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.
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.