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by SHKarlson Sat Jan 2nd, 2010 at 12:21:13 AM EST

In 2005, I was foolish enough to essay a compilation of all fifty books for that year's Fifty Book Challenge. That was task enough that commencing in 2006 and continuing in 2007 and 2008 I attempted to publish a quarterly progress report (the links point to the previous links for those years).

Here's the fourth quarter report for 2009. Please follow the link for the date the report was posted to read the diary entry, or book review, at Fifty Book Challenge. I evaluated some books as particularly good (+) or particularly bad (-).

  • 39. Next Stop, Reloville: Life Inside America's New Rootless Professional Class, 14 October 2009.
  • 40. The Other Side of the Night: The Carpathia, the Californian, and the Night the Titanic Was Lost, 17 October 2009.
  • 41. The Night the Fitz Went Down, 21 October 2009.
  • 42. D-Day: The Battle for Normandy, 28 October 2009. (+)
  • 43. Keeping the Millennials: Why Companies are Losing Billions in Turnover to This Generation and What To Do About It, 29 October 2009. (-)
  • 44. The Year that Changed the World: The Untold Story of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, 21 November 2009.
  • 45. Sam Walton: Made in America, 23 November 2009.
  • 46. The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008, 23 December 2009.
  • 47. Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse, 28 December 2009. (-)
  • 48. The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger, 29 December 2009. (+)
  • 49. The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West, 30 December 2009.
  • 50. A Tale of Two Subs: An Untold Story of World War II, Two Sister Ships, and Extraordinary Heroism, 31 December 2009. (-)
  • The first-and-second, and third quarter reports are also available.

    The bookworm has reached its mature length. With bowl-bound Huskies and playoff-bound Packers, the colors of the segments should be obvious.


    (Cross-posted to Cold Spring Shops and Fifty Book Challenge.)


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