My 50-Book-Challenge (2011).

One of the greatest discovery I have this year is that I have 365 and 1/4 alters and the 59th of them is a sadomasochist (chronology is solely based on date of discovery). That is, I voluntarily submit myself to angst ,which by the by is not the English translation of angas,  regardless of consequences or degree of pain. I will not go Sade and Masoch on you by explaining the literary nature of sadomasochism because what the hell. Anyway, these are the 50 books that I read this year(Italicized ones are the best):

  1. The Devil and Miss Prim by Paulo Coelho
  2. The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho
  3. The Associate by John Grisham
  4. Memories of my Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  5. The Portable Curmudgeon: Jon Winokur
  6. The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Gracian Y’ Morales Baltasar
  7. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  8. 1984 by George Orwell
  9. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  10. The Best Laid Plan by Sidney Sheldon
  11. Letters from the Earth by Mark Twain
  12. On Broken Wings by Kahil Gibran
  13. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  14. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  15. Twisted 8 and ½ by Jessica Zafra
  16. Twisted 9 by Jessica Zafra
  17. Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
  18. Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood
  19. First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde
  20. Weird Wills and Eccentric Last Wishes by Michelle Lovric
  21. If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon
  22. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  23. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  24. 500 People You Meet in Hell by Jessica Zafra
  25. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  26. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  27. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  28. Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
  29. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  30. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
  31. Now and Forever by Ray Bradbury
  32. The Last Time I saw mother by Arlene Chai
  33. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  34. The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night Time by Mark Haddon
  35. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  36. Farenheit 451 by  Ray Bradbury
  37. The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  38. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
  39. The Theban Plays by Sophocles
  40. Wits and Wisecracks by Mark Twain
  41. Perfume by Patrick Suskind
  42. The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
  43. Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
  44. Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
  45. First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde
  46. The Portrait of an Artist as an Old Man by Joseph Heller
  47. One of our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde
  48. The Known World by Edward Jones
  49. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  50. The Road by Cormac McCarthy 

    I wanted to identify my top 10 books but I have always considered it a burden of a reader to identify his favorite book, there can never be just 10 great reads, let alone one.


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