Updated “To Be Read” List

I previously blogged this reading list here about my catalogue at LibraryThing.com and the books marked “TBR”. I wanted to have read at least 50% of these by the end of the year. I recently made executive decisions about books that I will never, ever finish. I’ve decided they just aren’t worth it. Those books which I have culled from my collection are crossed out and italicized.

Abu-Jaber, Diana – Origin: A Novel
Adams, Douglas – The Salmon of Doubt (started in 2005 and I don’t remember finishing)
Austen, Jane – Emma, Mansfield Park, Persuasion
Barrett, Andrea – Voyage of the Narwhal: A Novel (started in 2007 and never finished)
Beddor, Frank – ArchEnemy: The Looking Glass Wars #3
Bryson, Bill – The Mother Tongue, A Short History of Nearly Everything
Cervantes, Miguel – Don Quixote
Childers, Erskine – Common Sense About the Arab World
Cook, Coleridge & Franz Kafka – The Meowmorphosis (added May 16, 2011)
Deloria, Jr. Vine – Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto
Frey, James – A Million Little Pieces
Fry, Stephen – The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within, The Stars’ Tennis Balls
Gerber, Michael – Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody
Gray, John – Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals (started in 2004 and never finished)
Hart, J.V. – Capt. Hook: The Adventures of a Notorious Youth
Hawking, Stephen – A Brief History of Time
Hockensmith, Steve – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After (added March 14th)
Hornby, Nick – How To Be Good
Hoving, Thomas – Making the Mummies Dance: Inside the Metropolitain Museum of Art
King, Stephen – Dreamcatcher, Black House, The Tommyknockers
Larsson, Stieg – The Girl Who Played with Fire (took me over a year to read the first one, this one should be no different, yes?)
Loewen, James W. – Sundown Towns
Maguire, Gregory – Mirror Mirror, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Wicked
McCourt, Frank – Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir
O’doherty, Brian – Museums in Crisis
Pearson, Ridley – Peter and the Starcatchers
Plath, Sylvia – The Bell Jar
Rabkin, William – A Fatal Frame of Mind, Psych: Mind-Altering Murder
Rand, Ayn – The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged (started one or the other in the early 2000s and failed)
Rogan, Eugene – The Arabs: A History
Shriver, Lionel – We Need to Talk About Kevin
Steinbeck, John – East of Eden
Tolstoy, Leo – Anna Karenina (don’t know if I still have this)
Townsend, Sue – Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years
Waugh, Evelyn – Vile Bodies
Wodehouse, P.G. – Right Ho, Jeeves, How Right You Are, Jeeves
Wurtzel, Elizabeth – Prozac Nation

That brings me down to a reasonable 42 43 titles. I’ll have to read at least 21.5 of them by the end of December.

TALLY: 24/43 (Updated December 18, 2011)

About EBS

Museum curator, nerd, chronic watcher of TV show marathons, married to a soccer hooligan, vegetarian, obsessive sewer.
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