Monday, January 5, 2009

A Year of Reading: 2008

In the spirit of tradition, here's a list of every book I read in 2008.

1. The Eight by Katherine Neville
2. A Sudden Fearful Death by Anne Perry (audio)
3. Time Capsule: Short Stories about Teenagers Throughout the Century
4. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
5. They Call Me Naughty Lola: Personal Ads from the London Review of Books
6. About a Boy by Nick Hornby
7. The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver
8. Mindless Eating: Why we eat more than we think by Brian Wansink
9. The Three Incestuous Sisters by Audrey Niffenegger (graphic novel)
10. The Rabbi's Cat by Joann Sfar (graphic novel)
11. Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
12. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
13. House of Clay by Naomi Nowak (graphic novel)
14. Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan
15. The Senator's Wife by Sue Miller
16. Alice in Sunderland by Bryan Talbot (graphic novel)
17. Adverbs by Daniel Handler
18. No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting by Anne MacDonald
19. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
20. Joe College by Tom Perrotta
21. Sammy's Hill by Kristin Gore
22. Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner
23. Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
24. Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
25. The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu
26. While I Was Gone by Sue Miller
27. Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian
28. The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond
29. Free For All: Oddballs, Geeks, and Gangstas in the Public Library by Don Borchert
30. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
31. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
32. Digging to America by Anne Tyler
33. Sheer Abandon by Penny Vincenzi
34. The Gum Thief by Douglas Coupland
35. Such a Pretty Fat by Jen Lancaster
36. In Defense of Food by Michael Pollen
37. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
38. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
39. Little Stalker by Jennifer Belle
40. My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
41. Freddie & Me: A Coming-of-age (Bohemian) Rhapsody by Mike Dawson
42. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
43. Straight Talk about Breast Cancer by Suzanne Braddock
44. 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
45. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
46. The Good Wife by Stewart O'Nan
47. Become Who You Were Born To Be by Brian Souza
48. American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
49. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
50. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
51. Specials by Scott Westerfeld
52. Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart
53. Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan
54. Extras by Scott Westerfeld
55. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
56. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
57. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
58. Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson
59. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
60. American Widow by Alissa Torres (graphic novel)
61. The Borden Tragedy by Rick Geary (graphic novel)
62. Girl, 15, Charming but Insane by Sue Limb
63. Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
64. Japan Ai by Aimee Major Steinberger (graphic novel)
65. Notes From the Midnight Driver by Jordan Sonnenblick
66. The Insufficiency of Maps by Nora Pierce
67. The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll: the search for Dare Wright by Jean Nathan
68. A Winter Marriage by Kerry Hardie
69. The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City
70. Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
71. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
72. Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

I read one less book in 2008 than I did in 2007. That is kind of weird.


Laura Essendine said...

Love everything Penny Vincenzi has ever done, particulary Windfall. If you like her, can I also recommend Maeve Binchy, Judith Lennox and Rosamunde Pilcher, all good reads in different ways.

Happy reading for 2009

Laura Essendine
Author – The Accidental Guru
The Accidental Guru Blog
The Books Limited Blog

3goodrats said...

Thanks for the suggestions!