Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Books Read in 2008

(Archive of books read in 2008--updated monthly)

January 2008
1. Breathless in Bombay by Murzban F. Shroff (2008) - Fiction (ss) - 306 pgs - 4 Stars
2. The Skin Gods by Richard Montanari (2006) - Crime Fiction (S/T) - 395 pgs - 4 Stars
3. Smoker by Greg Rucka (1998) - Crime Fiction (S/T) - 402 pgs - 3 Stars
4. Critical Space by Greg Rucka (2001) - Crime Fiction (S/T) - 490 pgs - 3 Stars
5. Patriot Acts by Greg Rucka (2007) - Crime Fiction (S/T) - 338 pgs - 3.5 Stars
6. Merciless by Richard Montanari (2007) - Crime Fiction (S/T) - 402 pgs - 3.5 Stars

February 2008
7. Tokyo Year Zero by David Peace (2007) - Fiction - 355 pgs - 3 Stars
8. Bad Blood by Linda Fairstein (2006) - Crime Fiction (S/T) - 397 pgs - 3.5 Stars
9. Moonlight Downs by Adrian Hyland (2008) - Crime Fiction (MYS) - 322 pgs - 4.5 Stars
10. The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur by Daoud Hari (2008) - Nonfiction - 200 pgs - 4.5 Stars
11. Blood Poison by D.H. Dublin (2007) - Crime Fiction (S/T) - 295 pgs - 3 Stars

March 2008
12. Fangland by John Marks (2007) - Horror - 354 pgs - 3.5 Stars
13. Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Readers by Anne Fadiman (1998) - Nonfiction - 162 pgs - 3.5 Stars
14. The Fisher Boy by Stephen Anable (2008) - Crime Fiction (MYS) - 337 pgs - 3 Stars
15. Say Goodbye by EJ Rand (2008) - Crime Fiction (MYS) -216 pgs - 3.5 Stars
16. A Grave in Gaza by Matt Beynon Rees (2008) - Crime Fiction (S/T) - 340 pgs - 4 Stars
17. Killer Heat by Linda Fairstein (2008) - Crime Fiction (S/T) - 368 pgs - 3.5 Stars

April 2008
18. The View From the Seventh Layer by Kevin Brockmeier (2008) - Fiction (ss) - 267 pgs - 4 Stars
19. The Murder Notebook by Jonathan Santlofer (2008) - Crime Fiction (S/T) - 390 pgs - 3 Stars
20. After Hours At The Almost Home by Tara Yellen (2008) - Fiction - 261 pgs - 4 Stars

May 2008
21. No One Heard Her Scream by Jordan Dane (2008) - Crime Fiction (S/T) 362 pgs - 3 Stars
22. The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson (2005) - Crime Fiction (MYS) - 354 pgs - 4.5 Stars
23. The Lost Prince by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (2008) - Horror - 316 pgs - 3 Stars
24. The Arthurian Omen by G.G. Vandagriff (2008) - Crime Fiction (S/T) - 322 pgs - 3 Stars
25. Down to a Sunless Sea by Mathias B. Freese (2007) - Fiction (ss) - 134 pgs - 4 Stars
26. Admit One: A Journey Into Film by Emmett James (2007) - Nonfiction - 196 pgs - 4 Stars
27. Killing Rommel by Steven Pressfield (2008) - Fiction - 295 pgs - 4.5 Stars

June 2008
28. Beneath a Buried House by Bob Avey (2008) - Crime Fiction (M) - 226 pgs - 3 Stars
29. The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall (2007) - Fiction - 428 pgs - 3.5 Stars
30. Tarnished Beauty by Cecilia Samartin (2008) - Fiction - 339 pgs - 3.5 Stars
31. Moving Forward: Taking the Lead In Your Life by Dave Pelzer (2008) - Nonfiction - 192 pgs - 3 Stars
32. Nefertiti by Michelle Moran (2007) - Nonfiction - 466 pgs - 4 Stars
33. Apples and Oranges: My Brother
and Me, Lost and Found
by Marie Brenner (2008) - Nonfiction - 268 pgs - 3.5 Stars
34. Nightwalker by Jocelynn Drake (2008) - Fantasy- 370 pgs - 3.5 Stars

July 2008
35. Death Without Company by Craig Johnson (2006) - Crime Fiction (M) - 271 pgs - 4 Stars
36. The Servants by Michael Marshall Smith (2008) - Fiction - 209 pgs - 3.5 Stars
37. Kindness Goes Unpunished by Craig Johnson (2007) - Crime Fiction (M) - 288 pgs - 4 Stars
38. Criminal Vol. 1: Coward by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips (2007) - Crime Fiction (GN) - 128 pgs - 4 Stars
39. Tragedy in South Lebannon:
The Israeli-Hezbollah War of 2006
by Cathy Sultan (2008) - Nofiction - 172 pgs - 3.5 Stars
40. Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity by Kerry Cohen (2008) - Nonfiction (Memoir) - 210 pgs - 4 Stars
41. Watches of the Night by Sally Wright (2008) - Crime Fiction (S/T) - 245 pgs - 3.5 Stars

August 2008
42. Aberrations by Penelope Przekop (2008) - Fiction - 241 pgs - 4 Stars
43. Far World, Book 1: Water Keep by J. Scott Savage (2008) - Fantasy (YA) - 419 pgs - 4 Stars
44. Rabbit in the Moon by Deborah & Joel Shlian (2008) - Crime Fiction (S/T) - 356 pgs - 4 Stars
45. Rises The Night by Colleen Gleason (2007) - Fantasy - 334 pgs - 4 Stars
46. Matrimony by Joshua Henkin (2007) - Fiction - 291 pgs - 4 Stars

September 2008
47. The Bleeding Dusk by Colleen Gleason (2008) - Fantasy - 346 pgs - 4 Stars
48. Janeology by Karen Harrington (2008) - Fiction - 246 pgs - 4 Stars
49. Out by Natsuo Kirino (2003) - Crime Fiction (S/T) - 400 pgs - 4 Stars
50. Murder on a Girls' Night Out by Anne George (1996) - Crime Fiction (M) - 244 pgs - 3.5 Stars
51. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman (1995) - Fiction - 286 pgs - 4 Stars
52. Sweet Mandarin by Helen Tse (2007) - Nonfiction - 279 pgs - 4 Stars

October 2008
53. The Tenth Case by Joseph Teller (2008) - Crime Fiction (S/T) - 388 pgs - 3 Stars
54. First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader (2008) - Crime Fiction (S/T) - 400 pgs - 3.5 Stars
55. The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff (2008) - Fiction - 587 pgs - 4.5 Stars
56. Belly of the Whale by Linda Merlino (2008) - Fiction - 199 pgs - 3.5 Stars
57. A Jolly Good Fellow by Stephen V. Masse (2008) - Crime Fiction S/T - 203 pgs - 3 Stars
58. All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris (2007) - Fantasy - 323 pgs - 4 Stars
59. From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris (2008) - Fantasy - 359 pgs - 4 Stars
60. Imaginary Friends edited by John Marco (2008) - Fantasy (ss) - 304 pgs - 4 Stars
61. Love & Biology at the Center of the
Universe
by Jennie Shortridge (2008) - Fiction - 367 pgs - 4 Stars

November 2008
62. Murder Takes the Cake by Gayle Trent (2008) - Crime Fiction (M) - 260 pgs - 3.5 Stars
63. The House on Tradd Street by Karen White (2008) - Fiction/Fantasy - 329 pgs - 3.5 Stars
64. Shot Girl by Karen E. Olson (2008) - Crime Fiction (M) - 302 pgs - 4 Stars
65. Red Sea by E.A. Benedek (2007) - Crime Fiction S/T - 408 pgs - 4 Stars
66. Blackbird, Farewell by Robert Greer (2008) - Crime Fiction (M) - 362 pgs - 3 Stars
67. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer (2005) - Fantasy (YA) - 498 pgs - 3.5 Stars
68. Off Kilter: A Woman's Journey to Peace With Scoliosis, Her Mother, & Her Polish Heritage by Linda C. Wisniewski (2008) - Nonfiction (Memoir) - 158 pgs - 3.5 Stars
69. Anarchy and Old Dogs by Colin Cotterill (2007) - Crime Fiction (M) - 272 pgs - 4 Stars

December 2008
70. Sun and Shadow by Åke Edwardson (1999) - Crime Fiction (M) - 388 pgs - 4 Stars
71. The Devil's Footprints by Amanda Stevens (2008) - Crime Fiction (S/T) - 377 pgs - 4 Stars
72. Baby Shark by Robert Fate (2006) - Crime Fiction (S/T) - 270 pgs - 4 Stars
73. New Moon by Stephanie Meyer (2006) - Fantasy (YA) - 563 pgs - 3 Stars
74. Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer (2007) - Fantasy (YA) - 629 pgs - 3.5 Stars
75. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer (2008) - Fantasy (YA) - 757 pgs - 3 Stars
76. The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway (2008) - Fiction - 235 pgs - 4.5 Stars
77. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi (2003) - Nonfiction (GN) - 153 pgs - 4.5 Stars
78. Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi (2004) - Nonfiction (GN) - 187 pgs - 4.5 Stars
79. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel (2007) - Nonfiction (GN) - 232 pgs - 4 Stars
80. Judenhass by Dave Sim (2008) - Nonfiction (GN) - 77 pgs - 3 Stars
81. Slow News Day by Andi Watson (2002) - Fiction (GN) - 160 pgs - 3.5 Stars
82. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Long Way Home by Joss Whedon & Georges Jeanty (2007) - Fantasy (GN) - 136 pgs - 3 Stars
83. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Volume One by by Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill, Ben Dimagmaliw, Bill Oakely (2000) - Science Fiction (GN) - 192 pgs - 3 Stars
84. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling (2008) - Fantasy (YA) - 111 pgs - 4 Stars

13 comments:

  1. Wow! I am impressed with your blog. I am a beginner with my blog & so it is nice to check out someone who has been doing it a while. Keep up the great work:)

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  2. Nice list! It has been ions since I've read Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. I need to get back to her St. Germaine books someday. And I've loved the two Steven Pressfield book I've read. I may pick up Killing Rommel this year.

    Happy New Year!!
    Lezlie

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  3. Lezlie - Thanks! This was my first by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. I hear her St. Germaine series is really good. I have another Steven Pressfield book on my TBR shelf that I am looking forward to trying. I am glad to hear you enjoy both authors!

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  4. Hi Wendy, I'm reading The Skin Gods for my 999 Challenge. I had it in my TBR for a while when I first read your review.

    Love your list!

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  5. Great list, Wendy! You read a lot of books! :)

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  6. Melody - I hope to try and do better this next year. :-)

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  7. 84 books! That's really inspiring! I see quite a few authors on your list I'd like try.

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  8. Myckyee - I am hoping I can do a little better this year, but we'll see. :-)

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  9. Hey, pretty cool! We read about the same number of books. I managed to squeak out a book at the end of the year for 85 total. Part of me wants to reach 100 every year, but the other part of me also wants to have a life outside of reading. :-) Ah, the ever-constant tug!

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  10. Debi - I noticed that! I know what you mean about wanting to have a life outside of reading too. Haha!

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  11. An impressive year! You beat my final number by 13! Guess I'll have to try harder this year, huh? LOL

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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  12. Anna - Thank you, Anna. My personal goal is to aim for more myself this year. We'll see how that works out. :-)

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