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Reading is Fundamental 2006 Reading List

So many books, so little time
Book goal: 50

October 23, 2006: When I set the goal to read fifty books this year, I didn't know I would be carrying four classes Fall semester in order to finally be done with school. As a result, reading has been kept to a minimum, much to my disappointment. The only good thing about it all is that starting January I'll be able to tackle my books with absolute guilt-free pleasure. I'm really looking forward to that.

  Title Genre Start Finish C Entry Rating
1 Vanishing Acts, Jodi Picoult Novel 01/04/06 01/11/06 0 c
2 Son of a Witch, Gregory Maguire Novel 01/07/06 01/15/06 2 c
3 The Massacre at El Mozote, Mark Danner Current Affairs 01/11/06 9/1/06 9 c 2/8
4 Annie Freeman’s Fabulous Traveling Funeral, Kris Radish Novel 02/09/06 03/14/06 0 c
5 Before We Get Started: A Practical Memoir of the Writer’s Life, Bret Lott Writing 02/14/05 04/08/06 1 c
6 The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls Memoir 03/18/06 04/02/06 0 c
7 A Complicated Kindness, Miriam Toews Novel 04/09/06 04/15/06 0 c
8 Mortal Prey, John Sandford Novel 04/17/06 04/21/06 0 c
9 The Partly Cloudy Patriot, Sarah Vowel Non-fiction 04/23/06 5/6/06 0 c 4/10
10 QB VII, Leon Uris Novel 05/01/06 06/26/06 0 c
11 The Undomestic Goddess, Sophie Kinsella Novel 05/06/06 05/07/06 0 c
12 Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise, Ruth Reichl Memoir 05/07/06 05/10/06 5/8
13 Assassination Vacation, Sarah Vowell Non-fiction 05/08/06 05/21/06 0 c
14 Sex as a Second Language, Alisa Kwitney Novel 05/21/06 05/27/06 0 c
15 The Opposite of Fate, Amy Tan Memoir 05/28/06 06/18/06 0 c 6/18
16 Thank You for Smoking, Christopher Buckley Novel 06/04/06 0 c 6/1
17 The Family Tree, Carole Cadwalladr Novel 06/26/06 07/15/06 0 c
18 Broken Prey, John Sandford Novel 06/29/06 07/2/06 0 c
19 The Wonder Spot, Melissa Bank Novel 06/29/06 07/07/06 0 c
20 The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Kim Edwards Novel 09/28/06 10/16/06 0 c
21 The Manolo Matrix, Novel 09/7/06 09/12/06 0 c
22 Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program, Ken Alibek Non-fiction 11/20/06 12/04/06 0 c
23 The Birth of Venus, Sarah Dunant Novel 12/20/06 12/24/06 0 c 12/1
24 Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader, Anne Fadiman Non-fiction 12/27/06 12/27/06 0 c 12/18
 

Scale


Loved the book. Will probably find ways to bring it up in conversations and insist that people read it.


Liked it well enough. Would probably say that it's a good read, except for [fill in the blank].


Liked it well enough to finish the book but I wouldn't recommend that someone else read it.


So bad I couldn't finish the book. If someone mentioned the book title to me I'd probably shake my head and tell him not to waste his time or money.