On deck to read:

“Catch-22” by Joseph Heller*
“The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak

*UPDATE 12.23.14 – Apparently my time to enjoy Catch 22 has still yet to come. I started it once, twice, thrice 😉 and it hasn’t kept my attention. I think the main character is a nut job but I guess I’ll need to keep reading to see how it all turns out. At this point it seems to be a PSA for TSD and PTSD!

I put down 22 for “The Book Thief” and I wasn’t sure what to expect – besides a lot of book stealing of course! Once you get past who the storyteller is (a little grim dont you think?), the story picks up and it is interesting to see this perspective of Germany during the war and under the Fuhrer’s dictatorship. The best line so far has been Max saying he looked like a German even though he already was one.


Books Remaining to Be Read in My Lifetime:

“1984” by George Orwell

“A Brief History of Time” by Stephen Hawking

“A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius” by Dave Eggers

“A Long Way Gone” by Ishmael Beah

“A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning: The Short-Lived Edition” by Lemony Snicket

“A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle

“Alice Munro: Selected Stories” by Alice Munro

“All the President’s Men” by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

“Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir” by Frank McCourt

“Are You There, God? It’s me, Margaret” by Judy Blume

“Bel Canto” by Ann Patchett

“Beloved” by Toni Morrison

“Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen” by Christopher McDougall

“Breath, Eyes, Memory” by Edwidge Danticat

“Cutting For Stone” by Abraham Verghese

“Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead” by Brene Brown

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1” by Jeff Kinney

“Dune” by Frank Herbert

“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream” by Hunter S. Thompson

“Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies” by Jared M. Diamond

“In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote

“Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri

“Jimmy Corrigan: Smartest Kid on Earth” by Chris Ware

“Kitchen Confidential” by Anthony Bourdain

“Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson

“Little House on the Prairie” by Laura Ingalls Wilder

“Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov

“Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez39. “Love Medicine” by Louise Erdrich

“Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl

“Me Talk Pretty One Day” by David Sedaris

“Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides

“Midnight’s Children” by Salman Rushdie

“Moneyball” by Michael Lewis

“Of Human Bondage” by W. Somerset Maugham

“On the Road” by Jack Kerouac

“Out of Africa” by Isak Dinesen

“Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi

“Portnoy’s Complaint” by Philip Roth

“Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson

“Slaughterhouse-Five” by Kurt Vonnegut

“Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin

“The Age of Innocence” by Edith Wharton

“The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay” by Michael Chabon

“The Autobiography of Malcolm X” by Malcolm X and Alex Haley

“The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Diaz

“The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger

“The Color of Water” by James McBride

“The Corrections” by Jonathan Franzen

“The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America” by Erik Larson

“The Giver” by Lois Lowry

“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

“The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood

“The House At Pooh Corner” by A. A. Milne

“The Liars’ Club: A Memoir” by Mary Karr

“The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)” by Rick Riordan

“The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“The Long Goodbye” by Raymond Chandler

“The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11” by Lawrence Wright

“The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien

“The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales” by Oliver Sacks

“The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals” by Michael Pollan

“The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel” by Barbara Kingsolver

“The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York” by Robert A. Caro

“The Right Stuff” by Tom Wolfe84. “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy

“The Secret History” by Donna Tartt

“The Shining” by Stephen King

“The Stranger” by Albert Camus

“The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemingway

“The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien

“The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel” by Haruki Murakami

“The World According to Garp” by John Irving

“The Year of Magical Thinking” by Joan Didion

“Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe

“Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand

“Valley of the Dolls” by Jacqueline Susann


Books Read in My Lifetime:

“Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl

“Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White

“Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury

“Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn

“Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown

“Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling

“Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison

“Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen

“The Diary of Anne Frank” by Anne Frank

“The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green

“The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials” by Philip Pullman

“The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot

“The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle

“The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame

“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

“Where the Sidewalk Ends” by Shel Silverstein

“Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak


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