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Here's this year's book list! I was so close to making it to 100 that I could practically taste it. Bah. Anyway, here we go! As always, questions/discussions are welcomed.




01. The Fox Woman by Kij Johnson
02. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
03. Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos
04. The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë by Syrie James
05. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
06. Mad Men: The Illustrated World by Dyna Moe
07. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Retreat by Joss Whedon
08. Black Unicorn by Tanith Lee
09. The House of the Vampire by George Sylvester Viereck
10. The Once and Future King by T.H. White
11. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Twilight by Joss Whedon
12. The Great Fables Crossover by Bill Willingham
13. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
14. Weaveworld by Clive Barker
15. Total Eclipse by Rachel Caine
16. Official Book Club Selection by Kathy Griffin
17. Heave Wave by "Richard Castle"
18. Bloody Foundations by Grady J. Gratt
19. Push by Sapphire
20. White Ghost Girls by Alice Greenway
21. Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
22. The Intellectual Versus the City by Morton and Lucia White
23. The Mind-Body Problem by Rebecca Goldstein
24. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
25. Witches by Bill Willingham
26. Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale by Joss & Zack Whedon
27. Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder compiled by David G. Hartwell
28. Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence
29. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle
30. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
31. Queen's Own Fool by Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris
32. Labyrinth by A.C.H. Smith
33. Burn this Book edited by Toni Morrison
34. Miss Mapp by E.F. Benson
35. Maskerade by Terry Pratchett
36. She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
37. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
38. What They Call Sin by Philippa Grey-Gerou
39. Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett
40. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
41. Ghostly Adventures by Christopher Balzano
42. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart
43. The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
44. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
45. The Masque of the Black Tulip by Lauren Willig
46. Living with the Dead by Kelley Armstrong
47. One of our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde
48. Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
49. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
50. Jane of Lantern Hill by L.M. Montgomery
51. Rule Britannia by Daphne du Maurier
52. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
53. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
54. Beyond the Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
55. The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
56. Lies My Teacher Told Me by James M. Loewen
57. Mapp & Lucia by E.F. Benson
58. Peter and Max by Bill Willingham
59. The Worshipful Lucia by E.F. Benson
60. Frostbitten by Kelley Armstrong
61. Rose Red by Bill Willingham
62. Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love by Chris Roberson
63. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma by Trenton Lee Stewart
64. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
65. Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett
66. Changes by Jim Butcher
67. Girl Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
68. Unseen by Rachel Caine
69. Tales of the Unexpected by Roald Dahl
70. The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham
71. Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
72. Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
73. Trouble for Lucia by E.F. Benson
74. Bossypants by Tina Fey
75. Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
76. Role Models by John Waters
77. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
78. The Deception of the Emerald Ring by Lauren Willig
79. Lucia in Wartime by Tom Holt
80. The Best Horror of the Year Volume 2 edited by Ellen Datlow
81. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
82. Secret Smile by Nicci French
83. We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver
84. The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead
85. The Seduction of the Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig
86. Lucia Triumphant by Tom Holt
87. Seductress by Betsy Prioleau
88. Pride Prejudice and Jasmin Field by Melissa Nathan
89. The Temptation of the Night Jasmine by Lauren Willig
90. Queen Lucia by E.F. Benson
91. Beyond Heaving Bosoms by Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan
92. Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
93. The Guild by Felicia Day and Jim Rugg
94. Lucia in London by E.F. Benson
95. A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
96. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
97. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Date: 2011-09-20 10:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fluties-flake.livejournal.com
Awesome list as always. I wish I kept track of my books.... Which was your absolute favorite? Hate any? I've got a couple romance books to read, then I'm moving on to Jane Lynch's autobiography.

Date: 2011-09-21 06:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toxic-corn.livejournal.com
My favorite? Oh geez... *scans list* I have multiple favorites: Every Lauren Willig book because the Pink Carnation series is as good as candy (but like, low fat candy since it's well-researched historical romance), the Hunger Games series was pretty damn amazing, and We Need to Talk about Kevin was intense and so good that I'm going to buy it for myself when I have the extra money to throw around.

As for hated... well, Intellectuals Versus the City was really dry and boring. I got it because it was in the Sociology section of a library book sale and I thought I'd find it interesting but it managed to make my old textbooks seem like, well, Lauren Willig books. :P And of course, I didn't like Breaking Dawn. Building up to a battle with all the vampires and then... everyone stands around talking? Total c*ck tease. *sulks*

Date: 2011-09-21 12:24 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] mystic_notions
I always look forward to your book list. So many good books on your list, I just went and added a bunch to my to-read list.

Are you interested in joining an online book club? We read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo & now we're reading Girl with a Pearl Earring. We're not real deep with our discussions (Did you like the book? Have you seen the movie?) we're just starting out & don't have that many members yet.

Date: 2011-09-21 06:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toxic-corn.livejournal.com
Hmmmm possibly. I'm kind of bad at group discussions, though, even in an online format. And I read three books at once so I'd be behind everyone else. I'm a weird reader, I'm sorry. Plus I already read Girl with a Pearl Earring. (Last year, I think? I'd have to check my lists, lol) If you point me in the direction of the comm, I'll join and see if I can contribute anything since I've read the book in question and still remember it for the most part.

Which ones did you add to your to-read list, out of curiosity?

Date: 2011-09-21 07:19 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] mystic_notions
I laughed, you can't be any worse at online discussions than the 4-5 of us that post. There hasn't been a lot of back and forth. We haven't go the hang of it at all.
The topics remain open. I was hoping that even if people read the book before they joined or they join after we've read it & are interested in reading it that they can still comment. And that we'd have some discussion, we're working our way to that, I hope.

The whole thing is very informal but at the same time I wish I could get people to participate more. With everyone busy the time frame for this book is Sept/Oct. Next week or early October I'll remind people to suggest books for next round of voting (books carry over to next vote) & then we'll have a week or 2 of voting and we'll read 1 book for Nov/Dec. I like to give people time to find the next book in case they have to request it at the library or whatever.

Book Wenches group, you have to sign up at goodreads but you don't have to list your books there if you don't want, you can just use the account to comment.

I used to be amazed that you could read more than one book at a time, I didn't know how you did it, but in the last year I've started to read 2-3 books at a time myself. I will have one in my purse, one by my computer & sometimes on by my bed or an E-book loaded on my netbook that I read in bed. And sometimes I will have another going on my phone.

I added White Ghost Girls, Living Dead Girl, Beyond Heaving Bosoms, and a few more but now I can't remember which. They are on my goodreads account so I will get around to them.

Date: 2011-09-22 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toxic-corn.livejournal.com
Ah, I already have a Good Reads account. I've been sort of good about keeping track of the books I'm reading and ones I've finished. See, I forget that I have it and then I give a guilty start and go "Oh yeah, I have that thing..." Sometimes I go on rating binges. I don't really know what to do with Good Reads. I guess I could review stuff but I don't really want someone stepping in and informing me that I'm interrogating the text from the wrong perspective. No matter what I do, I seem to attract those people the way blood in the water attracts sharks.

Ah, those were good ones. I bought White Ghost Girls at a Seattle Public Library sale and it was actually an advance copy meant for reviewers and not for re-sale. I got it for a buck, I believe. :P

Date: 2011-09-22 02:10 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] mystic_notions
I shall find you and friend you then.
You can make you account only visible to friends/followers I believe, I think that's what mine is like. I mostly just do star ratings, I find that easier than trying to figure out what to say.

I have a ton of books that I bought at the Winnipeg Library used book sale, I hit it twice in 1 week with the $5 a bag deal (I used big bags). That and Goodwill have become my favourite book stores. The current sale at GW is 25 cents for a paperback & 50 for a hard cover (or large paperback) & that means I have about 50 new books in the last month that I need to read. Hello. My name is Sam & I have a problem with buying books.
I also have a problem when I look at new books in a full price store. "YOU want me to pay WHAT???"

I am getting better about hoarding them though, I have been trading some at a used book store. I just need to read faster.

Date: 2011-09-22 02:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toxic-corn.livejournal.com
I was pissed that I missed the Seattle Friends of the Library sale this year because of work. The books are always good ones and in pretty nice condition. I haven't been to a used book store in awhile mostly because the smell of many different people's homes in one place makes me feel sick after awhile. I prefer the library for my free books. :D

Date: 2011-09-22 02:47 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] mystic_notions
I know what you mean. There are days I can't be in a second hand store, the musty smell is too much.

I found you over there.

Date: 2011-09-21 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tabbykat1216.livejournal.com
woa! you've read almost 100 books in one year? I am amazed!

Date: 2011-09-22 01:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toxic-corn.livejournal.com
I read 116 last year! Of course, I wasn't working most of that time, so...

Date: 2011-09-27 05:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] may-b-maybe.livejournal.com
I only read the first Lauren Willig lady spy novel and it infuriated me.

Date: 2011-09-27 06:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toxic-corn.livejournal.com
It's okay to not like things.

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