What I’ve Read and What I’m Reading

List is Organized by Title, Author, When I Read it , and My Rating of it in letter grades (I am a teacher after all!)

*A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle (December 2008)–Rating: B

*Unaccostomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri (January 2009) — Rating: B-

*Dress Your Children in Courderoy and Denim by David Sedaris(January 2009) — Rating: B

*Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer (January 2009) — Rating: B-

*The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar (February 2009)– Rating: A-

*The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent (March 2009)– Rating: B-

*Missing Kissinger by Etgar Keret (March 2009)– Rating: C-

*The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry by Kathleen Flinn (March 2009) — Rating: A

*The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (April 2009) — Rating: A+

*Miami by Joan Didion (April 2009) —  Rating: D

*The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Anne Catherine Emmerich (April 2009) — Rating: A

*The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (May 2009)– Rating: A-

*Delirium by Laura Restrapo (June 2009)– Rating: A-

*Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortinson and David Oliver Relin (June 2009)– Rating: B

*My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud’homme (June 2009)– Rating: A

*Children of the Alley by Naguib Mahfouz (July 2009)– Rating: C+

*Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenedis (July 2009)– Rating: A

*The Color of Water by James McBride (August 2009)– Rating: A-

*The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver (August 2009)– Rating: B+

*The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (August 2009)– Rating: A-

*The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (August 2009) — Rating: A-

*Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevesky (does half-way done count?) — Rating: B-

*The Diary of Anne Frank (September 2009)– Rating: A-

*Portrait in Sepia by Isabelle Allende (September 2009)– Rating: A-

*People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks (October 2009)– Rating: B

*Saffron Kitchen by Yasmin Crowther (October 2009)– Rating: B-

*The Interpreter by Suki Kim (October 2009)– Rating: A-

*You’re Not You by Michelle Wildgen (November 2009)– Rating: B

* The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson (November 2009)– Rating: A-

*The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (November 2009)– Rating: B-

*Istanbul by Orhan Pamuk (only got halfway through) (December 2009)– Rating: C-

*The Girl Who Stepped on A Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson (December 2009)– Rating: A-

*Au Revoir to All That by Michael Steinberger (December 2009)– Rating: A-

*Marie Antoinette: the Last Queen of France by Evelyne Lever (January 2010)– Rating: B

*The Help by Kathryn Stockett (February 2010) — Rating: A-

*The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkawamba and Brian Mealer (March 2010) — Rating: B

*Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (April 2010)– Rating: A+

*All Souls by Christine Schutt (April 2010)– Rating: B

*The Forgotten Garden by Kate Mortinson (May 2010)–Rating: A

*Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer (June 2010)–Rating: A-

*19 Minutes by Jodi Picoult (June 2010) — Rating: B+

*Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbins (June 2010) — Rating: B+

*Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip Dick (June 2010) — Rating: B

*The Shadow of the Wild by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (June 2010) — Rating: A

*Shanghai Girls by Lisa See (July 2010) — Rating: B-

*The Language of Baklava by Diana Abu-Jaber (July 2010) — Rating: B

*The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender (August 2010) — Rating: C+

*Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun by Geoffrey Canada (August 2010) — Rating: B-

*All Souls by Michael Patrick MacDonald (August 2010) — Rating: A-

* Blessings by Anna Quindlen (August 2010) — Rating: A-

*The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway (August 2010) — Rating: A-

*Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire (August 2010) — Rating: B

* Seeing by Jose Saramago (September 2010) — Rating: Never Finished—D

*A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy O’Toole — Rating: C+

*The Lost City of Z by David Grann — Rating: A

*Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese — Rating: A-

*Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins — Rating: A

What I’m reading now:

Lots and lots of parenting books (don’t worry….I’ll review them, too!) 🙂

 

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