Books Read in 2007

  1. The Black Dahlia- James Ellroy
  2. The Wasp Factory- Iain Banks
  3. Get Shorty- Elmore Leonard
  4. The Picture Of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wild
  5. Heart Of Darkness- Joseph Conrad
  6. The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy- Douglas Adams
  7. The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe- Douglas Adams
  8. Life, The Universe And Everything- Douglas Adams
  9. So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish- Douglas Adams
  10. 1984- George Orwell
  11. Rosemary's Baby- Ira Levin
  12. Battle Royale- Koushun Takami
  13. Super-Cannes- J.G. Ballard
  14. Moby-Dick- Herman Melville
  15. The Fall Of The House Of Usher- Edgar Allan Poe
  16. The Pit And The Pendulum- Edgar Allan Poe
  17. The Purloined Letter- Edgar Allan Poe
  18. The Hollow Man- John Dickson Carr
  19. Trainspotting- Irvine Welsh
  20. Life Of Pi- Yann Martel
  21. The Woman In White- Wilkie Collins
  22. The Adultery Club- Tess Stimson
  23. Getting Rid Of Matthew- Jane Fallon
  24. Fingersmith- Sarah Waters
  25. The Color Purple- Alice Walker
  26. Disgrace- J.M. Coetzee
  27. The Historian- Elizabeth Kostova
  28. Never Go Back- Robert Goddard
  29. Lucky Jim- Kingsley Amis
  30. Memoirs Of A Woman Of Pleasure (commonly known as Fanny Hill)- John Cleland
  31. The Art Of Undressing- Stephanie Lehmann
  32. The Wise Woman- Philippa Gregory
  33. Confessions of a Bad Mother
  34. The Big Sleep- Raymond Chandler
  35. Legend- David Gemmell
  36. One Flew Over The Cockoo's Nest- Ken Kesey
  37. The Lambs Of London- Peter Ackroyd
  38. If There Be Thorns- Virginia Andrews
  39. The Secret History- Donna Tartt
  40. The Name Of The Rose- Umberto Eco
  41. Seeds Of Yesterday- Virginia Andrews
  42. Innocent Traitor- Alison Weir
  43. Dune- Frank Herber
  44. The Catcher In The Rye- J.D. Salinger
  45. Skipping Christmas- John Grisham
  46. Women In Love- D.H. Lawrence
  47. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows- J.K. Rowling
  48. The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd- Agatha Christie
  49. The Lost Art Of Keeping Secrets- Eva Rice
  50. High Fidelity- Nick Hornby
  51. Fallen Skies- Philippa Gregory
  52. Elizabeth Costello- J.M. Coetzee
  53. Interview With The Vampire- Anne Rice
  54. A Christmas Carol- Charles Dickens
  55. Perfume- Patrick Suskind
  56. Hawksmoor- Peter Ackroyd
  57. Breakfast at Tiffany's- Truman Capote
  58. The Hound Of The Baskervilles- Arthur Conan Doyle
  59. The Devil Wears Prada- Lauren Weisberger
  60. Fantomas- Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
  61. The Invention Of Curried Sausage- Uwe Timm
  62. Red Harvest- Dashiell Hammett
  63. Charlotte's Web- E.B. White
  64. Seven Strange and Ghostly Tales- Brian Jacques
  65. Burning Up- Caroline B. Cooney
  66. Sheepfarmer's Daughter- Elizabeth Moon
  67. Divided Allegiance- Elizabeth Moon
  68. Oath of Gold- Elizabeth Moon
  69. Crystal- Katie Price
  70. The Au Pairs- Melissa De La Cruz
  71. Borrower of the Night- Elizabeth Peters
  72. One For The Money- Janet Evanovich
  73. Two For The Dough- Janet Evanovich
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Hey! I am reading Disgrace right now! I am loving it. Did you like it?

Hi,I really liked reading it. It was a very good story. The ending was a bit strange. Did you understand it? Let me know your views on it.

I will when I am finished. This is my 4th book by him this year, starting to really love him.

Well we look at the word: Main Entry: 1disĀ·grace

1 archaic : to humiliate by a superior showing
2 : to be a source of shame to your actions disgraced the family
3 : to cause to lose favor or standing was disgraced by the hint of scandal

I think Coetzee is writing about the politcal changes in South Africa and how it is affecting the life of the whites as well. The society and interpersonal relations seem determined by force. Love is lacking and a fall from grace into disgrace occurs. In almost every relationship, there lacks love. On a personal level and a societal level the lack of love results in disgrace or humiliation. On a cursory level, that is all I have to say!

The Catcher In The Rye is one of my favorite. Do you like it?
Is this your style?

Dune was great too. My favorite characters are Vladimir Harkonnen and Lady Jessica.
Have just read the three first books of the series yet.

Catcher In The Rye that is one of my all time faves! I remember laughing out loud when I read that - great book.

I absolutely agree with you. It's very funny and great book.

Catcher in the Rye was a great book! I have to say it is the best book I have read since far this year. I finished it in 5 hours.

Dune was good but some passages I found hard going. My favourite character was Paul and his little sister.

Have not read Dune. Might check it out tho! Read Catcher In The Rye about 15 years ago (the first time, have read it several times since). Was going thru 'difficult' teenage 'time':-) Somehow felt I could relate to main character - even tho I'm a girl, British and live in different era (!!??!!) I liked how he felt everyone was 'phoney'!
This has made me want to find my library card and go get it (maybe I should buy it)!