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Books read in 2008

Well, it seems to be the popular thing to do, so I'll add my list of what I read this year.  It's not as long as some, since school keeps me pretty busy.  But here it is anyways. 

Italicized titles are re-reads; I put a ^ by the books I especially liked and # by those I didn't.

1. The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen--Syrie James
2. North and South--Elizabeth Gaskell^
3. The Dragon King Trilogy--Stephen Lawhead#
4. Rebecca--Daphne DuMaurier^
5. The Black Angels--Maud Hart Lovelace
6. One Stayed at Welcome--Maud Hart Lovelace
7. Mere Christianity--C.S. Lewis^
8. A Tale of Two Cities--Charles Dickens^
9. Beauty--Robin McKinley
10. Spindle's End--Robin McKinley
11. The Blue Sword--Robin McKinley
12. The Hero and the Crown--Robin McKinley

13. Gentlemen from England--Maud Hart Lovelace
14. American Bee: The National Spelling Bee and the Culture of Word Nerds--James Maguire
15. The Scarlet Pimpernel--Baroness Orczy^
16. The Lord of the Rings--J. R. R. Tolkien^
17. Robinson Crusoe--Daniel Defoe
18. The Picture of Dorian Gray--Oscar Wilde
19. The Man in the Brown Suit--Agatha Christie^
20. Cranford--Elizabeth Gaskell
21. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency--Alexander McCall Smith
22. The Tales of Beedle the Bard--J.K. Rowling

Audiobooks:

1. Where the Red Fern Grows--Wilson Rawls
2. Richard III--William Shakespeare


I know there were other books I re-read this year, but I didn't write them down, so I don't remember what they were!  There may have even been some new reads I missed, but this is most of them. 

P.S. Has anyone else read the Maud Hart Lovelace books? I know she's mostly known for the Betsy-Tacy series, but her adult novels are quite good--just hard to get a hold of! There's still one that I haven't found, called Petticoat Court.


EDIT: I forgot to add The Tales of Beedle the Bard the first time...it was a book I bought for one of my friends as a Christmas present, then proceeded to read it myself (without cracking the cover, of course) before wrapping it.  Anyone else ever do that?
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