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abookaweek 2011

The aim: to read, on average, one book per week in 2011. That’s 52 books, but I hope to read more than that. They’re not all novels, they’re not all for adults, but that may be a challenge for next year. Really I just want to get rid of as many books from this category as possible.

The list of books read:

Week one: Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, by David Sedaris
Week two: Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
Week three: Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen
Week four:  The Marrowbone Marble Company, by Glenn Taylor
Week five: Franny and Zooey, by J.D. Salinger
Week six: Teachers Have it Easy, by Daniel Moulthrop, Ninive Calegari and Dave Eggers
Week seven: Groosham Grange, and Return to Groosham Grange, by Anthony Horowitz
Week eight: Donald, by Eric Martin, and St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, by Karen Russell
Week nine: How Did You Get This Number, by Sloane Crosley
Week ten: Santaland Diaries, by David Sedaris
Week eleven: Sunset Park, by Paul Auster
Week twelve and thirteen: Glamorama, by Bret Easton Ellis
Week fourteen: Room, by Emma Donoghue
Week fifteen and sixteen: A Good Man is Hard to Find, by Flannery O’Connor
Week seventeen and eighteenImperial Bedrooms, by Bret Easton Ellis
Week nineteen: The Best of Roald Dahl, by Roald Dahl
Week twenty: Bossypants, by Tina Fey, and The Watcher, by Charles MacLean
Week twenty-one: The Road, by Cormac McCarthy.
Week twenty-twoWill You Please Be Quiet Please, by Raymond Carver.
Week twenty-threeLunar Park, by Bret Easton Ellis.
Week twenty-fourA Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan.
Week twenty-five: It’s Kind of a Funny Story, by Ned Vizzini.
Week twenty-six: Stranger Things Happen, by Kelly Link
Week twenty-seven: Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers.
Week twenty-eight: Trapped, by Michael Northrop
Week twenty-nine: The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Week thirty: The Passage, by Justin Cronin
Week thirty-one: How We Are Hungry, by Dave Eggers
Week thirty-two: A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway, and Beauty Queens, by Libba Bray
Week thirty-three: De Eetclub, by Saskia Noort, and Kwaidan, by Lafcadio Hearn
Week thirty-four: Just Kids, by Patti Smith, and The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin
Week thirty-five: Tomorrow, When the War Began, by John Marsden, and Mr Vertigo, by Paul Auster
Week thirty-six: Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, by Lish McBride
Week thirty-seven: The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, by G.W. Dahlquist
Week thirty-eightThe Dark Volume, by G.W. Dahlquist
Week thirty-nine: Spoiled, by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
Week forty: Old School, by Tobias Wolff
Week forty-one: The Leftovers, by Tom Perrotta
Week forty-two: Then We Came to the End, by Joshua Ferris
Week forty-three: The Slap, by Christos Tsiolkas
Week forty-four: Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice, edited by Alia Malek
Week forty-five through fifty-two: Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me?, by Mindy Kaling, Zone One, by Colson Whitehead, Looking for Alibrandi, by Melina Marchetta, and The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had to, by DC Pierson

Weeks passed: 52
Books read:  52

The list of books to get through:

A Good Man is Hard to Find, by Flannery O’Connor (short stories)
Antigone, by Sophocles, adapted by Bertolt Brecht (play)
Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
Franny and Zooey, by J.D. Salinger (short stories)
Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen
Glamorama, by Brett Easton Ellis (1/5 read)
Groosham Grange, by Anthony Horowitz (children’s book)
How We Are Hungry, Dave Eggers
In the Shadow of No Towers, by Art Spiegelman (graphic novel)
Indian Killer, by Sherman Alexie
Mr Vertigo, by Paul Auster
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour, by J.D. Salinger (short stories)
Return to Groosham Grange, by Anthony Horowitz (children’s book)
Teachers Have It Easy, by Daniel Moulthrop, Ninive Calegari and Dave Eggers (non-fiction)
The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, by G.W. Dahlquist
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald (re-read)
The Marrowbone Marble Company, Glenn Taylor
The Museum of Dr. Moses, Joyce Carol Oates (short stories)
The Orange Eats Creeps, by Grace Krilanovich
The Road, Cormac McCarthy (re-read)
The Street of Crocodiles, by Bruno Schulz
The Watcher, by Charles MacLean
Tree of Codes, by Jonathan Safran Foer
Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers (non-fiction)