Saturday, January 2, 2010

Books I Read in 2009:

January

Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink edited by David Remnick (from p. 165 to 350+ish)

February

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain *
Shakespeare Wrote For Money by Nick Hornby
The Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain

March
The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell (first half)

April
(nothing but magazines)

May
The Artful Edit by Susan Bell *

June
(magazines)
(lots of referring to The Artful Edit)

July
The Believer Music Issue 2009 (rather book-like)

August
Maps and Legends - Michael Chabon

September
(magazines)

October
The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers edited by Vendela Vida *

November
No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty (re-read)
Devil in the Details by Jennifer Traig (re-read)
Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs, and Some Other Things That Aren't as Scary [...] edited by Ted Thompson with Eli Horowitz
Crooked Little Vein by Warren Ellis (re-read)

December
Citizen Vince by Jess Walter *
Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles and Ted Orland
The Animal-Lover's Book of Beastly Murder by Patricia Highsmith
Little Tales of Misogyny by Patricia Highsmith
Slowly, Slowly in the Wind by Patricia Highsmith
The Black House by Patricia Highsmith *


* Strongly recommended

Magazines include Q, Real Simple, The New Yorker, Wired and for the first part of the year, Vanity Fair. Plus the occasional MOJO, Uncut and Writer's Digest.

Also, can you tell when I started Cannonball Read? ;)

2 comments:

  1. Don't tell the other kids, but you're one of my favorites. ;)

    Seriously, you're doing a great job. Keep it up!!!

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  2. Thanks, Nicole. :)

    I can tell you that as soon as I'm done with this last bit of Patricia Highsmith short stories, I am going to have to switch to something cheerful. Or at least a little funny, and not in a morbid way.

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