Books: 2008

Books Read in 2008:
1. Address Unknown by Kathrine Kressman Taylor
2. Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman
3. The Daring Book for Girls by Andrea Buchanan
4. Book of Salt by Monique Truong
5. PS I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
6. The Uncommon Reader: A Novella by Alan Bennett
7. Grammar is a Sweet, Gentle Song by Erik Orsenna
8. Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
9. The Ultimate Tea Diet by Mark Ukra
10. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
11. There’s No Place But Here by Cecelia Ahern
12. You Suck: A Love Story by Christopher Moore
13. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
14. The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau
15. Goodbye, Chunky Rice by Craig Thompson
16. Schuyler’s Monster: A Father’s Journey with his Wordless Daughter by Robert Rummel-Hudson
17. Apartment Therapy: The Eight Step Home Cure by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan
18. Into the Wild by Sarah Beth Durst
19. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
20. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
21. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
22. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
23. Specials by Scott Westerfeld
24. The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie by Jaclyn Moriarty
25. Tithe by Holly Black
26. Kampung Boy by Lat
27. Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey by Chuck Palahniuk
28. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
29. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
30. Shooting War by Anthony Lappe and Dan Goldman
31. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
32. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
33. Host by Stephenie Meyer
34. Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
35. Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
36. The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
37. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
38. Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
39. What It Is by Lynda Barry
40. Novel About My Wife by Emily Perkins
41. Y: The Last Man volumes 1-10 by Brian Vaughn
42. Things Not Seen By Andrew Clements
43. Tourist Season by Carl Hiaasen
44. Native Tongue by Carl Hiaasen

In my first year in a while (2004 being the only other one) in which my reading was not at all affected by being in school, I’m sad to report that I didn’t exactly destroy the book resolution I made last year. (Which was to read 52 books in 2008.) I came close, though, so I am okay with that. (Then again, I counted Y: The Last Man as one book, when in reality it was ten volumes of graphic novels, so it’s arguable.) But as reading goes, I read a lot and that makes me happy. I read a LOT of graphic novels this year, and while perhaps that was initially fueled by a desire to keep up with what’s garnering buzz in the library world, it’s now just because I like them very much. I loved Y: The Last Man and Watchmen, and would HIGHLY recommend both, especially if you dig science fiction, fantasy, and snarky humor (although not as much with Watchmen on the snarky front). I had a bit of a teen scifi/fantasy phase, which I grew tired of after a while, but I find that happening when I read too much of any genre.

As for goals for 2009 reading? I’m not sure. Ideally, I’d like to hit the 52 books mark for real, so I think I’m sticking with that.

In previous years…
Books read in 2007
Books read in 2006
Books read in 2005

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