01 January 2009

All The Books I Read In 2008 (I Think)

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1. Peter Chapman, BANANAS! How the United Fruit Company Shaped the World
2. Elizabeth Hay, LATE NIGHTS ON AIR

3. Dan Koeppel, BANANA
4. Tom Perrotta, THE ABSTINENCE TEACHER
5. Kristen Laine, AMERICAN BAND
6. Elizabeth Gilbert, EAT, PRAY, LOVE
7. [redacted]
Reread: Wendy McClure, I'M NOT THE NEW ME
8. Evan Fallenberg, LIGHT FELL
9. Alex Witchel, THE SPARE WIFE
10. Dean Motter and Michael Lark, TERMINAL CITY
11. Dan Kennedy, ROCK ON

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12. Ben Karlin ed., THINGS I'VE LEARNED FROM WOMEN WHO DUMPED ME
13. Jami Bernard, THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING CRITIC
14. Pat Barker, LIFE CLASS
15. David Hajdu, THE TEN-CENT PLAGUE

16. Sara Miles, TAKE THIS BREAD: A RADICAL CONVERSION
17. Alan Bennett, THE UNCOMMON READER
18. Jean Rhys, WIDE SARGASSO SEA (lnvsml)
19. Kenneth Anger, HOLLYWOOD BABYLON
20. John Huddy, STORMING LAS VEGAS

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21. Ken Dornstein, THE BOY WHO FELL OUT OF THE SKY
22. Kathleen McCleary, HOUSE & HOME
23. Brian Selznick, THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET
24. Jeremy Lott, THE WARM BUCKET BRIGADE

25. Antonio Lobo Antunes, KNOWLEDGE OF HELL
26. Karen Rizzo, THINGS TO BRING, SHIT TO DO
27. Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin, SKINNY BITCH (Dailylit)
28. Stephanie Denton, THE ORGANIZED LIFE
29. Joshilyn Jackson, THE GIRL WHO STOPPED SWIMMING
30. Stephen Chbosky, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
31. Jennifer 8. Lee, THE FORTUNE COOKIE CHRONICLES
32. Ben Mezrich, BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE
33. Keith Gessen, ALL THE SAD YOUNG LITERARY MEN

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34. Chris Gainor, TO A DISTANT DAY: THE ROCKET PIONEERS
35. Sloane Crosley, I WAS TOLD THERE'D BE CAKE

36. David Simon, HOMICIDE: A YEAR ON THE KILLING STREETS
37. David Gilmour, THE FILM CLUB
38. Miranda July, NO ONE BELONGS HERE MORE THAN YOU
39. Kelly McMasters, WELCOME TO SHIRLEY
40. Adam Langer, ELLINGTON BOULEVARD
41. Anna Godbersen, THE LUXE
42. Cecil Castellucci, THE P.L.A.I.N. JANES
43. Kim Green, LIVE A LITTLE
44. Dave Ramsey, THE TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER
45. J.M. Coetzee, DIARY OF A BAD YEAR
46. Jen Lancaster, SUCH A PRETTY FAT
47. Jay McInerney, BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY
48. Jennifer Weiner, CERTAIN GIRLS
49. Angela Bowie, BACKSTAGE PASSES
50. Sara Paretsky, BURN MARKS

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51. Peter Benjaminson, THE LOST SUPREME
52. Candace Bushnell, SEX AND THE CITY
53. Benjamin Nugent, AMERICAN NERD
54. David J. Schwartz, SUPERPOWERS

Reread: Karyn Bosnak, SAVE KARYN
55. Sherwood Anderson, WINESBURG, OHIO (lnvsml)
56. Suze Rotolo, A FREEWHEELIN' TIME
57. Junot Diaz, THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO (book club)
58. Candace Bushnell, 4 BLONDES
59. Mary Ruefle, THE MOST OF IT
60. Lewis DeSimone, CHEMISTRY
61. Candace Bushnell, TRADING UP
62. Candace Bushnell, LIPSTICK JUNGLE
63. Suzanne Kopoulos, LITTLE MISS SMARTY-PANTS
64. Rick Perlstein, NIXONLAND


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65. Ford Madox Ford, THE GOOD SOLDIER (lnvsml)
66. James Salter, A SPORT AND A PASTIME
67. Kathleen Kent, THE HERETIC'S DAUGHTER
68. Julie Salamon, HOSPITAL

69. Patrick Suskind, PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER
70. Ed Park, PERSONAL DAYS
71. David Simon and Edward Burns, THE CORNER
72. Elizabeth Noble, THINGS I WANT MY DAUGHTERS TO KNOW

73. Joyce Carol Oates, MY SISTER, MY LOVE
74. Michael Chabon, MAPS AND LEGENDS
75. Michelle Goodman, THE ANTI 9-TO-5 GUIDE
76. Stephanie Klein, MOOSE
77. Elin Hilderbrand, A SUMMER AFFAIR
78. Francie Lin, THE FOREIGNER
79. Rowan Somerville, THE END OF SLEEP


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80. Rachel Kushner, TELEX FROM CUBA
81. Jennifer Traig, WELL ENOUGH ALONE
82. Shawn Stewart Ruff, FINLATER

83. Bernard Malamud, THE NATURAL
84. Danielle Steel, COMING OUT
85. Danielle Steel, MIRACLE
86. Jancee Dunn, DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME

87. Danielle Steel, A GOOD WOMAN
88. Shira Boss, GREEN WITH ENVY
89. Elizabeth Warren, THE TWO-INCOME TRAP
90. Jess Winfield, THE BOOK OF WILL
91. Joanne Passet, SEX VARIANT WOMAN

92. Jacquelin Cangro (ed.), THE SUBWAY CHRONICLES
93. John Darnton, BLACK AND WHITE AND DEAD ALL OVER

94. James Frey, BRIGHT SHINY MORNING
95. Glinda Bridgforth and Gail Perry-Mason, GIRL, MAKE YOUR MONEY GROW!
96. Roger Kahn, THE BOYS OF SUMMER
97. M.P. Dunleavy, MONEY CAN BUY HAPPINESS
98. Max Beerbohm, ZULEIKA DOBSON (lnvsml)
99. Buzz Bissinger, 3 NIGHTS IN AUGUST
100. Michael Lewis, MONEYBALL

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101. Mary Cantwell, MANHATTAN MEMOIR (AMERICAN GIRL, MANHATTAN WHEN I WAS YOUNG, SPEAKING WITH STRANGERS)
102. Cathy Alter, UP FOR RENEWAL
103. Amanda Boyden, PRETTY LITTLE DIRTY
104. Amanda Boyden, BABYLON ROLLING
105. Janet Frame, SCENTED GARDENS FOR THE BLIND (book club)
106. Sarah-Kate Lynch, HOUSE OF DAUGHTERS
107. Daniel Levitin, THE WORLD IN 6 SONGS

108. Richard Yates, REVOLUTIONARY ROAD
109. Jincy Willett, THE WRITING CLASS
110. Andrew Sean Greer, THE STORY OF A MARRIAGE
111. Beth Lisick, HELPING ME HELP MYSELF
112. Thomas Nevins, THE AGE OF THE CONGLOMERATES
113. Carissa Halston, A GIRL NAMED CHARLIE LESTER

114. Rachel Cohn and Daniel Levithan, NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST
115. Farnoosh Torabi, YOU'RE SO MONEY
116. Erin McGraw, THE SEAMSTRESS OF HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD

117. Thornton Wilder, OUR TOWN
118. Jean Chatzky, MAKE MONEY, NOT EXCUSES
119. Rachel Cohn, NAOMI AND ELY'S NO-KISS LIST
120. Christopher Sandford, POLANSKI: A BIOGRAPHY


septembre
121. Brad Meltzer, THE BOOK OF LIES
122. Philippa Gregory, FALLEN SKIES
123. Jennet Conant, THE IRREGULARS
124. Alex Hutchinson, PURPLE STATE

125. Louise Erdrich, THE PLAGUE OF DOVES
126. Lauren McLaughlin, CYCLER
127. Rue McClanahan, MY FIRST FIVE HUSBANDS...

128. Joseph O'Neill, NETHERLAND
129. Jeanne Fleming & Leonard Schwartz, ISN'T IT THEIR TURN TO PICK UP THE CHECK?
130. Stieg Larsson, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
131. Louis Bayard, THE BLACK TOWER

132. Irina Reyn, WHAT HAPPENED TO ANNA K
133. Katie Crouch, GIRLS IN TRUCKS
134. Francine Prose, GOLDENGROVE
135. Curtis Sittenfeld, AMERICAN WIFE
136. Emma Donoghue, THE SEALED LETTER
137. Lesley Dormen, THE BEST PLACE TO BE
138. Fred Pearce, CONFESSIONS OF AN ECO-SINNER


octobre
139. Louis de Bernieres, A PARTISAN'S DAUGHTER
140. Torsten Krol, CALLISTO

141. M.T. Anderson, THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING
142. Julia Glass, I SEE YOU EVERYWHERE
143. Jim Bannister, ADDICTIONARY

144. Heather Armstrong (ed.), THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT MY DAD (IN THERAPY)
145. Twyla Tharp, THE CREATIVE HABIT
146. Kera Bolonik and Jennifer Griffin, FRUGAL INDULGENTS
147. Laura Lippman, HARDLY KNEW HER
148. Richard Alther, THE DECADE OF BLIND DATES: A NOVEL

149. Leslie Bennetts, THE FEMININE MISTAKE
150. Peter Gosselin, HIGH WIRE
151. Janice Ehrlbaum, GIRLBOMB
152. Mike Walsh, BOWLING ACROSS AMERICA

153. Michael Patrick MacDonald, ALL SOULS
154. John Niven, KILL YOUR FRIENDS
155. Shawna Yang Ryan, LOCKE 1928

novembre
156. Laura Claridge, EMILY POST
157. Jeff Miller (ed.), THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS WRONG
158. Malcolm Gladwell, OUTLIERS

159. Lionel Shriver, THE POST-BIRTHDAY WORLD
160. Robert Lanham, FOOD COURT DRUIDS, CHEROHONKEES...
161. Cormac McCarthy, THE ROAD
162. Anna Godbersen, RUMORS
163. Danny Wallace, YES MAN
164. Shauna Reid, THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF DIETGIRL
165. Pardis Mahdavi, PASSIONATE UPRISINGS
166. Joseph Conrad, THE SECRET AGENT (lnvsml)
167. Paula Fox, DESPERATE CHARACTERS
168. Tatiana Boncompagni, GILDING LILY
169. Heather King, REDEEMED
170. Eugenie Olson, LOVE IN THE TIME OF TAFFETA
171. Jeanette Winterson, WRITTEN ON THE BODY
172. Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs, AND THE HIPPOS WERE BOILED IN THEIR TANKS

173. Barack Obama, THE AUDACITY OF HOPE
174. John Fante, ASK THE DUST
175. Niall Ferguson, THE ASCENT OF MONEY

decembre
176. Sarah Vowell, THE WORDY SHIPMATES
177. Alison Bechdel, FUN HOME
178. Catherine Sanderson, PETITE ANGLAISE
179. Steve Fainaru, BIG BOY RULES
180. Diablo Cody, CANDY GIRL
181. Daniel Radosh, RAPTURE READY!
182. Tyler Gray, THE HIT CHARADE
183. Abigail Carter, THE ALCHEMY OF LOSS

184. David Sedaris, WHEN YOU ARE ENGULFED IN FLAMES
185. Maria Semple, THIS ONE IS MINE
186. Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins, THE MAN FROM PAKISTAN

4 comments:

Jim Banister said...

You're one fast reader! Or simply dedicated. I'm envious!

Wade Garrett said...

That's a lot of books. I don't believe you mentioned Moneyball as one of the best books you read this year, but I really enjoyed it - it changed not just how I think about baseball, but how I analyze problems, which is more than I expected to get out of a sports book.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you read a lot of books. Glad to see that mine was one of them -- Jeremy Lott

Alex Hutchinson said...

Ellen,

Thanks for reading my book Purple State. I'm honored that it made your list.

Alex H