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Complete List of Books Read in the Month of January 
1st-Feb-2006 12:09 am
*1) Cunningham, Michael. A Home at the End of the World. (1/2/2006)
2) Scott, D. Travers. Execution, Texas: 1987. (1/3/2006)
3) Cooper, Dennis. Guide. (1/3/2006)
*4) Lowenthal, Michael. The Same Embrace. (1/4/2006)
*5) Ibañez-Carrasco, Francisco. Killing Me Softly: Morir Amando. (1/4/2006)
6) Mars-Jones, Adam. The Waters of Thirst. (1/5/2006)
*7) Ryman, Geoff. Was. (1/6/2006)
8) Wilcox, James. Plain and Normal. (1/7/2006)
9) X, Sulayman. Bilal's Bread. (1/8/2006)
10) Heim, Scott. In Awe. (1/9/2006)
11) Hearn, Lian. Across the Nightingale Floor. (1/10/2006)
12) Hearn, Lian. Grass for His Pillow. (1/10/2006)
13) Hearn, Lian. Brilliance of the Moon. (1/11/2006)
14) Ridgway, Keith. Horses. (1/11/2006)
15) Baker, James Robert. Tim and Pete. (1/12/2006)
16) Stadler, Matthew. The Sex Offender. (1/13/2006)
17) Huston, Bo. The Dream Life. (1/13/2006)
18) Leavitt, David. Arkansas: Three Novellas. (1/14/2006)
19) Maupin, Armistead. The Night Listener. (1/15/2006)
20) Leavitt, David. The Lost Language of Cranes. (1/15/2006)
21) Malloy, Brian. The Year of Ice. (1/16/2006)
22) Leddick, David. The Handsomest Man in the World. (1/17/2006)
23) Haslett, Adam. You Are Not a Stranger Here. (1/17/2006)
*24) Clarke, Arthur C. The City and the Stars. (1/18/2006)
25) van den Brink, H. M. On the Water. (1/18/2006)
26) Butler, Octavia E. Wild Seed. (1/19/2006)
27) Davidson, MaryJanice. Undead and Unwed. (1/20/2006)
28) Davidson, MaryJanice. Undead and Unemployed. (1/20/2006)
29) Davidson, MaryJanice. Undead and Unappreciated. (1/20/2006)
30) Davidson, MaryJanice. Undead and Unreturnable. (1/21/2006)
31) Stein, Eugene. Straitjacket & Tie. (1/22/2006)
*32) Cunningham, Michael. Flesh and Blood. (1/23/2006)
33) Burroughs, William S. Naked Lunch: The Restored Text. (1/24/2006)
34) Ferro, Robert. The Family of Max Desir. (1/25/2006)
35) Ferro, Robert. Second Son. (1/25/2006)
36) Gatiss, Mark. The Vesuvius Club. (1/26/2006)
37) Shengold, Nina. Clearcut. (1/26/2006)
38) Feinberg, David B. Eighty-Sixed. (1/28/2006)
39) Fox, John. The Boys on the Rock. (1/28/2006)
40) Feinberg, David B. Spontaneous Combustion. (1/29/2006)
41) James, Henry. The Turn of the Screw. (1/30/2006)
42) Cox, C. Jay and T. Fabris. Latter Days. (1/31/2006)
43) Yoshimoto, Banana. Goodbye Tsugumi. (1/31/2006)
*best books of the month

For reviews of the books listed above, go here. Watch out for spoilers!

If you have any recommendations for me on the basis of this list, by all means drop me a line! My New Year's Resolution is to read at least 200 books, and I'm always looking for suggestions.

1st-Feb-2006 05:28 am (UTC)
Not even I average more than one per day! Where do you find the time?
1st-Feb-2006 05:33 am (UTC)
It's scary; I was almost at three books every for every two days this month. But a lot of these books were actually quite short, so perhaps the list is less daunting than it actually looks.
1st-Feb-2006 12:29 pm (UTC)
I'm definitely not going to keep up with you.. I don't think I'm even physically capable ^^;;
1st-Feb-2006 01:25 pm (UTC)
Geeeeeez. I think I'm at something like 10, and that's mostly from school reading.
1st-Feb-2006 01:29 pm (UTC)
I wish that I could that many books in one month.The only things that I have read in the last month were my textbooks for my classes.
1st-Feb-2006 01:31 pm (UTC)
Woot! You are my hero!

Sheesh, I think I got 2 books down, and one was on audio. Le sigh.
1st-Feb-2006 01:53 pm (UTC)
Nyah! I only managed a paltry 30.
1st-Feb-2006 01:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, well, that's more than respectable, given that I have more time on my hands than you do. (And I suspect that you read a lot faster than I do, anyway.)

Did you read any manga, though? I wasn't in the mood at all this month. ^^;
1st-Feb-2006 02:36 pm (UTC)
You must not go to school or work...or do anything other than lay in bed and read...all.day.long.
1st-Feb-2006 02:39 pm (UTC)
*laughs* How did you know!? XD

Actually, I write freelance part-time, but the fact that I'm not taking any classes this month means that I have a lot more discretionary time than usual.
1st-Feb-2006 03:40 pm (UTC)
Do you not WORK or something? :D
I wish I had all that time to read. You're so lucky :)
1st-Feb-2006 04:36 pm (UTC)
Well, as I said before, I write freelance part-time, but as I'm not taking any classes right now, I have more free time than usual. I don't expect this situation to last, so I'm making the very best of it while it does! ^_^
1st-Feb-2006 05:42 pm (UTC)
You. Are. A. Machine. DAMN! I'll pat myself on the back if I read that many in a year!
1st-Feb-2006 07:49 pm (UTC)
Wow! And I thought I was doing well for reading 11 books this month (five were the Narnia books though). It would be interesting if you noted how many pages each book was. Regardless of how long or short the book, good job!
1st-Feb-2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
Interesting that you mention page counts. I've always been a little bit wary of measuring the amount of reading I do that way because the size of the page and font, not to mention the space between lines of text, means that the word count per page varies tremendously from book to book (and even between different editions of the same book!).

And it seems more straightforward to just list titles completed, anyway.
1st-Feb-2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
My friends will not believe this.
Someone actually read more books than I did this month.
By 2.
1st-Feb-2006 08:13 pm (UTC)
Awright! Another big-time reader! ^__^

What kinds of books do you like to read?
1st-Feb-2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
I'm so jealous you have time to read this much! I'd like to get into whatever field of work you do that allows you to do this.

Great job! I'm pretty sure you'll meet the 200 mark soon.

As for recommendations, I don't know what kinds of books you like, but:

If you haven't read The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, you must. I adored it.

Also, I'm almost done with A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers. It's a "memoir", but it's hilarious and random. Which is always good.
1st-Feb-2006 08:33 pm (UTC)
*groans* I love it how the word memoir has to come in quotations these days.

Thanks very much for the Niffenegger recommendation. I definitely want to read this book!
1st-Feb-2006 10:26 pm (UTC) - How do you get your books?
Or are you filthy rich?
1st-Feb-2006 10:30 pm (UTC) - Re: How do you get your books?
My town's library isn't particularly impressive, but, yes, sometimes I get books there. Otherwise, nearly all of the books I buy are remaindered or used--I can't even remember the last time I paid full price. ^_^;

So, if the reading list looks haphazard, well, that's why. I get what's cheapest.
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