Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Must Learn to Sleep at Night

I am seriously obssessed with lists and with the end of a year and a decade having just passed, there are lists everywhere! Plus, I got up at 7:30 a.m. this morning, taught all day, and as such have no real brain power left. Unfortunately, while I'm profoundly tired, I'm not in the slightest sleepy, nor can I be arsed reading any of my work novels (The Outsiders, Ramona and her Father.) Thus, I bring to you the Indigo book lists, with anything I've read in bold and anything I own here in Korea in italics. (And yes, I sort of picked this particular list because it makes me look vaguely well read.)

Indigo Best of the Decade 2000-2009

Fiction
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The Corrections, Johnathan Franzen, 2001
The Life Of Pi, Yann Martel, 2002
The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold, 2002
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini, 2003
The Time Traveller's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger, 2003
The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Nighttime, Mark Haddon, 2003

Shadow Of The Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, 2004
Runaway, Alice Munro, 2004
The Birth House, Ami McKay, 2006
The Road, Cormac McCarthy, 2006
The Book Of Negroes, Lawrence Hill, 2007

Biographies
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Lucky, Alice Sebold, 1999
Reading Lolita In Tehran, Azar Nafisi, 2003

Scar Tissue, Anthony Kiedis, 2004
Dreams Of My Father , Barack Obama, 2004
The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls, 2005
The Know It All, A.J. Jacobs, 2005

Tender Bar, J.R. Moehringer, 2005
Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, 2006
A Long Way Gone, Ishmael Beah, 2007

Infidel, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, 2007
Beautiful Boy, David Sheff, 2007
Somewhere Towards the End, Diana Athill, 2009

Non-Fiction
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The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell, 2000
No Logo, Naomi Klein, 2000

Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain, 2000
Paris 1919, Margaret Macmillan, 2001
Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser, 2001
The Power Of Now, Eckhart Tolle, 2001
Salt: A World History, Mark Kurlansky, 2002
Moneyball, Michael Lewis, 2003
Shake Hands With The Devil, Romeo Dallaire, 2003
1,000 Places to See Before You Die, Patricia Schultz, 2003
A Short History of Progress, Ronald Wright, 2004
Long Way Round, Ewan McGregor, 2004
Marley & Me, John Grogan, 2005
Freakonomics, Steven Levitt, Stephen Dubner, 2005
The World Is Flat, Thomas L. Friedman, 2005
Team Of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin, 2005
Collapse, Jared Diamond, 2005
The Audacity Of Hope, Barack Obama, 2006

The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright, 2006
God Delusion, Richard Dawkins, 2006
Three Cups Of Tea, Greg Mortenson, 2006
The Omnivores Dilemma, Michael Pollan, 2006
Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore, 2006
The Secret, Rhonda Byrne, 2006
The Black Swan, Nassim Nichola Taleb, 2007
Made To Stick, Chip Heath, 2007
God Is Not Great, Christopher Hitchens, 2007
Stuff Of Thought, Steven Pinker, 2007
100 Mile Diet, Alisa Smith, 2007
Ascent Of Money, Niall Ferguson, 2008
Payback, Margaret Atwood, 2008
In Defense Of Food, Michael Pollan, 2008
The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch, 2008

Cookbooks
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Eat Shrink Be Merry, Janet & Greta Podleski
Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics, Ina Garten
Everyday Italian, Giada de Laurentis
Cook With Jamie, Jamie Oliver
Vijs, Vij Vikram
Molto Italiano, Mario Batali
Eat Clean Diet Cookbook, Tosca Reno
Gordon Ramsay's Healthy Appetite, Gordon Ramsay
Everyday Food, Martha Stewart
Complete Canadian Living Baking, Elizabeth Baird
Red White Drunk All Over, Natalie McLean
The Silver Spoon
French Laundry, Thomas Keller
Food Matters, Mark Bittman
Feast, Nigella Lawson
Hello Cupcake, Karen Tack
Billionaires Vinegar, Ben Wallace
Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan
Heat, Bill Buford

Young Adult Fiction
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling, 2007
Twilight, Stephenie Meyer, 2005
The Amber Spyglass, 2000

Eragon, Christopher Paolini, 2003
Diary of A Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney, 2007
Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging, 2000
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning, 1999

Bone: Out From Boneville, 2005
The Book Thief, 2005
The Tale of Despereaux, 2003

Booklovers' Top Ten "Life-changing" Books
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The Bible
To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee, 1960
Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom, 1997
Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery, 1908
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini, 2003
The Alchemist, Paul Coelho, 1988

The Book of Negroes, Lawrence Hill, 2007
Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, 1997
The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien, 1954
Life of Pi, Yann Martel, 2002

2 comments:

onsundaymorning said...

From one list lover to another great list! Many of the books that you listed I have read and really enjoyed or have them sitting on my book shelf. I don't if you have read anything by Amy Tan, Anchee Minh, or lisa See, but they are amazing authors.

Yael said...

That list made me feel good. I read 8 of the fiction, 2 non fiction, 2 biographies, and all of the Booklovers' Top Ten "Life-changing" Books (well most of the bible), except The Book of Negroes, Lawrence Hill, that I hadn't heard of till I saw this list.
BTW, got your card. Thanks. The kids got a kick out of the korean writing.