Sunday Salon 8-3-08 ~ Bookkeeping & August Reading Goals

The year in review:

Bel Canto, Ann Patchett
The Age of Consent, Geoffrey Wolff
The Dive From Clausen’s Pier, Ann Packer
An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison
The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien
The Echo Maker, Richard Powers
The Dew Breaker, Edwidge Danticat
Water For Elephants, Sara Gruen

The Hidden Writer, Alexandra Johnson
The Stranger, Albert Camus
Special Topics In Calamity Physics, Marisha Pessl

For Writer’s Only, Sophie Burnham
Silas Marner, George Eliot
Breathe, Eyes, Memory, Edwidge Danticat
Look at Me, Jennifer Egan
Playing in the Dark, Toni Morrison
Children of Men, P.D. James

Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson
The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Nifenegger
Evening, Susan Minot

The Painter From Shanghai, Jennifer Cody Epstein
Pearl, Mary Gordon
The Boxcar Children, Gertrude Warner Chandler
Caramelo, Sandra Cisneros

A Thousand Splendid Suns
Sense & Sensibility, Jane Austen
Pride & Prejudice, Janue Austen

The God of Small things
I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem, Maryse Conde
Foe, J.M. Coetzee
How To Read and Why, Harold Bloom
Reunion, Alan Lightman,
The “F” Word, Kelly Bare
Recent History, Anthony Giardina
bone black, bell hooks
Sweetness in the Belly, Camilla Gibb

Tentative August Schedule:
A Voyage In The Dark, Jean Rhyss (To Complete the Novella Challenge)
Man Gone Down, Michael Thomas (for Book Club)
Hurry Down Sunshine (ARC to Review, Non-Fiction Five Challenge)
The House at Riverton, Kate Morton (Book Club)
Among the Bohemian, Virginia Nicholson (To finish up the Non-Fiction Five Challenge)

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  1. Interesting list.I have some on the TBR pile or wishlist. This is my reading since January.
    Alternative Scriptwriting by Ken Dancyger and Jeff Rush
    An Utterly Impartial History of Britain: (or 2000 Years of Upper Class Idiots in Charge) by John Oโ€™Farrell
    A novel in Letters by Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
    #Closely Observed Trains by Bohumil Hrabal
    Country of the Grand by Gerard Donovan
    #Crash by J.G. Ballard
    Fresh by Mark McNay
    Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips
    #How German is it by Walter Abish
    How to avoid making Art by Julia Cameron
    In the Miso soup by Ryu Murakami
    Jasmine’s Tortoise by Corinne Souza
    Lang by Kjell Westo
    #Money by Martin Amis
    My Soul to Keep by Melanie Wells
    Pashazade by John Courtney Grimwood
    Scenes from a Revolution: The Birth of the New Hollywood by Mark Harris
    #Slabrat by Ted Heller
    Slow River by Nicola Griffith
    Spunk and Bite by Authur Plotnik
    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
    The Book of Erotic Failures by Peter Kinnell
    The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
    The Collector of Worlds by Iliya Troyanov
    The Contractor by Charles Holdefer
    The Giver by Lois Lowery
    #The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster **
    The pirates! : in an adventure with scientists by Gideon Defoe
    The Pirates in an Adventure with Whaling by Gideon Defoe
    The Saddlebag by Bahiyyih Nakhijavni
    The Somnambulist by Jonathan Barnes
    #The Tidewater Tales by John Barth

  2. Hi John,
    Your list looks interesting as well.
    My book club is going to be reading some Michael Chabon later on in the year. I think we are are reading the Yiddish Policeman’s Union.
    I have the New York Trilogy by Paul Auster on my bookshelf. Haven’t read it yet.
    I’ve read some Martin Amis too, though the name of the book escapes me now.
    I’ll have to look around on your blog and see if you have reviews.