Whatcha Readin’?

As an English major, I’m kind of embarrassed I haven’t read twice as many books as I have so far this year. I will have to rectify that in the second half of 2010. Anyway, so far, my 2010 list:

Snuff – Chuck Palahniuk
The 158-pound Marriage – John Irving
Insomnia – Stephen King (reread)
I See Rude People: One woman’s battle to beat some manners into impolite society – Amy Alkon
Stop in the Name of Pants! (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson) – Louise Rennison
The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book Seven) – Lemony Snicket
The Hostile Hospital (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book Eight) – Lemony Snicket
Conspiracies – F. Paul Wilson
Survivor – Chuck Palahniuk
Cirque du Freak – A Living Nightmare (Book 1) – Darren Shan
Number the Stars – Lois Lowry
The Dracula Tape – Fred Saberhagen
Berlin Diaries 1940-1945 – Marie Vassiltchikov

Oh, and just because I can:

2009 List:

The Double Bind – Chris Bohjalian
Four Past Midnight – Stephen King (reread)
Coraline – Neil Gaiman (reread)
Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo – Margot Mifflin
Gerald’s Game – Stephen King (reread)
We’re All in this Together – Owen King
Pawn of Prophecy – David Eddings
The Tomb – F. Paul Wilson
World War Z – Max Brooks
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning – Lemony Snickett
Lullaby – Chuck Palahniuk
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon – Stephen King (reread)
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room – Lemony Snickett
The Fourth Hand – John Irving
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
The Green Mile – Stephen King (reread)
Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health – Gary Taubes
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Diary – Chuck Palahniuk
My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult
A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
The Giver – Lois Lowry (reread)
Gathering Blue – Lois Lowry (reread)
Messenger – Lois Lowry
Just After Sunset – Stephen King
Taste of Tenderloin – Gene O’Neil
A Series of Unfortunate Events #3: The Wide Window – Lemony Snicket
Series of Unfortunate Events #4: The Miserable Mill – Lemony Snicket
Hearts in Atlantis – Stephen King (reread)
Legacies – F. Paul Wilson
The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead – Max Brooks
A Series of Unfortunate Events #5: The Austere Academy – Lemony Snicket
A Series of Unfortunate Events #6: The Ersatz Elevator – Lemony Snicket

2008 List:

Christine – Stephen King (reread)
Water for Elephants – Susan Gruen
Lost Boy Lost Girl – Peter Straub
A Widow for One Year – John Irving
Blaze – Stephen King
Cujo – Stephen King (reread)
Danse Macabre – Stephen King (finally finished!)
The Dark Half – Stephen King (reread)
The Memory of Running – Ron McLarty
The Dead Zone – Stephen King (reread)
The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
Jane Austen’s Letters
Atonement – Ian McEwan
Desperation – Stephen King (reread)
The Regulators – Stephen King (reread)
The Magdalen – Marita Conlon-McKenna
Different Seasons – Stephen King (reread)
Haunted – Chuck Palahniuk
Dolores Claiborne – Stephen King (reread)
The Hotel New Hampshire – John Irving
Dreamcatcher – Stephen King (reread)
Selected Poems – W. H. Auden
Heart Shaped Box – Joe Hill
Everything’s Eventual – Stephen King (reread)
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging – Louise Rennison
On the Bright Side, I’m Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God – Louise Rennison
The Listeners and Other Poems – Walter de la Mare
Knocked Out By My Nunga-Nungas – Louise Rennison
Dancing in My Nuddy Pants – Louise Rennison
Collected Poems – Philip Larkin
Away Laughing on a Fast Camel – Louise Rennison
Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers – Louise Rennison
Startled By His Furry Shorts – Louise Rennison
Love is a Many Trousered Thing – Louise Rennison
Eyes of the Dragon – Stephen King (reread)
20th Century Ghosts – Joe Hill
Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk
Firestarter – Stephen King (reread)
Choke – Chuck Palahniuk
Duma Key – Stephen King
We Survived: Fourteen Histories of the Hidden and Hunted in Nazi Germany – Eric H. Boehm

What are YOU reading?

2 thoughts on “Whatcha Readin’?

  1. Thank you so much for reading my book. Hope you like it!

    I just finished “The Upside of Irrationality,” by behavioral economist Dan Ariely, author of the terrific book, Predictably Irrational.” Loved it, recommend it — recommend both.

    I don’t often read biographies, but Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s “Nomad” was a wonderful book — a page-turner, with fascinating stories about her life and courage, and also, illuminating revelations about Islam, especially as it relates to women. Highly recommend all three of these above.

  2. Hey, thanks for stopping by! I post on your blog as Ann, BTW. 😀

    I also picked up another book you recommended – I can’t remember the title offhand but part of it had something to do with “and why your sister stole your boyfriend” – a behavioral study of some sort. That’s on my short list at the moment. Oh, and thanks for recommending the Taubes book – I’ve passed that on to so many people I can’t even tell you.

    Oh, and yes, I LOVED your book! I laughed so hard – you’re a pretty good study of human nature!

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