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This is a list of all (or nearly all) the books that i've read since 1996. Most recently read is first going back to last read. Text books and most books assigned for college reading have been left out.

If a book is listed twice, I probably really liked it and read it again. I have a habit of reading books over and over again--case in point, I read Jurassic Park 8 times in the space of 3 years when it was my favorite book in middle school. Which is probably why I like owning books and have never fallen deeply in love with the library, though have developed an illicit relationship with bookstores. I look things up constantly, and often at weird hours of the night. I use post its, ending up with multicolored forests growing out of the sides of my books, marking particularly insightful or beautiful quotes. I CANNOT WRITE IN BOOKS (although I've gotten over this to some degree with text books bought used), nor do I break bindings. I guess I'm a book snob. Fine.


The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl, Belle de Jour
Foucault's Pendulum, Umberto Eco
The Grass Crown, Colleen McCullogh
Rule of Four, I. Caldwell and D. Thomason
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Mark Haddon
High Fidelity, Nick Hornby
Angels and Demons, Dan Brown
Ghosts of Vesuvius, Charles Pellegrino
A Year in the Merde, Stephen Clark
The Rule of Four, I. Caldwell and D. Thomason
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Under the Southern Sun, Paul Paolicelli
All Rivers Run to the Sea, Elie Wiesel
Dandelion Wine, Ray Bradbury
Autobiography of Red, Anne Carson
First Man in Rome, Colleen McCullogh
Route 66 AD, Tony Perrottet
Converstions with Picasso, Brassai
Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
Running with Scissors, Augusten Burroughs
Hunting Unicorns, Bella Pollen
Pompeii, Robert Harris
Claudius the God, Rober Graves
Life of Pi, Yann Martel
The DaVinci Code, Dan Brown
Baudolino, Umberto Eco
The Princess Bride, William Goldman
America and Americans, John Steinbeck
French Revolutions, Tim Moore
The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
High Tide in Tucson, Barbara Kingsolver
A Separate Peace, John Knowles
Lord of the Flies, William Golding
Yates is Dead, Lots of Irish Writers
An American Childhood, Annie Dillard
Childhood's End, Arthur C. Clarke
Bella Tuscany, Frances Mayes
Naked, David Sedaris
A Separate Peace, John Knowles
English Patient, Michael Ondaatje
East of Eden Letters, John Steinbeck
The Last Days of Summer, Steve Kluger
100 Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia-Marquez
East of Eden, John Steinbeck
To A God Unknown, John Steinbeck
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
The Iliad and The Odyssey, Homer
Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris
Titus Andronicus, William Shakespeare
Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson
Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller
A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams
Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden
Farenheight 451, Ray Bradbury
The Cider House Rules, John Irving
The Real Thing, Tom Stoppard
I, Claudius, Robert Graves
The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane
The Invention of Love, Tom Stoppard
Arcadia, Tom Stoppard
Timequake, Kurt Vonnegut
12th Night, William Shakespeare
Sleeping Where I Fall, Peter Coyote
On the Road, Jack Kerouac
Tuesdays With Morrie, Mitch Albom
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce
Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky
Night, Elie Weisel
A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shakespeare
The Power and the Glory, Graham Greene
The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff
The Last Unicorn, Peter S. Beagle
The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner
Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton
The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorn
The Crucible, Arthur Miller
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, John Berendt
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
East of Eden, John Steinbeck
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Victor Hugo
Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson
The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas
Walden, Henry David Thoreau
My Name is Asher Lev, Chaim Potok
The Trial, Franz Kafka
Much Ado About Nothing, William Shakespeare
Brian's Winter, Gary Paulsen
Arrowsmith, Sinclair Lewis