My Reading List, 2008

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I’ve enjoyed keeping a list of the books I’ve read the last 2 1/2 years (since I joined PaperbackSwap). I’ve done much less rereading since I begun getting books from PBS. In a way, I miss going back again and again to my old favorites, but then again, there are too many new and good books out there I haven’t read!

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I wanted to read 100 books this year, but then I spent the majority of the year pregnant or with a newborn…which equals one TIRED woman. So I am proud I got this many read. I’ve put my favorites in bold. Here’s to another great year of reading in 2009. What are your recommendations?

1. Swapping Lives by Jane Green (1/2/08)

2. Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall by Wendy Mass (1/3/08)

3. Bless Your Heart, Tramp: And Other Southern Endearments by Celia Rivenbark (1/5/08) (NF)

4. Murder By the Glass by Michele Scott (1/7/08)

5. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving (1/19/08) (M) (reread)

6. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (1/24/08) (NF)

7. Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett (1/30/08) (NF)

8. The Return Journey by Maeve Binchy (2/4/08)

9. Payback by Melody Carlson (2/08)

10. Better Read than Dead by Victoria Laurie (2/18/08)

11. Reluctant Smuggler by Jill Elizabeth Nelson (2/23/08)

12. The Next Level by David Gregory (3/1/08) (M)

13. Paint It Black by Janet Fitch (3/2/08)

14. The Island of Heavenly Daze by Angela Hunt and Lori Copeland (3/8/08)

15. The Real Deal Guide to Pregnancy by Erika Lenkert (NF) (3/8/08)

16. The Shack by William Young (M) (3/10/08)

17. And Sometimes Why by Rebecca Johnson (3/15/08)

18. Grace in Autumn by Lori Copeland and Angela Hunt (3/18/08)

19. A Vision of Murder by Victoria Laurie (3/21/08)

20. American Shaolin by Matthew Polly (NF, M) (3/29/08)

21. Callie’s Tally by Betsy Howie (NF) (4/3/08)

22. Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson (4/8/08)

23. Mustard Seeds by Lynn Coulter (4/8/08) (NF) (proofed)

24. Like Dandelion Dust by Karen Kingsbury (4/18/08)

25. The Men I Didn’t Marry by Lynn Schnurnberger and Janice Kaplan (4/27/08)

26. I Love Everybody (And Other Atrocious Lies) by Laurie Notaro (NF) (4/29/08)

27. When Zeffie Got a Clue by Peggy Darty (5/5/08)

28. Killer Insight by Victoria Laurie (5/08)

29. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire (5/9/08) (M)

30. Reconstructing Natalie by Laura Jensen Walker (5/10/08)

31. The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregancy by Vicky Iovine (5/08)

32. Bed Rest by Sarah Bliston (5/15/08)

33. Crime Seen by Victoria Laurie (5/19/08)

34. What We Keep by Elizabeth Berg (5/21/08)

35. 32AA by Michelle Cunnah (5/24/08)

36. The Olive Farm by Carol Drinkwater (5/27/08) (NF)

37. Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld (5/28/08)

38. Murder on a Girls’ Night Out by Anne George (6/1/08)

39. Death of a Six-Foot Teddy Bear by Sharon Dunn (6/9/08)

40. Notes from the Underbelly by Risa Green (6/15/08)

41. Skid by Rene Gutteridge (6/19/08)

42. Icing on the Cake by Laura Castoro (6/22/08)

43. Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout (6/28/08)

44. Digging to America by Anne Tyler (7/1/08)

45. Manual for Motherhood (vol 1) by various (7/3/08) (NF)

46. Better Off Wed by Laura Durham (7/6/08)

47. Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke (7/7/08)

48. Me Times Three by Alex Witchel (7/12/08)

49. Confessions from an Honest Wife by Sarah Zacharias Davis (7/16/08) (NF)

50. That’s (Not Exactly) Amore by Tracey Bateman (7/20/08)

51. Patty Jane’s House of Curl by Lorna Landvik (7/21/08)

52. Julia’s Hope by Leisha Kelly (7/23/08)

53. Charlotte Leaves the Light On by Annette Smith (7/26/08)

54. Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin (8/3/08) (NF)

55. Emma’s Gift by Leisha Kelly (8/13/08)

56. The Myth of You and Me by Leah Stewart (8/16/08)

57. Echoes by Robin Jones Gunn (8/19/08) (reread)

58. Valentine Murder by Leslie Meier (8/24/08)

59. The Smart One and the Pretty One by Claire LaZebnik (8/25/08)

60. A Garden in Paris by Stephanie Grace Whitson (9/1/08)

61. The Language of Threads by Gail Tsukiyama (9/8/08)

62. The Good, Good Pig by Sy Montgomery (9/12/08) (NF)

63. The Rice Room by Ben Fong-Torres (9/23/08) (M, NF)

64. Katie’s Dream by Leisha Kelly (10/5/08)

65. Rorey’s Secret by Leisha Kelly (10/9/08)

66. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (10/13/08)

67. On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle (10/18/08)

68. The Birth Book by Dr. Sears (10/19/08) (M, NF)

69. The Vanishing Point by Mary Sharratt (10/24/08)

70. Tam Lin by Pamela Dean (11/08) (reread)

71. Chicken Soup for the New Mom’s Soul (11/11/08) (NF)

72. Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman (11/18/08) (NF)

73. Second Glance by Jodi Picoult (11/08)

74. The Virgin’s Lover by Philippa Gregory (12/9/08)

75. Girl’s Night In by various (12/08)

76. A Warmth in Winter by Angela Hunt and Lori Copeland (12/19/08)

77. A Perfect Love by Angela Hunt and Lori Copeland (12/29/08)

78. Hearts at Home by Angela Hunt and Lori Copeland (12/31/08)

Here’s what I read from September 2006-September 2007.

3 thoughts on “My Reading List, 2008

  1. what a cool list. I’ll have to start keeping up with what I read. I bought 2 books to start the year off this week by Julie Garwood.

  2. I am going to add many of these to my want to read list. And many of them I have all ready read. I love personal recommendations and to see what others are reading especially when I am in a reading rut.

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