miss_polyhymnia (miss_polyhymnia) wrote in bookish,

  • Mood:

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


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?

  • The Quiet American, by Graham Greene

    A Vietnam novel that predicted the Vietnam War. William Heinemann London, 1955, 180 pages Alden Pyle, an idealistic young American, is…

  • A Half-Built Garden, by Ruthanna Emrys

    A "queer Jewish feminist" SF novel makes First Contact a big talky, fetishy, feelingsfest. Tor.com, 2022, 340 pages On a warm March night…

  • Atomic Habits, by James Clear

    The best-selling self-help book really only has one idea, but it's not a bad one. Avery, 2018, 306 pages Tiny Changes, Remarkable…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.