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Topic: What have you read this year

  1. #1
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    Jul 1999
    Winsted, CT

    What have you read this year

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    I’m curious what everyone’s read in 2004. Here’s my list:

    From Dawn to Decadence, Jacques Barzun
    Zero, Charles Seife
    Arab and Jew, David Shipler
    The Iliad, Homer
    The Last Ridge, McKay Jenkins
    Explaining Hitler, Ron Rosenbaum
    All But My Life, Greda Weissmann Klien
    Babbitt, Sinclair Lewis
    Against All Enemies, Richard Clarke
    Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser
    My Life as a Fake, Peter Carey
    In the Company of Soldiers, Rick Atkinson
    A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson
    Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer
    Franklin and Winston, Jon Meacham
    Denying the Holocaust, Deborah Lipstadt
    House of Bush, House of Saud, Craig Unger
    The Way of the Wiseguy, Joseph Pistone
    Citizen Coors, Dan Baum
    High Country, Nevada Barr
    Charlie Wilson's War, George Crile
    Krakatoa, Simon Winchester
    Inside the Kingdom, Carmen bin Laden
    Anti-Americanism, Jean-Francois Revel
    Hitler's Second Book, Adloph Hitler
    The 9/11 Commission Report, 9/11 Commission
    The Great Bridge, David McCullough
    The Devil in the White City, Eric Larson
    Era of the Crusades, Kenneth Harl
    Michael Moore Is a Big Fat Stupid White Man, David Hardy
    My Life, Bill Clinton
    The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
    The Path Between the Seas, David McCullough
    Intelligence Matters, Bob Graham
    Defying Hitler, Sebastian Haffner
    Baudolino, Umberto Eco
    Villages, John Updike
    America's Secret War, George Friedman

  2. #2

    Re: What have you read this year

    How do you know what you read this year so readily? Maybe I should log the books as I read them. Of course, I'm bad about reading books two or three times before shelving them to read them again months later.

  3. #3

    Re: What have you read this year

    What have you read this year

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  4. #4

    Re: What have you read this year

    Let me give it a whirl. Keep in mind that this is from memory and we all know how frail a thing that can be.

    Monstrous Regiment - Terry Pratchett
    Going Postal - Terry Pratchett
    A Hat Full of Sky - Terry Pratchett
    The Bromelaid Trilogy - Terry Pratchett
    (reread misc. other Terry Pratchett novels)
    The Dark Tower 7 - Stephen King
    American Gods - Neil Gaiman
    The ~~~ Saw the Angel - Nick Cave
    2 Nick Cave poetry books (can't remember the names)
    The Damned Human Race - Mark Twain
    The Complete Short Story Collection of Mark Twain
    Dantes Inferno (Purgatory and Paradise) - Dante
    The Pilgrims Progress - Bunyan
    Green Angel Tower series - Tad Williams
    The Redemption of Athalus (sp?) - David Eddings
    On Writing - Stephen King
    Black House - Stephen King / Peter Straub
    reread Talisman - Stephen King / Peter Straub
    The Belgariad series (and others) - David Eddings
    and on and on... I can't remember them all.

  5. #5

    Re: What have you read this year

    Bill has read thirty-seven books this year ...yet he still hasn't read the manual.


  6. #6
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    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Winsted, CT

    Re: What have you read this year

    Good point Jon!

    I have a long commute, so these were mostly books on tape...

  7. #7

    Re: What have you read this year

    The Leading Edge - Aerodynamic Design Of Ultra-Streamlined Land Vehicles - Goro Tamai

    Bicycling Science - Frank Whitt and David Wilson

    Zen And The Art Of Motorcyle Maintenance - Robert Pirsig

    The Samurai's Garden - Gail Tsukiyama

    My Several Worlds - Pearl S. Buck

    Joy Cometh In The Morning, and one other- P.G. Wodehouse

    The Town - William Faulkner

    Life Of Pi - Yann Martel

    Hell, I Was There! - Elmer Keith

    The Grand Idea - Joel Achenbach

    Art And Fear: Observations On The Perils (And Rewards) Of Artmaking - David Bayles and Ted Orland

    Adventures Of A Nature Guide - Enos Mills

    Two of the Discworld books - Terry Pratchett

    Ishi In Two Worlds - Theodora Kroeber

    The Crossbow - Payne Galway

    And others.

  8. #8

    Re: What have you read this year

    I spent my year reading NS threads...

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