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1thatguyzero
Jul 14, 2012, 6:50pm Top

Wasn't sure I'd attempt a 250+ year again but (after a slow start) I'm back to my old reading ways.

2thatguyzero
Edited: Jul 14, 2012, 6:52pm Top

001. Without Feathers by Woody Allen 01/01/12
002. The Gospel According to Jesus Christ by José Saramago 01/03/12
003. A Personal Matter by Kenzaburo Oë 01/04/12
004. Links by Nuruddin Farah 01/06/12
005. "The Obelisk; The Road from Colonus; The Siren" by E.M. Forster 01/07/12
006. Greed by Elfriede Jelinek 01/12/12
007. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines 01/14/12
008. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope 01/19/12
009. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver 01/24/12
010. The Emperor of Portugallia by Selma Lagerlöf 01/25/12
011. Dangling Man by Saul Bellow 01/26/12
012. The Edwardians by Vita Sackville-West 01/27/12
013. Falconer by John Cheever 01/31/12

3thatguyzero
Jul 14, 2012, 6:53pm Top

014. Gould's Book of Fish by Richard Flanagan 02/05/12
015. The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis by José Saramago 02/09/12
016. The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carré 02/18/12
017. The Essence of Christianity by Ludwig Feuerbach 02/24/12
018. Let it Come Down by Paul Bowles 02/26/12
019. Dance of Death by August Strindberg 02/28/12
020. Orientalism by Edward W. Said 02/29/12
021. Babette's Feast by Isak Dinesen 02/29/12

4thatguyzero
Jul 14, 2012, 6:54pm Top

022. The Seven Who Were Hanged by Leonid Nikolaevich Andreev 03/03/12
023. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. II by Edward Gibbon 03/17/12
024. Ripley Under Ground by Patricia Highsmith 03/20/12
025. Pimp by Iceberg Slim 03/23/12
026. The Rider by Tim Krabbé 03/24/12
027. The Moonflower Vine by Jetta Carleton 03/27/12
028. Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse 03/29/12
029. Sarrow-Acre by Isak Dinesen 03/29/12
030. Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids by Kenzaburo Oë 03/31/12

5thatguyzero
Jul 14, 2012, 6:55pm Top

031. The Piano Lesson by August Wilson 04/01/12
032. Le Morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory 04/10/12
033. Never Mind by Edward St. Aubyn 04/13/12
034. Bad News by Edward St. Aubyn 04/17/12
035. Some Hope by Edward St. Aubyn 04/18/12
036. Call It Sleep by Henry Roth 04/24/12
037. Memoir of General Toussant L'Ouverture 04/26/12
038. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin 04/27/12
039. Faust: Part One by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 04/27/12
040. Chimera by John Barth 04/29/12
041. The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky 04/30/12

6thatguyzero
Jul 14, 2012, 6:57pm Top

042. Another Love by Erzsébet Galgóczi 05/06/12
043. The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers 05/07/12
044. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville 05/15/12
045. Philoctetes by Sophocles 05/15/12
046. Royal Highness by Thomas Mann 05/21/12
047. The Bungler by Molière 05/21/12
048. The Odd Women by George Gissing 05/24/12
049. Lenz by Georg Büchner 05/25/12
050. The Gift by Vladimir Nabokov 05/27/12
051. A Manuscript of Ashes by Antonio Muñoz Molina 05/30/12
052. Candida by George Bernard Shaw 05/31/12
053. Side Effects by Woody Allen 05/31/12

7thatguyzero
Edited: Jul 14, 2012, 7:00pm Top

054. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera 06/02/12
055. Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray 06/05/12
056. The Years by Virginia Woolf 06/07/12
057. The Legends of Genesis by Hermann Gunkel 06/08/12
058. The Wild Ass's Skin by Honoré de Balzac 06/10/12
059. The Wood Beyond The World by William Morris 06/11/12
060. The Job by Sinclair Lewis 06/12/12
061. Mythologies by Roland Barthes 06/15/12
062. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Anonymous 06/15/12
063. The Old Man and His Sons by Heðin Brú 06/16/12
064. A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde 06/17/12
065. The Blood Oranges by John Hawkes 06/19/12
066. Meno by Plato 06/21/12
067. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace 06/22/12
068. All the Names by José Saramago 06/24/12
069. "Old Nichifor, the Imposter; The Enchanted Pig" by Ion Creangă 06/25/12
070. The Red Room by August Strindberg 06/26/12
071. An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter by César Aira 06/27/12
072. On Beauty by Zadie Smith 06/28/12
073. The Spiritual Dialogue by Catherine of Genoa 06/28/12
074. Detective Story by Imre Kertész 06/30/12
075. Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick 06/30/12

8thatguyzero
Edited: Jul 14, 2012, 7:01pm Top

076. The Novices of Sais by Novalis 07/01/12
077. Notes on Nursing by Florence Nightingale 07/01/12
078. Dom Casmurro by Machado de Assis 07/01/12
079. The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck 07/02/12
080. The Wedding of Zein by Tayeb Salih 07/02/12

9thatguyzero
Jul 14, 2012, 7:02pm Top

081. Bruges-la-Morte by Georges Rodenbach 07/02/12
082. Troilus and Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer 07/03/12
083. Coriolanus by William Shakespeare 07/03/12
084. Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion 07/03/12
085. Thirst by Andrei Gelasimov 07/03/12

10thatguyzero
Jul 14, 2012, 7:02pm Top

086. Carry On, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse 07/04/12
087. Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles 07/04/12
088. The Caretaker by Harold Pinter 07/04/12
089. Immortality by Milan Kundera 07/05/12
090. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger 07/05/12

11thatguyzero
Jul 14, 2012, 7:03pm Top

091. What Is Left the Daughter by Howard Norman 07/06/12
092. In the Labyrinth by Alain Robbe-Grillet 07/06/12
093. The Wisdom of Life by Arthur Schopenhauer 07/06/12
094. Mr. Vertigo by Paul Auster 07/07/12
095. The Notebook by Ágota Kristóf 07/07/12

12thatguyzero
Jul 14, 2012, 7:04pm Top

096. Daisy Miller by Henry James 07/07/12
097. Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg 07/08/12
098. Some Prefer Nettles by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki 07/08/12
099. Under Western Eyes by Joseph Conrad 07/09/12
100. The Emigrants by W.G. Sebald 07/09/12

13thatguyzero
Jul 14, 2012, 7:05pm Top

101. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka 07/10/12
102. The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder 07/10/12
103. Lafcadio's Adventures by André Gide 07/11/12
104. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan 07/12/12
105. The Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner 07/12/12

14thatguyzero
Jul 14, 2012, 7:07pm Top

106. The Pilgrim Hawk by Glenway Wescott 07/12/12
107. Mumbo Jumbo by Ishmael Reed 07/13/12
108. The Eye by Vladimir Nabokov 07/13/12
109. African Psycho by Alain Mabanckou 07/13/12
110. Wedding Song by Naguib Mahfouz 07/14/12

15pmarshall
Jul 14, 2012, 8:04pm Top

That's a slow start! Well, I guess so as the year is more than half gone and you aren't half way yet, but close. Welcome back!

16thatguyzero
Jul 16, 2012, 5:29pm Top

Good to be back :) After only reading 75 books the first half of the year I'm trying to read the same number in a single month to get back on track.

17thatguyzero
Jul 16, 2012, 11:57pm Top

111. The House of Breath by William Goyen 07/14/12
112. As You Like It by William Shakespeare 07/15/12
113. Correction by Thomas Bernhard 07/15/12
114. Il Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio 07/16/12
115. D'Alembert's Dream by Denis Diderot 07/16/12

18thatguyzero
Jul 24, 2012, 12:30pm Top

116. Drift by Rachel Maddow 07/17/12
117. Nazi Literature in the Americas by Roberto Bolaño 07/17/12
118. The Old Devils by Kingsley Amis 07/18/12
119. Shamela by Henry Fielding 07/18/12
120. The Irony of American History by Reinhold Niebuhr 07/19/12

19thatguyzero
Jul 24, 2012, 12:31pm Top

121. Adolphe by Benjamin Constant 07/19/12
122. The Letter Killers Club by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky 07/19/12
123. Deliverance by James Dickey 07/20/12
124. Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto 07/20/12
125. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank 07/20/12

20thatguyzero
Jul 24, 2012, 12:32pm Top

126. Asylum by Patrick McGrath 07/21/12
127. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy 07/22/12
128. The Illusionist by Francoise Mallet-Joris 07/23/12
129. The Reverberator by Henry James 07/23/12
130. Iphigenia by Jean Racine 07/23/12

21thatguyzero
Jul 27, 2012, 1:54am Top

131. Deep River by Shūsaku Endō 07/24/12
132. The Snow of the Admiral by Álvaro Mutis 07/24/12
133. Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi 07/25/12
134. Put Out More Flags by Evelyn Waugh 07/25/12
135. Chéri by Colette 07/25/12

22thatguyzero
Jul 30, 2012, 4:48pm Top

136. West with the Night by Beryl Markham 07/26/12
137. Transparent Things by Vladimir Nabokov 07/26/12
138. My Friends by Emmanuel Bove 07/26/12
139. Child of All Nations by Irmgard Keun 07/26/12
140. A Good Fall by Ha Jin 07/27/12

23thatguyzero
Jul 30, 2012, 4:49pm Top

141. Richard II by William Shakespeare 07/27/12
142. Philosophy in the Bedroom by Marquis de Sade 07/28/12
143. Room At the Top by John Braine 07/28/12
144. The African by Harold Courlander 07/29/12
145. Flats by Rudolph Wurlitzer 07/29/12

24thatguyzero
Aug 2, 2012, 12:24am Top

146. Endgame by Samuel Beckett 07/29/12
147. The Waves by Virginia Woolf 07/30/12
148. Just Kids by Patti Smith 07/30/12
149. House of the Sleeping Beauties by Yasunari Kawabata 07/31/12
150. Swann's Way by Marcel Proust 07/31/12

25thatguyzero
Aug 20, 2012, 11:01am Top

151. A Feast of Words by Cynthia Griffin Wolff 08/04/12
152. Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver 08/07/12
153. Beau Geste by P.C. Wren 08/09/12
154. Some Do Not… by Ford Madox Ford 08/13/12
155. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford 08/16/12

26pmarshall
Aug 20, 2012, 1:30pm Top

And I hope to end where you are now...

27thatguyzero
Nov 11, 2012, 1:23am Top

150 is nothing to sneeze at ;)

28thatguyzero
Nov 11, 2012, 1:23am Top

156. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford 08/17/12
157. The Last Post by Ford Madox Ford 08/18/12
158. War with the Newts by Karel Čapek 08/20/12
159. The Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau 08/30/12
160. Fieldwork in Ukrainian Sex by Oksana Zabuzhko 08/31/12

29thatguyzero
Nov 11, 2012, 1:24am Top

161. A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn 09/09/12
162. The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles by Herman Melville 09/10/12
163. Smiley's People by John le Carre 09/14/12
164. This Kind of War by T.R. Fehrenbach 09/23/12
165. Zanzibar Tales by George W. Bateman 09/24/12

30thatguyzero
Nov 11, 2012, 1:25am Top

166. The Walk by Robert Walser 09/25/12
167. Zuleika Dobson by Max Beerbohm 09/25/12
168. Liber Amoris by William Hazlitt 09/26/12
169. The Lady of the Lake by Walter Scott 09/27/12
170. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein 09/28/12

31thatguyzero
Nov 11, 2012, 1:25am Top

171. Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare 10/02/12
172. Crime: Its Cause and Treatment by Clarence Darrow 10/04/12
173. Flaubert: A Life by Clarence Darrow 10/07/12
174. Indiana by George Sand 10/10/12
175. The Discovery of America by the Turks by Jorge Amado 10/11/12

32thatguyzero
Nov 11, 2012, 1:26am Top

176. The Art of the Novel by Milan Kundera 10/11/12
177. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain 10/18/12
178. Civilization and its Discontents by Sigmund Freud 10/19/12
179. The Andes and the Amazon by James Orton 10/21/12
180. Under the Bright Lights by Daniel Woodrell 10/22/12

33thatguyzero
Edited: Dec 26, 2012, 12:41pm Top

181. Muscle for the Wing by Daniel Woodrell 10/23/12
182. The Ones You Do by Daniel Woodrell 10/23/12
183. The Belly of Paris by Émile Zola 10/28/12
184. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami 11/08/12
185. The Eye of the Leopard by Henning Mankell 11/11/12

34thatguyzero
Dec 26, 2012, 12:42pm Top

186. The Imaginary Invalid by Molière 11/11/12
187. The Perfumed Garden by Sheikh Nefzawi 11/12/12
188. Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness! by Selma Lagerlöf 11/13/12
189. White Fang by Jack London 11/15/12
190. Sahara by Michael Palin 11/16/12

35thatguyzero
Dec 26, 2012, 12:42pm Top

191. The Devil in the Flesh by Raymond Radiguet 11/17/12
192. Professor Bernhardi by Arthur Schnitzler 11/18/12
193. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser 11/21/12
194. Elizabeth Costello by J.M. Coetzee 11/24/12
195. The Barber of Seville by Pierre Beaumarchais 11/25/12

36thatguyzero
Dec 26, 2012, 12:43pm Top

196. The Marriage of Figaro by Pierre Beaumarchais 11/25/12
197. Parineeta by Saratchandra Chattopadhyaya 11/25/12
198. The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker 11/27/12
199. Works and Days by Hesiod 11/28/12
200. Theogony by Hesiod 11/28/12

37thatguyzero
Dec 26, 2012, 12:44pm Top

201. The Shield of Heracles by Hesiod 11/28/12
202. Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains by Charles A. Eastman 11/30/12
203. Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace 12/03/12
204. Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen 12/05/12
205. La Fanfarlo by Charles Baudelaire 12/05/12

38thatguyzero
Dec 26, 2012, 12:44pm Top

206. Castle Gripsholm by Kurt Tucholsky 12/07/12
207. The Brothers Ashkenazi by Israel Joshua Singer 12/08/12
208. Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet 12/09/12
209. The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West 12/10/12
210. My Friend the Mercenary by James Brabazon 12/12/12

39thatguyzero
Dec 26, 2012, 12:45pm Top

211. Auguste Comte and Positivism by John Stuart Mill 12/13/12
212. Lady into Fox by David Garnett 12/14/12
213. A Mercy by Toni Morrison 12/16/12
214. The Last Flight of the Flamingo by Mia Couto 12/16/12
215. The Easter Parade by Richard Yates 12/17/12

40thatguyzero
Dec 26, 2012, 12:46pm Top

216. Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizabeth von Arnim 12/18/12
217. The Dark Child by Camara Laye 12/19/12
218. Of Water and the Spirit by Patrice Malidoma Some 12/19/12
219. As The Crow Flies by Veronique Tadjo 12/20/12
220. The Royal Ghosts by Samrat Upadhyay 12/20/12

41thatguyzero
Dec 26, 2012, 12:47pm Top

221. The Bafut Beagles by Gerald Durrell 12/21/12
222. Hidden Camera by Zoran Zivkovic 12/22/12
223. Ilona Comes with the Rain by Alvaro Mutis 12/23/12
224. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett 12/24/12
225. The President by Miguel Ángel Asturias 12/26/12

42thatguyzero
Dec 31, 2012, 10:47pm Top

226. Un Bel Morir by Alvaro Mutis 12/26/12
227. The Tramp Steamers Last Port of Call by Alvaro Mutis 12/27/12
228. Sweeney Agonistes by T. S. Eliot 12/28/12
229. This is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz 12/28/12
230. Amirbar by Alvaro Mutis 12/28/12

43thatguyzero
Dec 31, 2012, 10:47pm Top

231. Memoirs of a Good-for-Nothing by Joseph von Eichendorff 12/29/12
232. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke 12/29/12
233. Abdul Bashur, Dreamer of Ships by Alvaro Mutis 12/29/12
234. Odes of Horace by Horace 12/30/12
235. Triptych on Sea and Land by Alvaro Mutis 12/30/12

44thatguyzero
Dec 31, 2012, 10:48pm Top

236. The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry by Walter Pater 12/30/12
237. The Lower Depths by Maxim Gorky 12/30/12
238. The Diary of a Dead Officer by Arthur Graeme West 12/31/12
239. The Last of Cheri by Colette 12/31/12
240. The Alienist by Machado de Assis 12/31/12

45thatguyzero
Dec 31, 2012, 10:49pm Top

close but no cigar

46bucketyell
Jan 1, 2013, 12:22pm Top

Closer than me - congrats!

47pmarshall
Jan 3, 2013, 11:07am Top

A lot closer than me - congratulations!!!

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