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Books read in 2008

The following are the books that I read this year. Comments and feedback are welcome!

(* denotes the books that I really liked)

Be the Pack Leader by Cesar Millan
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
Because I'm Worth It by Cecily von Ziegesar
*I Like it Like That by Cecily von Ziegesar
*Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
So, Now You Know by Harry Bright & Harlan Briscoe
Hot Six by Janet Evanovich
Seven Up by Janet Evanovich
Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
To the Nines by Janet Evanovich
*Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
Life Strategies by Phillip C. McGraw
Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich
*Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
*Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
In God We Trust All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd
Blood & Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
**Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
*The Host by Stephenie Meyer
*Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
*Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
*All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (reread)
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
*Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K.Hamilton
*The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
*Night by Elie Wiesel (reread)
*Change Your Brain Change Your Life by Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
Come Back by Claire & Mia Fontaine
*'Tis by Frank McCourt
*Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt (reread)
Teacher Man by Frank McCourt
The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K.Hamilton
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
*Kiss the Girls by James Patterson
*Multiple Blessings by Kate Gosselin, Beth Carson
Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner
Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich
Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity by Bill O'Reilly
*Fireproof by Eric Wilson, Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick
The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank
Silver Bells by Luanne Rice
*A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (reread)
Hard Rock to Solid Rock by Darrell Huckaby
*Cloud Nine by Luanne Rice
Beach Girls by Luanne Rice
*The Road by Cormac McCarthy
*Storm Front by Jim Butcher
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
The Purpose of Christmas by Rick Warren
*Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
*Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
**Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
*Fables: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham

Best read of the year: It is a tie between Water for Elephants and Watchmen. They were both such amazing books with great characters and wonderful plots. I highly recommend the both of these books to everyone.

Worst read of the year: I thought that Breaking Dawn was an absolutely horrible ending to a mediocre series.


( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 30th, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
Wow, that is am impressive list. I really enjoyed The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman. It was my favorite book out of the series.

I seem to be in the small minority that enjoyed Breaking Dawn! :P

Elephants was such an amazing read! :)
Dec. 30th, 2008 06:01 am (UTC)
I liked the first book the best but Subtle Knife was pretty good too.

Haha yeah. It just seemed like someone else wrote Breaking Dawn.

I LOVED Water for Elephants! I want to read it again next year.
Dec. 30th, 2008 10:36 am (UTC)
I'm not a huge Twilight fan (I made it through the four books without ever getting a serious urge to put the book down, but I didn't give a crap about Edward and Bella and was reading it more out of curiosity/masochism), but I thought that Breaking Dawn was a significant improvement over New Moon and Eclipse because the plot actually moved instead of the endless angst we saw in 2 and 3. So yeah, I'm in that minority too.
Dec. 30th, 2008 07:09 am (UTC)
I devoured Water for Elephants. I wanted it to go on forever and ever.
Dec. 30th, 2008 02:36 pm (UTC)
Me too!!!!
Dec. 30th, 2008 11:33 am (UTC)
I love Frank McCourt. And Water for Elephants is currently sitting in my garage to be sold, should I reconsider and give it a read?
Dec. 30th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
I love Frank McCourt as well.

YES!!! You should pick it up again! You won't regret it!
Dec. 30th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)
Ha, it's still in my garage, i'll get it and put it on my list of books to read.
Dec. 30th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
Awesome! :)
Dec. 30th, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
Ah yes. A Christmas Carol is one of my all time favorites. I read it every year but I don't list it just.

Jurassic Park and The Hobbit rock.
Dec. 30th, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC)
It is now becoming my yearly read during the Christmas season.

Haha those were good. I wish I had read Jurassic Park before I saw the movie. I think I actually liked the movie better. I really liked The Hobbit as well but it took me forever to get through!
Dec. 30th, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
We have very similar tastes in books. :-) Except for "The Road". That one bored me, mainly because I've read a hundred (okay, maybe not quite a hundred, but a bunch) post-apocalyptic sci fi novels that were so much better.
Dec. 30th, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
Haha yeah. I didn't think I'd like it at first because of the writing style but I ended up loving it so much that I ordered No Country for Old Men to read in 2009.

That's awesome that we have similar tastes other than that though! :)
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