Princess (Tales of the Frog Princess) E.D. Baker
110 Full House Francine P. Pascal
111 Gaia Girls Enter the Earth (Gaia Girls) Lee Welles
112 Gaia Girls Way of Water (Gaia Girls) Lee Welles
113 General Winston's DaughterSharon Shinn
114 Gentlemanly Capitalism and British Imperialism: The New Debate on Empire
115 A Gesture Life : A Novel Chang-Rae Lee
116 Getting the Girl: A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance, and Cookery Susan Juby
117 The Girl from the Golden Horn Kurban Said
118 The Girl Who Played Go: A Novel Shan Sa
119 A Girl, a Boy, and a Monster Cat Gail Gauthier
120 A Girl, A Boy, and Three Robbers Gail Gauthier
121 Girl, Interrupted (Vintage) Susanna Kaysen
122 The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing Melissa Bank
123 The Glass Castle: A Memoir Jeannette Walls
124 Glue Irvine Welsh
125 God's Chinese Son: The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan Jonathan D. Spence
126 The Golden Lotus: Chin P'ing Mei (The Adventurous History of Hsi Men and His Six Wives)
127 Gone and Back Again Jonathon Scott Fuqua
128 The Great Influenza: The story of the deadliest pandemic in history John M. Barry
129 Grinnell College John S. Nollen
130 Grinnell College in the Nineteenth Century: From Salvation to Service Joseph Frazier Wall
131 The Group Mary McCarthy
132 The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956, Parts I - II Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn
133 Hardboiled and Hard Luck Banana Yoshimoto
134 Haters Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
135 The Haunted Monastery and the Chinese Maze Murders Robert van Gulik
136 Health and HappinessDiane Johnson
137 Hero-Type Barry Lyga
138 High Fidelity Nick Hornby
139 Home of the Brave Katherine Applegate
140 The Host: A Novel Stephenie Meyer
141 The House of Dies Drear (Dies Drear Chronicle) Virginia Hamilton
142 How to Be Bad Lauren Myracle
143 Hungry Ghosts: Mao's Secret Famine Jasper Becker
144 I Am Not Joey Pigza Jack Gantos
145 I Have a Bed Made of Buttermilk Pancakes Jaclyn Moriarty
146 If at Faust You Don't Succeed Roger Zelazny
147 You Come Softly Jacqueline Woodson
148 In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences (Vintage International) Truman Capote
149 In the Serpent's Coils (Hallowmere) Tiffany Trent
150 Inheritance: A Novel Lan Samantha Chang
151 Isaac's Torah Angel Wagenstein
152 Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit Daniel Quinn
153 The island of lost maps : a true story of cartographic crime Miles Harvey
154 Istanbul: Memories and the City Orhan Pamuk
155 Istanbul: The Imperial City John Freely
156 It Can't Happen Here Sinclair Lewis
157 Jack of Kinrowan Charles De Lint
158 The Jane Austen Book ClubKaren Joy Fowler
159 Journey Across Tibet: A Young Woman's Trek Across the Rooftop of the World Sorrel Wilby
161 Judge Dee At Work Robert van Gulik
162 Kaffir Boy: The True Story Of A Black Youths Coming Of Age In Apartheid South Africa Mark Mathabane
163 The LACQUER SCREEN Robert van Gulik
164 Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon (Penguin Classics) Jane Austen
165 The LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST Nikos Kazantzakis
166 Le Mariage Diane Johnson
167 A Leaf In The Bitter Wind Ting-Xing Ye
168 A Lesson Before Dying Ernest J. Gaines
169 Li'l Kids: "road to god knows..." adventures! Von Allan
170 Life and Death are Wearing Me Out: A Novel Mo Yan
Life and Death in Shanghai Nien Cheng
171 Little Green Men: A Novel Christopher Buckley
172 Long May She Reign Ellen Emerson White
173 The Lords of Discipline Pat Conroy
174 The Lost Colony, Book One, Collector's Edition: The Snodgrass Conspiracy (The Lost Colony) Grady Klein
175 Love and Other Near-Death Experiences: A Novel Mil Millington
176 The Love Wife Gish Jen
177 The Lucky Ones Stephanie Greene
178 Lust in Translation: The Rules of Infidelity from Tokyo to Tennessee Pamela Druckerman
179 The lute : Kao Ming's P�i-p�a chi Ming Kao
180 The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and and How All Men Can Help Jackson Katz
181 The Making of the English Working Class (Penguin History) E.P. Thompson
182 Man of the House: A Novel Ad Hudler
183 A Mango-Shaped Space Wendy Mass
184 Mao's Revolution and the Chinese Political Culture Richard H. Solomon
185 Mao: A Life Philip Short
186 Mao: The Unknown Story Jung Chang
187 Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America's Strangest Jail Thomas McFadden
188 Mariah Mundi: The Midas Box G. P. Taylor
189 Masterpiece Elise Broach
190 The Mayor of Casterbridge (Penguin Classics) Thomas Hardy
191 Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac Gabrielle Zevin
192 Memories of My Melancholy Whores Gabriel Garcia Marquez
193 The Memory Keeper's Daughter Kim Edwards
194 Midnight Pearls Debbie Viguié
195 Milagros: Girl from Away Meg Medina
197 The MONKEY AND THE TIGER (Monkey & the Tiger Srs) Robert van Gulik
198 The Monster Hunter's Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Saving Mankind from Vampires, Zombies, Hellhounds, and Other Mythic Ibrahim Amin
199 Monster Madness (Nightmare Academy, No. 2) Dean Lorey
200 The Morning Deluge Han Suyin
201 The Mother Tongue Bill Bryson
202 Mrs. Dalloway Virginia Woolf
203 Murder in Canton Robert Hans Van Gulik
204 My Faith in Frankie Mike Carey
205 My Ishmael Daniel Quinn
206 My Soul Is Rested: Movement Days in the Deep South Remembered Howell Raines
207 The Nanjing Massacre: A Japanese Journalist Confronts Japan's National Shame (Studies of the Pacific Basin Institute) Katsuichi Honda
208 The Nanny Diaries: A Novel Emma McLaughlin
209 Necklace and Calabash Robert van Gulik
210 Neverwhere Neil Gaiman
211 The Nightingale Kara Dalkey
212 No Birds Sang Farley Mowat
213 North of Beautiful Justina Chen Headley
214 Nothing But the Truth (and a Few White Lies) Justina Chen Headley
215 Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
216 Oliver Twist (Bantam Classics) Charles Dickens
217 On the Water H. M. van den Brink
218 One Day in China: May 21, 1936 Sherman Cochran
219 One Fine Day the Rabbi Bought a Cross Harry Kemelman
220 One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez
221 The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life Tom Reiss
222 Paper Daughter: A Memoir M. Elaine Mar
223 Pastries: A Novel of Desserts and Discoveries Bharti Kirchner
224 The Peach Blossom Fan: Tao-Hua-Shan Shangren Kong
225 Peiling and the Chicken-Fried Christmas Pauline Chen
226 Penguin by Design: A Cover Story 1935-2005 Phil Baines
227 The Phantom of the Temple Robert van Gulik
228 Philippa Fisher's Fairy Godsister Liz Kessler
229 The Pillow Book (Penguin Classics) Sei Shonagon
230 Pippi Longstocking Astrid Lindgren
231 Places I Never Meant To Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers
232 Playing for Thrills Wang Shuo
234 Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities Alexandra Robbins
235 The Plot Against America: A Novel Philip Roth
236 POETS & MURDER (Judge Dee Mysteries) Robert van Gulik
237 Possession : A Romance (Vintage International) A.S. Byatt
238 The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of The Oxford English Dictionary Simon Winchester
239 The Puzzling World of Winston Breen Eric Berlin
240 Question of Hu Jonathan D. Spence
241 Raise the Red Lantern: Three Novellas Su Tong
242 Rapunzel's Revenge Shannon Hale
243 Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books Azar Nafisi
244 Red Azalea Anchee Min
245 Red Dragon Codex (Dragonlance: the New Adventure) R.D. Henham
246 The red lantern; a modern revolutionary Peking opera
247 Red Star Over China Edgar Snow
248 Return to Dragon Mountain: Memories of a Late Ming Man Jonathan D. Spence
249 Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party Ying Chang Compestine
251 River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze (P.S.) Peter Hessler
252 The Road to Wellville : Tie-In T.C. Boyle
253 Rockville Pike: A Suburban Comedy of Manners Susan Coll
254 The Rouge of the North Eileen Chang
255 Russia's Orient: Imperial Borderlands and Peoples, 1750-1917 (Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian & East European Studies
256 The Samurai's Garden: A Novel Gail Tsukiyama
257 A Season of Eden JM Warwick
258 Secret in the Tower: Time Spies, Book 1 (Time Spies) Candice Ransom
259 Secret Society Girl: An Ivy League Novel (Ivy League) Diana Peterfreund
260 Seeing Sky-blue Pink (Exceptional Reading & Language Arts Titles for Intermediate Grades) Candice F. Ransom
261 The Servants Michael Marshall Smith
262 The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific J. Maarten Troost
263 Shanghai: Electric & Lurid City
264 Shark Girl Kelly Bingham
265 Shift Charlotte Agell
266 Silk Alessandro Baricco
267 Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet Xinran Xue
268 Snow Tracy Lynn
269 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel Lisa See
270 Snow White, Blood Red Ellen Datlow
271 Something Rotten Alan M. Gratz
272 Something to Blog About Shana Norris
273 Song of Solomon Toni Morrison
274 The Sound and the FuryWilliam Faulkner
275 A Spot of Bother (Vintage)Mark Haddon
276 Spud John van de Ruit
277 Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes Chris Crutcher
278 Stealing Heaven Elizabeth Scott
279 Stilwell and the American experience in China, 1911-45 Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
280 The Stink Files, Dossier 001: The Postman Always Brings Mice (Stink Files) (Stink Files) Holm & Hamel
281 A Stolen Tongue Sheri Holman
282 STORM: The Infinity Code (Storm) Emma Young
283 The Story of Sushi: An Unlikely Saga of Raw Fish and Rice (P.S.) Trevor Corson
284 Straight Man Richard Russo
285 Street Fighting Years: An Autobiography of the Sixties Tariq Ali
286 Sun, the Moon and the Stars Steven Brust
287 Supreme Courtship Christopher Buckley
288 Talent Zoey Dean
289 Teahouse, (A Play in Three Acts) Lao She
290 The Templars : The Dramatic History of the Knights Templar, the Most Powerful Military Order of the Crusades Piers Paul Read
291 Ten Things I Hate About Me Randa Abdel-Fattah
292 Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Cambridge Literature) Thomas Hardy
293 A Theory of Relativity Jacquelyn Mitchard
294 Tin Angel Shannon Cowan
295 To change China : Western advisers in China, 1620-1960 Jonathan D. Spence
296 To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
297 Treason by the Book Jonathan D. Spence
298 The Triumph of Deborah Eva Etzioni-Halevy
299 The True Meaning of Smekday Adam Rex
300 Turbulence: A Novel (Pegasus Prize for Literature) Jia Pingwa
301 Two Pioneers of Young Adult Library Services Patty Campbell
302 Uncovering the Sixties: The Life and Times of the Underground Press (Citadel Underground Series) Abe Peck
303 Under the Volcano: A Novel (P.S.) Malcolm Lowry
304 The United States of Arugula: The Sun Dried, Cold Pressed, Dark Roasted, Extra Virgin Story of the American Food Revolut David Kamp
305 Unraveling on the Old Silk Road : Hitchhiking China and Beyond Antonio Cammarata
306 Vögelein: Clockwork Faerie Jane Irwin
307 Visions of Cody Jack Kerouac
308 Waiting: A Novel Ha Jin
309 War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
310 Warriors: The Lost Warrior (Warriors) Erin Hunter
311 We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Shirley Jackson
312 We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda Philip Gourevitch
313 The Well : David's Story Mildred D. Taylor
314 Whale Talk Chris Crutcher
315 What Do Jews Believe?: The Customs and Culture of Modern Judaism Edward Kessler
316 What Do Muslims Believe?: The Roots and Realities of Modern Islam Ziauddin Sardar
317 When Heaven and Earth Changed Places: Tie-In Edition Le Ly Hayslip
318 When You Are Engulfed in Flames David Sedaris
319 White as Snow (Fairy Tale Series) Tanith Lee
320 Will the Boat Sink the Water?: The Life of China's Peasants Chen Guidi
321 World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War Max Brooks
322 Written on Water (Weatherhead Books on Asia) Eileen Chang
323 Zibby Payne & the Party Problem (Zibby Payne) Alison Bell
324 Zibby Payne & the Trio Trouble (Zibby Payne) Alison Bell

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