Thursday, January 3, 2008

Books Bought in 2007-2008

Below is a list of the books I have bought since the post-Christmas book sales in December 2007. After buying close to 200 books last year, I've pledged to restrict myself to buying less than 100 books this year.

December 2007:
Enid Blyton: The Magic Faraway Tree
Bill Bryson: Neither Here Nor There
Simon Callow: The Road to Xanadu (Orson Welles biography Volume 1)
Simon Callow: Hello Americans (Orson Welles biography Volume 2)
Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep and Other Stories
Charles Dickens: The Old Curiosity Shop
Louise Fitzhugh: Harriet the Spy
Elizabeth Gaskell: North and South
Stella Gibbons: Cold Comfort Farm
Jack Kerouac: The Dharma Bums
Stephen King: IT
Madeleine L'Engle: A Wrinkle in Time
Hunter S Thompson: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72
Sue Townsend: The Secret Diaroy of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4

January 2008:
ER Braithwaite: To Sir, With Love
Mikhail Bulgakov: The Master and Margarita
Anthony Burgess: 1985
Vladimir Nabokov: Nabokov's Dozen
Iain Pears: An Instance of the Fingerpost
Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray

February 2008:
Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart
Frank Beddor: The Looking Glass Wars
Frank Beddor: Seeing Redd
Bill Bryson: The Lost Continent
Albert Camus: The Outsider
Albert Camus: The Plague
Truman Capote: Breakfast at Tiffany's
Orson Scott Card: Ender's Game
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: Don Quixote
Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings
Jonathan Safran Foer: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Neil Gaiman: Neverwhere
Kathryn Kenny: Trixie Belden and the Mystery of the Antique Doll (#36)
Kathryn Kenny: Trixie Belden and the Pet Show Mystery (#37)
Matthew Pearl: The Poe Shadow
Marisha Pessl: Special Topics in Calamity Physics
John Rhys: Wide Sargasso Sea
Alexander McCall Smith: The 2 1/2 Pillars of Wisdom
Patrick Suskind: Perfume
Peter Temple: The Broken Shore
Hunter S Thompson: Hell's Angels
Lynne Truss: The Lynne Truss Treasury (With One Lousy Free Packet of Seed, Tennyson's Gift, Going Loco, Making the Cat Laugh)

March 2008:
John Banville: The Sea
Clive Barker: Weaveworld
Roald Dahl: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six Others
HV Evatt: Rum Rebellion
Alex Garland: The Beach
Graham Greene: The Third Man and The Fallen Idol
George Grossmith: The Diary of a Nobody
Henry James: What Maisie Knew
Banjo Paterson: The Man from Snowy River
John Steinbeck: The Red Pony
Evelyn Waugh: Brideshead Revisited
Thornton Wilder: The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Markus Zusak: The Book Thief

April 2008:
Margaret Atwood: Cat's Eye
John Banville: Athena
John Banville: Doctor Copernicus
John Banville: Kepler
John Banville: Mephisto
Susanna Clarke: The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories
David Mitchell: Black Swan Green

May 2008:
Aldous Huxley: Brave New World Revisited
Gregory Maguire: Wicked

June 2008:
Raven Hart: The Vampire's Kiss
Raven Hart: The Vampire's Secret

July 2008:
Kathryn Kenny: Trixie Belden #19

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