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Books Read 2007-2010

February 2, 2011 Leave a comment

I didn’t actively keep track of what I read for most of 2007-2008 but towards the end of 2008 I tried to remember what I had read and then I started my list.  I thought I would share it on here so others can comment if they would like on my reading selection.  Many of these books were required reading for my English Lit classes in college.  The first half of the 2010 list definitely is.  Once you get past Bounty, by George Saunders it has all been reading at my own leisure, which is nice, but I do miss the critical class discussions.

2007-2008

Wuthering Heights– Emily Bronte

The Age of Innocence– Edith Wharton

1984– George Orwell

The Red Tent– Anita Diamant

Good Harbor– Anita Diamant

The Picture of Dorian Gray– Oscar Wilde

Atonement– Ian McEwan

A Wrinkle in Time– Madeline L’Engle

The Other Boleyn Girl– Philippa Gregory

Flowers in the Attic– V.C. Andrews

Angels and Demons– Dan Brown

Lucky– Alice Sebold

Burning Bright– Tracy Chevalier

The Lovely Bones– Alice Sebold

Twilight– Stephenie Meyer

The Da Vinci Code– Dan Brown

 

2009

My Antonia-Willa Cather

The Scarlet Letter– Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Bell Jar– Sylvia Plath

Brave New World– Aldous Huxley

Animal Farm– George Orwell

Fahrenheit 451– Ray Bradbury

Pride and Prejudice– Jane Austen

O Pioneers!– Willa Cather

Ashes to Ashes– Tami Hoag

The House of the Seven Gables– Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Queen’s Fool– Philippa Gregory

The Time Traveler’s Wife– Audrey Niffenegger

The Blithedale Romance– Nathaniel Hawthorne

Moby Dick– Herman Melville

Franklin Evans, or The Inebriate– Walt Whitman

Clotel, or The President’s Daughter– William Wells Brown

Ruth Hall– Fanny Fern

The Lost Symbol– Dan Brown

The City of Ember– Jeanne DuPrau

The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite– David A. Kessler

Open– Andre Agassi

 

2010

Dubliners– James Joyce

Angela’s Ashes– Frank McCourt

Invisible Man– Ralph Ellison

Rabbit, Run– John Updike

The Ghost Writer-Philip Roth

Jazz– Toni Morrison

Angels in America– Tony Kushner

Oronooko– Aphra Behn

Billy Budd, Sailor– Herman Melville

The Metamorphosis– Franz Kafka

The Aspern Papers– Henry James

Ethan Frome– Edith Wharton

The Crying of Lot 49– Thomas Pynchon

Bounty– George Saunders

The Road– Cormac McCarthy

Animal, Vegetable Miracle– Barbara Kingsolver

The Handmaid’s Tale– Margaret Atwood

New Moon– Stephenie Meyer

Eclipse-Stephenie Meyer

Breaking Dawn-Stephenie Meyer

Gone, Baby, Gone– Denis Lehane

And the Band Played On– Randy Shilts (half)

Shutter Island– Denis Lehane

The Song of the Lark-Willa Cather

The Deep End of the Ocean-Jacqueline Mitchard

The French Lieutenant’s Woman-John Fowles

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo-Steig Larsson

The Girl Who Played With Fire-Steig Larsson

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone-J.K.Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets-J.K.Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban-J.K. Rowling

One Hundred Years of Solitude-Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest – Steig Larsson

Speak-Laurie Halse Anderson

The Hunger Games– Suzanne Collins

Gabriel’s Angel-Nora Roberts

 

It is so fantastic that I can read the titles of these books and remember where I was, where I lived, who I lived with, who I was friends with and what time of year it was when I read it.  I really value how keeping this list of books read will help me stay in touch with my past.  I don’t want my life to move along without me remembering how I got to where I am today.

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