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HomeInMyShoes Challenge List: A Year in the Life

This year's challenge is to read a book published in every year I've been on this planet. Wish me luck.

GoodReads Discussion on my challenge for this year. Pop by and give me a recommendation for an incomplete year. 2013 appreciated greatly.

Useless Statistics
Spoiler:

Years Completed: 44/44
Books Read: 71
Pages Read: 21,867
Distinct Authors: 57
New Authors: 36
Paper Books: 51
E-Books: 20


The list of books read
Spoiler:

1958: 8p Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart
1962 8e Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked this Way Comes
1970: 9p James Dickey, Deliverance
1971: 2p Charles Bukowski, Post Office
1972: 7p Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree
1973: 5p J.G. Ballard, Crash
1974: 7p Philip K. Dick, Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said
1975: 6e Andre Norton, Perilous Dreams
1976: 6p Paul Theroux, The Great Railway Bazaar
1977: 7p Bruce Chatwin In Patagonia
1978: 6p Ismail Kadare Broken April
1979: 7p Roald Dahl, Tales of the Unexpected
1980: 6p Alfred Bester, Golem100
1981: 6p Frederik Pohl, The Cool War
1982: 5p P.C. Jersild, After the Flood
1982: 4p Stanley Elkin, George Mills
1983: 7p Thomas Bernard, The Loser
1984: 6p William Gibson, Neuromancer
1985: 8e Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game
1986: 7p Kazuo Ishiguro, An Artist of the Floating World
1987: 6p Paul Quarrington, King Leary
1988: 4p Upamanyu Chatterjee, English, August
1989: 5p Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club
1990: 8p Terry Pratchett, Eric
1991: 8e Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man
1991: 7e Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad
1992: 7p Mary Kurcinka, Raising Your Spirited Child
1992: 7e Terry Pratchett, Small Gods
1993: 8p Lewis Shiner, Glimpses
1994: 6p Tom Robbins, Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas
1995: 8p Nick Hornby, High Fidelity
1996: 9p Roddy Doyle, The Woman Who Walked into Doors
1996: ?e Terry Pratchett, Hogfather
1997: 4p Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake
1998: 8p Philip Gourevtich, We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda
1999: 7p Haruki Murakami, After the Quake
2000: 7p Steven Galloway, Finnie Walsh
2001: 5p Junot Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
2001: 8e Neil Gaiman, American Gods
2002: 8p Michael Frayn, Spies
2002: 7e Diane Duane, A Wizard Alone
2002: 7p Scarlett Thomas, Going Out
2003: 7p Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas
2004: 8p Alan Cooper, The Inmates are Running the Asylum
2005: 7p Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys
2005: 8p Catherynne M. Valente, Yume No Hon: The Book of Dreams
2005: 8p Kate Grenville, The Secret River
2006: 6p Mark Haddon, A Spot of Bother
2006: 8e Terry Pratchett, Hogfather
2007: 7p Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns
2007: 8p R. L. LaFevers, Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos
2008: 8p Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger
2008: 6p Sue Johnson, Hold Me Tight
2008: 7p R. L. LaFevers, Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris
2009: 7p Anthony Flint, Wrestling with Moses
2009: 6p Ha Jin, A Good Fall
2010: 7e Douglas Coupland, Player One: What is to Become of Us?
2010: 7e R. L. LaFevers, Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus
2011: 8p Charles Stross, Rule 34
2011: 6e Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls
2011: 7p Duane Swierczynski, Fun & Games
2011: 8e Patrick deWitt, The Sisters Brothers
2011: 7e R.L. LaFevers, Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh
2011: 7p Duane Swierczynski, Hell & Gone
2011: 6p Duane Swierczynski, Point & Shoot
2012: 8p Blaine Harden, Escape from Camp 14
2012: 7p Tom Holt, Doughnut
2012: 9p Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led he Revels There
2013: 6e Holly Black, Doll Bones
2013: 9p Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane
2013: 8p Charlie LeDuff, Detroit: An American Autopsy


Abbreviation and Rating Guide
Spoiler:

The arbitrary rating system
9 Press buy now.
8 Definitely worth more than the price of admission.
7 Pick this up.
6 Pretty reasonable.
5 An option if you're stuck in the airport with no Internet access.
4 Meh.
3 I could have had a V8!
2 I can't believe the ink stuck to the paper.
1 Ugh.

Legend
e e-book
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