Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Stephanie's GRAND List of Books!

Hey! Thanks for having me along for this challenge!! I actually joined up last week, but have been busy caring for my 4-year with Strep....Yuk! Anyway, one day at work last year when they announced the 2006 list, I was bored (but don't tell my boss!! I was trying to look busy!). So I printed off the last 10 years lists, with the book summaries. Now, I have so many check-marked, I don't know what to do! So I picked out about 17 fiction and 6 non-fiction. Not sure I will be able to read them ALL, but I figure I might as well try!! Here goes nothing:

  • Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart
  • Alentejo Blue by Monica Ali
  • Arthur and George by Julian Barnes
  • Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
  • Digging to America by Anne Tyler (I'm not sure about this one...I wasn't impressed with the other Anne Tyler book I read)
  • The Dissident by Nell Freudenberger
  • Eat the Document by Dana Spiotta
  • Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The Inhabited World by David Long
  • The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
  • The Keep by Jennifer Egan
  • Lisey's Story by Stephen King
  • One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
  • Terrorist by John Updike
  • The Uses of Enchantment by Heidi Julavits


  • Falling Through the Earth: A Memoir by Danielle Trussoni
  • Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Flaubert: A Biography by Frederick Brown
  • Self-Made Man: One Woman's Journey into Manhood and Back Again by Norah Vincent
  • State of Denial by Bob Woodward
  • Sweet and Low: A Family Story by Rich Cohen

Seems like a pretty good mix. I love looking at all the lists to see what books all have in common....and what books are unique!!



Pour of Tor said...

Hi, Stephanie! This is a wonderful list. I am glad to see that we (as a group) have managed quite a bit of overlap while still covering the list with remarkable breadth!

I hope that your 4-yr old is feeling better...

Nyssaneala said...

You're right, we do have a lot of books in common.

Which Anne Tyler have you read? I just read The Accidental Tourist recently and really enjoyed it. There might be a slight bias however, as it took place where I am currently living, Baltimore.