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Final Count

So, I guess I met my goal of 100 books...




January
1. The Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer ( A Prose Version in Modern English by David Wright)
2. The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoeyevsky, trans. by Andrew H. MacAndrew
3. The Tales of Beedle the Bard – J.K. Rowling
4. The Good, the Bad, and the Undead – Kim Harrison
5. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale – Hermann Melville
6. Break, Blow, Burn: Camille Paglia Reads Forty-Three of the World’s Best Poems – Camille Paglia
7. The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd
8. How to Be Lost – Amanda Eyre Ward
9. A Room with a View – E.M. Forster
10. Howards End – E.M. Forster

February
11. PACA: Participatory Analysis for Community Action – Peace Corps
12. Shadow Man – Cory McFadyen
13. Pet Semetary – Stephen King
14. Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan Through Peace and War – Thomas de Waal
15.The Life and Death of King John- William Shakespeare
16. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – Michael Chabon
17. Travels with Charley: In Search of America – John Steinbeck
18. The Consolations of Philosophy – Alain de Botton
19. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
20. Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab – Christine Montross
21. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
22. I Was Told There’d Be Cake : Essays – Sloane Crosley
23. Cyrano de Bergerac – Edmond Rostand, trans. by Brian Hooker

March
24. Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe
25. The Colour of Magic – Terry Pratchett
26. The Light Fantastic – Terry Pratchett
27. The Once and Future King – T.H. White
28. Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
29. Two Gentlemen of Verona – William Shakespeare
30. And She Was – Cindy Dyson
31. Silent Spring – Rachel Carson
32. He’s Just Not That Into: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys – Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo
33. Brisingr: Inheritance Cycle, Book 3 – Christopher Paolini
34. Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World – Rita Golden Gelman
35. The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde
36. The Clan of the Cave Bear – Jean M. Auel
37. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books – Azar Nafisi
38. Sophie Scholl and the White Rose – Annette Dumbach and Jud Newborn

April
39. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho, trans. by Alan R. Clarke
40.
Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis
41. Toujours Provence – Peter Mayle
42. The Last of the Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper
43. Night of the Wolf – Alice Borchardt
44. Sacrament – Clive Barker
45. The Dante Club – Matthew Pearl
46. Letters From the Earth: New Uncensored Writings by Mark Twain : ed. by Bernard DeVoto
47. Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
48. Candide – Voltaire
49. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason – Helen Fielding
50. Anne of Green Gables [reread] – L.M. Montgomery
51. Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine – ed. by Lisa Jervis and Andi Zeisler
52. The Watcher: An Anna Strong, Vampire Novel – Jeanne C. Stein

May
53. Cold Mountain – Charles Frazier
54. House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski
55. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West – Gregory Maguire
56. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven – Sherman Alexie
57. Go Tell It on the Mountain – James Baldwin
58. A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana – Haven Kimmel
59. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
60. Anne of Avonlea [reread] – L.M. Montgomery

June
61. A Great and Terrible Beauty – Libba Bray
62. Choke – Chuck Palahniuk
63. Twilight – Stephanie Meyer
64. A Separate Peace – John Knowles
65. As I Lay Dying – William Faulkner
66. Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History – Art Spiegelman
67. The Devil’s Arithmetic – Jane Yolen
68. Dawn – Elie Wiesel, trans. by Frances Frenaye
69. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer
70. Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began – Art Spiegelman
71. Dress Your Family in Courduroy and Denim – David Sedaris
72. Ali and Nino – Kurban Said, trans. by Jenia Graman
73. Unaccustomed Earth – Jhumpa Lahiri
74. USA

July
75. The Yiddish Policeman’s Union – Michael Chabon
76. The Second Part of King Henry IV – William Shakespeare
77. The Demon Slayers and Other Stories: Bengali Folktales – S. DasGupta and S. Das DasGupta
78. Rhesus – Euripides
79. George Sand: A Woman’s Life Writ Large – Belinda Jack
80. The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible – A.J. Jacobs
81. Anne Sexton: A Biography – Diane Middlebrook
82. The Merry Wives of Windsor – William Shakespeare
83. New Moon: Twilight Saga, Book 2 – Stephanie Meyer
84. Faust – Johann von Goethe, trans. by George Madison Priest
85. Wonder Boys – Michael Chabon

August
86. Broca’s Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science – Carl Sagan
87. The First Part of King Henry VI – William Shakespeare
88. Eclipse: Twilight Saga, Book 3 – Stephanie Meyer
89. On Beauty – Zadie Smith
90. After Dachau – Daniel Quinn
91. The Children of Men – P.D. James
92. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon
93. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man – John Perkins
94. Hippolytus – Euripides
95. The Comedy of Errors – William Shakespeare
96. Sanctuary – William Faulkner
97. Drowning Ruth – Christina Schwarz
98. The Holy – Daniel Quinn
99. After Dark – Haruki Murakami, trans. by Jay Rubin

September
100. Death Comes for the Archbishop – Willa Cather
101. Alcestis – Euripides
102. The Second Part of King Henry VI – William Shakespeare
103. Man’s Search For Meaning – Victor E. Frankel
104. Notes from a Small Island – Bill Bryson
105. A History of God: The 4000 Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – Karen Armstrong
106. Breaking Dawn: Twilight Saga, Book 4 – Stephanie Meyer
107. Heracleidae – Euripides
108. Much Ado About Nothing – William Shakespeare

October
109. The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World – Michelle Goldberg
110. The Third Part of King Henry VI – William Shakespeare
111. The Suppliants – Euripides
112. African Silences – Peter Matthiessen
113. John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, a Private Life – Paul C. Nagel
114. All’s Well That Ends Well – William Shakespeare
115.The Trojan Women – Euripides
116. Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream – Barbara Ehrenreich

November
117. The Wisdom of the Heart – Henry Miller
118. Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volume II – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
119. The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
120. Ion – Euripides
121. The Tragedy of King Richard III – William Shakespeare
122. We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda – Phillip Gourevitch
123. The Poetry of Robert Frost: The Collected Poems, Complete and Unabridged – ed. by Edward Connery Lathem
124. The Winter’s Tale – William Shakespeare

December
125. Helen – Euripides
126. The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici – Christopher Hibbert
127. The Silmarillion – J.R.R. Tolkien
128. The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America – Bill Bryson
129. The Famous History of the Life of King Henry VIII – William Shakespeare
130. Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
131. Andromache – Euripides
132. Any Woman’s Blues – Erica Jong
133. First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria: How a Peace Corps Poster Boy Won My Heart and a Third-World Adventure Changed My Life – Eve Brown-Waite
134. The Snow Leopard – Peter Matthiessen
135. The Bookseller of Kabul – Asne Seierstad, trans. by Ingrid Christophersen
136. Troilus and Cressida – William Shakespeare
137. Rights of Man - Thomas Paine
138. Electra - Euripides




1. The English Patient
2. Unaccustomed Earth
3. A Girl Named Zippy
4. Their Eyes Were Watching God
5. Kavalier and Clay
6. A Room With a View
7. The Importance of Being Earnest
8. Tales of a Female Nomad
9. Sanctuary
10. Poetry of Robert Frost


1. The Watcher
2. Bridget Jones's Diary
3. The Edge of Reason
4. The Dante Club
5. How To Be Lost
6. And She Was
7. He's Just Not That Into You
8. The Clan of the Cave Bear
9. Sacrament
10. Dress Your Family in Courduroy and Denim

And cause everyone loves statistics...

Out of 138:
30% non-fiction
38% classics
26% of classics were Shakespeare plays
There were 103 different authors
44% were women
8% were non-white
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