January 27, 2010

let’s talk about our to-be-read piles

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This might not be interesting to anyone but me and the one person who asked for it on twitter, but here are the books on my to-be-read pile (in no particular order). Stars next to books from the harpercollins family:

Songs for the Missing by Stewart O’Nan
Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies by Michael Adams*
Normal People Don’t Live Like This by Dylan Landis
What Was Lost by Catherine O’Flynn
Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing by Lydia Peelle*
Girl Trouble by Holly Goddard Jones*
Like You’d Understand, Anyway by Jim Shepard
Awesome by Jack Pendarvis
The Night of the Gun by David Carr
The Boys in the Trees by Mary Swan
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
City of Refuge by Tom Piazza*
Checker and the Derailleurs by Lionel Shriver*
The Female of the Species by Lionel Shriver*
Getting Stoned with Savages by J. Maarten Troost
The Secret Lives of People in Love by Simon Van Booy
The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni
Hummingbirds by Joshua Gaylord*
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba*
Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan
The Summer We Fell Apart by Robin Antalek*
While They Slept by Kathryn Harrison
A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor
Bliss by Lauren Myracle
Teenage by Jon Savage
The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston
Superfreakonomics by Dubner and Levitt*
The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar*
Legend of a Suicide by David Vann*
Almost Dead by Assaf Gavron*
How Sex Works by Sharon Moalem*
The Indifferent Stars Above by Daniel James Brown*
Numb by Sean Ferrell*
Sick City by Tony O’Neill*
The Blessings of the Animals by Katrina Kittle*
Vanishing by Deborah Willis*
Chasing the Leopard by Julian Smith*
The Financial Lives of the Poets by Jess Walter*
Girls to the Front by Sara Marcus*
Lit by Mary Karr*
Hating Olivia by Mark SaFranko*
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver*
Vanishing and Other Stories by Deborah Willis* (currently reading)
A Tree Grows in Brookyn by Betty Smith* (currently reading)
A Vindication of Love by Christina Nehring* (currently reading)

Anyone else care to share theirs? Warn me away from anything horrible on this list? Make me put something wonderful at the top of the pile?