Books: August 2009


  • Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  • Love Begins in Winter by Simon Van Booy

Full list can be found here.

Books Purchased:


  • Shelf Discovery by Lizzie Skurnick
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
  • The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  • Love Begins in Winter by Simon Van Booy
  • Jane Austen by Carol Shields
  • America, America by Ethan Canin
  • Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands by Michael Chabon
  • Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
  • Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon
  • You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers

Full list can be found here.

The last four books are actually from July but I’d forgotten about them and incorrectly reported that I hadn’t bought any books.  I have a 3:1 books bought to books read ratio if you exclude those.  I think I need a moratorium on buying anymore until I read more.  If only I hadn’t recently discovered

Not sure how Gatsby always manages to sneak into the shot the second I take the picture.

PS – The reason this post is so timely this month (it’s only September 2!) is because I really should be packing for Michigan.  So far I’ve put the suitcase on the bed and load of laundry in the machine.  Then I started doing this.

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3 thoughts on “Books: August 2009

  1. Vishy September 3, 2009 / 12:00 am

    Congratulations! It was awesome to see 'War and Peace' in the 'Books Read' list! Are you planning to start another epic like that soon?
    Nice to see Rick Riordan's 'Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief' in your 'Books Purchased' list. I liked it very much, when I read it a few years back. I liked the way it brought Greek mythology into today's world. I haven't still read the other books in the series, but am hoping to read them soon.
    It was interesting to see many books which are Jane Austen related in your 'Books Purchased' list. Looks like you are going to get into the Jane Austen reading challenge in full-flow 🙂


  2. Michelle September 3, 2009 / 5:46 am

    I think I need a breather before I get to another epic like War and Peace. But I'm thinking it might be Les Miserables or David Copperfield.I've heard good things about The Lightning Thief.Yeah, I'm about two months late, but I think I can still do the Austen Challenge by the end of the year.


  3. Vishy September 6, 2009 / 1:01 am

    'Les Miserables' and 'David Copperfield' are wonderful choices!
    Hope you enjoy reading 'The Lightning Thief'.
    All the best on the Jane Austen reading front! I missed the deadline for participating in the Austen challenge, but am anyway planning to read 'Mansfield Park' (loved the movie and so want to see how the book is) and another book recommended by a friend – 'The Independence of Miss Mary Bennett' by Colleen McCullough – which continues the story of 'Pride and Prejudice'.


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