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Since Kindleboards has been down :'( I was looking back over the books I've read thus far in 2008. I compiled a list last night and thought it would be fun to share. I didn't receive my Kindle until 09/29/08 so some of these were read as DTB.

1. Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseni
2. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseni
3. Distant Cousin by our own Al Past
4. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Sue Monk Kidd
5. The Book Thief by Arkus Zusak
6. All The Pretty Girls by J.T. Ellison
7. Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards
8. A Red Bird Christmas by Fannie Flagg
9. The House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons
10. The Glass Castle by Jennette Walls
11. A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband, Danny Pearl by Maianne Pearl (this is a great book, sad but a good read) Read the DTB but it is available on Kindle :)

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Your post made me go back and look at my books and think about what I have read. The amazing thing is I have discovered a whole new bunch of authors and the fact that I can get their books as ebooks, almost instantaneously, makes me willing to venture forth. So, here's my list:

1. L.A. Heat by P.A. Brown (and its sequel, L.A. Mischief)
2. Death of a Pirate King by Josh Lanyon*
3. Ransom by Lee Rowan**
4. Standish by Erastes
5. Frost Fair by Erastes
6. Captain's Surrender by Alex Beecroft
7. The Erotic Etudes by E. L. van Hine
8. I Spy Something Bloody by Josh Lanyon
9. The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis (DTB)
10. Island Song by Alan Chin

*Death of a Pirate King is the fourth in the series of Adrien English mysteries. They are all great.
** Ransom has a sequel, Winds of Change.


Most disappointing:

1. Phyllida and the Brotherhood of Philander by Ann Herendeen
2. Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner (first book I read on my Kindle)
3. Thanks But No Thanks: The Voter's Guide to Sarah Palin (Get a Jump on 2012!) by Sue Katz, Stephen Windwalker, and Sandy Oppenheimer

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Here are mine

1-3 Dark Elf Trilogy Homeland, Exile, Sojourn R.A. Salvatore
4  Mother Angelica's Private and Pithy Lessons from the Scriptures - Raymond Arroyo
5-10(?) would be Mercedes Lackey Valdemar series, every book was excellent but a few more so than others.
However I think there are more than 10 books in that series. I read them in chronological order instead of print order. Lucky me I waited tell they were all written. 

This year has been a series reading year!

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bkworm8it said:
Here are mine

1-3 Dark Elf Trilogy Homeland, Exile, Sojourn R.A. Salvatore
4 Mother Angelica's Private and Pithy Lessons from the Scriptures - Raymond Arroyo
5-10(?) would be Mercedes Lackey Valdemar series, every book was excellent but a few more so than others.
However I think there are more than 10 books in that series. I read them in chronological order instead of print order. Lucky me I waited tell they were all written.

This year has been a series reading year!

Theresam
Theresam, I've only had my Kindle for 3 months so I can't wait to see how many books I read in 2009. It will be interesting. I am amazed at how much more and quickly I am reading with Leisel.
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1. American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
2. Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe
3. Blonde, Joyce Carol Oates
4. Tipping the Velvet, Sarah Waters
5. Love in a Cold Climate, Nancy Mitford
6. Life of Pi, Yann Martel
7. The American Way of Death Revisited, Jessica Mitford
8. Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
9. Loving Frank, Nancy Horan
10. The Plague, Albert Camus
11. Running with Scissors, Augusten Burroughs
12. Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt
13. I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, Tucker Max--probably doesn't deserve to be on the list, but one of the funniest books I have ever read.

Sorry, but I couldn't keep it at ten.  :-[
 

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Favorites of 2008
Here’s all 12 of my 10 favorites of 2008 (not in any order):

1. Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
2. The Victoria Vanishes by Christopher Fowler
3. Small Favor by Jim Butcher
4. Levels of Knowing and Existence by Harry L. Weinberg (reread)
5. Redshift Rendezvous by John Stith (reread)
6. Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child
7. The Singing Bone by R. Austin Freeman
8. The Man with the Golden Torc by Simon Green
9. Physics of the Impossible by Machio Kaku
10. Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout (reread)
11. Bad Astronomy by Philip Plait
12. Dreamsnake by Vonda McIntyre (reread)

I reserve the right to sneak additional ones on the list if they occur to me.  ;D
 

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Linda Cannon-Mott said:
Theresam, I've only had my Kindle for 3 months so I can't wait to see how many books I read in 2009. It will be interesting. I am amazed at how much more and quickly I am reading with Leisel.
Linda
Linda,

I just received my kindle. The books above were dead tree books but I had the advantage of riding a train back and forth to work 45 mins both ways with a 20 min extra on the home trip (I got off work and to the train 20 mins before it left) so lots of reading time. I was laid off in June but now have a job working within about 20 miles of my home so I drive in. I don't miss the cold and wait but I do miss my reading time.

The kindle is sooo much easier to read than DTB and soo much lighter than some of the big hardbacks I was carrying and reading. Also a plus - I don't have to look for my reading glasses!!! Kindle makes it soo easy to read without them ;D

Happy kindling...

TheresaM
 

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jmiked said:
Favorites of 2008
Here's all 12 of my 10 favorites of 2008 (not in any order):

1. Old Man's War by John Scalzi
2. The Victoria Vanishes by Christopher Fowler
3. Small Favor by Jim Butcher
4. Levels of Knowing and Existence by Harry L. Weinberg (reread)
5. Redshift Rendezvous by John Stith (reread)
6. Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child
7. The Singing Bone by R. Austin Freeman
8. The Man with the Golden Torc by Simon Green
9. Physics of the Impossible by Machio Kaku
10. Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout (reread)
11. Bad Astronomy by Philip Plait
12. Dreamsnake by Vonda McIntyre (reread)

I reserve the right to sneak additional ones on the list if they occur to me. ;D
I snuck in and added another one in my list :eek:
 
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