Cannonball Read V

Cannonball Read V
(Read all about it here)
  1. Drop Dead Healthy – A. J. Jacobs (****1/2)
  2. Holidays On Ice – David Sedaris (***1/5)
  3. I, Mona Lisa – Jeanne Kalogridis (****)
  4. How To Be a Woman – Caitlin Moran (***1/2)
  5. Stargirl – Jerry Spinelli (****)
  6. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway (**1/2)
  7. High Fidelity – Nick Hornby (****1/2)
  8. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler (**)
  9. The Road – Cormac McCarthy (***)
  10. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (***1/2)
  11. Survival Kit – Zuzana Sermer (-)
  12. We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust – Ellen Cassedy (****)
  13. The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan (****1/2)
  14. If Only They Could Talk – James Herriot (****)
  15. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson (*1/2)
  16. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde (***1/2)
  17. I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being a Woman – Nora Ephron (***)
  18. The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays – Oscar Wilde (****)
  19. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal – Christopher Moore (***1/2)
  20. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll (***1/2)
  21. Barney’s Version – Mordecai Richler (*****)
  22. The Sirens of Titan – Kurt Vonnegut (****)
  23. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole (***)
  24. Twelve Angry Men – Reginald Rose (****)
  25. The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls (****1/2)
  26. Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores – Jen Campbell (***1/2)
  27. An Ideal Husband – Oscar Wilde (***1/2)
  28. Late Nights on Air – Elizabeth Hay (***)
  29. The Sisters Brothers – Patrick deWitt (****)
  30. Adulting – Kelly Williams Brown (***1/2)
  31. Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn (****)
  32. The Piano Man’s Daughter – Timothy Findley (***1/2)
  33. My Dog: The Paradox: A Lovable Discourse about Man’s Best Friend – Matthew Inman (****)
  34. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress – Dai Sijie (***1/2)
  35. Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen (****)
  36. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden (****)
  37. The Elements of Style – William Strunk Jr., and E.B. White (****)
  38. Black Swan Green – David Mitchell (***1/5)
  39. The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton (****1/2)
  40. Loving Frank – Nancy Horan (***1/2)
  41. The Transformation – Catherine Chidgey (***)
  42. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America – Erik Larson (****)
  43. Orange is the New Black – Piper Kerman (****1/2)
  44. Damn You, Autocorrect! – Jillian Madison (***1/2)
  45. Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West – Blaine Harden (***1/2)
  46. Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back – Shel Silverstein (***1/2)
  47. Korea: The Impossible Country – Daniel Tudor (****)
  48. Schindler’s List – Thomas Keneally (****)
  49. Point Your Face at This – Demetri Martin (***)
  50. Eternals – Neil Gaiman (***)
  51. Fortunately, the Milk – Neil Gaiman (***1/2)
  52. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak (***)
  53. The Simpsons/Futurama Crossover Crisis – Ian Boothby and Matt Groening (***1/2)
  54. The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman (***1/2)
  55. Chu’s Day – Neil Gaiman (**1/2)
  56. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore – William Joyce (****)
  57. Goodbye, Brecken – David Lupton (***)
  58. The Running Dream –  Wendelin Van Draanen (***1/2)
  59. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexie (****1/2)
  60. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell – Susanna Clarke (*****)
  61. Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants – The Oatmeal aka Matthew Inman (***1/2)
  62. Instant Mom – Nia Vardalos (****)
  63. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened – Allie Brosh (****1/2)
  64. Marley & Me – John Grogan (****1/2)
  65. 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (and Other Useful Guides) – The Oatmeal aka Matthew Inman (**1/2)
  66. How to Tell if Your Cat is Planning to Kill You – The Oatmeal aka Matthew Inman (***1/2)
  67. Stats Canada: Satire on a National Scale – Misc (***)
  68. The One and Only Ivan – Katherine Applegate (****)
  69. The Help – Kathryn Stockett (****1/2)
  70. Bad Boys, Bad Men: Confronting Antisocial Personality Disorder (Sociopathy) – Donald Black (***)
  71. Let Me Off at the Top! – Ron Burgundy (***)
  72. The Dark – Lemony Snicket (***1/2)
  73. You’re Only Old Once – Dr. Suess (****)
  74. Off-Topic: The Story of an Internet Revolt – G. R. Reader (****)
  75. A House in the Sky – Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett (****1/2)
  76. Exodus – Leon Uris (***1/2)

Legend (according to MY ENJOYMENT of the book, not necessarily how well it was written, or its value to the literary community):

* = irredeemably awful
** = middling
*** = decent; has value (of some sort)
***1/2 = good
**** = very good
****1/2 = excellent
***** = amazingly fantastic
****** = almost never used; an all-time favourite

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