**Updated list on 6/20/10, if anyone's actually keeping track or care :P
As you can see, I am way behind.
Oh, heck. Why not? Yes, sure I'll join the crazy aim of reading 52 weeks in 2010.
Well, let's just see how far this goes :P
And of course, I'm taking suggestions as to what to read next.
PS. My recommended books are highlighted in bold ;)
1. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel (Haruki Murakami) - 01/10/2010
2. Heaven's Net is Wide (The Tales of the Otori) (Lian Hearn) - 01/19/2010
3. What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures (Malcolm Gladwell) - 02/14/2010. I finished the audiobook actually. Too much driving, as always.
4. Midnight's Children: A Novel (Salman Rushdie) - 02/15/2010. A bit slow going in the beginning, but an amazing book.
5.In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto (Michael Pollan) -02/25/2010. Actually I listened to the audiobook. Maybe it's because the reader sounds like Reverend Lovejoy but the book seems a lot more judgmental and confrontational than Omnivore's Dilemma. Didn't enjoy it as much.
6. The Plausibility of Life: Resolving Darwin's Dilemma (Marc Kirschner, John Gerhart) - 03/5/2010. Very interesting and insightful theory of how phenotypic variability can evolve, though the authors spend a tad too much time arguing against intelligent design.
7. A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel (Haruki Murakami) - finished the audiobook on 3/17/2010. The readers were ... okay. Some of the character's tone and accent bothered me a bit.
8. When We Were Orphans (Kazuo Ishiguro) - finished 4/2/2010. A really easy read. Not as "shocking" as Never Let Me Go, but still complex enough.
9. Love (Toni Morrison)
10. Women of the Brewster Place (Gloria Naylor)
11. Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
12. Singularities: Landmarks on the Pathways of Life (Christian de Duve)
13. The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
14. Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
15. Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins)
16. Persuasian (Jane Austen)
17. The Duchess of Padua (Oscar Wilde)
18. Survival of the Sickest: A Medical Maverick Discovers Why We Need Disease (Sharon Moalem)
19. Children of Hurin (J.R.R. Tolkien)
20. The Valley of Fear (Conan Doyle)
21. The Sign of the Four (Conan Doyle)
- On Intelligence (Jeff Hawkins)
On the List:
Underworld: A Novel (Don DeLillo)
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? (Seth Godin)