Bananas go to law school, too!



As promised, here is my first list of the soon-to-be-new year. 52 books to read! Law school casebooks not included. These are assorted selections from "Best of" lists from 2005. Might as well catch up on the rest of the world, starting with this past year. Hopefully a good mix of fiction & non-fiction; of course, over the summer I will probably be reading more than one book a week - but I kept the list at 52 so I could indulge in some good, old-fashioned "chick lit" as I've been known to enjoy :) WITHOUT further ado, the list!

1. The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion
2. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Foer
3. Freakonomics, Steven Levitt
4. Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, Amy Rosenthal
5. Oh the Glory of It All, Sean Wilsey
6. Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
7. The History of Love, Nicole Krauss
8. A Man without a Country, Kurt Vonnegut
9. A Tender Bar, J.R. Moehringer
10. On Beauty, Zadie Smith
11. The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls
12. 1491, Charles Mann
13. Saturday, Ian McEwan
14. The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova
15. 1776, David McCullough
16. God's Politics, Jim Wallis
17. Lunar Park, Bret Easton Ellis
18. Specimen Days, Michael Cunnigham
19. Teacher Man, Frank McCourt
20. Blink, Malcolm Gladwell
21. Veronica, Mary Gaitskill
22. Six Bad Things, Charlie Huston
23. The Areas of My Expertise, John Hodgman
24. Collapse, Jared Diamond
25. The March, E.L. Doctorow
26. Saving Fish From Drowning, Amy Tan
27. Mother of Sorrows, Richard McCann
28. The Golden Spruce, John Vaillant
29. Eleanor Rigby, Douglas Coupland
30. Prep, Curtis Sittenfeld
31. Becoming Justice Blackmun, Linda Greenhouse
32. Shalimar the Clown, Salman Rushdie
33. Magic for Beginners, Kelly Link
34. American Prometheus, Kai Bird
35. The Assassin's Gate, George Packer
36. Post-War, Tony Judt
37. Tulia, Nate Blakeslee
38. Restless Giant, James T. Patterson
39. The Peabody Sisters, Megan Marshall
40. Radicals in Robes, Cass Sustein
41. I Didn't Do It For You, Michela Wrong
42. Beasts of No Nation, Uzodinma Iweala
43. Epileptic, David B
44. American Desert, Percival Everett
45. The Sea, John Banville
46. A Long Long Way, Sebastian Barry
47. The Testing of Luther Albright, MacKenzie Bezos
48. Johnny Mad Dog, Emmanuel Dongala
49. The Painted Drum, Louise Erdrich
50. Our Ecstatic Days, Steve Erickson
51. No Country for Old Men, Cormac McCarthy
52. The Hummingbird's Daughter, Luis Alberto Urrea

Edit: Replaced a repeat (silly me) with Becoming Justice Blackmun by Linda Greenhouse.