Books Read 2008

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January 2008

A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libba Bray
The Shell Seekers, by Rosamunde Pilcher
Making a Literary Life, by Carolyn See
Rebel Angels, by Libba Bray

January Total = 4
Year-to-Date Total = 4

February 2008

The Sweet Far Thing, by Libba Bray – 2/7/2008

February Total = 1
Year-to-Date Total = 5

March 2008

Divisadero, by Michael Ondaatje – 3/4/2008
Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson – 3/13/2008
The Proper Care & Feeding of Husbands, by Laura Schlessinger – 3/16/2008
The Uncommon Reader, by Alan Bennett – 3/28/2008
Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck – 3/31/2008

March Total = 5
Year-to-Date Total = 10

April 2008

Love Walked In, by Marisa de los Santos – 4/17/2008
The Whaleboat House (Amagansett), by Mark Mills – 4/24/2008
Breakfast at Tiffany’s, by Truman Capote – 4/27/2008

April Total = 3
Year-to-Date Total = 13

May 2008

The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho – 5/6/2008
The Host, by Stephenie Meyer – 5/9/2008
Maps & Legends, by Michael Chabon – 5/18/2008
Comfort Food, by Kate Jacobs – 5/18/2008
Death in Venice, by Thomas Mann – 5/21/2008
The Gathering, by Anne Enright – 5/27/2008
Joy in the Morning, by P.G. Wodehouse – 5/31/2008

May Total = 7
Year-to-Date Total = 20

June 2008

The Book of Lost Things, by John Connolly – 6/5/2008
The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick – 6/7/2008
Farworld: Water Keep, by J. Scott Savage – 6/10/2008
Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi – 6/11/2008
The Goose Girl, by Shannon Hale – 6/15/2008
On Chesil Beach, by Ian McEwan – 6/17/2008
Persepolis 2, by Marjane Satrapi – 6/24/2008
Admit One: A Journey into Film, by Emmett James – 6/27/2008
Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery – 6/30/2008

June Total = 9
Year-to-Date Total = 29

July 2008

The Fires, by Alan Cheuse – 7/6/2008
The Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart – 7/13/2008
Mariposa, by Candis C. Coffee – 7/15/2008
The Questory of Root Karbunkulus, by Kamilla Reid – 7/16/2008
Stardust, by Neil Gaiman – 7/20/2008
The Post-Birthday World, by Lionel Shriver – 7/24/2008
Monique and the Mango Rains, by Kris Holloway – 7/28/2008
Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer – 7/30/2008
New Moon, by Stephenie Meyer – 7/31/2008

July Total = 9
Year-to-Date Total = 38

August 2008

Breaking Dawn, by Stephenie Meyer – 8/2/2008
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz – 8/6/2008
Creepers, by Joanne Dahme – 8/9/2008
Soupy Saturdays, by Judy Blume – 8/9/2008
Looking for Alaska, by John Green – 8/10/2008
Asking for Murder, by Roberta Isleib – 8/12/2008
84, Charing Cross Road, by Helene Hanff – 8/15/2008
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey, by Trenton Lee Stewart – 8/21/2008
The Trouble with Poetry, by Billy Collins – 8/27/2008
Something Wickedly Weird: The Icy Hand, by Chris Mould – 8/29/2008
The River, by Moonlight, by Camille Marchetta – 8/31/2008

August Total = 11
Year-to-Date Total = 49

September 2008

When We Were Romans, by Matthew Kneale – 9/2/2008
The Willoughbys, by Lois Lowry – 9/3/2008
The Lost Diary of Don Juan, by Douglas Carlton Abrams – 9/8/2008
Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier – 9/10/2008
Amsterdam, by Ian McEwan – 9/11/2008
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee – 9/14/2008
Run, by Ann Patchett – 9/15/2008
Midwife of the Blue Ridge, by Christine Blevins – 9/17/2008
Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen – 9/19/2008
Reasons To Be Pretty, by Neil LaButte – 9/19/2008
The Boy Next Door, by Meg Cabot – 9/20/2008
Shimmering Images, by Lisa Dale Norton – 9/22/2008
The City of Ember, by Jeanne DuPrau – 9/25/2008
College Girl, by Patricia Weitz – 9/27/2008

September Total = 14
Year-to-Date Total = 63

October 2008

The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman – 10/8/2008
The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood – 10/13/2008
An Abundance of Katherines, by John Green – 10/20/2008
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows – 10/21/2008
Midnight Sun, by Stephenie Meyer – 10/23/2008
Rue de la Pompe, by James Earle McCracken – 10/28/2008
The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield – 10/29/2008
Coraline, by Neil Gaiman – 10/29/2008

October Total = 8
Year-to-Date Total = 71

November 2008

The Sighing of the Winter Trees, by Laura Grossman – 11/7/2008
The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein – 11/9/2008
I, Lorelai, by Yeardley Smith – 11/11/2008
The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate DiCamillo – 11/16/2008
We Need To Talk About Kevin, by Lionel Shriver – 11/23/2008
Paper Towns, by John Green – 11/29/2008

November Total = 6
Year-to-Date Total = 77

December 2008

Matrimony, by Joshua Henkin – 12/4/2008
The Mighty Queens of Freeville, by Amy Dickinson – 12/9/2008
The Help, by Kathryn Stockett – 12/13/2008
Anne of Avonlea, by L.M. Montgomery – 12/19/2008
Anne of the Island, by L.M. Montgomery – 12/19/2008
The Tales of Beedle the Bard, by J.K. Rowling – 12/21/2008
Forever . . ., by Judy Blume – 12/24/2008
Cathy’s Ring, by Sean Stewart and Jordan Weisman – 12/31/2008

December Total = 8
Year-to-Date Total = 85

2008 Summation & Stats
2008 Top 10 List