Book Lists

What a great idea I found over at twiddletails, to list the books I read in 2008.  My list is not as big as Anina’s list, but I’m happy with what I accomplished:

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett – charming and fun.

Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky – quite interesting.

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson – an amazing story that everyone should know about.

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White –  I can’t believe I never read this children’s book.  I really loved it and didn’t want the story to end.

Isaac’s Storm by Eric Larsen – I finished reading this right before the Hurricanes hit the gulf coast in September. Chilling that anyone survived.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy – creepy, chilling, thought-provoking… It was so good that I read it in four days.

The Last Sin Eater by Francine Rivers – I never would have picked this if it weren’t for my book club, so I’m glad I read it because it was good.

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philipa Gregory – F A B U L O U S! I loved this one so much.  Even my husband liked the movie, which he thought might be a chick-flick.

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See – a must-read.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith – very good.

Castle in the Forest by Norman Mailer – eh, this one was okay but a little bizarre for my taste.

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon – eh, sort of interesting.

Amsterdam by Ian McEwan – provoking and good.

09 Books to read

Here’s my pile to read in 2009 (so far):

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

The Year of Wonder by Geraldine Brooks

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Three Weeks With My Brother by Nicholas Sparks

Does anyone have any recommendations for a book you couldn’t put down? I would love to hear more.

5 comments

  • We have amazingly similar tastes in fiction and nonfiction…a must read for you: Eat, Pray, Love (Could not put it down!)

    Had the same opinion as you of Three Cups of Tea, suite Francaise, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, and the Other Bolelyn Girl.

    I’m going to have to find a copy of The Last Sin Eater now, after your recommendation!

  • Great idea.. I sometimes forget all I’ve read in one year.. A few books I loved this year: Ella Minnow Pea, The Thirteenth Tale, and The Woman in White.

  • Thanks for letting me know about Anna Maria’s book. I go into the book store to get it but end up coming out with a different book for some reason. I skimmed through her’s though and must have missed the hexagon project. Maybe this weekend I can get out there and get it. 🙂

  • Thanks for the book list. Always on the search for a good read.
    I really got into the Twilight series last month. It’s slighty embarressing to admit since I’m in my thirties and it’s Young Adult fiction, BUT it is a good series. The best way to describe it is vampires, romance and a little sci-fi thrown in. The author wrote another book called The Host which I’m reading now.

  • Ha! I read “curious incident on the dog in the night-time” too and I really enjoyed it. I think because I know 2 families with autistic kids.
    loved your lists.

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