Saturday, March 29, 2008

Bookcount 08

To a year of good books!

1)- The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold.
2)- In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar.
3)- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
4)- The Children of Men by P.D.James.
5)- A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam.
6)- The Sound of Butterflies by Rachael King.
7)- Every Boy's Got One by Meg Cabot.
8)- Snow Flower & the Secret Fan by Lisa See.
9)- The Secrets of A Fire King: Stories by Kim Edwards.
10)- The Inimitable Jeeves by P G Wodehouse.
11)- The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean.
12)- An Accomplished Woman by Jude Morgan.
13)- The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer.
14)- Bonjour Tritesse by Francoise Sagan.
15)- Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons.
16)- First Love by Ivan Turgenev.
17)- The Road by Cormac McCarthy.
18)- A Good School by Richard Yates.
19)- Hardboiled and Hard Luck by Banana Yoshomoto.
20)- Our Former Lives in Art by Jennifer Davis.
21)- LeBal By Irene Nemirovsky.
22)- David Golder by Irene Nemirovsky.
23)- Boy Meets Girl by Meg Cabot.
24)- Fire in the Blood by Irene Neirovsky.
25)- House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus II.
26)- Moloka'i by Alan Brennert.
27)- The Cleft by Doris Lessing.
28)- We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver.
29)- The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani.
30)- The Pact by Jodi Picoult.
31)- The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch.
32)- An Uncommon Reader: A Novella by Alan Bennett.
33)- Overcoming Math Anxiety by Sheila Tobias.
34)- Uglies by Scott Westerfeld.
35)- Pretties by Scott Westerfeld.
36)- أرز باللبن لشخصين لرحلب بسام.
37)- Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney.
38)- Specials by Scott Westerfeld.
39)- Extras by Scott Westerfeld.
40)- Miss Pettigrew lives for a Day by Winifred Watson.
41)- The Making of a Marchioness by Frances Hodgsen Burnett.
42)- Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones.
43)- طموحات أنثى لوفاء شلبي.
44)- Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coehlo.
45)- Brilliant Memory by Tony Buzan.
46)- Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons.
47)- The Courilof Affair by Irene Nemirovsky.
48)- Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill.
49)- When Madeline was young by Jane Hamilton.
50)- The Virgin and the Gypsy by D.H.Lawrence.
51)- Lesley Castle by Jane Austen.
52)- تاكسي لخالد الخميسي.
53)- The Guy Next Door by Meg Cabot.
54)- Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot.
55)- Aunts aren't Gentlemen by P.G.Wodehouse.
56)- Queen of Babble in the Big City by Meg Cabot.
57)- Queen of Babble gets Hitched by Meg Cabot.
58)- Gilead by Marilynne Robinson.
59)- Diary of a Provincial Lady by E. M. Delafield.
60)- Fresh off the Boat by Melissa De La Cruz.
61)- The Visible World by Mark Slouka.
62)- Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin.
63)- That Summer by Sarah Dessen.
64)- A Teardrop on the Cheek of Time by Diane Preston.
65)- Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto.
66)- Royal Diaries: Jahnara, Princess of Princesses by Kathryn Lasky.
67)- The Bridges to Madison County by Robert James Waller.
68)- True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet by Lola Douglas.
69)- She Went All the Way by Meg Cabot.
70)- More Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet by Lola Douglas.
71)- Cotillion by Georgette Heyer.
72)- Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen.
73)- Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet.

On Books


Well, I just finished the final chapter of "Diplomatic Baggage". I have tried to stretch it like nylon leggin's, but it can't be stretched any further. The book is positively delicious, and not just because reading about the many adventures the author had was interesting, but also, and mainly, because of the humour that punctuated every couple of pages. I read the book, not for political insights, just for the sheer pleasure of reading something light, fun and airy again. I haven't been reading much lately, but this book has definitely sparked my interest in gobbling up books again. It's such a short read unfortunately, I wish there were more chapters.
I horribly failed that 100 book challenge, as you can see, today marks a year and I've only managed 56 books. I read once that a person reads 50 books on average per year, so I haven't really challenged myself at all. Anyway, I will see how many books I'll be able to read this year.
Hm, I seem to be big on posts these days. I suppose it has nothing to do with the papers and books piled on my desk and every other flat surface in my room.