Thursday, January 1, 2009

Books TBR in 2009

This is really just a list for myself to keep track of things. I've chosen my books for most challenges and tried not to cross over but some will of course, such as 50 New Authors, or 50 Library.

Library 50


The Seamstress by Frances de Pontes Peeples

The Gravedigger's Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates

The Rabbi's Cat 2 by Joann Sfor

American Jewish Fiction Guide by Josh Lambert

Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos Eire

Tula Station by David Toscana

The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee

The Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh

The Colour by Rose Tremain

The Unknown Terrorist by Richard Flanagan

Miss Garnet's Angel by Sally Vickers

The Spanish Bow by Andromeda Ronmano-Lax

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

Hannah's Dream by Diane Coplin Hammond

The Madonnas of Lenningrad by Debra Dean

The Piano Lesson by Katharine Weber

Tarry Flynn by Patrick Kavanagh

The Spare Room by Helen Garner

Adam Resurrected by Yoriam Kaniuk

Mariette in Ecstasy by Ron Hansen

Shelter Me by Juliette Fay

The Cradle by Patrick Somerville

We need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

What Happened to Anna k. by Irina Reyn

Sarah's Key by Tatiana R

2666 bu Roberto Bolano

Breaking Lorca by Giles Blunt

The Cellist of Sarayevo by Steven Galloway

Disappeared by Kim Echlin

The gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

Giraffe by J.M. Legard

The Hour I First Believed by Wally lamb

Leper by Steve Thayer

Mad Desire to Dance by Elie Wiesel

Map of the Invisible World by Tash Aw

The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

Nada by Carmen Laforet

The Sister by Poppy Adams

Sleepwalking in Daylight by Elizabeth Flock

Stone's Fall by Iain Pears

Strangers by Anita Brookner

Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden

Origin of the Species by Nino Ricci

Tales of the Ten Lost Tribes by Tamar Yellin

The Suicide Collectors by Oppegaard

The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers

To Siberia by Per Petterson

Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott


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TBR 12



The Lost City of Z by David Grann

The Mighty Queens of Freeville by Amy Dickinson

A Mercy by Toni Morrison

No Such Creature by Giles Blunt

The Entropy of Aaron Rosclatt by James Sandham

When Wanderers Cease to Roam by Vivian Swift

American Rust by Philipp Meyer

Now The Drum Of War by Robert Roper

Jenford by Henrik E. Sadi

Tethered by Amy MacKinnon

The Believers by Zoe Heller

Eclipse by James North Patterson



Alternate list: 12



The House at Midnight by Lucie Whitehouse

Shopping for Porcupine by Seth Kantor

Letters Between Us by Linda Overman

The Glister by John Burnside

Rocket Man by William Elliott Hazelgrove

Two Hemispheres by Nadine McInnis

Yes, You can Make it Happen by Juna Jinsei PhD.

Etta by Gerald Kolpan

The Translator by Daoud Hari

The Translucent Tree by NobukoTakagi

Two Hemispheres by Nadine McInnis

The Art Instinct by Denis Dutton


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Pub 9



Eclipse by Richard North Patterson January 6, 2009

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford 1/27/09

The Lost City of Z by David Grann

American Rust by Philipp Meyer

The Believers by Zoe Heller

The Glister by John Burnside

Etta by Gerald Kolpan March

No Such Creature by Giles Blunt

Stone's Fall by Iain Pears

A Mad Desire to Dance by Elie Wiesel


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Women Writers 4



Awakening by Kate Chopin

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Silas Marner by George Eliot

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte


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LT Authors



Conceit by Mary Novik

Rocket Man by William Elliott Hazelgrove

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

Tomato Girl by Jayne Pupek

A Most Damnable Invention by Stephen R. Brown

The Broken Book by Susan Johnson



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Harper-Martel



To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee


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1% Well Read (1001 Books) 10 from list:



Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

White teeth by Zadie Smith

Timbuktu by Paul Auster

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

The Stone Diaries By Carol Shields

Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg

Wittgenstein's Mistress by

Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally

Fatelessness by Imre Kertesz

The Nice and the Good by Iris Murdoch

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean

The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Bell by Iris Murdoch

Under the Net by iris Murdoch

The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

Auto de Fe by Elias Canetti

Call it Sleep by Henry Roth

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Wuthering Heights by Emile Bronte


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What an Animal 6



Dewey by Vicki Myron

Marley and Me by John Grogan

The Longest Journey by John Grogan

Hannah's Dream by

A Cowboy and his Elephant by

The White Bone by Barbara Gowdy


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Whitcoulls 4



To Kill a Mockingbird by Lee Harper

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Memoirs of a Gheisha by Arthur Golden

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon


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Diversity 5



Sea of poppies by Amitav Ghosh (India) Booker Prize finalist

A Mercy by Toni Morrison (African American)

The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee (Chinese)

Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden (Native Canadian)

What We All Long For by Dionne Brand (African Canadian)


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Canadian 13



The Entropy of Aaron Rosclatt by James Sandham

Two Hemispheres by Nadine McInnis

What We All Long For by Dionne Brand

Yellowknife by Steve Zipp

Conceit by Mary Novik


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Themed 6



An Equal Music by Vikram Seth

The Pianist by W. Szpilmann

The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee

The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason

The Cellist of Sarajevo by Stephen Galloway

Murder Duet by Batya Gur

The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishigura


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Lost in Translation 6



The Angel of History by Bruno Arpaia (Italian)

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (French)

Blindness by Jose Saramago (Spanish)

My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk (Turkish)

2666 by Roberto Bolano (Spanish)

something by 2008 Nobel author Le Clezio (French)


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What's in a Name 6



The Seamstress by Frances de Pontes Peeples

The House at Midnight by Lucie Whitehouse

The Gravedigger's Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates

Your Sad Eyes and Unforgettable Mouth by Edeet Ravel

The Museum Guard by Howard Norman

Touching the Rock: An Experience of Blindness by John M. Hull


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Dewey 5



Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood 2005

Three Junes by Julia Glass 2007

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Essays 30



Walter Benjamin's Grave by Michael Taussig

Teaching a Stone to Talk by Annie Dillard

Quarrel and Quandry by Cynthia Ozick

Books: A Memoir by Larry McMurtry

The Magician's Handbook: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia by Laura Miller


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Latin America 5



The Seamstress By Frances de Pontes Peebles (Brazil)

Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos Eire (Cuba)

The Lost City of Z by David Grann(Amazon)

Tula Station by David Toscana (Mexico)


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Jewish 4 from list



Strand of a Thousand Pearls by Dorit Rabinyan

Look For Me by Edeet Ravel

Your Sad Eyes and Unforgettable Mouth by Edeet Ravel

The Museum Guard by Howard Norman

The Rabbi's Cat 2 by Joann Sfor (France) (graphic novel)

The Entropy of Aaron Rosclatt by James Sandham

Scheisshaus Luck by Peierre Berger (non-fiction)

The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman (non-fiction)

Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally

Return From Darkeness by Nina Vida

A Scrap of Time by Ida Fink

Snow in August by Pete Hamill

Soumchi by Amos Oz

Giving up America By Pearl Abraham

The Seventh Beggar by Pearl Abraham

Kaddish for a Child Not Born by Imre Kertesz (Nobel author)

A Blessing on the Moon by Joseph Skibell

Fima by Amos Oz

The Ghost of Hannah Mendes by Naomi Ragen

The Final Opus of Leon Solomon by Jerome Badanes

American Jewish Fiction Guide by Josh Lambert (Feb. 2009)


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Nine in nine 9


Long -The Gravedigger's Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates (592 pgs.)

Free -Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway (won from

Dusty -The Power and the Glory by Grahm Greene (on shelves for years)

Used -To Kill a Mockingbird by Lee Harper (purchased used on ebay)

Letter -Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh (Sandra)

Strange- Now the Drum of War by Robert Runcie (never read non-fiction about war)

Distance -Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally (Australia/Czechoslovakia)

Alive or Not -Origin of the Species by Nino Ricci (Giller Prize shortlist)

Cover -ugliest or prettiest cover-didbooklive up to its cover?


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Art History 6 from list



The Art Instinct by Dennis Dutton

Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Girl In Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland

The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland

The Portrait by Iain Pears

The Dream of Scipio by Iain Pears

The Lost Van Gogh by A. J. Zerries

The Music Lesson by Katharine Weber

The Painted Kiss by Elizabeth Hickey

Waking Raphael by Leslie Forbes

The Flanders Panel by Arturo Perez-Reverte

Miss Garnet's Angel by Sally Vickers

My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk



Costa 6


Orange prize-6

Giller prize-4

New Authors-50

Pulitzer-4

Japanese Literature-2

Canada Reads-5

Awards-10

Notable Books-10

From the Stacks-10

Read the Bible-1

German-6

Caribbean-5

Nobel-5

Booker-4

Casual Classics-4

New Classics-6

Numbers-5

War-5



I only read 143 last year but I had cataracts off in February and April and was not up to full reading speed until June. It appears that I've committed to more than 200 books. Do you think I've bitten off more than I can chew? Good thing I haven't signed up officially for some of them.

5 comments:

  1. Whew! That is quite a list. Good luck with all of your challenges.

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  2. you can do it! Good luck and happy reading in '09

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  3. Looks like you have a lot of good reading ahead of you! Good luck with the challenges!

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  4. Wow! That's a great list! It would be ambitious for me to attempt to read that many, but it looks like something well within your reach.

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  5. That is quite the list. You've got some awesome selections on it. I look forward to reviews-lol. Good luck with it. I'm sure you'll do great.

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