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Books I've Read in 2008

Saturday, January 05, 2008

It's time to start this year's list of books read. Hopefully, I won't space out for a couple of months, like I did last year, and at the end of the year I'll have successfully created a list of all the books I read in 2008:

January:

Twinkle, Twinkle, Kaori Ekuni
Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
Sky Dancer, Witi Ihimaera
People of the Book, Geraldine Brooks
Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
Garden Spells, Sarah Addison Allen
The Heroines, Eileen Favorite
From Heaven Lake, Vikram Seth


February:
Between, Georgia, Joshilyn Jackson
Three Junes, Julia Glass
Pomegranate Soup, Marsha Mehran
Earthly Pleasures, Karen Neches
New Moon, Stephenie Meyer


March:
Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer
The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
Peony in Love, Lisa See
Scribbling the Cat, Alexandra Fuller
I'jaam, Sinan Antoon


April:
Tales of a Female Nomad, Rita Golden Gelman
Belong to Me, Marisa de los Santos
Keeper and Kid, Edward Hardy
Daughter of Fortune, Isabel Allende
Girls in Trucks, Katie Crouch
A Box of Matches, Nicholson Baker


May:
Gods Behaving Badly, Marie Phillips
Wicked Lovely, Melissa Marr
Ink Exchange, Melissa Marr
Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
My Best Friend's Girl, Dorothy Koomson
Broken Paradise, Cecilia Samartin
Apples are from Kazakhstan, Christpher Robbins
The Society of S, Susan Hubbard



June:

Mrs. Lieutenant, Phyllis Zimbler Miller
The Way Life Should Be, Christina Baker Kline
Woman in Red, Eileen Goudge
Queen of the Road, Doreen Orion
Octavian Nothing, M.T. Anderson


July:
The Sugar Queen, Sarah Addison Allen
Nice to Come Home To, Rebecca Flowers
The Red Scarf, Kate Furnivall


August:
Ghostwalk, Rebecca Scott
Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer
Going to Bend, Diane Hammond
The Lace Reader, Brunonia Barry
Geek Love, Katherine Dunn
In the Woods, Tana French
Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami


September:
Run, Ann Patchett
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Suite Francaise, Irene Nemirovsky
Origin, Diana Abu-Jaber
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski


October:
The Last Queen, C.W. Gortner
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
Tethered, Amy MacKinnon
The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman
The Heretic's Daughter, Kathleen Kent
Who By Fire, Diana Spechler


November
The Memorist, M.J. Rose
Coraline, Neil Gaiman
Between the Tides, Patti Callahan Henry
The Likeness, Tana French
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
Life After Genius, M. Ann Jacoby
Apart from the Crowd, Anna McPartlin
Riding with the Queen, Jennie Shortridge
Broken, Daniel Clay


December
Fledgling, Octavia Butler
Crescent, Diana Abu-Jaber
Annie Dunne, Sebastian Barry
Angelina's Children, Alice Ferney
Whistling in the Dark, Lesley Kagen
Going Down South, Bonnie Glover
Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Stout
In the Country of Men, Hisham Matar

8 comment(s):

Deborah said...

Jill, I love your reading list. "Garden Spells" is a great book.
Also, I see that you've read "The Secret Book of Grazia dei Rossi"
That was one of my favorites last year.
Have you read "Twelve Little Cakes" by Dominika Dery?
I think you would like it.

Kim said...

Jill, I want to be you when I grow up. I've let my reading lapse so much in recent years.

So now I need to go find if you wrote about People of the Book. Our Rabbi is leading a discussion on them at our B&N (I think tomorrow night).

chartroose said...

DAMN! You've read a lot of books already this year. I feel an inferiority complex coming on...

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Ramya said...

you have a nice blog here!:) and you've read so much in 2008 already! wow!! impressive!:)

softdrink said...

Thanks Ramya!

madeleine said...

Haha =)

if you are the same SOFTDRINK alias then I just mooched the book Mrs. Lieutenant from you a few hours ago.

Thank-you again
Sylvie

hstreets said...

I came here off a search re The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo, which maybe you read but omitted from this list?

I'm impressed by your blog -- good times. You might be interested in my little project, The Hieroglyphic Streets, soon to feature a post about Mavala Shikongo....

In a real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish. ~S.I. Hayakawa

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
~St. Augustine

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
~Mark Twain

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