Saturday, January 3, 2009

2008 Book List

Here are the books I read in 2008.


January:
The Chosen - Chaim Potok
The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle
Impulse - Ellen Hopkins

February:
Wicked, The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West - Gregory Maguire
Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri: Inferno, Purgatory & Paradise*
The Warden - Anthony Trollope

March:
I Love Everyone (and Other Atrocious Lies) - Laurie Notaro
The Hunchback of Notre Dame* - Victor Hugo
Dead Run - PJ Tracy
Crime and Punishment* - Fyodor Dostoevsky
Lucky - Alice Sebold

April:
War and Peace* - Leo Tolstoy

May:
The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield
Circus of the Damned - Laurell K. Hamilton

June:
Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahnuik
Rascal - Sterling North

July :
Mira, Mirror - Mette Ivie Harrison
Moby Dick* - Herman Melville
Tales of the Slayer Vol. 2 - various authors

August:
The Good Earth - Pearl S. Buck
Fahrenheit 451* - Ray Bradbury
Sword of Truth - Terry Goodkind
The Virgin’s Lover - Phillipa Gregory
A Farewell to Arms* - Ernest Hemingway

September:
Son of a Witch - Gregory Maguire
Wuthering Heights* - Emily Bronte
Uglies - Scott Westerfeld
Pretties - Scott Westerfeld

October:
The Princess Bride - S. Morgenstern / William Goldman
Don Quixote de La Mancha* - Miguel Cervantes
Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
New Moon - Stephenie Meyer
The Giver - Lois Lowry
Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer

November:
Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer
Specials - Scott Westerfeld
Last Days of Summer - Steve Kluger
Ender’s Game - Orson Scott Card
The Lunatic Café - Laurell K Hamilton

December:
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister - Gregory Maguire
No One Here Gets Out Alive - Jerry Hopkins and Dan Sugarman
The New Policeman - Kate Thompson
Last of the High Kings - Kate Thompson
Digital Fortress - Dan Brown
Speaker for the Dead - Orson Scot Card
The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood

Forty-seven for 2008. I'm slacking. I read 50 in 2007. BUT, look at April. "War and Peace," people, "War. And. Peace." That one killed April and my year. :)


* = Classic Book List from Penguin

2 comments:

Niki said...

I think we can count W&P as more than one...

Kristin aka kjnohr aka Trekkie Gal said...

Kudos on getting through Don Quixote. I tried, I really did, but Cervantes was just so verbose that I just couldn't read it.