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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Sunday, October 12, 2008

2008 Reading List - Books #1-40

Here are the first forty books of my '08 50 book challenge:
  1. The Best American Non-Required Reading 2007* - Various
  2. This Is Your Brain on Music - Daniel Levitin
  3. Hellfire* - Nick Tosches
  4. The Nimrod Flipout - Etgar Keret
  5. Shortcomings* - Adrian Tomine
  6. McSweeney's #25 - Various
  7. Kafka - R. Crumb & David Mairowitz
  8. The Worst Hard Time* - Timothy Egan
  9. The Fermata - Nicholson Baker
  10. The Call of the Weird - Louis Theroux
  11. Y: The Last Man, Volume 1: Unmanned - Vaughan and Guerra
  12. An American Dream - Norman Mailer
  13. My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead - Various
  14. Y: The Last Man, Volume 2: Cycles - Vaughan and Guerra
  15. Rock On - Dan Kennedy
  16. The Raw Shark Texts - Steven Hall
  17. Y: The Last Man, Vol. 3: One Small Step - Vaughan and Guerra
  18. Knockemstiff* - Donald Ray Pollock
  19. A Voyage Long and Strange* - Tony Horwitz
  20. All the Pretty Horses* - Cormac McCarthy
  21. McSweeney's #24 - Various
  22. Candy Girl - Diablo Cody
  23. Things I've Learned From Women Who've Dumped Me - Various
  24. Snuff - Chuck Palahniuk
  25. Y: The Last Man, Volume 4: Safeword - Vaughan and Guerra
  26. Maps and Legends - Michael Chabon
  27. The Year of Living Biblically - A.J. Jacobs
  28. The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes - Neil Gaiman
  29. Bastard Out of Carolina* - Dorothy Allison
  30. Y: The Last Man, Volume 5: Ring of Truth - Vaughan and Guerra
  31. The Sandman: Doll's House - Neil Gaiman
  32. The Mulching of America - Harry Crews
  33. Y: The Last Man, Volume 6: Girl on Girl - Vaughan and Guerra
  34. Bad Behavior* - Mary Gaitskill
  35. End Zone - Don DeLillo
  36. A People's History of American Empire - Howard Zinn
  37. Y: The Last Man, Volume 7: Paper Dolls - Vaughan and Guerra
  38. Y: The Last Man, Volume 8: Kimono Dragons - Vaughan and Guerra
  39. Y: The Last Man, Volume 9: Motherland - Vaughan and Guerra
  40. The Moviegoer* - Walker Percy

* = Highly recommended

Previously: My 2007 reading list, My 2006 reading list

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