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.
|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|
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.