Annual book goals

In 2011 – Read 12 books, three of which can be repeats:

  1. Repeat: Going to pieces without falling apart: A Buddhist perspective on wholeness, Mark Epstein

In the hopper:


In 2010 – Read 26 books:

  1. Jan. 7: Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer 2.75/5 stars
  2. Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann 3/5 stars
  3. A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway 3/5 stars
  4. Aug. 8: Drown, Junot Diaz 3.5/5 stars
  5. Aug. 15: Ishmael, Daniel Quinn 5/5 stars
  6. Sept. 29: What I talk about when I talk about running, Haruki Murakami 4/5 stars
  7. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz 5/5 stars
  8. Nov. 25: Going to pieces without falling apart: A Buddhist perspective on wholeness, Mark Epstein 5/5 stars
  9. Dec. 13: Machine of Death: A collection of stories about people who know how they will die, edited by Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo and David Malki ! 3.5/5 stars
  10. Dec. 23: Animal Crackers, Hannah Tinti 4.5/5 stars


In 2009 – Read 26 books:

  1. Jan 7: Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury 3/5 stars
  2. March 27: Bitchfest: 10 years of cultural criticism from the pages of Bitch Magazine, Lisa Jervis & Andi Zeisler 3/5 stars
  3. April 23: Ministry of Special Cases, Nathan Englander 4/5 stars
  4. May 8: Naked Pictures of Famous People, Jon Stewart 4/5 stars
  5. May 9: The Celestial Omnibus and Other Stories, E. M. Forster 3.5/5 stars
  6. May 26: The Lump of Coal, Lemony Snicket 5/5 stars
  7. June 18: The (Longer) Long Tail: Why the future of business is selling less of more, Chris Anderson 4/5 stars
  8. Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!, Richard Feynman 3/5 stars


In 2007-2008 – Read one book every week for one year (I actually managed to finish this one)

1/5 stars: Just plain awful
2/5 stars: Not worth reading
3/5 stars: It’s okay
4/5 stars: Notable
5/5 stars: Must read


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