Sunday, January 9, 2011

50 Books



This year my challenge is to read 50 books outside my favorite genres, including re-reading favorites from years past. I’m thinking of the following as a list of suggestions, as well as books I have piled up in my house waiting to be read. These books are not in any particular order, and won’t be read in the exact order below, but around and about. A number of them are books I've had in my "to read" pile for some time, and some are simply books I've wanted to read or re-read.
1. More than Love Letters by Rosie Thornton
2. Paradiso by Dante Aligheri
3. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
4. Life and Death of Anne Boleyn by E.W. Ives
5. Shelley by Ann Wroe
6. The Sentry by Robert Crais
7. The First Man by Robert Crais
8. South of Beach by Pat Conroy
9. Just Kids by Patti Smith
10. Tinkers by Paul Harding
11. The Scarlet Letter by Nathanial Hawthorne
12. The Discovery of France by Graham Robb
13. Balzac by Graham Robb
14. Paris, Capitol of Modernity by David Harvey
15. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
16. The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz
17. The Collaborative Habit by Twyla Tharp
18. Dear Theo by Vincent Van Gogh
19. Orientalism by Edward Said
20. Rhythm in Drama by Kathleen George
21. Living the Writer’s Life by Eric Maisel
22. The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
23. Too Nice for Your Own Good by Duke Robinson
24. Getting Things Done by David Allen
25. Deep Writing by Eric Maisel
26. Feel the Fear and Do it Anyways by Susan Jeffers
27. Other Powers by Barbara Goldsmith
28. Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
29. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
30. Benjamin Franklin by Walter Isaacson
31. Body Clutter
32. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
33. Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson
34. Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
35. The Anthologist by Nicholas Baker
36. The Longest Silence by Thomas McGuane
37. Chez Panisse by Alice Waters
38. An Omelette and a Glass of Wine by Elizabeth David
39. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
40. The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria
41. The Road to Monticello by Kevin J. Hayes
42. Strapless by Deborah Davis
43. The Medici by Paul Strathern
44. Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels
45. Touchstone by Laurie King
46. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
47. The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard
48. Illuminations by Walter Benjamin
49. Montmartre and the Making of Culture by Gabriel Weissberg
50. On Photography by Susan Sontag

And on we go.

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