Thursday, January 8, 2009

A Huge List That No One Will Care About

I thought I'd clean up the sidebar a bit and move some of the older things to this post. To wit, my lists of books that I've read.

Christmas 2006-End of 2007 (in alphabetical order):
  • Abundance of Katherines, An
  • Accidental Time-Machine, The
  • Always
  • Ammonite
  • Anastasia Krupnik
  • Apartment Therapy
  • At Large and At Small
  • Back On Blossom Street
  • Beauty
  • Birthday of the World: And Other Stories, The
  • Blue Place, The
  • Blue Sword, The
  • Book of Fred, The
  • Bride's Kimono, The
  • Can't Catch Me and Other Twice Told Tales
  • Candyfreak
  • Changing Planes
  • Chicks with Sticks: Knit Two Together
  • Children of God
  • Codex Alera: Furies of Calderon, Academ's Fury, Cursor's Fury
  • Communipaths, The
  • Company
  • Concrete, vol. 1, 2, 5, 6 & 7
  • Cryptonomican
  • Curse of the Singles Table: A True Story of 1001 Nights Without Sex, The
  • Curses, Inc.
  • D.A.
  • Doing It
  • Don't Tell the Grown-ups: Subversive Children's Literature
  • Don't Try This At Home: Culinary Catastrophes from the World's Greatest Chefs
  • Door in the Hedge, The
  • Dragonhaven
  • Dresden Files: Storm Front, Fool Moon, Summer Knight & Grave Peril
  • East
  • Eat Pray Love
  • Fables, vol. 2 & 3
  • Fairy Godmother: A Tale of the Five Hundred Kingdoms
  • Fine Prey
  • Fistful of Sky, A
  • Floating Girl
  • Flower Confidential
  • Flower Master
  • Found Style: Vintage Ideas for Modern Living
  • Fray
  • Free Gift with Purchase
  • Friday Night Knitting Club
  • Frog Princess, The
  • Garden Design for Small Spaces
  • Gibbon's Decline and Fall
  • Gifts
  • Girl in a Box
  • Gods and Pawns
  • Goose Girl
  • Grass
  • Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (of course)
  • Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany
  • Here Lies My Heart: Essays on Why We Marry, Why We Don't, and What We Find There
  • House Thinking: A Room-by-Room Look at How We Live
  • Housekeeping vs. The Dirt
  • How Sassy Changed My Life: A Love Letter to the Greatest Teen Magazine of All Time
  • I Am A Bunny
  • I Feel Bad About My Neck
  • I Who Have Never Known Men
  • Jennifer Government
  • Joy of Doing Things Badly: A Girl's Guide to Love, Life and Foolish Bravery
  • Julie & Julia
  • Killer Stitch, A
  • King Dork
  • Knit 2 Together
  • Knitting Circle
  • Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics: Teachers' Understanding of Fundamental Mathematics in China and the United States
  • Kushiel's Legacy: Kushiel's Dart; Kushiel's Justice; Kushiel's Chosen
  • Last Colony, The
  • Maia
  • Making Comics
  • Mathematicians in Love
  • Mathematics Made Difficult
  • Messenger of Truth
  • Mind of My Mind
  • Modern Japanese Tanka
  • Motherlines
  • Mountain Man Dance Moves
  • Mrs. Tiggy Winkle
  • Native Tongue Trilogy: Native Tongue, The Judas Rose, Earthsong
  • Once On A Time
  • One Good Knight: A Tale of the Five Hundred Kingdoms
  • Ordinary Princess
  • Organic Housekeeping
  • Overcoming Math Anxiety
  • Ozark Trilogy, The
  • Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketers' Schemes
  • Passing: When People Can't Be Who They Are
  • Patternmaster
  • Pearl Diver
  • Peculiar Beauty
  • Pocket Stylist: Behind-the-Scenes Expertise from a Fashion Pro on Creating Your Own Look.
  • Polymorph
  • Princess Academy
  • Regiment of Women
  • Rumpelstiltskin Problem
  • Salaryman's Wife
  • Samurai's Daughter
  • Shadow Children: Among the Barons, Among the Betrayed, Among the Brave, Among the Enemy, Among the Free, Among the Hidden & Among the Imposters
  • Shadow Man
  • Shall I Knit You a Hat?
  • Singer from the Sea
  • Slow River
  • Song of Fire and Ice: A Games of Thrones; A Clash of Kings; A Storm of Swords; A Feast for Crows
  • Sparrow, The
  • Spellbound
  • Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, The
  • Starship Troopers
  • Stay
  • Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off
  • Stepmother
  • Storm Front
  • Strange Candy
  • Superstud: Or How I Became a 24-Year-Old Virgin
  • Sweetblood
  • Syrup
  • Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread
  • Tales from the Brother Grimm and the Sisters Weird
  • Tales of the Slayers
  • Teaching Math, K-8
  • Teaching Problems and Problems Teaching
  • That Darn Yarn
  • The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones
  • The Pirates! In an Adventure with Ahab
  • The Pirates! In an Adventure with Communists
  • Tricia Guild Pattern: Using Pattern to Create Sophisticated, Show-stopping Interiors
  • True Story of Hansel and Gretel, The
  • Typhoon Lover
  • Venus Plus X
  • Voices
  • Water for Elephants
  • Water Song
  • What Every Woman Ought to Know About Love and Marriage
  • Wolf at the Door: and Other Retold Fairy Tales
  • Woman of the Iron People
  • Woman on the Edge of Time
  • Yarnplay
  • Year of Yes, The
  • Zen Attitude
  • Zen Flowers: Designs to Soothe the Senses and Nourish the Soul
The Year of 2008 (in reverse chronological order -- Thanks, Daniel)
  • Incredible Change-Bot by Jeffrey Brown
  • Mouse Guard Volume 1: Fall 1152 by David Petersen
  • The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
  • Otherness by David Brin
  • Memories and Visions (Women's fantasy & science fiction) by Susanna Sturgis
  • Half a Crown by Jo Walton
  • Daughters of Earth by Judith Merrill
  • Getting the Girl: A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance, and Cookery by Susan Juby
  • Lopsided: How Having Breast Cancer Can Be Really Distracting by Meredith Norton
  • The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil by George Saunders
  • Glory Season by David Brin
  • Shimura Trouble by Sujata Massey
  • Watching the English by Kate Fox (1st half)
  • Damned Lies and Statistics by Joel Best
  • Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences by John Allen Paulos
  • Chalice by Robine McKinley
  • Golden by Cameron Dokey
  • Fairy Tales: Traditional Stories Retold for Gay Men by Peter Cashorali
  • How to Be a Villain: Evil Laughs, Secret Lairs, Master Plans, and More!!! by Neil Zawacki and James Dignan
  • Cycler by Lauren Mclaughlin
  • More Damned Lies and Statistics: How Numbers Confuse Public Issues by Joel Best
  • All You Need to Be Impossibly French: A Witty Investigation into the Lives, Lusts, and Little Secrets of French Women by Helena Frith-Powel
  • The Little Black Book of Style by Nina Garcia
  • Kushiel's Mercy (Kushiel's Legacy) by Jacqueline Carey
  • How to Lie With Statistics by Darrell Huff
  • Sex Wars: A Novel of Gilded Age New York by Marge Piercy
  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Some random X-men & Fables comics
  • the dead and the gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • Saturn's Children by Charles Stross
  • Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale
  • Self-Made Man: One Woman's Journey into Manhood and Back by Norah Vincent
  • I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  • Marsbound by Joe Haldeman
  • Virtual Girl by Amy Thomson
  • Austenland by Shannon Hale
  • The King's Peace by Jo Walton
  • East Wind Melts the Ice: A Memoir Through the Seasons by Liza Dalby
  • Ha'Penny by Jo Walton
  • Gang leader for a day : a rogue sociologist takes to the streets by Sudhir Venkatesh
  • Dogs by Nancy Kress
  • Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
  • Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang (which I really cannot recommend highly enough)
  • Confessions of a Prep School Mommy Handler: A Memoir by Wade Rouse
  • Extras by Scott Westerfeld
  • The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  • Logan's Run by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson
  • Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach
  • The Furies by Suzy McKee Charnas
  • Elephant Elephant : A Book of Opposites by Francisco Pittau and Bernadette Gervais
  • Personal Demon by Kelley Armstrong
  • A Year in Japan by Kate T. Williamson
  • Adventures in the Dream Trade by Neil Gaiman
  • You're The One That I Want by Cecily von Ziegesar
  • A War of Gifts: An Ender Story by Orson Scott Card
  • Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • The Book of Vice : Very Naughty Things (and How to Do Them) by Peter Sagal
  • Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton
  • Farthing by Jo Walton
  • Nothing Human by Nancy Kress
  • Nano Comes to Clifford Falls: And Other Stories by Nancy Kress
  • Blade of Tyshalle by Matthew Woodring Stover
  • The Goodness Gene by Sonia Levitin
  • The Color of Distance by Amy Thomson
  • The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
  • Through Alien Eyes by Amy Thomson
  • Life among the Savages by Shirley Jackson
  • Into the Wild by Sarah Beth Durst
  • Snow White and Rose Red by Patricia Wrede
  • Simple sewing with a French twist by Céline Dupuy
  • Heroes Die by Matthew Woodring Stover
  • Tested: One American School Struggles to Make the Grade by Linda Perlstein
  • Learning to Bow: Inside the Heart of Japan by Bruce Feiler
  • A Lick of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton (NOT an endorsement of said book)
  • The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison
  • Homo Domesticus: Notes from a Same-sex Marriage by David Valdes Greenwood
  • Freeware by Rudy Rucker
  • Teach Like Your Hair's On Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56 by Rafe Esquith
  • Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
  • Decorating is Fun! by Dorothy Draper
  • Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume ed. Jennifer O'Connell
  • Other People's Dirt: A Housecleaner's Curious Adventures by Louise Rafkin
  • Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
  • Decorating Easy: Create a Simple, Comfortable Home with Pure Style by Jane Cumberbatch
  • Smart Storage
  • No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong
  • Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly by Gail Carson Levine
  • Letters to a Young Mathematician by Ian Stewart
  • Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks
  • One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding by Rebecca Mead
  • Captain's Fury by Jim Butcher
  • To Hell with All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife by Caitlin Flanagan
  • Eastern Standard Tribe by Cory Doctorow
  • The Dead Beat: Lost Souls, Lucky Stiffs, and the Perverse Pleasures of Obituaries by Marilyn Johnson
  • Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present by Cory Doctorow
  • The Kindly Ones by Melissa Scott
  • Elements of Etiquette : a Guide to Table Manners in an Imperfect World by Craig Claiborne
  • Kiss Off: Poems to Set You Free ed. Mary D. Esselman & Elizabeth Ash Velez
  • Jumper: Griffin's Story by Steven Gould
  • For A Few Demons More by Kim Harrison
  • Fashion Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones
  • Eifelheim by Michael Flynn
  • Was She Pretty? by Leanne Shapton
  • Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
  • Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments by David Lebovitz
  • Never After by Rebecca Lickiss
  • Spin Control by Chris Moriarty
  • The Sons of Heaven by Kage Baker
  • Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
  • A place so foreign and eight more stories by Cory Doctorow
  • Once Upon a Quinceañera: Coming of Age in the USA by Julia Alvarez
  • I Am A Bunny by Ole Risom
  • Spin State by Chris Moriarty
  • Kushiel's Avatar by Jacqueline Carey
  • Edward Gorey: The Epileptic Bicycle, The Beastly Baby, The Pious Infant, etc.
  • Ember by Bettie Sharpe


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