2009 Books

Ok, time to keep track of all the books I’ve read (non-comic) in 2009.  The last books I read in 2008 were “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy (which was AMAZINGLY great) & “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling. Anyway, here’s 2009.  I’m trying for a minimum of 24 this year:

1. “The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger – Quite good.  Highly recommended.

2. “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” by J.K. Rowling

3. “Robota” by Doug Chiang & Orson Scott Card

4. “Monster Island” by David Wellington – Holy shit, this is one great book.

5. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl

6. “James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl

7. “Monster Nation” by David Wellington – Not NEARLY as good as “Monster Island”

8. “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien

9. “My Custom Van: And 50 Other Mind-Blowing Essays that Will Blow Your Mind All Over Your Face” by Michael Ian Black – Hilarious.

10. “Appetite for Destruction: the Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age” by Steve Knopper

11. “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” by J.K. Rowling

12. “Breathers” by S.G. Browne – Fantastic zom-rom-com…I mean, it’s no Shaun of the Dead, but damn close.

13. “Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street” by Michael Davis – I mean, it was ok, but there was WAY too much info on things that I feel didn’t matter that much to Sesame Street (Captain Kangaroo, for example), and (unless I missed it) no mention of “Follow That Bird.”

14. “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” by Brian Selznick – I like old movies. 🙂

15. “Punk Is A Four Letter Word” by Ben Weasel

16. “Like Hell” by Ben Weasel

17. “I Drink For A Reason” by David Cross

18. “Boilerplate” by Paul Guinan & Anina Bennett (pretty amazing)

19. “I Am The New Black” by Tracy Morgan (good book, but you can tell it was the first book he’s written)

20.  “The Tao of Wu” by the RZA (part awesome, part insane)

21.  “My Booky Wook” by Russell Brand


One Response to “2009 Books”

  1. Ellen Says:

    I spent President’s Day at the Library on Congress- a wonderful place for absorbing ideas.

    Here are some books that may interest you–

    I suggest a book by Ken Wilbert. One is “The Essential Ken Wilber, an introduction reader”. He is a broad, deep thinker. His first book was “Spectrum of Consciousness”–not light reading. I like him because he stretches my mind.

    Also consider “The Automatic Millionaire Homeowner” by David Bach. This is something you and Ingrid could read outloud to each other and then make an action plan.

    My final suggestion, at least today, is “Nonviolent Communication, a language of Life” by Marshall Rosenberg.


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