For a long time I resisted posting book reviews here because I was afraid of being pigeonholed.Â Nearly all of my publications are reviews but that is just one venue I use for my writing.Â It appears my reviews bring readers to my site but hopefully they find more when they start looking around.
Here is my list of books read in 2008.Â I only began keeping track in July so I read more than 34 books but I couldn’t remember all of them.Â If there is a book review published here or elsewhere, I’ve included the link for it.Â The bolded ones are my favorites.Â
- Woman’s Best Friend: Women Writers on the Dogs in Their Lives – Pam Houston and Megan McMorris
- The Unseen – T.C. McMullen
- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – Robert Mack
- ErRatic – N.D. Hansen-Hill
- About Alice – Calvin Trillin
- The Lost Episodes of Beatie Scareli – Ginetta Correli
- Gimp: When Life Deals You a Crappy Hand You Can Fold – Or You Can Play – Mark Zupan with Tim Swanson
- The Hunters – Claire Messud
- Red Ant House – Ann Cummins
- No One Cares What You Had for Lunch: 100 Ideas For Your Blog – Margaret Mason
- The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelancing – Diana Burrell and Linda Formichelli
- Heat – Bill Buford
- Twilight – Stephenie Meyer
- The Rule of Four – Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason
- Born Standing Up: A Comics Life – Steve Martin
- The Renegade Writer’s Query Letters That Rock: The Freelance Writer’s Guide to Selling More Work Faster – Diana Burrell and Linda Formichelli
- Faceless Killers – Henning Mankell
- Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name – Vendela Vida
- Greywalker – Kat Richardson
- New Moon – Stephenie Meyer
- Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer
- Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer
- Poltergeist – Kat Richardson
- The Jane Austen Book Club – Karen Joy Fowler
- In The Night Kitchen – Maurice Sendak
- The Headless Cupid – Zilpha Keatley Snyder
- The Good German – Joseph Kanon
- Dirt: An American Campaign – Mark LaFlamme
- Any Given Doomsday – Lori Handeland
- Ever – Gail Carson Levine
- Sarah’s Key – Tatiana de Rosnay
- The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Toward Perfection – Michael Ruhlman
- Things the Grandchildren Should Know – Michael Oliver Everett
- Sweetsmoke – David Fuller
I had intended to do a similar post, but I couldn’t find time for it last month. Maybe I’ll still do it when I get a chance.
I started keeping track of the books I read in 2008 too. I read 55 books last year. 24 of those books were sent to me for review. I never made it all the way through my review pile for 2008, but I think I wrote reviews for all the ARCs I specifically agreed to review. (I don’t feel as obligated to review them if they were sent to me unsolicited, although I often dig into that pile as well when they capture my interest.)
So far this year, I am on book #10. Only two of those were for review.
Way to go on the book front. You’re doing better than me this year.
I think for 2009 I will have to start a post and then update it every month so it can be published on January 1st. 🙂
Did you enjoy the Twilight books?
Oh. NM. I just read the importance of the bold LOL I’m quick this morning…
I really enjoyed the world building and the backstories. But not so much the main romance. The movie did a better job than the book in getting that across.