Books Read in 2008

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1. Heart-Shaped Box: A Novel by Joe Hill
2. The Chopin Manuscript: A Serial Thriller (Unabridged)by Jeffrey Deaver
3. Bridge of Sighsby Richard Russo
4.The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Timeby mark Haddon
5. Brick Lane: A Novel by Monica Ali
6. Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home by Kim Sunee
7. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union: A Novel by Michael Chabon
8. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
9. Sunshine: A Novel (An Avon/Flare Book) by Norma Klein
10. Skylight Confessions by Alice Hoffman
11. Slam by Nick Hornby
12. Predator (Kay Scarpetta Mysteries) by Patricia Cornwell
13. Lost Light by Michael Connelly
14. French Fried: The Culinary Capers Of An American In Paris by Harriet Welty Rochefort
15. Promise Me (Myron Bolitar Mysteries) by Harlan Coben
16. Knock Off (A Finley Anderson Tanner Mystery) by Rhonda Pollero
17. Break No Bones: A Novel by Kathy Reichs
18. Me vs. Me by Sarah Mylnowski
19. The Virgin of Small Plains: A Novel by Nancy Pickard
20. School Days (Spenser) by Robert B. Parker
21. The Girls: A Novel by Lori Lansens
23. Stork Naked (Xanth) by Piers Anthony
24. Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
25. Pegasus Descending: A Dave Robicheaux Novel (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries) by James Lee Burke
26. Vanity Fair (Penguin Classics) by William Makepeace Thackery
27. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
28. Drop City by T.C. Boyle
29. The Hot Flash Club Chills Out: A Novel by Nancy Thayer
30. Fire Sale (V.I. Warshawski Novels) by Sara Paretsky
31. Icy Sparks (Oprah’s Book Club) (Oprah’s Book Club) by Gwen Hyman Rubio
32. Real Food: What to Eat and Why by Nina Planck.
33. The Lost Girls: A Novel by Laurie Fox.
34. Sleepyhead by Mark Billingham.
35. Gravewriter: A Novel by Mark Arsenault.
36. The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember) by Jeanne DuPrau.
37. Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) by Stephanie Meyer.
38. New Moon (The Twilight Saga, Book 2) by Stephanie Meyer.
39. Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood by Jennifer Traig.
40. Out Stealing Horses: A Novel by Per Petterson.
41. Tree of Smoke: A Novel by Denis Johnson.
42. Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler.
43. The Bobby Gold Stories: A Novel by Anthony Burdain.
44. The Rapture of Canaan by Sheri Reynolds.
45. Night and Day, Virginia Woolf by Virginia Woolf.
46. Exit Ghost (Vintage International) by Philip Roth.
47. Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos.
48. Beyond Reach (Grant County) by Karin Slaughter.
49. Bones to Ashes: A Novel (Temperance Brennan Novels) by Kathy Reichs.
50. The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold.

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  1. says

    WOW! What a list! I would rather read than do just about anything else, so I’ll be checking these out asap. :o)
    A friend gave me a whole boxful of English actors autobiographies that I started reading, simply because I was flat-out of reading material.
    They were more interesting than I thought they would be, but I still need to get busy on Amazon – and get some good stuff. :o)

    Have a Happy New Year, my friend!

  2. says

    Great list, I love to read too.. have you read any of Laurie R. King? If you love a good mystery I really suggest all of her stuff.. but if nothing, else read the Mary Russell series.. Start with the Beekeeper’s Apprentice. And if you haven’t learned the joy of listening to a good book while cooking, start with this one, the narrator of this series is flat out the best I’ve heard! Happy New Year Pam. I love your site!

  3. says

    I am impressed! That’s quite a feat. Let’s face it, there is nothing better than a book you just can’t put down and can’t wait to pick back up. Love to get lost in them!

  4. says

    Oh, man! Gosh, this list is impressive! I like how you select books to read; it’s a great way to read a variety of stuff. I’m totally hooked on cozy mysteries … sad but true! Happy New Year! Looking forward to your book reviews!

  5. says

    good for you, pam! i love kathy reichs (do you like the show “bones”?), karin slaughter, and jeffrey deaver–are any of the other authors’ books like theirs? i need some new authors!


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