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33. “The Road,” Cormac McCarthy

October 31, 2011 Leave a comment

A father must protect his son as they try to scrape together a life in this sparse post-apocalyptic tale.

I think it is pretty well established that I get a little too involved with dystopic novels and might sometimes get confused about whether or not they are really happening. But I read most of this book in the cold on my front stoop while I was locked out of my house and smoking to keep warm, and, yeah, I kept thinking I was the only person carrying the fire. Even as parents with toddlers and small dogs strolled past me.

Page count: 287
Total pages: 10,452

32. “Room,” Emma Donoghue

October 30, 2011 Leave a comment

I would seriously read a book of every moment of Ma’s and Jack’s life from kidnapping to death.

Page count: 321
Total pages: 10,165

31. “Wasted” Marya Horbacher

October 27, 2011 Leave a comment

A wrenching read.

Page count: 289
Page total: 10,165

30. “The Know-it-all,” AJ Jacobs

October 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Subtitle is: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World
Page count: 371
Page total: 9,876

29. “The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook,” Deborah Bray Haddock

October 12, 2011 1 comment

Page count: 265
Page total: 9,505

28. “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” JK Rowling

October 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Page count: 652
Page total: 9,340