It's too annoying to keep having to log in and change that list on the left, so I am going to just paste them here and 'comment' myself updates as I come across things!
If by any chance, you are someone who sees this and would like to recommend a book to me, comment away!
(TITLES THAT ARE ITALICIZED HAVE NOW BEEN READ/WATCHED)
The Lace Reader, by Brunonia Barry
American Wife, by Curtis Sittenfeld
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, by Steig Larsson
The Gone Away World, by Nick Harkaway
Anathem, by Neal Stephenson
Pillars of the Earth / Ken Follet
Death and the Lit Chick G. M. Maillet (mystery)
The Frozen Thames, by Helen Humphreys (historical fiction)
Show of Hands by Anthony McCarten (lit fic)
The Swap - Antony Moore
One Second After By Forstchen, William R. thriller
This year's model Carol Alt
Spoiled : stories / Caitlin Macy.
Heroic Measures - Ciment, Jill (Author) post-9/11 New York City on panic-alert.
prayers for the dying o'nan
Personality Plus: Some Experiences of Emma McChesney and Her Son, Jock by Edna Ferber
The Rapture / Liz Jensen (apocalyptic thriller)
Deluxe : how luxury lost its luster , by Dana Thomas
Touch Me, I'm Sick: The 52 Creepiest Love Songs, by Tom Reynolds
Buy*ology , by Martin Lindstrom
Death by Leisure: A Cautionary Tale, by Chris Ayers
Just How Stupid Are We?: Facing the Truth About the American Voter, by Rick Schenkman
Spook : science tackles the afterlife / Mary Roach
NINE LIVES :Death and Life in New Orleans By Dan Baum
Mixed Metals: Creating Contemporary Jewelry with Silver, Gold, Copper, Brass, and More by Danielle Fox
Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made with Repurposed & Organic Materials by Betz White
What We Leave Behind by Derrick Jensen and Aric McBayCatalog: The Illustrated History of Mail Order Shopping by Robin Cherry
Watching the English, by Kate Fox Non fiction
Toy monster : the big, bad world of Mattel / Jerry Oppenheimer. Nonfiction
The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating with Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details by Stan Williams
Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever by Walter Kirn
$20 Per Gallon: How the Rising Cost of Gasoline Will Radically Change Our Lives by Steiner, Christopher
Weddings of the Times: A Parody /by Dan Klein
The Sex Lives of Cannibals
Are You Experienced?
everything by Tony Hawks
Yes Man - Danny Wallace
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food - Jennifer 8. Lee
America Unchained - Dave Gorman
Friends Like These - Danny Wallace (The new book from the author of Yes Man - He tracks down his childhood friends all over the globe, and invites them outside to play.
Jaguars Ripped My Flesh: Adventure is a Risky Business by Tim Cahill.
Travels with My Donkey: One Man and His Ass on a Pilgrimage to Santiago by Tim Moore
'Round Ireland with a Fridge
Chuck Thompson's Smile When You're Lying: Confessions of a Rogue Travel Writer.
My Life in Pink & Green by Lisa Greenwald YA
Science Fair: A Story of Mystery, Danger, International Suspense, and a Very Nervous Frog By Barry, Dave
Envy: A Luxe Novel By Godbersen, Anna YA
Anonymous said... An AbeBooks.com poll of British customers about the funniest books they've ever read yielded this laughable list:
1. Right Ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse (1933)
2. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (1961)
3. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (1979)
4. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome (1889) ,
5. Wilt by Tom Sharpe (1976),
6. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (1980) ,
7. Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis (1954),
8. The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse (1938)
9. Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding (1996) ,
10. Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall by Spike Milligan (1971)http://www.abebooks.com/books/funniest-books.shtml
Sounds Like Teen Spirit
Summary: follows 10- to 15-year-olds competing in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest who, unlike adult Eurovision, write and compose their own entries in their mother-tongue. Blockbuster factor: the unwitting comedy provided by the children's efforts will pull at the heartstrings. Afghan StarSummary: follows two men and two women in Afghanistan as they risk all to win Tolo TV's X Factor-style series.Blockbuster feature: seeing pop culture where you'd least expect it to be is surprisingly entertaining.
Valentino: the last emperor
Summary: a look at the relationship between Valentino and his business partner, Giancarlo Giametti, during the final two years of their careers. Blockbuster factor: glitz and behind-the-scenes looks into couture's most hidden quarters will excite anybody with an interest in fashion. Release date: out now in US. Release date in the UK to be confirmed.
All Tomorrow's Parties
Summary: a jigsaw of footage taken by filmmakers, fans and musicians on mobile phones, camcorders and Super8 showing performances at the All Tomorrow's Parties music festival. Blockbuster factor: features performances from a huge list of music artists including Belle and Sebastian, Portishead, Mogwai, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grinderman and Battles.Release date: premieres on 24 June at Edinburgh Film Festival.
The September Issue
Summary: tells the story of the renowned Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and her huge team of editors as they prepare for the September 2007 issue, the single largest issue of a magazine ever published.Blockbuster factor: a chance to see ambition in its purest form — gives an insight into one of the biggest fashion power houses in the world.Release date: September 2009.
Documentary: Malls R Ushttp://icarusfilms.com/new2009/mall.html
Forgetting Sarah Marshall