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Link to the 2012 thread here.

* = repeat
Italics and Bold = link to written book review

January
- Ostracism at Athens (1970) - by Eugene Vanderpool - 3/5
- The Western Way of War: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece (1989) - by Victor Davis Hanson - 4/5
- Anything Goes (2011) - by Theodore Dalrymple - 4/5
- A Political Philosophy: Arguments for Conservatism (2006) - by Roger Scruton - 4/5
- The Sacred Wood: Essays on Poetry and Criticism (1920) - by T.S. Eliot - 4/5
- Notes Towards the Definition of Culture (1948) - by T.S. Eliot - 4/5
- Spoilt Rotten: The Toxic Cult of Sentimentality (2010) - by Theodore Dalrymple - 3/5
- A Dove of the East and Other Stories (1975) - by Mark Helprin - 5/5
- Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness From the Modern Myth of the Self (2010) - by Marilynne Robinson - 4/5
- An Introduction to Classical Education (2004) - by Christopher A. Perrin - 3/5
- Dogmatic Wisdom: How the Culture Wars Divert Education and Distract America (1994) - by Russell Jacoby - 4/5

February
- Present Concerns: Essays (1986) - by C.S. Lewis - 4/5
- The Battle of the Books (1704) - by Jonathan Swift - 4/5
- Ideas Have Consequences (1948) - by Richard M. Weaver - 5/5
- Swan Lake (1989) - by Mark Helprin - 4/5
- A City in Winter (1996) - by Mark Helprin - 4/5

March
- Heretics (1905) - by G.K. Chesterton - 5/5
- Bad Religion: How We Became A Nation of Heretics (2012) - by Ross Douthat - 3/5
- Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009) - by Chris Hedges - 3/5
- Ancient Education and Today (1961) - by E.B. Castle - 3/5
- The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind (1994) - by Mark A. Noll - 4/5
- Better Food for a Better World (2013) - by Erin McGraw - 3/5
- I, Claudius (1934) - by Robert Graves - 4/5

April
- The Veil of Snows (1997) - by Mark Helprin - 4/5
- As Is (2009) - by James Galvin - 3/5
- Ellis Island and Other Stories (1981) - by Mark Helprin - 4/5
- The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction (2011) - by Alan Jacobs - 4/5

May
- The Vindication of Tradition (1983) - by Jaroslav Pelikan - 3/5
- Sex, Art, and American Culture (1992) - by Camille Paglia - 3/5
- After Strange Gods: A Primer of Modern Heresy (1934) - by T.S. Eliot - 3/5

June
- Church History, Volume One: From Christ to Pre-Reformation (2005) - by Everett Ferguson - 4/5
- The Pacific and Other Stories (2004) - by Mark Helprin - 4/5
- Firsthand: Ditching Secondhand Religion for a Faith of Your Own (2013) - by Josh and Ryan Shook - 0/5
* The Great Divorce (1945) - by C.S. Lewis - 5/5
- The Christmas That Almost Wasn't (1957) - by Ogden Nash - 3/5
- My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer (2013) - by Christian Wiman - 5/5
- The Long Home (1998) - by Christian Wiman - 4/5
- Less Than Words Can Say (1979) - by Richard Mitchell - 4/5
- Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (2012) - by Robin Sloan - 3/5

July
- Deliver Me From Negative Self Talk: A Guide to Speaking Faith-filled Words (2012) - by Lynn Davis - 0/5
- Lexicon (2013) - by Max Barry - 4/5
- Hipster Christianity: When Church and Cool Collide (2010) - by Brett McCracken - 2/5
- This Is Water (2009) - by David Foster Wallace - 5/5
- A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again (1997) - by David Foster Wallace - 4/5
- Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) - by Edmund Burke - 5/5
- A Letter to a Member of the National Assembly (1791) - by Edmund Burke - 5/5
- Realism And Nominalism Revisited (1954) - by Henry Veatch - 3/5
- The Face of God: The Gifford Lectures 2010 (2012) - by Roger Scruton - 5/5
- Consider the Lobster and Other Essays (2005) - by David Foster Wallace - 4/5
- Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose (1969) - by Flannery O'Connor - 5/5
- Speaker's Meaning (1967) - by Owen Barfield - 4/5
 
August
- The New Science of Politics (1951) - by Eric Voegelin - 4/5
- A Hymnal: The Controversial Arts (1978) - by William F. Buckley, Jr. - 4/5
- A Boy's Will (1913) - by Robert Frost - 4/5
- A Glass Half Full (2002) - by Felix Dennis - 4/5
- The End of Our Exploring: A Book About Questioning and the Confidence of Faith (2013) - by Matthew Lee Anderson - 3/5
 
September
- Science, Politics and Gnosticism: Two Essays (1968) - by Eric Voegelin - 4/5
- Hermeneutics: Principles and Processes of Biblical Interpretation (1981) - by Henry A. Virkler & Karelynne Ayayo - 3/5
- Gray Matters: Navigating the Space Between Legalism & Liberty (2013) - by Brett McCracken - 3/5
- Culture Counts: Faith and Feeling in a World Besieged (2007) - by Roger Scruton - 4/5
- Camera Lyrica (1999) - by Amy Newman - 4/5
- Tinkers (2009) - by Paul Harding - 3/5
- Odyssey of a Friend: Whittaker Chambers' Letters to William F. Buckley, Jr., 1954-1961 (1968) - by Whittaker Chambers - 4/5
- The Complete Peanuts: Vol. I: 1950-1952 (2004) - by Charles M. Schulz - 4/5
- The Complete Peanuts: Vol. II: 1953-1954 (2004) - by Charles M. Schulz - 4/5
- Saving the Appearances: A Study in Idolatry (1957) - by Owen Barfield - 5/5
 
October
- Worlds Apart: A Dialogue of the 1960s (1963) - by Owen Barfield - 4/5
* The Screwtape Letters (1942) - by C.S. Lewis - 5/5
* The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses (1975) - by C.S. Lewis - 5/5
- The Complete Peanuts: Vol. III: 1955-1956 (2004) - by Charles M. Schulz - 4/5
- The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature (1964) - by C.S. Lewis - 4/5
* The Problem of Pain (1940) - by C.S. Lewis - 5/5
- An Experiment in Criticism (1961) - by C.S. Lewis - 4/5
- C.S. Lewis at the Breakfast Table and Other Reminiscences (1979) - edited by James T. Como - 3/5
- The Pilgrim's Regress (1933) - by C.S. Lewis - 4/5
 
November
- By What Authority?: An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition (1996) - by Mark P. Shea - 3/5
- Troilus and Cressida (1602) - by William Shakespeare - 4/5
- History in English Words (1926) - by Owen Barfield - 3/5
- Praise (1979) - by Robert Hass - 4/5
- Ghost House (2013) - by Hannah Faith Notess - 3/5
- Meet the Greek Testament: Two Essays and a Dialogue Intended for Those Who Have Little or no Greek (1952) - by Adam Fox - 4/5
 
December
- The End of Sparta (2011) - by Victor Davis Hanson - 3/5

* Many Dimensions (1930) - by Charles Williams - 4/5

- Spirits in Bondage: A Cycle of Lyrics (1919) - by C.S. Lewis - 3/5

- The Soul of Wit: G.K. Chesterton on William Shakespeare (2012) - by G.K. Chesterton - 4/5

- Granted (2003) - by Mary Szybist - 4/5

- A Preface to Paradise Lost (1942) - by C.S. Lewis - 4/5

- A History of Greece (1929) - by Cyril E. Robinson - 4/5

- Poetic Diction: A Study in Meaning (1928) - by Owen Barfield - 5/5

- The Complete Peanuts: Vol. IV: 1957-1958 (2005) - by Charles M. Schulz - 3/5

Edited by J.A.A. Purves

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Had a great time updating (and reading others' updates) here last year.

2013 Goal: 52 books

Ratings, reviews, etc. on Goodreads

January

- The End of Your Life Book Club, Will Schwalbe
- Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse, Calvin Trillin
- Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
- Resident Aliens, Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon
- Preaching Christ from Ecclesiastes, Sidney Greidanus
- Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
- How Our Children Come to Faith, Stephen Smallman (Basics of the Reformed Faith booklet)
- The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door, Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon
- Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 44: Colossians-Philemon, Peter T. O'Brien

February

- Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing, Sally Lloyd-Jones and Jago
- Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry, Paul David Tripp
- Repentance, C. John Miller

March

- Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, Chris Ware

April

- Counterfeit Gods, Tim Keller
- What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Haruki Murakami
- The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor's Journey into Christian Faith, Rosaria Champagne Butterfield

May

- War of Words: Getting to the Heart of Your Communication Struggles, Paul David Tripp
- Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, David Allen
- Just Do Something, Kevin DeYoung
- The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
- One Shot, Lee Child

June

(None)

July

- Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest, Ed Welch
- Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation, James K. A. Smith

August

- Take and Read: Spiritual Reading - An Annotated List, Eugene Peterson
- Ruth: From Bitter to Sweet, John Currid

September

- Rework, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
- Saving Eutychus: How to Preach God's Word and Keep People Awake, Gary Millar and Phil Campbell

- The Colorado Kid, Stephen King

Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke

A River Runs Through it, Norman Maclean

 

October 

 

Countdown to Launch: 10 Church Planting Rules Worth Breaking (ebook), Andy Stager and Daniel Wells

The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis

- Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about (Really) Big Problem, Kevin DeYoung

 

November

 

- The Complete Maus (Maus # 1-2), Art Spiegelman

Judges: Such a Great Salvation, Dale Ralph Davis

Judges for You, Tim Keller
Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living, Nick Offerman

How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One, Stanley Fish

Go Tell It on the Mountain, James Baldwin

Consider the Lobster, David Foster Wallace

The Reason I Jump, Naoki Higashida

Building a Discipling Culture, Mike Breen

Affirming the Apostles' Creed, J.I. Packer

- Stories V!, Scott McClanahan

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Tom Stoppard

 

December

 

(None)

 

Recap

 

Completed 45 books this year, seven shy of my goal. Of course, that's what happens when you basically take two months off from reading.

 

Favorite read(s) of 2013: DFW's Consider the Lobster and James K.A. Smith's Desiring the Kingdom.

Least favorite read of 2013: Nick Offerman's Paddle Your Own Canoe.

 

I read some interesting books this year but very few of them were truly great. I also let my fiction reading fall by the wayside, much to my regret. So in 2014, shooting for quality over quantity. Trying for 40 books, but will do a better job vetting them this year. And more fiction.

Edited by Gavin Breeden

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Like Gavin, I'm also shooting for 52 books. Along with some friends, I started a "52 in 52" challenge in November.

January

-The Pearl, John Steinbeck
-Stalin's Children: Three Generations of Love, War, and Survival, by Owen Matthews
-Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Predators and Prey (Season 8, volume 5), by Jane Espenson, Doug Petrie, et al.
-The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories, Susanna Clarke
-Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Retreat (Season 8, volume 6), by Jane Espenson.

February

-I, Strahd: Memoirs of a Vampire, by P.N. Elrod
-Wilco: Learning How To Die, by Greg Kot
-The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University, by Kevin Roose

March

-Drood, by Dan Simmons
-Faithful Learning and the Christian Scholarly Vocation, edited by Doug Henry and Bob Agee.
-A Game of Thrones (audiobook), by George R.R. Martin (re-read)
-King Dork, by Frank Portman (aka Dr. Frank, from the Mr. T Experience)
-Complicated Shadows: The Life and Music of Elvis Costello, by Graeme Thomson
-The Idea of a Christian College, by Arthur F. Holmes

April

-A Christian Manifesto, by Francis Schaeffer.

May

-Quality With Soul: How Six Premier Colleges and Universities Keep Faith with Their Religious Traditions, by Robert Benne
-The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch
-A Clash of Kings, by George R.R. Martin (audiobook)
-Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Twilight (Season 8, volume 7), by Brad Meltzer and Joss Whedon.

June

-Rumors of Water, by L.L. Barkat
-At the Mountains of Madness and other novels, by H.P. Lovecraft
-The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junet Diaz
-The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction, by Alan Jacobs

July

-Strange Flesh (Android), by Matthew Farrer
-Hearts in Atlantis, by Stephen King

August

-Leviathan Wakes, by James S.A. Corey
-They Say, I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing (second edition), by Gerald Graff & Kathy Birkenstein

-A Bowl of Red, by Frank X. Tolbert

 

September

 

-Worlds Enough and Time: Five Tales of Speculative Fiction, by Dan Simmons

-Hannah Coulter, by Wendell Berry

-A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin (audiobook)

-Blood Rites (Dresden Files #6), by Jim Butcher

-Letters to a Young Calvinist, by James K.A. Smith

-Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Last Gleaming (Season 8, volume 8), by Joss Whedon.

 

October

 

-A Case for the Psalms, by N.T. Wright

-A Feast for Crows, by George R.R. Martin (audiobook)

-The Colonel and Little Missie: Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and the Beginnings of Superstardom in America, by Larry McMurtry

-The Church and Churches, by Karl Barth

-The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin

-A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle

-They Say, I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing (second edition), by Gerald Graff & Kathy Birkenstein

 

November

 

-The Dark Half, by Stephen King

-The Ruins, by Scott Smith

-Dead Beat (Dresden Files #7), by Jim Butcher

-Blue Light, by Walter Mosley 

 

December

 

-Carnival of Fear (Ravenloft), by J. Robert King

 

Currently reading:

-Proven Guilty (Dresden Files #8), by Jim Butcher

-The Ghost Map, by Steven Johnson

-Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace

Edited by Jason Panella

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Like Gavin, I'm also shooting for 52 books. Along with some friends, I started a "52 in 52" challenge in November. The various folks involved are logging their entries on a blog, so if you're looking for my thoughts on the various books (which is doubtful), look there.

Would that I could, Jason, but when I clicked the link it said I wasn't invited to view it. Now I know how Charlie Brown felt. (*"Christmas Time is Here" plays as I slowly walk away with head bowed in shame*)

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Would that I could, Jason, but when I clicked the link it said I wasn't invited to view it. Now I know how Charlie Brown felt. (*"Christmas Time is Here" plays as I slowly walk away with head bowed in shame*)

Ah, that's right! Well, in that case, I'm sure I'll at least rate the books on my Goodreads page.

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I'll add them when I start. Those highlighted are finished.
Musicophila: Tales of Music and the Brain, Oliver Sachs
An Object of Beauty, Steve Martin (after dinner read-aloud)
The Infinite Plan,Isabel Allende (after dinner)
Quiet, Susan Cain
Whispers of Betrayal, Michael Dobbs
Werewolves in Their Youth, Michael Chabon (after dinner)
Zeitoun, Dave Eggers (after dinner)
Blade Runner (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep), Philip K Dick (audio)
Packing for Mars, Mary Roach (audio)
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Raymond Carver
Mad Men and Philosophy, edited by Rod Carveth and James B. South

Calico Joe, John Grisham (after dinner)

Murder at the Washington Tribune, Margaret Truman (after dinner)

Help Thanks Wow, Anne Lamotte

A People's History of the United States, Howard Zinn (after dinner--we'll be taking this is pieces)

The Sins of the Father, Jeffrey Archer

Pursuing the Full Kingdom Potential for Your Congregation, George W. Bullard Jr.

Home, by Toni Morrison (after dinner)

Pictures at a Revolution, by Mark Harris.

John Adams, by David McCullough (after dinner)

Julio's Day, by Gilbert Hernandez

Edited by Darrel Manson

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52 books?!!

You guys have my undying respect and admiration.


52 is my goal--book a week, even though I think I should read more, even though I have no idea why. ::sigh:: I'm also going to try to post more reviews on Goodreads. I'm also going to really try to read the books I've bought but not read before buying new ones or, if it's a book I want to read but haven't bought, try to get it from the library**--which could also have the added benefit of learning to be patient. (I'm currently at #548 for Gone Girl.)

January:

Things That Fall From the Sky by Kevin Brockmeier
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
Burning Bright by Ron Rash
Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible by E. Randolph Richards & Brandon J. O'Brien
The Toughest Indian in the World by Sherman Alexie

 

February:

 

Cheating Death: The Doctors and Medical Miracles that Are Saving Lives Against All Odds by Sanja Gupta, MD

Issac's Storm: A Man, A Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson

So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading by Sara Nelson

American Ghost by Janis Owens

Picture This by Jacqueline Sheehan

 

March

 

Making a Literary Life by Carolyn See

The Master Butcher's Singing Club by Louise Erdrich

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

 

April

 

Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maas

American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath by Carl Rollyson

Life After Life: A  Novel by Jill McCorkle

The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman

 

May

 

The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength and the Power of Family by Josh Hanagarne

The Circus in Winter by Cathy Day

 

June

 

Whose Names are Unknown by Sanora Babb

The Writer's Book of Inspiration: Quotes on Writing and the Literary Life by Stephanie Gunning

Leaving Resurrection by Eva Saulitis

Ghosts of Alaska: Stories and Legends from the Last Frontier by Jody Ellis-Knapp

Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories by Melinda Moustakis

The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

 

July

 

The Color Master: Stories by Aimee Bender

The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

Shiloh by Shelby Foote

The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams

The Hanging in the Foaling Barn: Stories by Susan Starr Richards

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

The Art and Craft of Fiction: A Practitioner's Manuel  by Victoria A. Mixon

The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue

Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country: Traveling Through the Land of My Ancestors by Louise Erdrich

 

 

 

 

 

 



**subject to change without notice. smile.png

Edited by CherylR

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January
Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)

February
War and Peace (Lev Tolstoy)
Anna Karenina (Lev Tolstoy)
Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas (Machado de Assis)

March
Ulysses (James Joyce)
The Iliad (Homer)
The Odyssey (Homer)

April
The Magic Mountain (Thomas Mann)
V. (Thomas Pynchon)
The Book of Disquiet (Fernando Pessoa)
Petersburg (Andrei Bely)
Finnegans Wake (James Joyce)

May
Dom Casmurro (Machado de Assis)
Swan's Way (Marcel Proust)
Doctor Faustus (Thomas Mann)
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (Wittgenstein)
Wittgenstein's Mistress (David Markson)
Gravity's Rainbow (Thomas Pynchon)

June
Philosophical Investigations (Wittgenstein)

July
Buddenbrooks (Thomas Mann)

The Recognitions (William Gaddis)

As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)

Hunger (Knut Hamsun)

 

August

Infinite Jest (D.F. Wallace)

Edited by Pierrot

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Cheryl, I'm nearing the halfway point in "Gone Girl" right now. It's one that makes you want to stay up all night reading. Exciting.

As for aiming to read 52 books this year, a few years ago I would've thought that was impossible for me since I'm the world's worst about not finishing books but in March 2011 we had a baby so most of our evenings are spent at home now and in December 2011 we got rid of our cable. My wife and I have been tearing through books ever since. We do miss ESPN and Food Network, but I don't think we'll be going back any time soon.

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Cheryl, I'm nearing the halfway point in "Gone Girl" right now. It's one that makes you want to stay up all night reading. Exciting.

Gavin, you are seriously testing my resolve not to buy any new books until I read more of what I've already bought. :) ::fingers itching to click over to Amazon::

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January:

No Longer At Ease by Chinua Achebe *finished*

John Dies At the End by David Wong *finished*

Currently Reading:

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness

Edited by Justin Hanvey

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Cheryl, I'm nearing the halfway point in "Gone Girl" right now. It's one that makes you want to stay up all night reading. Exciting.

Gavin, you are seriously testing my resolve not to buy any new books until I read more of what I've already bought. smile.png ::fingers itching to click over to Amazon::

Ha! Sorry! I just finished it (I did little else since last night but read). It was a very exciting read. But be strong! I have made way too many impulsive purchases on Amazon, it's just so easy. Sadly, in my small-town Mississippi library a day or two ago, "Gone Girl" was just sitting on the shelf. Of course, our library is less a library and more a Facebook/computer lounge these days.

But I know how you feel I have bookshelves full of unread books at my house, but I keep going to the library and buying kindle books, etc. I'm also trying to focus on reading what's on my shelves this year. We'll see how it goes.

Edited by Gavin Breeden

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Ha! Sorry! I just finished it (I did little else since last night but read). It was a very exciting read. But be strong! I have made way too many impulsive purchases on Amazon, it's just so easy. Sadly, in my small-town Mississippi library a day or two ago, "Gone Girl" as just sitting on the shelf. Of course, our library is less a library and more a Facebook/computer lounge these days.

But I know how you feel I have bookshelves full of unread books at my house, but I keep going to the library and buying kindle books, etc. I'm also trying to focus on reading what's on my shelves this year. We'll see how it goes.

No kidding--Amazon does make it way too easy. At least I've trained myself to click "add to wish list" instead of "buy now" (most of the time, anyway). smile.png What's sort of, kind of, filling my buying impulses are the free books for Kindle. It's a sad substitute, though. But, I just dug through my unread stacks of books looking for one I've already read, (and didn't find--probably in a box in the basement) and the guilt of all those unread books set in again. smile.png

As for now, I'll wait for the library. Watch--"Gone Girl" will become available the two weeks in June we're on vacation and I'll have to start the waiting process all over again. oy.

Edited by CherylR

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January

UN-AMERICAN PSYCHO: BRIAN DE PALMA AND THE POLITICAL INVISIBLE, Chris Dumas

TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION, Edgar Allan Poe

THE SHINING, Stephen King

February

BRIAN DE PALMA: INTERVIEWS, ed. Laurence Knapp

March

PARK CHAN-WOOK, Kim Young-Jin

POETICS OF CINEMA, Raul Ruiz

POETICS OF CINEMA 2, Raul Ruiz

THE FILMS OF SERGIO LEONE, Robert C. Cumbow

SERGIO LEONE: SOMETHING TO DO WITH DEATH, Christopher Frayling

April

THE EIGER SANCTION, Trevanian

SHIBUMI, Trevanian

RED DRAGON, Thomas Harris

THE SEVILLE COMMUNION, Arturo Perez-Reverte

May

THE FLANDERS PANEL, Arturo Perez-Reverte

HANNIBAL RISING, Thomas Harris

THE BIG NOWHERE, James Ellroy

THE LITTLE SISTER, Raymond Chandler

SATORI, Don Winslow

June

THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY, Patricia Highsmith

WHITE JAZZ, James Ellroy

EXCESSION, Iain M. Banks

July

JOYLAND, Stephen King

DOUBLE DE PALMA, Susan Dworkin

THE DE PALMA CUT, Laurent Bouzereau

MY LUNCHES WITH ORSON: CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN HENRY JAGLOM AND ORSON WELLES, Peter Biskind

August

TOUCH OF EVIL: ORSON WELLES, DIRECTOR, Terry Comito

THE DEVIL'S CANDY: THE ANATOMY OF A HOLLYWOOD FIASCO, Julie Salamon

September

N/A

October

COLLECTED STORIES OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, F. Scott Fitzgerald

INHERENT VICE, Thomas Pynchon

NIGHT FILM, Marsha Pessl

SOLO, William Boyd

NIGHTMARES AND DREAMSCAPES, Stephen King

Current reading

RED HARVEST, Dashiell Hammett

UPON THIS ROCK: ST. PETER AND THE PRIMACY OF ROME IN SCRIPTURE AND THE EARLY CHURCH, Stephen K. Ray

NEUROMANCER, William Gibson

Edited by Ryan H.

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January - March
A Magic Broken - Vox Day
What Becky Didn't Want - Seth Tower Hurd
Raven Cursed - Faith Hunter
Death's Rival - Faith Hunter
Hitless Wonder: A Life in Minor League Rock and Roll - Joe Oestreich
The Silver Linings Playbook - Matthew Quick
Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
The Taken - Vicki Petterson
The Spirit Well - Stephen Lawhead

April
Blood Trade - Faith Hunter
Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anhueser Busch and America's Kings of Beer - William Knoedelseder
One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season - Tony LaRussa with Rick Hummel

May
A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin
33 Days: Touring in a Van, Sleeping on Floors, Chasing a Dream - Bill See

June
A Clash of Kings - George R.R. Martin

July
A Storm of Swords - George R.R. Martin

August - September
A Feast for Crows - George R.R. Martin
Hawk and Fisher - Simon R. Green
Back in Black - John G. Hartness
Last Mango in Texas - Ray Blackston

October - November
The Shadow Lamp - Stephen Lawhead
In Sunlight and In Shadow - Mark Helprin

Thunder on the Battlefield: Volume 1: Sword - Various Authors

 

December

A Dance With Dragons - George R.R. Martin

Edited by Crow

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Currently reading Things That Fall From the Sky by Kevin Brockmeier

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Read and finished John Dies at the End by David Wong

Still reading Jane Eyre

Also now reading A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Justin, you can use the edit feature on your posts to just add to your initial journal post. Keeps it tidy. :)

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JANUARY

Michael Robotham: Lost (2006)

James Lee Burke: In The Electric Mist With Confederate Dead (1991) Audiobook

Michael Robotham: Bleed For Me (2010)

Jake Hinkson: Hell On Church Street (2011)

Jacob Tomsky: Heads In Beds (2012)

Mark Richard: House of Prayer No. 2 (2011) Audiobook

Owen Laukkanen: The Professionals (2012)

Robert Coover: Noir (2010)

Alan Sepinwall: The Revolution Was Televised (2011)

Jonathan Lethem: The Ecstacy of Influence (2011)

Scott Blackwood: We Agreed to Meet Just Here (2009) Audiobook

Warren Ellis: Gun Machine (2012)

Kurt Vonnegut: Man Without A Country (2005)

J.M. Coetzee: Summertime (2009)

Allan Guthrie: Killing Mum

Thomas Pynchon: The Crying of Lot 49 (1965) Audiobook

Currently:

Craig McDonald: El Gavillan (2012) Reading

Martin Amis: Lionel Asbo (2012) Listening

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Finished Things That Fall From the Sky by Kevin Brockmeier and The Round House by Louise Erdrich.

Currently reading Misreading Scripture through Western Eyes, The Toughest Indian in the World by Sherman Alexie, and Burning Bright by Ron Rash.

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January

Death in Holy Orders, by P.D. James

Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, by Brian Fies

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January

5-Jane Eyre (Brontë, Charlotte)

26-Magician (Feist, Raymond E.)

27-The Catcher in the Rye (Salinger, J.D.)

30-The Films of Krzysztof Kieslowski (Kickasola, Joseph)

February

1-The Man in the High Castle (Dick, Philip K.)

20-On the Incarnation (Athanasius)

March

1-The Violent Bear it Away (Flannery O'Connor)

April

1-The Giver (Lois Lowry)

4-A Canticle for Leibowitz (Walter M. Miller Jr.)

5-Ringworld (Larry Niven)

6-Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut)

8-Neuromancer (William Gibson)

11-Blood Meridian (Cormac McCarthy)

24-Film as a Subversive Art (Amos Vogel)

25-Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut)

May

10-Silverthorn (Raymond E. Feist)

14-A Darkness at Sethanon (Raymond E. Feist)

17-The Name of the Wind (Patrick Rothfuss)

June

22-The Wise Man's Fear (Patrick Rothfuss)

July

1-Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)

Edited by James Blake Ewing

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