My Books. My Life.

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My Books October 17, 2009

These are the books that have recently made their way onto our bookshelves.  Whether I will ever read them all is a question for another day.

2009

October (4)

Mine

  • Jeff in Venice, Death in Varnasi by Geoff Dyer
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  • Heaven to Betsy/Betsy in Spite of Herself by Maud Hart Lovelace
  • Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery

Ben’s

  • The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl

September (4)

Mine

  • Foreign Tongue by Vanina Marsot

Ben’s

  • Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  • Continental Drift by Russell Banks

August (8)

Mine

  • Shelf Discovery by Lizzie Skurnick
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
  • The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  • Love Begins in Winter by Simon Van Booy
  • Jane Austen by Carol Shields
  • America, America by Ethan Canin

Ben’s

  • Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands by Michael Chabon
  • Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

July (4)

Mine

  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler

Ben’s

  • Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon
  • You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers

June (8)

Mine

  • Marked: A House of Night Novel by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  • The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler
  • The Guy Not Taken by Jennifer Weiner
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart

Ben’s

  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  • Prague by Arthur Phillips
  • The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy
  • The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman

May (17)

Mine

  • The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  • How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton
  • Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
  • A Hunger Like Fire by Greg Stolze
  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  • The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
  • What is the What by Dave Eggers

Ben’s

  • The Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman
  • Miracle at St. Anna by James McBride
  • The Remains of the Day by Kasuo Ishiguro
  • Hiroshima by John Hersey
  • The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  • Players: The Mysterious Identity of William Shakespeare by Bertram Fields
  • American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

April (23)

Mine

  • North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Look Me in the Eyes by John Elder Robison
  • Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
  • Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman
  • All I Want is Everything: A Gossip Girl Novel by Cecily von Ziegesar

Ben’s

  • Forrest Gump by Winston Groom
  • The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Berry
  • McTeague by Frank Norris
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl
  • The Bible Code by Michael Drosnin
  • Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
  • The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  • John Adams by David McCullough
  • Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner
  • Stardust by Neil Gaiman
  • The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue
  • Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
  • Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk
  • How to Read Novels Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster
  • Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut

March (24)

Mine

  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
  • The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
  • Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding
  • Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Ben’s

  • Native Son by Richard Wright
  • An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Plague by Albert Camus
  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  • The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
  • The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub
  • Blindness by Jose Saramago
  • Eventide by Kent Haruf
  • The Truth About Chuck Norris by Ian Spector
  • 1776 by David McCullough
  • On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
  • Saturday by Ian McEwan
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • The Unvanquished by William Faulkner
  • Absolom, Absolom! by Willaim Faulkner
  • Thunderstruck by Erik Larson
  • Light in August by William Faulkner
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

February (16)

Mine

  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  • The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
  • Lawyer Boy by Rick Lax
  • The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  • The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Ben’s

  • The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
  • Our Dumb World by The Onion
  • The Book of Lost Tales 1 by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Prayer and the Glory by Graham Greene
  • Barrel Fever by David Sedaris
  • Cities of the Plain by Cormac McCarthy
  • The Saint of Lost Things by Christopher Castellani
  • The People of Paper by Salvador Plascencia
  • The One True Ocean by Sarah Beth Martin

January (24)

Mine

  • The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedmant
  • The Virgin’s Lover by Philippa Gregory
  • Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
  • Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  • The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde
  • A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  • Fermat’s Enigma by Simon Singh
  • Dateline: Toronto by Ernest Hemingway
  • Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  • Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs
  • The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  • Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
  • Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

Ben’s

  • Dawn by Elie Wiesel
  • The Children of Hurin by JRR Tolkien
  • A Man Without a Country
  • Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
  • Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
  • Dry by Augusten Burroughs
  • Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey
  • The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon

2009

September (4)

Mine

  • Foreign Tongue by Vanina Marsot

Ben’s

  • Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  • Continental Drift by Russell Banks

August (8)

Mine

  • Shelf Discovery by Lizzie Skurnick
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
  • The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  • Love Begins in Winter by Simon Van Booy
  • Jane Austen by Carol Shields
  • America, America by Ethan Canin

Ben’s

  • Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands by Michael Chabon
  • Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

July (4)

Mine

  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler

Ben’s

  • Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon
  • You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers

June (8)

Mine

  • Marked: A House of Night Novel by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  • The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler
  • The Guy Not Taken by Jennifer Weiner
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart

Ben’s

  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  • Prague by Arthur Phillips
  • The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy
  • The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman

May (17)

Mine

  • The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  • How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton
  • Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
  • A Hunger Like Fire by Greg Stolze
  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  • The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
  • What is the What by Dave Eggers

Ben’s

  • The Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman
  • Miracle at St. Anna by James McBride
  • The Remains of the Day by Kasuo Ishiguro
  • Hiroshima by John Hersey
  • The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  • Players: The Mysterious Identity of William Shakespeare by Bertram Fields
  • American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

April (23)

Mine

  • North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Look Me in the Eyes by John Elder Robison
  • Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
  • Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman
  • All I Want is Everything: A Gossip Girl Novel by Cecily von Ziegesar

Ben’s

  • Forrest Gump by Winston Groom
  • The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Berry
  • McTeague by Frank Norris
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl
  • The Bible Code by Michael Drosnin
  • Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
  • The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  • John Adams by David McCullough
  • Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner
  • Stardust by Neil Gaiman
  • The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue
  • Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
  • Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk
  • How to Read Novels Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster
  • Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut

March (24)

Mine

  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
  • The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
  • Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding
  • Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Ben’s

  • Native Son by Richard Wright
  • An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Plague by Albert Camus
  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  • The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
  • The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub
  • Blindness by Jose Saramago
  • Eventide by Kent Haruf
  • The Truth About Chuck Norris by Ian Spector
  • 1776 by David McCullough
  • On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
  • Saturday by Ian McEwan
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • The Unvanquished by William Faulkner
  • Absolom, Absolom! by Willaim Faulkner
  • Thunderstruck by Erik Larson
  • Light in August by William Faulkner
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

February (16)

Mine

  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  • The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
  • Lawyer Boy by Rick Lax
  • The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  • The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Ben’s

  • The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
  • Our Dumb World by The Onion
  • The Book of Lost Tales 1 by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Prayer and the Glory by Graham Greene
  • Barrel Fever by David Sedaris
  • Cities of the Plain by Cormac McCarthy
  • The Saint of Lost Things by Christopher Castellani
  • The People of Paper by Salvador Plascencia
  • The One True Ocean by Sarah Beth Martin

January (24)

Mine

  • The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedmant
  • The Virgin’s Lover by Philippa Gregory
  • Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
  • Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  • The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde
  • A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  • Fermat’s Enigma by Simon Singh
  • Dateline: Toronto by Ernest Hemingway
  • Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  • Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs
  • The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  • Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
  • Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

Ben’s

  • Dawn by Elie Wiesel
  • The Children of Hurin by JRR Tolkien
  • A Man Without a Country
  • Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
  • Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
  • Dry by Augusten Burroughs
  • Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey
  • The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon
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