The Exposition

And so begins the fifth year of my 52 Books in 52 Weeks meme, where I challenge myself to read a minimum of 52 books in the coming calendar year, and then briefly review each book here on A Modest Construct. Keep a close watch as books are added to the list.

The Gang

Other bloggers doing participating in this meme for 2009:

The Books

Ian Fleming • Casino Royale Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 1953/2002
Pages: 192
№1
Richard Preston • The Hot Zone The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
Publisher: Anchor
Year: 1995
Pages: 448
№2
Chuck Klosterman • Downtown Owl Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman
Publisher: Scribner
Year: 2008
Pages: 288
№3
Joe Meno • The Boy Detective Fails The Boy Detective Fails by Joe Meno
Publisher: Akashic Books
Year: 2006
Pages: 320
№4
George Carlin • Brain Droppings Brain Droppings by George Carlin
Publisher: Hyperion
Year: 1998/2006
Pages: 272
№5
Al Franken • Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken
Publisher: Plume
Year: 2004
Pages: 448
№6
Michio Kaku • Physics of the Impossible Physics of the Impossible by Michio Kaku
Publisher: Doubleday
Year: 2008
Pages: 329
№7
Daniel Suarez • Daemon Daemon by Daniel Suarez
Publisher: Dutton
Year: 2008
Pages: 432
№8
Tristan Egolf • Kornwolf Kornwolf by Tristan Egolf
Publisher: Grove
Year: 2005
Pages: 384
№9
Christopher Hitchens • Blood, Class and Empire Blood, Class and Empire by Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: Nation Books
Year: 1990/2004
Pages: 432
№10
Erik Sass and Steve Wiegard • The Mental Floss History of the World The Mental Floss History of the World by Erik Sass and Steve Wiegard
Publisher: Collins
Year: 2008
Pages: 400
№11
Charles Stross • Accelerando Accelerando by Charles Stross
Publisher: Ace
Year: 2006
Pages: 432
№12
Michael Kadela • 1 hundred hiccups 1 hundred hiccups by Michael Kadela
Publisher: EM Press
Year: 2002
Pages: 134
№13
Henry Hitchings • The Secret Life of Words The Secret Life of Words by Henry Hitchings
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Year: 2002
Pages: 448
№14
Richard Matheson • I Am Legend I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
Publisher: Gollancz
Year: 1954/2008
Pages: 160
№15
McSweeney's • McSweeney's Joke Book of Book Jokes McSweeney's Joke Book of Book Jokes by McSweeney's
Publisher: Vintage
Year: 2008
Pages: 224
№16
Stephen Mitchell • The Book of Job The Book of Job by Stephen Mitchell
Publisher: Vintage
Year: 1992
Pages: 176
№17
Malcolm Gladwell • Outliers Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Year: 2008
Pages: 309
№18
McSweeney's • McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Issue 30 McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Issue 30 by McSweeney's
Publisher: McSweeney's
Year: 2009
Pages: 200
№19
Martin Lindstrom • Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy by Martin Lindstrom
Publisher: Broadway
Year: 2009
Pages: 256
№20
Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
Publisher: Quirk Books
Year: 2009
Pages: 320
№21
Richard Powers • Three Farmers On Their Way to a Dance Three Farmers On Their Way to a Dance by Richard Powers
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Year: 1985/1987
Pages: 457
№22
Jon Krakauer • Into the Wild Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Anchor
Year: 1996/2007
Pages: 207
№23
Philip Plait, Ph.D. • Death From the Skies! Death From the Skies! by Philip Plait, Ph.D.
Publisher: Viking
Year: 2008
Pages: 336
№24
Doug Gordon • The Engaged Groom The Engaged Groom by Doug Gordon
Publisher: Collins Living
Year: 2005
Pages: 228
№25
Rivka Galchen • Atmospheric Disturbances Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Year: 2008
Pages: 256
№26
Simon Winchester • The Meaning of Everything The Meaning of Everything by Simon Winchester
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2004
Pages: 288
№27
Nick Cave • And the Ass Saw the Angel And the Ass Saw the Angel by Nick Cave
Publisher: 2.13.61
Year: 1989/2003
Pages: 288
№28
Sam Gosling • Snoop Snoop by Sam Gosling
Publisher: Basic Books
Year: 2008
Pages: 272
№29
Matt Taibbi • Spanking the Donkey Spanking the Donkey by Matt Taibbi
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Year: 2006
Pages: 368
№30
Charles Pierce • Idiot America Idiot America by Charles Pierce
Publisher: Doubleday
Year: 2009
Pages: 304
№31
Bill Bryson • Made in America Made in America by Bill Bryson
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Year: 1991/1996
Pages: 432
№32
Malcolm Gladwell • Blink Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Year: 2005/2007
Pages: 320
№33
Stephenie Meyer • Twilight Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Year: 2006
Pages: 544
№34
Leonard Mlodinow • The Drunkard's Walk The Drunkard's Walk by Leonard Mlodinow
Publisher: Vintage
Year: 2008
Pages: 272
№35
John Scalzi • Old Man's War Old Man's War by John Scalzi
Publisher: Tor
Year: 2007
Pages: 320
№36
Marisha Pessl • Special Topics in Calamity Physics Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
Publisher: Viking Adult
Year: 2006
Pages: 528
№37
Zack Emerson • Welcome to Vietnam Welcome to Vietnam by Zack Emerson
Publisher: Scholastic
Year: 1991
Pages: 208
№38
Zack Emerson • Hill 568 Hill 568 by Zack Emerson
Publisher: Scholastic
Year: 1991
Pages: 230
№39
Zack Emerson • 'Tis the Season 'Tis the Season by Zack Emerson
Publisher: Scholastic
Year: 1991
Pages: 254
№40
Tony Horwitz • A Voyage Long and Stange A Voyage Long and Stange by Tony Horwitz
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Year: 2008
Pages: 464
№41
Zack Emerson • Stand Down Stand Down by Zack Emerson
Publisher: Scholastic
Year: 1992
Pages: 323
№42
David Cross • I Drink for a Reason I Drink for a Reason by David Cross
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Year: 2009
Pages: 256
№43
Bill Bryson • I'm a Stranger Here Myself I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson
Publisher: Broadway
Year: 2000
Pages: 304
№44
Ellen Emerson White • The Road Home The Road Home by Ellen Emerson White
Publisher: Scholastic
Year: 1995
Pages: 496
№45
Patricia C. Wrede • The Enchanted Forest Chronicles The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede
Publisher: Guild America
Year: 1993
Pages: 617
№46
Arika Okrent • In the Land of Invented Languages In the Land of Invented Languages by Arika Okrent
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Year: 2009
Pages: 352
№47
Richard A. Muller • Physics for Future Presidents Physics for Future Presidents by Richard A. Muller
Publisher: W.W. Norton
Year: 2008
Pages:
№48
Daniel Gardner • The Science of Fear The Science of Fear by Daniel Gardner
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Year: 2008
Pages: 352
№49
Susanna Clarke • Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Year: 2004
Pages: 800
№50
Robert Ludlum • The Bourne Identity The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
Publisher: Bantam
Year: 1984
Pages: 544
№51
Eugenie Samuel Reich • Plastic Fantastic Plastic Fantastic by Eugenie Samuel Reich
Publisher: Bantam
Year: 2009
Pages: 272
№52
Nick Cave • The Death of Bunny Munro The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Year: 2009
Pages: 288
№53
McSweeney's • McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Issue 31 McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Issue 31 ed. McSweeney's
Publisher: McSweeney's
Year: 2009
Pages: 187
№54
Frederick Kaufman • A Short History of the American Stomach A Short History of the American Stomach by Frederick Kaufman
Publisher: Mariner
Year: 2009
Pages: 224
№55
Stanley Plumly • Posthumous Keats Posthumous Keats by Stanley Plumly
Publisher: W.W. Norton
Year: 2008/2009
Pages: 400
№56
Charles Stross • Halting State Halting State by Charles Stross
Publisher: Ace
Year: 2007
Pages: 368
№57
Robert Alter • The Book of Psalms The Book of Psalms Trans. Robert Alter
Publisher: W.W. Norton
Year: 2007/2009
Pages: 560
№58
David Foster Wallace • Consider the Lobster Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Year: 2005
Pages: 352
№59
Audrey Niffenegger • Her Fearful Symmetry Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
Publisher: Scribner
Year: 2009
Pages: 416
№60
Eoin Colfer • And Another Thing... And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer
Publisher: Hyperion
Year: 2009
Pages: 288
№61
Chuck Klosterman • Eating the Dinosaur Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman
Publisher: Scribner
Year: 2009
Pages: 256
№62
Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner • SuperFreakonomics SuperFreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Publisher: William Morrow
Year: 2009
Pages: 287
№63
Douglas Coupland • JPod JPod by Douglas Coupland
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Year: 2007
Pages: 567
№64
Jon Krakauer • Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Doubleday
Year: 2009
Pages: 416
№65
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2 Comments to “52 Books in 52 Weeks, 2009”

  1. Jamie says:

    You can count me in again. I’m sure I’ll hit 52 and do weekly blog posts as well.

  2. Kevin says:

    Sign me up. Hopefully I’ll do better than 2008.

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