Tuesday, December 16, 2008

2008 bliss

First, I like arithmetic. So before I am kicked out of the club, here is my list of books for 2008. It was a wonderful journey. Also in no particular order.
1Sarah by Orson Scott Card
2The Holy Secret by James Ferrell
3Queen of Bable by Meg Cabot
4Push Not the River by James Conroyd Martin
5Against a Crimson Sky by James Conroyd Martin
6The Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson
7The Ghost Writer by John Harwood
8Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
9Left to Tell by Immaculee ilibigiza
10Coraline by Neil Gaiman
11The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
12Undine by Penni Russon
13The Pesthouse by Jim Crace
14For One More Day by Mitch Albom
15The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt
16Enchantment by Orson Scott Card
17The woman in White by Wilkie Collins
18And then there were none by Agatha Christie
19Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
20Ransom by Julie Garwood
21Revenge of the Kudza Debutantes by Cathy Holton
22Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
23The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
24A company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson
25The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory
26The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
27A countess below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson
28The house on the Strand by Daphne Du Maurier
29The Alchmist by Paulo Coelho
30The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
31The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
32Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors
33Uglies by Scott Westerfield
34Pretties by Scott Westerfield
35Book of a thousand days by Shannon Hale
36The No 1 ladies detective agency by Alexander Mccall Smith
37The fountainhead by Ayn Rand
38The Winthrop Women by Anya Seton
39Green Darkness by Anya Seton
40These is my Words by Nancy Turner
41In Lucia's eyes by Arthur Japin
42The Lost art of Secret Keeping by Eva Rice
43The Thirteenth Tale by Dianne Setterfield
44-46The Gemma Doyle Trilogy (The sweet far thing, rebel angels, a great and terrible beauty) by Libba Bray
47Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
48The Host by Stephenie Meyer
49The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
50The Wednesday Letters by Jason Wright
51Devil Water by Anya Seton
52The memory keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
53The Luxe by Anna Godberson
54Katherine by Anya Seton
Yes, 54 wonderful books. Although, Katherine I read for the second time, so I don't know if it really counts. My Favorites: 54, 49, 50, 31, 23, 24, 22, 11, 9, 2. Really all of them. There are few books that I don't enjoy. When I read, I try to take each book for what it is and what it was meant to be. I find myself in each book and enjoy the many different views in the world. I don't think I will read this many next year. My goal is 40.


Tanja said...

Crap!! I would have to add numbers 38, 39, 30, 16 , really all of them. I should have put the ones I did not care for.

Lula O said...

You are easy to please girlie girl. Wow, what an impressive list. Anything you want to recommend we try for January?

Tanja said...

It depends on what kind of book you want. I have read many different genres. I don't think I am easy to please, I try hard to not compare one book to another. I take each book for what it is and enjoy the experience. I would not say that just because a book is fluff it is not good. There are many great books to be read. So if I had my choice I would pick something I have never read.