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2003- my year in books

In 2001, I started keeping a list of every book I read that year-- I read 58, 20 of which were audiobooks. In 2002, I only managed to read 33 books, 3 of which were audiobooks.

This year, I read either 38 books, or, if you want to count the 3 James Ellroy books packaged into one volume as 3 rather than one, 40 books, 15 of which (or 17, depending on the Ellroy) were audiobooks. Here they are, seperated by category (but chronologically within category):

Non fiction:

1) Stupid White Men ...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation! - Michael Moore
2) Don't Jump! The Northwest Winter Blues Survival Guide - by Novella Carpenter, Traci Vogel
3) Skipping Towards Gomorrah: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America- Dan Savage
4) Sleazoid Express: A Mind-Twisting Tour Through the Grindhouse Cinema of Times Square - Bill Landis, Michelle Clifford
5) Bizarre Books- Russell Ash and Brian Lake
6) When You Ride Alone You Ride With Bin Laden: What the Government Should Be Telling Us to Help Fight the War on Terrorism- Bill Maher
7) Wry Martinis- Christopher Buckley
8) All My life For Sale- John Fryer
9) Don't Know Much About History : Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned - Kenneth C. Davis
10) The Hipster Handbook-Robert Lanham
11) Pagan Kennedy's Living: A Handbook for Maturing Hipsters -Pagan Kennedy
12) Night- EIlie Wiesel (audio)
13) Pink Think - Becoming a Woman in Many Uneasy Lessons- Lynn Peril
14) Cad: Confessions of a Toxic Bachelor - Rick Marin
15) Making the List: A Cultural History of the American Bestseller, 1900-1999 - Michael Korda (audio)
16) Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market - Eric Schlosser (audio)
17) Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot- Al Franken
18) Word Freak- Heartbreak, triumph, genius and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players- Stefan Fatsis
19) Esquire Presents: What It Feels Like : *To Walk on the Moon*To Be Gored by a Bull*To Survive an Avalanche *To SwallowSwords*To Go Over Niagara Falls in a Barrel*To Be Shot in the Head* by A.J. Jacobs
20) Selling Ben Cheever : Back to Square One in a Service Economy- Benjamin Cheever (audio)

fiction:

1) The Bell Jar- Sylvia Plath (audio)
2) Jim the Boy- Tony Early  (audio)
3) Tail of the Tip off - Rita Mae Brown (audio)
4) Villa Incognito - Tom Robbins (audio)
5) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling
6) The Practical Heart - Allen Gurganus (audio)
7) Second Summer of the Sisterhood- Ann Brashares
8) Black Sunday- Thomas Harris (audio)
9) Diary- Chuck Palahniuk
10) Everything is Illuminated- Jonathan Safran Foer (audio)
11) L.A. Confidential- James Ellroy (audio)
12) Screaming Mimi- Frederic Brown
13) L.A. Noir- (three novel trilogy, includes Blood on the Moon, Because the Night, Suicide Hill) - James Ellroy (audio)
14) Amazing Adventures of Kavilier and Clay- Michael Chabon
15) Middlesex- Jeffrey Eugenides (audio)
16) Forty Words for Sorrow - Giles Blunt (audio)
17) The Slippery Slope- Lemony Snicket
18) Hotspur-Rita Mae Brown
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