Another year, another meme.

This will be main page listing of all the books I read this year, added as I finish them. This time, I get to start on the first of the year. Ready, set, go!

Others participating in this meme:

J.K. Rowling • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Scholastic
Year: 2005
Pages: 652
№1
Max Brooks • World War Z World War Z by Max Brooks
Publisher: Crown
Year: 2006
Pages: 352
№2
Thomas Mullen • The Last Town on Earth The Last Town on Earth by Thomas Mullen
Publisher: Crown
Year: 2006
Pages: 416
№3
Ray Bradbury • Dandelion Wine Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
Publisher: William Morrow
Year: 1957/1999
Pages: 288
№4
J.R.R. Tolkien • The Fellowship of the Ring The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Year: 2005
Pages: 506
№5
J.R.R. Tolkien • The Two Towers The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Year: 2005
Pages: 413
№6
J.R.R. Tolkien • The Return of the King The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Year: 2005
Pages: 500
№7
Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin • Three Cups of Tea Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin
Publisher: Viking
Year: 2006
Pages: 352
№8
Richard Powers • Galatea 2.2 Galatea 2.2 by Richard Powers
Publisher: Picador
Year: 1995/2004
Pages: 336
№9
Marisha Pessl • Special Topics in Calamity Physics Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
Publisher: Viking Adult
Year: 2006
Pages: 528
№10
Jen Marlowe • Darfur Diaries Darfur Diaries by Jen Marlowe
Publisher: Nation Books
Year: 2006
Pages: 256
№11
Jennifer Ouellette • Black Bodies and Quantum Cats Black Bodies and Quantum Cats by Jennifer Ouellette
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2005
Pages: 336
№12
Robert Byron • The Road to Oxiana The Road to Oxiana by Robert Byron
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 1982
Pages: 292
№13
J.R.R. Tolkien • The Silmarillion The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 1999
Pages: 384
№14
Robert Heinlein • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein
Publisher: Orb Books
Year: 1967/1997
Pages: 384
№15
Anne Garrels • Naked in Baghdad Naked in Baghdad by Anne Garrels
Publisher: Picador
Year: 2003/2004
Pages: 264
№16
Jasper Fforde • The Eyre Affair The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2003
Pages: 384
№17
Sandy Tolan • The Lemon Tree The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Year: 2003
Pages: 304
№18
Dave Eggers • What is the What What is the What by Dave Eggers
Publisher: McSweeney's
Year: 2006
Pages: 475
№19
Maddox • The Alphabet of Manliness The Alphabet of Manliness by Maddox
Publisher: Citadel
Year: 2006
Pages: 204
№20
Joshua Ferris • Then We Came to the End Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Year: 2007
Pages: 400
№21
Christopher Hitchens • Love, Poverty, and War Love, Poverty, and War by Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: Nation Books
Year: 2004
Pages: 475
№22
Tom Standage • A History of the World in 6 Glasses A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
Publisher: Walker & Company
Year: 2005
Pages: 320
№23
Jonathan Franzen • The Corrections The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: Picador
Year: 2002
Pages: 576
№24
David Damrosch • The Buried Book The Buried Book by David Damrosch
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.
Year: 2007
Pages: 336
№25
Christopher Buckley • Boomsday Boomsday by Christopher Buckley
Publisher: Twelve
Year: 2007
Pages: 336
№26
Tom de Haven • It's Superman! It's Superman! by Tom de Haven
Publisher: Chronicle
Year: 2005
Pages: 384
№27
Scott Adams • Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel by Scott Adams
Publisher: Collins
Year: 2003
Pages: 368
№28
Mil Millington • Love and Other Near-Death Experiences Love and Other Near-Death Experiences by Mil Millington
Publisher: Villard
Year: 2006
Pages: 368
№29
James Robertson • The Testament of Gideon Mack The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson
Publisher: Viking
Year: 2007
Pages: 400
№30
Woody Allen • Mere Anarchy Mere Anarchy by Woody Allen
Publisher: Random House
Year: 2007
Pages: 160
№31
J.K. Rowling • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine
Year: 2007
Pages: 784
№32
Minister Faust • From the Notebooks of Doctor Brain From the Notebooks of Doctor Brain by Minister Faust
Publisher: Del Ray
Year: 2007
Pages: 390
№33
Dominic Smith • The Beautiful Miscellaneous The Beautiful Miscellaneous by Dominic Smith
Publisher: Atria
Year: 2007
Pages: 352
№34
Steven Hall • The Raw Shark Texts The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall
Publisher: Canongate U.S.
Year: 2007
Pages: 448
№35
Richard Dawkins • The God Delusion The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Year: 2006
Pages: 406
№36
Leo Frankowski • The Cross-Time Engineer The Cross-Time Engineer by Leo Frankowski
Publisher: Del Rey
Year: 1986
Pages: 272
№37
Leo Frankowski • The High-Tech Knight The High-Tech Knight by Leo Frankowski
Publisher: Del Rey
Year: 1989
Pages: 247
№38
Leo Frankowski • The Radiant Warrior The Radiant Warrior by Leo Frankowski
Publisher: Del Rey
Year: 1989
Pages: 282
№39
Leo Frankowski • The Flying Warlord The Flying Warlord by Leo Frankowski
Publisher: Del Rey
Year: 1990
Pages: 232
№40
Leo Frankowski • Lord Conrad's Lady Lord Conrad's Lady by Leo Frankowski
Publisher: Del Rey
Year: 1990
Pages: 296
№41
Bill Maher • When You Ride Alone, You Ride With Bin Laden When You Ride Alone, You Ride With Bin Laden by Bill Maher
Publisher: Phoenix Books
Year: 2003
Pages: 132
№42
Leo Frankowski • Conrad's Quest for Rubber Conrad's Quest for Rubber by Leo Frankowski
Publisher: Del Rey
Year: 1998
Pages: 304
№43
Leo Frankowski • Lord Conrad's Crusade Lord Conrad's Crusade by Leo Frankowski
Publisher: Great Authors Online
Year: 2005
Pages: 230
№44
Richard P. Feynman • Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: W.W. Norton
Year: 1997
Pages: 350
№45
G. Pascal Zachary • Show Stopper! Show Stopper! by G. Pascal Zachary
Publisher: Free Press
Year: 1994
Pages: 312
№46
Chuck Klosterman • Chuck Klosterman IV Chuck Klosterman IV by Chuck Klosterman
Publisher: Scribner
Year: 2006
Pages: 384
№47
Austin Grossman • Soon I Will Be Invincible Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman
Publisher: Pantheon
Year: 2007
Pages: 288
№48
Douglas Coupland • Microserfs Microserfs by Douglas Coupland
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Year: 1996
Pages: 384
№49
George Saunders • The Braindead Megaphone The Braindead Megaphone by George Saunders
Publisher: Riverhead
Year: 2007
Pages: 272
№50
Stephen Colbert • I Am America (And So Can You!) I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Year: 2007
Pages: 240
№51
Douglas Adams • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Publisher: Del Rey
Year: 1995
Pages: 320
№52
Douglas Adams • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
Publisher: Del Rey
Year: 1995
Pages: 240
№53
Alex Boese • Elephants on Acid Elephants on Acid by Alex Boese
Publisher: Harvest Books
Year: 2007
Pages: 304
№54
David Toomey • The New Time Travelers The New Time Travelers by David Toomey
Publisher: W.W. Norton
Year: 2007
Pages: 320
№55
Thomas Lynch • The Undertaking The Undertaking by Thomas Lynch
Publisher: W.W. Norton
Year: 1998
Pages: 224
№56
Bill Bryson • Shakespeare: The World As Stage Shakespeare: The World As Stage by Bill Bryson
Publisher: Harper Collins
Year: 2007
Pages: 208
№57
Douglas Adams • Life, the Universe, and Everything Life, the Universe, and Everything by Douglas Adams
Publisher: Del Ray
Year: 1995
Pages: 220
№58
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13 Comments to “52 Books in 52 Weeks, 2007”

  1. Horizon says:

    I see you’ve got World War Z planned. Awesome book. I bought it a few weeks ago and just got around to finishing it. If you’ve never read his Zombie Survival Guide I’d recommend that too. :D

  2. Ben says:

    If I like World War Z, I’ll definitely think about it.

  3. Josh says:

    Just thought I’d let you know that I”m going to try and do this this year as well. Hopefully it’ll help me break my bad habit of attempting to read 15 books at once.

  4. Dave says:

    What is the best way to do this and still keep up with your business/career based reading (and love of magazines!)

    Or do you count books that are part of your career based learning (including textbooks, which we all know are difficult to devour in 1 week!)

  5. Ben says:

    I’ve never really had a problem, as my particular field doesn’t require too much book reading. For the occasional English course which requires me to read novels, I do count those, yes—I’ve never seen the point in the rule which says that only voluntary books can be counted.

    There’s no easy answer as to how you can best balance your workload and/or family life with a reading meme like this. It really just depends on your situation. My suggestion to you, however, would be to set a goal that’s realistic: it isn’t necessary to read 52 books a year if you’re really too busy to do so, and you read other material as well. Start with a number that’s more than you currently read—perhaps a book every two weeks—and spend the year doing that. If it’s a success, you can increase it next year, if you feel like it.

    Remember, too, that this meme isn’t simply about reading the books. It’s also about reviewing them, meaning part of the goal is to do a bit of writing as well, putting your thoughts about the book down in permanent form. It’s a double-whammy.

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  7. 52 Novels says:

    Six on the brain #8…

    I’m facing deadlines these days. I’ve got a lot of ‚em at my day job right now. My freelance and business projects are heating up, too.
    Don’t get me wrong because I’m not complaining. I’d rather be busy like this t…

  8. 52 Novels says:

    52 in 52, 2007…

    Here’s the list of books I’m reading this year. These aren’t full reviews—I still won’t do this out of fairness. These are just a few quick impressions I had while reading. Take them for what they’re worth.
    2. GOLDIL…

  9. ozlady says:

    Dave – I’m in! This sounds like just the thing to get me writing more… reading I do – usually can knock off a book in a couple of nights! This sounds just super cool.

    Can’t promise they’ll be literature worth reading – my tastes run to some pretty weird and wonderful!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. ozlady says:

    Sorry – I called the site owner Dave… :( How embarrassing. Sorry – it’s early where I am and I’m reading cross-eyed… not a good way to start! LOL

    Thanks again!

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