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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

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Final 2009 Reading List

This year's reading list clocked in at an even 50, just barely extending my 50-book challenge streak to 5 years running!
  1. The Mammoth Book of Crime Comics - Various
  2. El Borbah - Charles Burns
  3. Cold Snap* - Thom Jones
  4. Pimp - Iceberg Slim
  5. The Best American Non-Required Reading 2008 - Various
  6. And the Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks - Kerouac & Burroughs
  7. Oblivion* - David Foster Wallace
  8. McSweeney's #30 - Various
  9. The Outlaw Bible of American Essays - Various
  10. The Best American Comics 2008 - Various
  11. The Soul of Baseball: A Journal Through Buck O'Neil's America* - Joe Posnanski
  12. Welcome to the Monkeyhouse* - Kurt Vonnegut
  13. Songbook - Nick Hornby
  14. 3 Nights In August - Buzz Bissinger
  15. Hot, Flat, and Crowded - Thomas Friedman
  16. Cosmopolis* - Don DeLillo
  17. Celebration* - Harry Crews
  18. High Lonesome* - Barry Hannah
  19. Money - Martin Amis
  20. Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned - Wells Tower
  21. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz
  22. Amplified - Various
  23. A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again* - David Foster Wallace
  24. A Jello Horse - Matthew Simmons
  25. Requiem For A Paper Bag - Various
  26. Odd Man Out - Matt McCarthy
  27. Shadow Country* - Peter Matthiessen
  28. New Stories From The South 2008* - Various
  29. American Flagg v. 1 - Howard Chaykin
  30. Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend* - Larry Tye
  31. Love and Rockets: New Stories #1 - Jaime Hernandez
  32. Misconception - Ryan Boudinot
  33. Zeitoun* - Dave Eggers
  34. The Interrogative Mood: A Novel?* - Padgett Powell
  35. Inherent Vice - Thomas Pynchon
  36. Americana - Don DeLillo
  37. Crash - J.G. Ballard
  38. The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment - A.J. Jacobs
  39. The Best American Non-Required Reading 2009 - Various
  40. The Humbling* - Philip Roth
  41. Dangerous Laughter* - Steven Millhauser
  42. Filthy Rich - Brian Azzarello
  43. Thirteen Stories - Eudora Welty
  44. Nobody Move - Denis Johnson
  45. Eating The Dinosaur - Chuck Klosterman
  46. The Best American Comics 2009 - Various
  47. Checkpoint - Nicholson Baker
  48. What's Not To Love - Jonathan Ames
  49. Wise Blood* - Flannery O'Connor
  50. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest* - Ken Kesey

* = Highly recommended

Previously:
My 2008 reading list
My 2007 reading list
My 2006 reading list
My 2005 reading list

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