50 Books

50 40 Book Contest:1) Sweeney, Aoibeann. Among Other Things, I’ve Taken Up Smoking. A2) Espinoza, Alex. Still Water for Saints. D-3 ) Groh, Brian. Summer People. B+4) The Last Enemy. A5) Bearing the Body. B+6) God of Animals. C7) Loving Frank. A-8 ) Rules for Saying Goodbye. A+9) Sabotage Cafe. C10) The Baby Lottery. D11) Mullaney. The Ministry of Culture. B12) McMohan. She Doesn’t Anymore. B13) High Tech Trash. A14) Christie, Agatha. … B15) Karr, Mary. Cherry. A16) Roy, Arundhati. The God of Small Things. A17) Brook, Daniel.  The Trap: Selling Out to Stay Afloat in Winner-Take All America. B18) Krakauer, Jon.  Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith.  A19) Kalam, Murad.  Night Journey.  B20) Trillin, Calvin.  Enough’s Enough.  A21) Sheraton, Mimi.  Eating My Words: An Appetite for Life.  A-22) Burroughs, Augusten.  Dry.  A23) Silverstein, Ken.  the Radioactive Boyscout.  F-  Unbelieveably sexist and poorly written.24) Conrad, Joseph.  The Secret Agent.  A25) Koeppel, Gerard.  Water for Gotham: A History.  A 26) Danziger, Danny.  Museum: Behind the Scenes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  A  Lots of differenent perspectives.  Stories from employees of the Met that you may not ordinarily consider.27) Rhodes, Richard.  Arsenals of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race.  B+28) Wells, H. G. The Time Machine. B+29) Dugoni, Robert.  The Jury Master.  B30) Schickler, David.  Kissing in Manhattan.  C  This guy received an MFA? 31) Savage, Sam.  Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife.  A-  Follows the story of Firmin who is a rat (seriously) that learns  the ways of humans and navigates through the human world.32) Murakami, Haruki.  The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.  A  Murakami really makes you want to read more and more; very involving tale.33) Plame-Wilson, Valerie.  Fair Game.  A  Fun stuff: CIA intrigue, White House interference, and general skullduggery.34) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.35) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.36) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.  A37) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.  A38) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.  A39) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.  A40) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  A****************

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