Pulse Still There

This list thing is keeping me honest. I strayed from it only because of another list; a list that actually came first. Come to think of it I probably should have posted that list. It has the whole landscape mapped out. But, maybe that’s too boring. I’ll have to modify my lists for next month. Anyway, here’s the pulse check for the end of December…with the other books added in (if it wasn’t confusing enough).

  1. Abide By Me by Elizabeth Strout (Aug)
  2. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  3. Among the Missing by Dan Chaon (Jun)
  4. Apollo: the epic journey to the moon by David West Reynolds (Jul)
  5. Added: Apples Are From Kazakhstan by Christopher Robbins
  6. Arctic Grail by Pierre Berton (Feb, although I started this last year)
  7. Ariel by Sylvia Plath (Sep)
  8. At Home in the Heart of Appalachia by John O’Brien (Sep)
  9. Beautiful Swimmers by William Warner (May)
  10. Before the Knife by Carolyn Slaughter
  11. ADDED: Bellwether by Connie Willis
  12. Beneath the Lion’s Gaze by Maaza Mengist (May)
  13. Beyond the Bogota by Gary Leech (May)
  14. Big Mouth and Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates
  15. ADDED: Billy by Albert French
  16. Brass Go-Between by Oliver Bleeck (Feb)
  17. Breakfast with Scot by Michael Drowning
  18. Brush with Death by Elizabeth Duncan
  19. Burma Chronicles by Guy Delise (Nov)
  20. Burning the Days by James Salter (Aug)
  21. Camus, a Romance by Elizabeth Hawes
  22. Cardboard Crown by Martin Boyd (Apr)
  23. Cat Who Ate Danish Modern by Lillian Jackson Braun (Jun)
  24. Child that Books Built by Francis Spufford (Sep)
  25. Churchill, a life by Martin Gilbert
  26. Conspiracy and Other Stories by Jaan Kross (Aug)
  27. Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
  28. Deafening by Frances Itani (Oct)
  29. Death in Verona by Roy Harley Lewis (Jun)
  30. Diamond Classics by Mike Shannon (Apr)
  31. Dining with Al-Qaeda by Hugh Pope (May)
  32. Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby (Aug)
  33. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope  (Mar)
  34. Edward Lear in Albania by Edward Lear
  35. Fanny by Edmund White (Mar)
  36. Final Solution by Michael Chabon (Jan)
  37. Fixer by Joe Sacco (Jul)
  38. Footnotes in Gaza by Joe Sacco (May)
  39. Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith (May)
  40. Gabriel Garcia Marquez by Gerald Martin (Mar)
  41. Galton Case by Ross MacDonald
  42. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos (Apr)
  43. Girl in Landscape by Jonathan Lethem (Feb)
  44. Going Wild by Robert Winkler (Oct)
  45. Golden Spruce by John Vaillant (Jun)
  46. Good Thief’s Guide to Paris by Chris Ewan
  47. Good Thief’s Guide to Vegas by Chris Ewan
  48. Good-bye Chunk Rice by Craig Thompson (Feb)
  49. Grand Ambition by Lisa Michaels (Jun)
  50. Guardians by Geoffrey Kabaservice (Nov)
  51. Hole in the Earth by Robert Bausch (Mar)
  52. House of Morgan by Ron Chernow (Apr)
  53. House on the Lagoon by Rosario Ferre (May)
  54. Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer (Feb)
  55. Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith (Apr)
  56. Light Infantry Ball by Hamilton Basso (Sep)
  57. Lives of the Painters, vol 2, 3 & 4) by Giorgio Vasari
  58. Morality for Beautiful Girls by Alexander McCall Smith (Mar)
  59. No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (Jan)
  60. Nobody Knows My Name by James Baldwin (Aug)
  61. Ocean of Words by Ha Jin (Oct)
  62. Old Friends by Tracy Kidder (Sep)
  63. Panther Soup by John Grimlette (Nov)
  64. Points Unknown edited by David Roberts (Jun)
  65. Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson (Jan)
  66. Return of the Dancing Master by Henning Mankell (Aug)
  67. Rosalind Franklin: Dark Lady of DNA by Brenda Maddox
  68. Rose Cafe by John Hanson Mitchell (Apr)
  69. Scar Tissue by Michael Ignatieff
  70. Scramble for Africa by Thomas Pakenham (Jul)
  71. Southpaw by Mark Harris (Oct)
  72. ADDED: Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers
  73. Tattered Cloak by Nina Berberova
  74. Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith (Jun)
  75. Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith (Feb)
  76. Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Jul)
  77. Time, Love, Memory by Jonathan Weiner (Nov)
  78. Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy Sayers
  79. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackery (Jan)
  80. Viceroy of Ouidah by Bruce Chatwin
  81. What you Owe Me by Bebe Moore Campbell (Nov)
  82. Wholeness of a Broken Heart by Katie Singer
  83. Widow for One Year by John Irving (Mar)
  84. Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken (Sep)
  85. ADDED: Women of the Raj by Margaret MacMillan
  86. Working Poor by David Shipler (Jul)


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