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I'm a high school English teacher. Book fanatic. Mom. Light-of-his-life. You know, the usual.

Can I tell you a secret? (My deepest, darkest secret that I have only ever told a couple of people - ever?)

I think you might understand.

I have a list of every book I've ever read completely through (let's be honest here - nobody is going to see this list but me, anyway!) since the 10th grade. And that was mumble, mumble years ago!

You do understand, don't you?

::I thought you might.::

I also keep a Personal Top 10 List (in no particular order):


Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Raise High the Roofbeam, Carpenters by J.D. Salinger
Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley
The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
The Pearl by John Steinbeck

But please don't tell anybody. It's just between us, okay?


I read 600 books before I found BookCrossing. Since becoming a BookCrosser, I have read these books:

601. My Louisiana Sky by Kimberly Willis Holt
602. The Ice Child by Elizabeth MacGregor
603. Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio
604. The Girls with the Grandmother Faces by Frances Weaver
605. Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
606. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
607. Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
608. Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
609. Assassin's Blood Malcolm Shuman
610. Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
611. Seabisuit by Laura Hillenbrand
612. Princess: A True Story of LIfe Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia by Jean P. Sasson
613. The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd
614. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
615. The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride
616. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
617. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
618. The Pact by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt
619. The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell
620. Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell
621. A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton
622. Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
623. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
624. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate Dicamillo
625. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal: A Novel by Christopher Moore
626. Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
627. The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve
628. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: A Novel by Mark Haddon
629. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
630. Riding in Cars with Boys by Beverly Donofrio
631. Speak by Laure Halse Anderson
632. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
633. Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
634. Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence by Nick Bantock
635. Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
636. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
637. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
638. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
639. Life of Pi: A Novel by Yann Martel
640. Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
641. Julie and Romeo by Jeanne Ray
642. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
643. Cut by Patricia McCormick
644. Music City Confidential by Dan Tyler
645. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
646. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
647. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
648. Dead Sleep by Greg Iles
649. The Phantom Tollboth by Norton Juster
650. Dead Girls Don't Write Letters by Gail Giles
651. Hatchet by Gary Paulson
652. Reading Student Writing by Lad Tobin
653. Flu: The Story of the Influenza Pandemic by Gina Kolata
654. Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
655. The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox
656. In the Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith
657. The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
658. The Giver by Lois Lowry
659. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
660. Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson
661. What We Keep by Elizabeth Berg
662. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
663. Flesh and Blood by Jonathan Kellerman
664. Fraud by David Rakoff
665. Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
666. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
667. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
668. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
669. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
670. The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place by E.L. Konigsburg
671. Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn
672. Coyote Blue by Christopher Moore
673. Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
674. Diamonds in the Shadow by Caroline B. Cooney
675. The Night of the Howling Dogs by Graham Salisbury
676. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
677. Schooled by Gordon Korman
678. Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata

I gave up keeping this list here.

I switched over to Goodreads to keep my ongoing list. My heart will always belong to BookCrossing, though!


My Wish List

Thank you, Cliff1976!

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