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Books Read in January 2011: Fundraising for the NYPL

February 2, 2011

Dad, Jocelyn and I read a grand total of 30 books in January! We’ve raised $30.00 for the New York Public Library so far. Hooray!

Technically, I’ve raised $13.50, as there was a small matter of an overdue fine on my part. (Whoops! In my defense, it was really vile and snowy out!)

Thanks to Lisa for making me a snazzy Donate Button, to get our fundraising efforts kicked off

See our lists of books behind the cut.


  1. Burning Bones- Christopher Golden and Rick Hautala. Finished 1/1/11. Started 12/30/10. 222 pages.
  2. The Secret Life of Bees- Sue Monk Kidd. 302 pages. 1/6/11 Still not sure if I’ve read it before. Loved it, though.
  3. Last Days of Summer. Steve Kluger. 358 pages. Finished 1/8/11. Library book.
  4. Service Included– Phoebe Damrosch. 226 pages Finished 1/9. Library book.
  5. A Wizard of Mars- Diane Duane. 550 pages Finished 1/14. Library book. Loved it.
  6. Mercy Kill- Lori Armstrong. Good, solid mystery with a strong sense of character and place.  1/14
  7. The Lover’s Dictionary- David Levithan. Reviewing for the Star-Ledger 1/15
  8. I Think I Love You- Allison Pearson. Reviewing for the Star-Ledger 1/15. Guess what song I now have stuck in my head. Help!
  9. My Own Two Feet. Beverly Cleary. Part two of her autobiography. I can’t believe she was eighteen and so resourceful. Library book. Finished 1/16.
  10. Fatal February- Barbara Levenson. To review for the Star-Ledger. Finished 1/20
  11. Cooking for Mr. Latte- Amanda Hesser. Finished 1/27. Library book.
  12. Lord of Misrule- Jaimy Gordon. Finished 1/28. Library book.


total: 7

  1. The Innocent- Harlan Coben.
  2. How I Killed Pluto– Mike Brown. Neat chatty science on discovery of Eris, led to demotion of P as 9th planet.
  3. The Last Boy– Jane Leavey. Mantle from start to finish. She sure can do sports.
  4. The Big Short- Michael Lewis
  5. Angelology- Danielle Trussoni
  6. Moneyball- Michael Lewis
  7. The Hard Way- Lee Child


total: 11

  1. U is For Undertow- Sue Grafton
  2. Labyrinth- Kat Richardson
  3. Superman: Red Son- Mark Millar
  4. Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges Whines and Anecdotes- Stephen Sondheim
  5. Earth (the book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race- Jon Stewart
  6. America (the Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction- Jon Stewart
  7. The Scarlet Pimpernel- Baroness Orczy
  8. Foiled- Jane Yolen
  9. A Muppet King Arthur- Joanna Stokes
  10. The Lifecycle of Software Objects- Ted Chiang
  11. A Zits Treasury 03: Jerry Scott

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