|50 Book Challenge 2007
||[Jan. 3rd, 2008|04:46 pm]
1. The Dark Tide by Dennis L. McKiernan (fiction) - book one of The Iron Tower Trilogy
2. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See (historical fiction) - story about the life of a Chinese woman during the age of foot-binding and nu shu
3. Shadows of Doom by Dennis L. McKiernan (fiction) - book two of The Iron Tower Trilogy
4. Imbroglio by Janice M. Cauwels (non-fiction) - case book on BPD (based on DSM-III-TR)
5. Stardust ed. Julie E. Czerneda (fiction) - sci-fi compliation of short works
6. The Darkest Day by Dennis L. McKiernan (fiction) - book three of The Iron Tower Trilogy
7. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (fiction) - book-burning
8. Miss Misery by Andy Greenwald (fiction) - based on LiveJournal
9. The Prestige by Christopher Priest (fiction) - basis of a recent movie of the same name
10. Hey! Is That Guy Dead Or Is He the Skip... by William J. Thomas (humour/satire) - not my cup of tea, but he is a local author (Wainfleet)
11. Lost in the Mirror by Richard Moskovitz, M.D. (non-fiction) - a book about BPD
12. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl (non-fiction) - a jewish girl's diary written during the holocaust
13. The Saving Bannister Vol.21 (poetry) - Niagara Poetry Anthology
14. The Watchers Guide Buffy The Vampire Slayer by Christopher Golden & Nancy Holder - inside info on the first two seasons
15. The Secret Lives of Men & Women by Frank Warren - a postsecret book
16. A Teenager's Journey by Richard B. Pelzer (non-fiction) - brother of David Pelzer "A Child called 'It'"
17. Isle of Women by Piers Anthony (fiction) - a novel about the evolution of man
18. Clan Novel Anthology ed. Stewart Wieck (fiction) - short stories based on V:tM characters from The Fall of Atlanta
19. Submission by Marthe Blau (fiction) - similar to Story of O
20. My Secret Life on the McJob by Jerry Newman (non-fiction) - a behind the counter look at fast food jobs.
21. The Golden Aquarians by Monica Hughes (fiction) - A boys father is in charge of teraforming a planet with sentient life.
22. Not As Crazy As I Seem by George Harrar (fiction) - A teenage boy struggles with OCD tendencies.
23. The End by Roch Carrier (fiction) - A man rambles about his decision to end his life.
24. Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody (fiction) - A girl discovers magical powers in a forbidden world.
25. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (fiction) - Chapter 33 was my favourite.
26. Letters From A Nut by Ted L. Nancy - a man writes bogus letters to various corporations and they reply.
27. Love is the Drug by Sarahbeth Purcell (fiction) - a messed up girl bases her life on lists. Throughout the book she rids herself of self-destructive behaviours.
28. The Kiss by Kathryn Harrison (memoir) - the story of a woman and the control her father has over her.
29. Anorexia's Fallen Angel by Barbara McLintock (non-fiction) - An account of the controversial Montreux Clinic in Victoria B.C.
30. The Man Who Forgot How to Read by Howard Engel (non-fiction) - An author of a detective novel series loses his ability to read after suffering a stroke.
31. Suicide Junkie by Stephen Westwood (non-fiction) - A young man chronicles his battle against suicide.
32. The Anastasia Syndrome and other stories by Mary Higgins Clark (fiction) - My first time reading this author and I enjoyed it thoroughly in spite of minor repetiton.
33. The Lexicon of Stupidity by Ross & Kathryn (non-fiction) - "An overstuffed compendium of the truly stupid".
34. Laws of the Blood: Deceptions by Susan Sizemore (fiction) - Part of a vampire series.
35. Tales From Dog River - The Complete Corner Gas Guide by Michele Sponagle
36. The Freedom Writers Diary by The Freedom Writeres (non-fiction) - How a first year teacher made a difference
37. A Bright Red Scream by Marilee Strong (non-fiction) - a look at the various reasons people harm themselves
38. Uncle John's bathroom Reader Plunges Into the Universe by The Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society (humour/reference) - A volume of triva. facts, and anecdotes.
39. The Mormon Murders by Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith (true crime) - The story of Mark Hoffman who decieved the Mormon church through forgery.
40. Disappointment With God by Philip Yancey (theological) - Tackles the question of why God is silent in our lives.
41. Catfantastic IV edited by Andre Norton & Martin H. Greenberg (fiction) - A collection of short fantasy genre stories involving cats.
This doesn't include the various magazines and miscellaneous stories I have read online.
I'm already started for 2008!