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Book List Dec 07-Dec08

I was reading someone's book list on their blog (a writer from a magazine I really like) and it inspired me to create my own. So far I only have a little notebook that has a library 'due' card on it to write down titles/authors that I want to read in the future. However, I am thinking that if I set myself a time limit (one year) I may get more read (maybe...hopefully!)
I am only going to put down 15-20, that way if something comes out that I am DYING to read...I can slip it in.
Verses : Ani Difranco (what could be better than the BEST female musician coming out with a poetry book?)
They Like Jesus but Not the Church: Dan Kimball (a book about the emergent movement)
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (I have tried every christmas to read this for four years....FOUR YEARS!)
Prude: by Caroll P. Liebau (an author I've read this year, Wendy Shalit ((Girls Gone Mild--EXCELLENT)) recommends this)
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle : by Barbara Kingslover (her newest one I have on hold at the library right now...Dec. 1st--the first title to be read, about her year going 'local')
Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams: by Sylvia Plath (the ONLY thing I've never read of hers...has been sitting in my bookcase for 2 years)
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela (am 80 pages into it...not bad, but its a 500+ page book so its a bit daunting!...and not purse-compatible)
Money, Possessions, and Eternity
Heaven both by Randy Alcorn (we own both of these, Stefan loved the first one...things I need to study for sure!)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (how is it that being an English major and taking every english class offered in high school I never ONCE had this book on the curriculum?)
Nine Hills to Nambonkaha By Sarah Erdman (have had this forever...just sitting there)
The Collected Works of Robert Frost (have flipped through this, but want to read it front to back)
Zarafa By Micheal Allin (um, really, its a story about a giraffe, so sue me!)
The Mouse that Roared by Henry Giroux (the story of the fall of Disney)
Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen (the 'other side' of the story to all those bold vocab words in your 9th grade social studies books!have been also trying to read this forever)
Teenage Wasteland by Donna Gaines (I love Donna Gaines, read her other sociology book about CBGBs and the Ramones...its excellent)
Thunderstruck by Erik Larson (he wrote, "Devil in the White City" and it was FAN-Tas-TIC!)
Killing Yourself to Live by Chuck Klosterman (have read everything else of his and love it, also Stefan and I saw him at UNL this past summer)
Happy Reading


julie said…
Good luck with your list. I'd be happy if I could just read anything that wasn't about babies or toddlers. Maybe I should make one of these, too.

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