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Yet another "books read in 2008" post

So I read a lot in 2008--150 books. Mainly, I think, because I didn't do much else. My list is behind the cut. * means I liked the book. x means I didn't like it. If it's a reread, assume I liked it. :)

Invisible Lives by Anjali Banerjee
Dragon's Teeth by James A. Hetley
Good Times, Bad Boys by Melanie Murray
The Summer Country by James A. Hetley
The Winter Oak by James A. Hetley
Dragon's Eye by James A. Hetley
Imaginary Men by Anjali Banerjee
The Fortune Quilt by Lani Diane Rich
x New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas

* Working IX to V: Orgy Planners, Funeral Clowns, and Other Prized Professions of the Ancient World by Vicki León
Halting State by Charles Stross
The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson (reread)
Live From Golgotha by Gore Vidal
Sellout: Why Bill Clinton's Impeachment Was Over Before It Began by David Schippers
x Singularity Sky by Charles Stross
Iron Sunrise by Charles Stross
* Veil of Roses by Laura Fitzgerald
x Benighted by Kit Whitfield
* Mistress by Anita Nair

Pagan's Crusade by Catherine Jinks
Pagan in Exile by Catherine Jinks
Pagan's Vows by Catherine Jinks
Pagan's Scribe by Catherine Jinks
Indie Girl by Kavita Daswani
The Hindi-Bindi Club by Monica Pradhan
xxxxx In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker
xxxxx Sky Coyote by Kage Baker
xxxxx Mendoza in Hollywood by Kage Baker
xxxxx The Graveyard Game by Kage Baker

xxxxx The Life of the World to Come by Kage Baker
xxxxx The Children of the Company by Kage Baker
xxxxx The Machine's Child by Kage Baker
The Smithsonian Institution by Gore Vidal (reread)
Glasshouse by Charles Stross (reread)
* Ladies Coupé by Anita Nair
* The Better Man by Anita Nair
Piece of Work by Laura Zigman
* The Education of Mrs. Brimley by Donna MacMeans
* The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

Elephants on Acid and Other Bizarre Experiments by Alex Boese
Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet
* Temptations of the West: How to be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet and Beyond by Pankaj Mishra
* Bitter Sweets by Roopa Farooki
Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas (reread)
Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas
An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World by Pankaj Mishra
* The Ambassadors: From Ancient Greece to Renaissance Europe, the Men Who Introduced the World to Itself by Jonathan Wright
* Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found by Suketu Mehta
Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance--And Why They Fall by Amy Chua

King's Dragon by Kate Elliott (reread)
x Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
Prince of Dogs by Kate Elliott
Motherland by Vineeta Vijayaraghavan
Copernicus' Secret: How the Scientific Revolution Began by Jack Repcheck
The Burning Stone by Kate Elliott
Twinkie, Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated into What America Eats by Steve Ettlinger
Monsoon Summer by Mitali Perkins
Postsingular by Rudy Rucker
Child of Flame by Kate Elliott

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
The Mother Tongue: English and How it Got That Way by Bill Bryson
Bollywood Confidential by Sonia Singh
Fantasies of a Bollywood Love Thief: Inside the World of Indian Moviemaking by Stephen Alter
A Patchwork Shawl: Chronicles of South Asian Women in America edited by Shamita Das Dasgupta
Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul by Karen Abbott
The Gathering Storm by Kate Elliott
* Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
In the Ruins by Kate Elliott
The Hacker and the Ants by Rudy Rucker

Crown of Stars by Kate Elliott
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
Restless Virgins: Love, Sex, and Survival at a New England Prep School by Abigail Jones and Marissa Miley
The Snow Queen by Mercedes Lackey
Mathematicians in Love by Rudy Rucker
Jennifer Government by Max Barry
Kitchen Literacy: How We Lost Knowledge of Where Food Comes From and Why We Need to Get it Back by Ann Vileisis
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
x The M.D.: A Horror Story by Thomas M. Disch
When Strangers Marry by Lisa Kleypas (reread)

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser
Goblin Quest by Jim C. Hines (reread)
The Fattening of America: How the Economy Makes Us Fat, If It Matters, and What to Do About It by Eric Finkelstein
* Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Revenge by Stephen Fry
India: From Midnight to the Millennium by Shashi Tharoor
* Animal's People by Indra Sinha
Goblin Hero by Jim C. Hines (reread)
The Hippopotamus by Stephen Fry
The Elephant, the Tiger, and the Cell Phone: Reflections on India the Emerging 21st-Century Power by Shashi Tharoor

Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas (reread)
It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas (reread)
Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas (reread)
Scandal in Spring by Lisa Kleypas (reread)
Blankets: An Illustrated Novel by Craig Thompson
Saturn's Children by Charles Stross
* Show Business by Shashi Tharoor
* Goblin War by Jim C. Hines
Bookless in Baghdad: Reflections on Writing and Writers by Shashi Tharoor
The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade by Ann Fessler

The Ramayana by Valmiki (translated by Ramesh Menon)
x Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny
The Liar by Stephen Fry
* Moab is My Washpot by Stephen Fry
King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema by Anupama Chopra
* Bridge of Birds: A Novel of an Ancient China That Never Was by Barry Hughart
Dumbing Down: Essays on the Strip Mining of American Culture edited by Katharine Washburn and James Thornton
x Accelerando by Charles Stross
* Making History by Stephen Fry
Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips

Keep Your Mouth Shut and Wear Beige by Kathleen Gilles Seidel
Riot: A Love Story by Shashi Tharoor
* Eifelheim by Michael Flynn
My Name is Will: A Novel of Sex, Drugs, and Shakespeare by Jess Winfield
The Death of Vishnu by Manil Suri
The Age of Shiva by Manil Suri
My Revolutions by Hari Kunzru
* Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (reread)
x Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder
x Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder

x A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas
* Marked by PC Cast and Kristin Cast
* Betrayed by PC Cast and Kristin Cast
* Chosen by PC Cast and Kristin Cast
Something From the Nightside by Simon R Green (reread)
* Frostbite by Richelle Mead
The Seduction of an Unknown Lady by Samantha James
* Agents of Light and Darkness by Simon R Green
* Nightingale's Lament by Simon R Green
* Hex and the City by Simon R Green

* Paths Not Taken by Simon R Green
* Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth by Simon R Green
* Hell to Pay by Simon R Green
* The Unnatural Inquirer by Simon R Green
The Briar King by Greg Keyes (reread)
The Charnel Prince by Greg Keyes (reread)
The Blood Knight by Greg Keyes (reread)
x The Born Queen by Greg Keyes
The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore
* Untamed by PC Cast and Kristin Cast

* A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Bitten by Kelley Armstrong (reread)
Stolen by Kelley Armstrong (reread)
Dime Store Magic by Kelley Armstrong (reread)
Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong (reread)
Haunted by Kelley Armstrong (reread)
Broken by Kelley Armstrong (reread)
* No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong
x Personal Demon by Kelley Armstrong
Love Marriage by V. V. Ganeshananthan

Anyone else read any of these?
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