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01 January 2009 @ 06:27 pm
Booklist 2008  
This year I'm not doing the 50+ challenge, i want to focus on quality rather than quantity in 2008. And I might try to say a few words about a book when I finish this time around, more for memory than anything else... alas, it seems at times the old noggin is already stewing over with too many stored words.

1 The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
2 The World According to Garp - John Irving
3 Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman - Haruki Murakami
4 Pere Goriot - Honore de Balzac
5 The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler
6 Candide - Voltaire*
7 Neuromancer - William Gibson
8 The Centaur - John Updike
9 Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami
10 Narcissus and Goldmund - Hermann Hesse
11 Slouching Towards Bethleham - Joan Didion
12 After Dark - Haruki Murakami
13 Gun with Occaisonal Music - Jonathan Letham
14 On Boxing - Joyce Carol Oates
15 Selected Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke - edited Harry T. Moore
16 Queen of Fashion; What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution - Caroline Weber
17 Parable of the Sower - Octavia Butler
18 N.P. - Banana Yoshimoto
19 Hardboiled & Hardluck - Banana Yoshimoto
Current Mood: naughtyreading
Current Music: the music of author/reader telepathy- even from beyond the grave!
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camille: [House M.D.] Lollipopthesnowmelts on February 4th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
haha you never know when you'll need to have the geographic layout of Africa handy it's good to have that lying around the brainpan xD though i expect that will give way to some other equally random bit of knowledge in the future. And sadly here I am four books into the list and I haven't forced myself to write a word about them! Well, you've inspired me, I think i'll try to do it tonight (:
gilgamesh rexdancecommand on March 10th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
the old noggin!
camille: lost in translationthesnowmelts on March 10th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
ain't what she used to be, ain't what she used to be.

Catch 22 is so good... ahhh and it's so funny - i wasn't expecting it to make me laugh aloud (or at all...)
toothpick_tp on April 3rd, 2008 10:56 am (UTC)
What is 50+ challenge?
camille: lost in translationthesnowmelts on April 3rd, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC)
I don't think it's anything established... A friend of mine challenged herself to read at least 50+ books last year, I tried as well though I only managed to read 41.
vanivanii on May 4th, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
I LOVE murakami! i am currently working on "norwegian wood" and "a wild sheep chase", i LOVED "dance dance dance"!!
have fun with your reads! let me know how they are! ;)