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Siler City, North Carolina USA

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Sunday, July 21, 2002

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I stick to the "60 page rule." If a book doesn't thrill me within the first 60 pages, I put it down. There are too many good reads out there to waste time with so-so books. These lists don't reflect all the books that didn't make it to page 61.


BOOKS COMPLETED IN 2010:
*Buy-ology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy by Martin Lindstrom

Didn't keep a list in 2009 - Boo!

BOOKS COMPLETED IN 2008:
*The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
*Monday Mourning by Kathy Reichs
*Holes by Louis Sachar
*Mean Lean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
*Tuesdays with Maury by Mitch Albom
*Violets are Blue by James Patterson
*The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
*Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reichs
*Something Rising (Light and Swift) by Haven Kimmel
*After Dark by Haruki Murakami
*The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
*Lying Awake by Mark Salzman
*The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
*Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs
*The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
*Piece By Piece by Calvin Trillin
*Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
*Therapy by Jonathan Kellerman
*The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
*The Case of the Mummified Pigs and Other Mysteries in Nature by Susan Quinlan

BOOKS COMPLETED IN 2007:
*Wigfield: the Can-do Town That Just May Not by Amy Sedaris, Paul DiNello and Stephen Colbert
*Four to Score by Janet Evanovich
*The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith
*A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines by Anthony Bourdain
*Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs
*Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
*To the Nines by Janet Evanovich
*Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich
*Hot Six by Janet Evanovich
*High Five by Janet Evanovich
*The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman
*To Hell with All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife by Caitlin Flanagan
*Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
*Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
*The Short History of a Prince by Jane Hamilton
*One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
*The Walk West by Peter & Barbara Jenkins
*Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
*The Good Good Pig by Sy Montgomery
*A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins
*The Bug Funeral by Sarah R. Shaber
*Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk
*Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
*Boarderliners by Peter Hoeg
*The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover by Kinky Friedman
*Saints Behaving Badly by Thomas J. Craughwell
*Sea Change by Robert B. Parker
*Small Comforts by Tom Bodett
*Blue Ridge by T.R. Pearson
*The Cats of Thistle Hill by Roger A. Caras
*I am the Ice Worm by MaryAnn Easley
*The High Window by Raymond Chandler
*We Are Their Heaven: Why the Dead Never Leave Us by Allison DuBois
*White Butterfly by Walter Mosley
*A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss
*S is for Silence by Sue Grafton
*In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

BOOKS COMPLETED IN 2006:
*Wicked by Gregory Maguire
*Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology by Eric Brende
*The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
*Quilts Are Forever: A Patchwork Collection of Inspirational Stories Edited by Kathy Lamancusa
*The Deep Dark: Disaster and Redemption in America's Richest Silver Mine by Gregg Olsen
*Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness by William Styron
*Absurd and Amusing Signs from Around the World: Signspotting compiled by Doug Lansky
*Tis by Frank McCourt
*A Country Year: Living the Questions by Sue Hubbell
*Kill Two Birds & Get Stoned by Kinky Friedman
*Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas
*Hit By a Farm:How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn by Catherine Friend
*Blood Done Sign My Name by Timothy B. Tyson
*Robbing the Bees: A Biography of the Sweet Liquid Gold that Seduced the World by Holley Bishop
*Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach
*Fifty Acres and a Poodle by Jeanne Marie Laskas
*Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
*Over Her Dead Body by Kate White
*The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
*Predator by Patricia Cornwell
*A Mind to Murder by P.D. James
*Short and Tall Tales: Moose County Legends Collected by James Macintosh Qwilleran by Lilian Jackson Braun
*Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door by Lynne Truss
*Crooked Little Heart by Anne Lamott
*Down Came the Rain: A Mother's Story of Depression and Recovery by Brooke Shields
*Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
*The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi
*The Dancing Floor by Barbara Michaels
*Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs
*The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue: A Child of the Fifties Looks Back by Robert Klein
*Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
*Lonzie's Fried Chicken Number Six edited by E.H. Gore
*Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants by Robert Sullivan
*Tuva or Bust: Richard Feynman's Last Journey by Ralph Leighten
*On This Hilltop by Sue Hubbell
*James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
*Invisible Enemies: Stories of Infectious Disease by Jeanette Farrell
*The Lobster Chronicles by Linda Greenlaw

BOOKS COMPLETED IN 2005:
*The Knitting Sutra: Craft as Practice by Susan Gordon Lydon
*Cause of Death by Patricia Cornwell
*Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures by Kenneth Cain, Heidi Postlewait and Andrew Thompson
*Where Angels Walk by Joan Wester Anderson
*Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson
*The Anatomist by Frederico Andahazi
*The Big Nap by Ayelet Waldman
*Death's Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab The Body Farm by Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jeffereson
*Harvest: A Year in the Life of an Organic Farm by Nicola Smith
*Stones and Bones of New England: A Guide to Unusual, Historic and Otherwise Notable Cemeteries by Lisa Rogak
*Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher's First Year
by Esme Raji Codell
*Ambulance Girl: How I Saved Myself by Becoming an EMT
by Jane Stern
*Forever Crossed by A. Leigh Jones
*The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
*Bringing Down the House: The Story of Six MIT Students who Took Vegas for Millions by Ben Mezrich
*Year of the Goat by Nigel Suckling
*Good Night, Mr. Holmes by Carole Nelson Douglas
*Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
*The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
*Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family by Patricia Volk
*Gone Fishin' by Walter Mosley
*Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
*Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories by Chuck Palahniuk

BOOKS COMPLETED FROM SEPT. - DEC. 2004:
*Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure by Sarah McDonald
*Street Zen: The Life and Work of Issan Dorsey by David Scheider
*Underboss: Sammy the Bull Gravano's Story of Life in the Mafia by Peter Maas
*Alice, Let's Eat: Further Adventures of a Happy Eater by Calvin Trillin
*Wolf Whistle by Lewis Nordan
*Hollywood Kryptonite by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger
*The Letter of the Law by Tim Green
*Reliquary by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
*Plays: One by August Strindberg
*So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell
*Ali and Nino by Kurban Said



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