Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Books Read in 2008

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January 2008
1. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
2. The Little Lady Agency by Hester Browne
3. Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta) by Patricia Cornwell
4. Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
5. The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett

February 2008
6. Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell
7. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
8. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
9. Desert Noir (Lena Jones) by Betty Webb
10. Desert Wives (Lena Jones) by Betty Webb
11. Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
12. Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips
13. Empire by Orson Scott Card

March 2008
14. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
15. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
16. Sacred Cows by Karen E. Olson
17. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
18. The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
19. Still Life (Three Pines Mysteries) by Louise Penny
20. How Not to Be Popular by Jennifer Ziegler

April 2008
21. Atonement by Ian McEwan
22. The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig
23. The Arthurian Omen by G.G. Vandagriff
24. Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
25. Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane by Suzanne Collins
26. Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods by Suzanne Collins
27. Gregor and the Marks of Secret by Suzanne Collins

May 2008
28. Gregor and the Code of Claw by Suzanne Collins
29. Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
30. Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination by Helen Fielding
31. The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie
32. After Dark by Haruki Murakami
33. Rusalka by C.J. Cherryh

June 2008
34. California Girl by T. Jefferson Parker
35. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
36. The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz
37. Desert Shadows (Lena Jones) by Betty Webb
38. Magic Street by Orson Scott Card
39. The Candle of Distant Earth by Alan Dean Foster

July 2008
40. Sky Burial by Xinran
41. Beginner's Greek by James Collins
42. Lean Mean Thirteen (Stephanie Plum) by Janet Evanovich
43. Down to a Sunless Sea by Mathias B. Freese
44. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

August 2008
45. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
46. Until Proven Guilty (J.P. Beaumont) by J.A. Jance
47. Cat on the Edge (Joe Grey) by Shirley Rousseau
48. White Nights (Shetland Island) by Ann Cleeves
49. Out by Natsuo Kirino
50. The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl

September 2008
51. A Jolly Good Fellow by Stephen V. Masse
52. Tamsin by Peter S. Beagle
53. Murder on the Eiffel Tower by Claude Izner
54. American Gods by Neil Gaiman

October 2008
55. To the Dust Returned by Ray Bradbury
56. Asleep by Banana Yoshimoto
57. Night Shift by Stephen King
58. Gallows View by Peter Robinson

November 2008
59. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
60. Stone Butterfly (Charlie Moon) by James D. Doss
61. Three Sisters (Charlie Moon) by James D. Doss
62. Hard Truth (Anna Pigeon) by Nevada Barr
63. Culture Warrior by Bill O'Reilly
64. Winter Study (Anna Pigeon) by Nevada Barr
65. Sisterchicks in Sombreros by Robin Gunn
66. Nothing But Trouble (Kevin Kerney) by Michael McGarrity
67. A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel

December 2008
68. Hand of Evil (Ali Reynolds) by J.A. Jance
69. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
70. Cold Dish (Walt Longmire) by Craig Johnson
71. Death Without Company (Walt Longmire) by Craig Johnson
72. Kindness Goes Unpunished (Walt Longmire) by Craig Johnson


  1. Lots of good stuff there! I can't wait to see what you have in store for 2009!


  2. Lezlie: I was happy with my reading list, but was a bit surprised at how few reviews I wrote! I'm hoping to do a bit more writing this next year.

    I'll be keeping an eye on your 2009 reading lists as they unfold. You've got some great reads going right now!

  3. What??? Only 72 books?!!!

    How was that Sisterchicks book?

  4. Great list of books! I just found out our next face-to-face book club pick is The Woman in White. Can't wait!

    I hope you have a really wonderful 2009. and still curious to hear what you think of Kafka on the Shore! :)

  5. Trish: I'm hoping to write the review this weekend. I'll look forward to your review of Woman in White!

    Mary-LUE: I know! I know! Only 72 ... I must be off my game ;o)