108 in 2008, books

Books, Fifty Five!

Because law school deprived me of the pleasure of devouring books as I was accustomed to, one of my 108 in 2008 was to read 50 books. I am proud to say that I not only met my goal, I exceeded it with a grand total of 55 books so far! (The year’s not over yet!) Here are the highlights of the fifty books I read this year:

Best Fiction: Empire Falls
Best Non-fiction: In Defense of Food
Best Chick Lit: Can You Keep a Secret?
Best Classic: Lolita
Best Memoir: Dreams From my Father
Best Inspirational: The Last Lecture
Best Chai Read: 44 Scotland Street Series
Best Multicultural Read: Sold

Next year I am planning to go big or go home with the goal of 75 books! What books do you recommend I add to my queue?

8 thoughts on “Books, Fifty Five!”

  1. How?! How did you do it? 55 books is amazing. I don’t think I have read that many books in a year since I got out of picture books. =-) Please share your tips– I would love to get back into reading, but my job is so time consuming. I am sure yours is too, so, how do you do it?


  2. Salaam. very interesting blog I must say. If there’s one book you should read its IF I SHOULD SPEAK by Umm Zakiyyah, quite possibly the most beutiful novel ever written. a must read for american muslims in search of perspective. after that try DUMBING US DOWN by John Taylor Gatto. this man was a public school teacher for 30 years and won the new york state teacher of the year award a couple of times. the book presents his view of the current public education system and how it is designed to fail. from your past posts i gather that you were a teacher and weren’t very satisfied with the system. the book is not very long and will perhaps answer some of your questions. that is all.


  3. I already gave you my top 20 via E-mail … I think I probably read 50 this year, but I may have to challenge myself next year. You going to let us know how you did with the 108 in 2008? … I need to look at mine and see how I did!


  4. Following books I really liked in case you have not read them.-Memoirs of a Geisha-She’s Come Undone, Wally Lamb-To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee-Reading the Dark, Seamus Deane-The Myths of Innovation, Berkun-The Tipping Point, Malcolm GladwellI am a book junkie myself 🙂


  5. Thanks for all your suggestions, I will look them up and incorporate them.Anon1, the way ?I did it, good question 🙂 I will write a seperate post abotu this very very soon!


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