Friday, September 12, 2008

The big 5-0

I've hit 50 books for the year. Not bad for someone with a nearly-toddler who works fulltime, I feel. I'm also trying to tuck other things in _ some stitching, a little writing, my TV column, the odd movie ... just about enough to keep me off the streets I hope.

Twas Galahad at Blandings, by P G Wodehouse that tipped my numbers. I had a gallstone attack last Saturday so was reading for a bit to try and distract myself from the pain (oh ... the pain!!!!). Then I counted, and the magic number came up.

It'd be nice to think I could hit the big 1-00, but I don't think that's going to happen. For one thing, I've slowed down a bit, for another _ it's September already!

Here's the list to date: (In order of remembering, rather than order of reading)

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Antony and Cleopatra by Colleen McCullough
The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz
Beowulf by Caitlin Kiernan
The Reading Group by Elizabeth Noble
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Storm Front: Book 1 of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist Wife by Irene Spencer
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
Nefertiti by Michelle Moran
Blood is the New Black
Star Trek: Resistance
Star Trek: Q & A
CSI: Sin City
Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop
Belladonna by Anne Bishop
This Charming Man by Marian Keyes
Duma Key by Stephen King
Mister B. Gone by Clive Barker
A Sandwich Short of a Picnic by Felicity Price
Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Mort by Terry Pratchett

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Heir to the Shadows by Anne Bishop
Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop
Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie
1984 by George Orwell
Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
Momo by Michael Ende
Once Upon a Time in the North by Philip Pullman
Un Lun Dun by China Mieville
Odd Hours by Dean Koontz
On, Off by Colleen McCullough
The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Melusine by Sarah Monette
Red Dwarf by Grant Naylor
Sourcery by Terry Pratchett
Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie
Sail by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
Six Pack Two Various
Six Pack Three Various
Beach House by Jane Green
Space by James Michener
Galahad at Blandings by P G Wodehouse


Kanupriya said...

50 books!!! Oh wow, thats some number for an year I must say, great going :-)

Joanne ♦ The Book Zombie said...

Wow congrats on your reading Maree!!
And with a toddler ... I'm speechless :)

Bybee said...

50! That's great...congratulations!

Anonymous said...

awesome list! I'm going to hit 50 books read by this weekend. WHich is 17 more than I expected or set as a goal. Congrats to you! and I love the list - quite a few I want to read.