1 January 2003: Books

2002 was a slow year. But I think Middlemarch, Anna Karenina, and damn it, Invisible Man should count as at least two apiece. And it was right after Midnight's Children that I wasted a whole week rereading Harry Potter.

    Adult Fiction

  1. A.S. Byatt, The Biographer's Tale
  2. Michael Chabon, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
  3. David Czuchlewski, Muse Asylum
  4. Pamela Dean, Tam Lin
  5. Mark Dunn, Ella Minnow Pea
  6. George Eliot, Middlemarch
  7. Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
  8. Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections
  9. Diana Freund, Four Corners
  10. Kazuo Ishiguro, An Arist of the Floating World
  11. Barbara Kingsolver, Prodigal Summer
  12. Ursula LeGuin, Unlocking the Air
  13. Ian McEwan, Atonement
  14. Iris Murdoch, The Green Knight
  15. Iris Murdoch, A Severed Head
  16. Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire
  17. Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children
  18. Salman Rushdie, The Ground Beneath Her Feet
  19. Mary Doria Russell, The Sparrow
  20. Richard Russo, Empire Falls
  21. José Saramago, All the Names
  22. José Saramago, Blindness
  23. José Saramago, Baltazar and Blimunda
  24. Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones
  25. Jane Smiley, Greenlanders
  26. Wallace Stegner, Big Rock Candy Mountain
  27. Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
  28. Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog
  29. Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
  30. Virginia Woolf, To The Lighthouse

Audio Books

  1. Richard Llewellyn, How Green Was My Valley

Adult Nonfiction

  1. Andres Duany et al., Suburban Nation
  2. Stefan Fatsis, Word Freak
  3. Claudia L. Johnson, Jane Austen: Women, Politics, and the Novel
  4. Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel
  5. Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America
  6. Leah Hager Cohen, Train Go Sorry
  7. Jeffrey Kunstler, The Geography of Nowhere
  8. Eric Scholsser, Fast Food Nation
  9. Dava Sobel, Galileo's Daughter
  10. Alison Weir, Henry VIII, the King and his Court

Children's Books

  1. Robert Cormier, We All Fall Down
  2. Kate Dicamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie
  3. Diana Wynne Jones, The Lives of Christopher Chant
  4. Diana Wynne Jones, The Magicians of Caprona
  5. Louis Sachar, Dogs Don't Tell Jokes
  6. Lemony Snickett, The Austere Academy
  7. Lemony Snickett, The Ersatz Elevator
  8. Lemony Snickett, The Vile Village
  9. Lemony Snickett, The Carnivorous Carnival
  10. Lemony Snickett, The Hostile Hospital
  11. Mary Jo Stephens, ZoŽ's Zodiac
  12. Noel Streatfeild, Ballet Shoes
  13. Noel Streatfeild, Dancing Shoes
  14. Noel Streatfeild, Theatre Shoes


  1. V.C. Andrews, My Sweet Audrina
  2. Jean Auel, Shelters of Stone
  3. Rosamund Pilcher, Winter Solstice


  • Mary Anderson, Step on a Crack
  • John Christopher, Empty World
  • Jean Slaughter Doty, Can I Get There by Candlelight?
  • Eric Houghton, Steps out of Time
  • Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword
  • Katherine Paterson, The Great Gilly Hopkins
  • J.K. Rowling, HP and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • J.K. Rowling, HP and Chamber of Secrets
  • J.K. Rowling, HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • J.K. Rowling, HP and the Goblet of Fire
  • Richard Russo, Nobody's Fool
  • Donna Tartt, The Secret History
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Also reading to RDC takes up reading-in-bed time.

  • The Yearling
  • The View from Saturday
  • Walk Two Moons
  • The Westing Game
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
  • Bridge to Terabithia

Only 30 novels. Ten non-fiction. I suck.

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