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1sanddancer
Editado: Jan 16, 2009, 12:11 pm

I'm using this as a place to list books that I don't yet own but that I want to read.

Some random books

Naive. Super by Erlend Loe - have a copy
Netherland by Joseph O'Neill
The Third Brother by Nick McDonell

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
Retro Retro: Fictional Flashbacks by Amy Prior
The Secret History Donna Tartt
Fight Club Chuck Palahniuk
Choke Chuck Palahniuk

2sanddancer
Editado: Dez 20, 2008, 10:40 am

Crime writers/series

These have been recommended to me

The Spellman Files Lisa Lutz - got a copy of this and started it but didn't like it
A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane

I'll add others by the same writers if I read and enjoy these ones.

Continuing in the series of books I've already enjoyed
George P Pelecanos Washington series
King Suckerman
The Sweet Forever
Shame the Devil

Other George Pelecanos books
Right as Rain - have a copy
Hell to Pay - have a copy

Inspector Montalbano books by Andrea Camillieri
The Terracotta Dog - have a copy
The Snack Thief - have a copy
The Voice of the Violin

3sanddancer
Editado: Maio 17, 2010, 4:18 am

Thinking about the 999 Challenge has given me lots of thoughts on books I want to read.

Firstly I'm continuing with crime & detectives and considering reading 9 books from different countries. Here are a few I've come across.

Out by Natsuo Kirino
Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann
Ice Moon by Jan Costin Wagner
Naked Came the Manatee by Hiaasen
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbo
Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell
Jar City Arnaldur Indriason

There seems to be a lot here from cold Scandinavian countries! I will try to find some more tropical detectives for some balance.

4sanddancer
Editado: Nov 17, 2008, 12:43 pm

Non-Fiction I want to read

Random stuff
How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gates Gill
People Who Don't Know They're Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About it by Gary Leon Hill
Dawn of the Dumb: Dispatches from the Idiotic Frontline by Charlie Brooker

60s, Beats and CounterCulture related
Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon - And the Journey of a Generation by Sheila Weller
Turn on, Tune in, Drop Out by Timothy Leary
Bohemian Manifesto: A Field Guide to Living on the Edge by Laren Stover,
1968 by Mark Kurlansky - bought copy

Film & television related
Moving Pictures: Memories of a Hollywood Prince by Budd Schulberg
How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime by Roger Corman, Jim Jerome
Screen Burn by Charlie Brooker

5sanddancer
Editado: Maio 17, 2010, 4:20 am

General Fiction

Cloudstreet by Tim Winton - have a copy -read
The Boy Who Kicked Pigs by Tom Baker - read
The Fat Plan by Glen Neath - read
The Outgoing Man by Glen Neath
The Little Girl and the Cigarette by Benoit Duteurtre
Firmin by Sam Savage - read
The Bandini Quartet by John Fante -read one
Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan read
In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan read
Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman read
The Northern Clemency by Philip Hensher
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Vinegar Soup by Miles Gibson
Stone Junction by Jim Dodge read
The Minds of Billy Milligan by Daniel Keyes
When I Was Five I Killed Myself by Howard Buten read
Netherland by Joseph O'Neill