31. Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir by Dave Mustaine (and some ghostwriters) - Another musician autobiography. Dave Mustaine is the like the pathetic geek that everyone feels sorry for. This book is pretty great. I was satisfied.
32. A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne - A classic. This was a good one. Some of the phrasing is magical. I've taken a few quotes from this book that I'd like to incorporate into some future projects of my own some how.
33. The Hunter by Richard Stark - Decent pulpy heist tale. Good but not amazing.
34. The Man with the Getaway Face by Richard Stark - See #33. Again, good but not great.
35. Rabbit, Run by John Updike - What did I just read? I know this one is supposed to be a classic but I thought it was awful. I can't tell you why, it is just completely forgettable for me.
36. Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street by Michael Davis - Who would've thought a book called "Street Gang" that's about Sesame Street would be sooooooooooo incredibly DULL. Tough read.
37. You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News: Shocking But Utterly True Facts by Writers of Cracked Magazine - This is similar to something like Ripley's Believe or Not... A bunch of stories about really weird strange facts. Someone gave me this book, so I read it. It was actually pretty entertaining.
38. The Ramen Kind and I: How the Inventor of Instant Noodles Fixed My Love Life by Andy Raskin - So, I don't know if the the author is a wasian or an actual Japanese dude, but he's obsessed with Japanese culture. He's on a quest to speak to the inventor of instant ramen, but doesn't really have any luck. Then the dude guy dies and he never gets to meet him. He's bummed but makes some conclusion about how destiny has intervened, blah, blah, blah. This was a decently entertaining read.
39. For Whom the Minivan Rolls by Jefferey Cohen - I read this book a while ago and don't remember anything about it. I guess it was OK, but obviously not memorable.
40. Buddy Bradley Saga (The Bradleys, Buddy Does Seattle, Buddy Does Jersey) by Peter Bagge - BEST COMIC SERIES EVER. I've read these stories every year at least once since I discovered them. Peter Bagge is a fucking GENIUS. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to anyone with a sense of humor or hopelessness.