1.01.2004

52 Novels in 2004

My resolution for 2004 is to read a novel a week. I have since seen bloggers vowing to listen to 52 CDs, rent 52 movies, and many reading 52 books, but I think I'm the only one sticking to novels only. Below is what I have read so far, all of which were taken out of the Philadelphia Free Library (for books 43-52 click on link for my "review" - I only wrote about the books that I read after I started blogging).

Update (12.01.04): I finished my goal at the end of October and really haven't had the desire to read come back yet. Since some other blogs have linked to my list (who knew?) I have cleaned it up a bit. After I was all done the 52 I did a post about my favorites of the year.


52. Personality, Andrew O’Hagan [click link for my "review"]


51. The Wife, Meg Wolitzer [click link for my "review"]


50. Twelve, Nick Mc Donell [click link for my "review"]


49. The Accidental Tourist, Anne Tyler [click link for my "review"]


48. Mystic River, Dennis Lehane [click link for my "review"]


47. Gentlemen of Space, Ira Sher [click link for my "review"]


46. Liars and Saints, Maile Meloy [click link for my "review"]


45. Caramelo, Sandra Cisneros [click link for my "review"]


44. Blessings, Anna Quindlen [click link for my "review"]


43. The Hazards of Good Breeding, Jessica Shattuck [click link for my "review"]


42. Wavemaker II, Mary-Beth Hughes


41. Layover, Lisa Zeidner


40. Tishomingo Blues, Elmore Leonard


39. What Was She Thinking? Notes On A Scandal, Zoe Heller


38. The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen


37. Wonder When You'll Miss Me, Amanda Davis


36. The King Is Dead, Jim Lewis


35. The Adventures Of Miles And Isabel, Tom Gilling


34. The Real McCoy, Darin Strauss


33. The Monk Downstairs, Tim Farrington


32. No Way To Treat A First Lady, Christopher Buckley


31. Atonement, Ian McEwan


30. The Keepers Of Truth, Michael Collins


29. Love Me, Garrison Keillor


28. The Dive From Clausen's Pier, Ann Packer


27. Good Faith,Jane Smiley


26. Fair Warning, Robert Olen Butler


25. Tepper Isn't Going Out, Calvin Trillin


24. The Hills At Home, Nancy Clark


23. The Known World, Edward P. Jones


22. The Quality of Life Report, Meghan Daum


21. Saul and Patsy, Charles Baxter


20. All Over Creation, Ruth Ozeki


19. Breathing Lessons, Anne Tyler


18. Jennifer Government, Max Barry


17. A Hole in the Heart, Christopher Marquis


16. Creation, Katherine Govier


15. Lost in a Good Book, Jasper Fforde


14. The Veracruz Blues, Mark Winegardner


13. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon


12. Best Friends, Thomas Berger


11. Straight Man , Richard Russo


10. Motherless Brooklyn, Jonathan Lethem


09. White Teeth, Zadie Smith


08. Big If, Mark Costello


07. John Henry Days, Colson Whitehead



06. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Anne Tyler


05. The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint, Brady Utall


04. The Risk Pool, Richard Russo


03. Three Junes, Julia Glass


02. Bel Canto, Ann Patchett


01. Crooked River Burning, Mark Winegardner

4 Comments:

At 5:44 PM, Blogger Technicolour Nightmare said...

I am so stealing this idea! Good on you! I think that you should recommend some books for me. Good luck.

 
At 4:19 PM, Blogger Crazed said...

How did you ever finish "The Corrections" in one week? Also, can I suggest you give a rating or even just a simple thumbs-up/thumbs-down to the books? I'm always looking for a recommendation.

 
At 4:21 PM, Blogger Crazed said...

Sorry, spoke/typed too soon. I assumed the links for the books were to Amazon like most blogs, but I just tried one and found your thoughts on the book. Yahoo!

 
At 6:49 PM, Blogger Technicolour Nightmare said...

Congratulations on achieving your goal!

 

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