erin’s blog for nina

100, or, the end of 52/52

Posted in Uncategorized by Erin Dollar on December 31, 2008

So, this is my one hundredth post here! That’s weird, considering how short a time I’ve been posting here… In honor of this excellently numbered post, I will post an excellently numbered list: the books I read this year. 52 books in 52 weeks ended up being 44 and change, but I am still glad I tried! Not exactly an impressively literary list, but here it is, roughly in order of how they were read.

1. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
2. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino
3. You Don’t Love Me Yet by Jonathan Lethem
4. Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
5. Maus by Art Spiegelman
6. Things I’ve Learned from Women Who’ve Dumped Me ed. by Ben Karlin
7. Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
8. The Mole Sisters series by Roslyn Shchwartz
9. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
10. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
11. A Woman Trapped in a Woman’s Body by Lauren Weedman
12. As the World Burns: 50 Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial by Derrick Jensen and Stephanie McMillan
13. Guerilla Art Kit by Keri Smith
14. On Beauty by Zadie Smith
15. Dogs and Water by Anders Nilsen
16. The Littlest Hitler by Ryan Boudinot
17. The Cheese Monkeys by Chip Kidd
18. At a Crossroads by Kate Williamson
19. The Giant’s House by Elizabeth McCracken
20. Quiet, Please by Scott Douglas
21. It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be by Paul Arden
22. Legacy of Luna by Julia Butterfly Hill
23. Ways of Seeing by John Berger
24. Joseph by Nicolas Robel
25. Print Liberation by Nick Paparone, Jaime Dillon, and Lurin Jenison
26. The Diary of Frida Kahlo
27. Watchmen by Alan Moore
28. Screenprinting by Robert Adam and Carol Robertson
29. Monologues for the Coming Plague by Anders Nilsen
30. Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi
31. Maus II by Art Spiegelman
32. The Ballad of the Sad Cafe and other Stories by Carson McCullers
33. Craft, Inc. by Mateo Ilasco
34. A Walk In the Woods by Bill Bryson
35. Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
36. The New Kings of Nonfiction ed. by Ira Glass
37. The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño
38. All the Names by Jose Saramago
39. Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino
40 and 41. Two Love and Rockets collections, by the Hernandez brothers
42. Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
43. By it’s Cover by Ned Drew and Paul Sternberger
44. That Salty Air by Tim Sievert

45-52? Countless art books that I kept on my desk this year as references… mostly pictures, but I certainly learned something from them!

top three of the year: All the Names by Saramago, Sirens of Titan by Vonnegut, and The Savage Detectives by Bolaño. Woo hoo!

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  1. NINA said, on January 11, 2009 at 2:43 am

    wow. i have to say. the only book i read was the mole sisters. why does cheesy monkeys sound so familiar? running with scissors (the movie) sucked. i hope the book was more appealing. savage.


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