Fifty Books a Year

I have probably read more than ten thousand books in my lifetime, so this should be easy! (The only difficult part would be making time to go to the library or bookstore to pick up some books.)

I’ll keep you updated on my list of fifty books for 2009. (That’s roughly a book a week, or slightly more than that, since I have lost January’s time.) If you have any suggestions, bring it!

My Top Five of All Time (in alphabetical order):

1. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
I used to re-read this book at least once a month when I was in middle school, usually outside when the weather was nice.

2. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
I will read anything Christopher Moore writes, usually more than once.

3. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
One of my favorite children’s books that I now can share with Bug.

4. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy
Another classic I have read several times. I discovered it through my summer reading list back in middle school.

5. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
I absolutely wish I had written this novel.

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3 responses to “Fifty Books a Year

  1. I recommend "Running with Scissors" and "Dry" by Augusten Burroughs. He will make you laugh out loud, cry, and gasp in bizarre disbelief with his memoirs.

  2. I read Running With Scissors a few months ago; it left me really sad. It might be dryer than the other you suggested, because it didn't really make me laugh very much.

  3. yeah it is pretty sad, but I love how he makes light of his problems through humor. I think Dry is actually sadder…

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