Friday, December 31, 2004

My List

Here we are at the last day of 2004, and since I doubt that I will finish reading a book tonight, here in all its glory, or lack thereof, a list of books I read in 2004. I give the books I read a grade and if I have blogged about it, I linked the blog to that grade. If it seems that the post and grade don't match, I can only say that the grade is given right after I read the book and the post is written a day or two after I have given the grade. Thanks for stopping by in 2004. I hope you come back in 2005. Happy New Year!

Books I read in 2004
  1. A Splendor of Letters: The Permanence of Books in an Impermanent World by Nicholas A. Basbanes. Nonfiction. B+
  2. Misogyny: The Male Malady by David D. Gilmore. Nonfiction. B
  3. The Middle Mind: Why Americans Don't Think for Themselves by Curtis White. Nonfiction. B+
  4. Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury. Nonfiction/Essays. B
  5. On the Road by Jack Kerouac. Fiction. C
  6. Book Lust by Nancy Pearl. Nonfiction. A
  7. Ammonite by Nicola Griffith. Science fiction. A-
  8. The Bride Stripped Bare by Nikki Gemmell. Fiction. B+
  9. The Midnight Disease: The Drive to Write, Writer's Block, and the Creative Brain by Alice W. Flaherty. Nonfiction. A-
  10. Replay by Ken Grimwood. Fiction. A
  11. Ibid: A Life by Mark Dunn. Fiction. B+
  12. Paths of Resistance: The Art and Craft of the Political Novel edited by William Zinsser. Nonfiction Essays/Lectures. A
  13. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire. Fiction. C
  14. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. Fiction. A
  15. So Many Books: Reading and Publishing in an Age of Abundance by Gabriel Zaid, Natasha Wimmer, Translator. Nonfiction. A
  16. The Little Black Book of Stories by A.S. Byatt. Fiction, Short Stories. A-
  17. Excellent Women by Barbara Pym. Fiction. A
  18. In the Land of Pain by Alphonse Daudet, edited and translated by Julian Barnes. Nonfiction. A
  19. American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Scifi/Speculative Fiction. A
  20. The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason. Fiction. C+
  21. A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor. Fiction Short Stories. A
  22. Urgent 2nd Class by Nick Bantok. Nonfiction. B+
  23. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Fiction. A
  24. The Wave in the Mind by Ursula K. LeGuin. Nonfiction Essays. A
  25. The Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams. Collection. A
  26. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. Fiction. A+
  27. Secret Windows: Essays and Fiction on the Craft of Writing by Stephen King. Essays. B
  28. Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett. Fantasy fiction. A
  29. The Diary of Virginia Woolf: Volumen One, 1915-1919 by Virginia Woolf, edited by Anne Olivier Bell. Nonfiction. A
  30. Changing Planes by Ursula K. LeGuin. Fantasy Fiction. B-
  31. The Art of the Bookplate by James P. Keenan. Nonfiction, Art. A
  32. The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms by Amy Stewart. Nonfiction. C
  33. A Girl Becomes a Comma Like That by Lisa Glatt. Fiction. B-
  34. The School Among the Ruins, Poems 2000-2004 by Adrienne Rich. Poetry. A
  35. The Pornography of Meat by Carol J. Adams. Nonfiction. C-
  36. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde. Fiction. A
  37. Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence by Mark Juergensmeyer. Nonfiction. A
  38. Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde. Fiction. A
  39. The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde. Fiction. A
  40. An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire by Arundhati Roy. Essays. A
  41. Women and Evil by Nel Noddings. Nonfiction/Philosophy. A
  42. The Waterworks by E.L. Doctorow. Fiction. A-
  43. The Plot Against America by Philip Roth. Fiction. A-
  44. America (The Book) by Jon Stewart and the Writers of The Daily Show. Humor/Satire. A
  45. Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde. Fiction. A
  46. The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image by Leonard Shlain. Nonfiction. F
  47. Thinner Than Thou by Kit Reed. Fiction. C+
  48. Light by M. John Harrison. Science fiction. B
  49. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. Fiction. B
  50. The Undressed Art: Why We Draw by Peter Steinhart. Nonfiction. A-
  51. A Reading Diary: A Passionate Reader's Reflections on a Year of Books by Alberto Manguel. Nonfiction. A
  52. The Epicure's Lament by kate Christensen. Fiction. A
  53. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll. Fiction. A
  54. More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon. Scifi/Speculative fiction. A-
  55. The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby. Essays. A