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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I thought it would be fun to see what everyone read in 2008.

The Thirteenth Tale, Dianne Setterfield
Hanna's Daughters, Marianne Fredriksson
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, Tucker Max
Choke, Chuck Pahalniuk
The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson
Surfacing, Margaret Atwood
The Distant Land of my Father, Bo Caldwell
The Last Witchfinder, James Morrow
The Kitchen Boy, Robert Alexander
Holidays on Ice, David Sedaris
Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt

The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri
Duchess: The Story of Sarah Churchill, Susan Holloway Scott
'Tis, Frank McCourt
Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishigaro
Running with Scissors, Augusten Burroughs
The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan
Sin in the Second City, Karen Abbott
The Road, Cormac McCarthy
As Nature Made Him, John Colapinto
This Common Secret, Susan Wicklund
The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood
The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Sisters, Mary S Lovell
Falling Man, Don DeLillo

Those Who Save Us, Jenna Blum
An Inconvenient Book, Glenn Beck
Atonement, Ian McEwan
When the Dancing Stopped, Brian Hicks
Pnin, Vladimir Nabakov
Michael Moore is a Big, Fat, Stupid White Man, Jason Clark and David T Hardy
The American Way of Death Revisited, Jessica Mitford
The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd be Republicans, Ann Coulter

Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett
Gold Digger, Constance Rosenblum
Stardust, Neil Gaiman
The Plague, Albert Camus
Are You There Vodka, It's Me, Chelsea, Chelsea Handler
The Pursuit of Love, Nancy Mitford
The Ghost Map, Steven Johnson
Suite Francaise, Irene Nemirovsky

Loving Frank, Nancy Horan
The Wednesday Letters, Jason F Wright
On the Road, Jack Kerouac
The Real McCain, Cliff Schecter
Nectar From a Stone, Jane Guill
Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris
Oscar and Lucinda, Peter Carey
The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch
1000 White Women, Jim Fergus

The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
Victorian London, Liza Picard
Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
The Year of Living Biblically, AJ Jacobs
The Mayflower, Nathaniel Philbrick
Possible Side Effects, Augusten Burroughs
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, Chuck Klosterman
The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen

Spook, Mary Roach
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Lisa See
The Family, Ed Sanders
Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter, Simone de Beauvoir
Death in a Prairie House, William Drennan
American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
Louder Than Words, Jenny McCarthy
Life of Pi, Yann Martel
Love in a Cold Climate, Nancy Mitford
The Shining, Stephen King
Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich
The Body Project, Joan Jacob Brumberg
The Light of the Home, Harvey Green
The Brief History of the Dead, Kevin Brockmeier

Death Comes for the Archbishop, Willa Cather
The Meaning of Wife, Anne Kingston
The Know-It-All, AJ Jacobs
Sons and Lovers, DH Lawrence
The City of Ember, Jeanne Duprau
Sellevision, Augusten Burroughs
Fanny Hill, John Cleland
Tipping the Velvet, Sarah Waters
Dry, Augusten Burroughs
The Conservative's Handbook, Phil Valentine
Freakonomics, Stephen D Levitt and Steven Dubner
Prom Nights from Hell, Misc

Fathers and Sons, Ivan Turgenev
The Obama Nation, Jerome Corsi
Blonde, Joyce Carol Oates
The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie
The Firefly Cloak, Sheri Reynolds
The Politically Incorrect Guide to English Literature, Elizabeth Kantor, Ph.D

Blood Sucking Fiends, Christopher Moore
The Complete Jack the Ripper, Donald Rumbelow
Fleeced, Dick Morris
The Witches of Eastwick, John Updike
The Girl Next Door, Jack Ketchum
Veronika Decides to Die, Paul Coelho
Bonk, Mary Roach
The Rules of Attraction, Bret Easton Ellis

Confessions of an English Opium Eater, Thomas de Quincey
Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Patron Saint of Liars, Ann Patchett
The Acid House, Irvine Welsh
American Eve, Pauline Uruburu
I Am Charlotte Simmons, Tom Wolfe
The North China Lover, Marguerite Duras

Shakespeare, Bill Bryson
Outlander, Diana Gabaldon
Sula, Toni Morrison
Look at my Striped Shirt, Phat Phree
The Waiter Rant, the waiter
Franny and Zooey, JD Salinger
A Million Little Pieces, James Frey
The Girls That Went Away, Ann Fessler

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Wow, besides quilting books, I've not read anywhere near that many, and I can't tell you what they were!  On the Kindle, I'll be able to do a better job!


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You must be one of those people who has an excel spreadsheet! I don't keep track but I can tell you this...


The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis


Tom Cruise biography (boy, is he a weirdo)

April - Kindle arrives!

late April - December

so much reading...I read more in 8 months than I have probably read in 8 years! I am too lazy to go dig out all the links but a few favorite new authors I have discovered are P.A. Brown, Josh Lanyon, Erastes, Lee Rowan and Alex Beecroft. I am reading Josh's brand new book right now (The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks) and I have Lee's brand new book (released today!) lined up and ready to go.

Yahoo, I love Kindle reading!


PS, I put a link to Josh's book in the "Recommended by our readers thread."

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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Leslie said:
You must be one of those people who has an excel spreadsheet! I don't keep track but I can tell you this...
I actually have a blog where I keep track of everything I've read--that way not only can I keep track of what I've read but I can also use it to record my reactions to each book.

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Oh my, I envy you.  I can't even read in a year what you read in a month.  :D I don't have time to read, but I like to read.  I did read about 4 or 5 books this summer, mainly about my newly acquired disease, Myasthenia Gravis.  I am on my first Kindle book. 

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Wow, Wells, that is mighty impressive! Let's see here...

The first four Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris
The four Twilight books and the Midnight Sun excerpt by Stephenie Meyer
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Micheal Pollan
What to Eat by Marion Nestle
The Six Wives of Henry the Eighth by Alison Weir
Mythology by Edith Hamilton
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Moonlight by Keith Knapp
Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
Outlander and currently in the middle of Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
and a ton of cookbooks, which I read like novels.

This year was a busy one and I didn't get to read as much as usual. Since my work hours are being cut back drastically in the new year ( :) :'( both a good and bad thing), I'm hoping to get back to reading 5 or 6 books a month like I used to.


eta- cause I better spell author's names correctly

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1. Child of God by Cormac McCarthy (Reread)
2. Tishomingo Blues by Elmore Leonard
3. Dreadful Delineations by John Maclay (Short Stories)
4. Savage by Richard Laymon
5. The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard (Unabridged Audio, Reread, Book Group)
6. Kill ****** by Brian Keene (Advanced Uncorrected Proof)
7. Elric of Melniboné by Michael Moorcock (Unabridged Audio, Reread)
8. The Fever Kill by Tom Piccirilli
9. Monkey Love by John Paul Allen (Novella)
10. The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien (Unabridged Audio)
11. Year's Best SF 12 edited by David G Hartwell (Anthology)
12. The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan (Unabridged Audio)
13. Gast by Edward Lee
14. Money Shot by Christa Faust
15. The Condemned by David Jack Bell
16. The Historical Jesus by Bart D. Ehrman (Teaching Company Course)
17. Riding Toward Everywhere by William T. Vollmann
18. Shapeshifter by J.F. Gonzalez
19. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (Book Group, Reread)
20. Still by Charlee Jacob
21. Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson (Unabridged Audio)
22. The Nightwalker by Thomas Tessier
23. 12 AM Live by Brian Knight (Novella)
24. The Sweet Forever by George P. Pelecanos
25. Ancient Eyes by David Niall Wilson
26. Horror Library, Volume 2 edited by R.J. Cavender (Anthology)
27. Broken Angels by Richard K. Morgan (Unabridged Audio)
28. Zero Cool by John Lange
29. God and State by Mikhail Bakunin (LibriVox Audio)
30. The Places in Between by Rory Stewart (Book Group)
31. The Stranger by Albert Camus (Unabridged Audio, Reread translated from the French)
32. Clickers by J.F. Gonzalez
33. The Problems of Philiosophy by Bertrand Russell (LibriVox Audio)
34. Kentucky Straight by Chris Offutt (Short Stories)
35. Borkmann's Point by Hakan Nesser (Translated from the Swedish)
36. Apocalypse Green by Brain Knight (Novelette)
37. The Engines of God by Jack McDevitt
38. Mad Dogs by Brain Hodge
39. Lucifer Unemployed by Aleksander Wat (Short Stories translated from the Polish)
40. The Mind of the Market: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans, and Other Tales from Evolutionary Economics by Michael Shermer
41. The Folks by Ray Garton (Novella)
42. The Midnight Road by Tom Piccirilli
43. The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner
44. Europe Central by William T. Vollmann (Unabridged Audio)
45. Shooting Star by Robert Bloch
46. Spiderweb by Robert Bloch
47. Blue War by Jeffrey Thomas
48. The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever by Christopher Hitchens (Unabridged Audio)
49. Paris Noir edited by Maxim Jakubowski (Anthology)
50. Life of Pi by Yann Martel (Book Group)
51. Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick (Unabridged Audio)
52. Caught Stealing by Charlie Hutson (Kindle)
53. Infected by Scott Sigler
54. Single White Psychopath Seeks Same by Jeff Strand (Kindle)
55. Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer (Unabridged Audio)
56. Tequila Blue by Rolo Diez (Translated from the Spanish)
57. Dead Sea by Tim Curran
58. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (Book Group, Kindle)
59. It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis (Unabridged Audio)
60. The Murderer Vine by Shepard Rifkin
61. 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill (Short Stories)
62. Storm Front by Jim Butcher (Kindle)
63. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely (Unabridged Audio)
64. God's End: The Fall by Michael McBride
65. Strip for Violence by Ed Lacy (Kindle)
66. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara (Unabridged Audio, Reread)
67. Shadowfall: Book One of the Godslayer Chronicles by James Clemens
68. Drago Descending by Greg F. Gifune (Kindle)
69. Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer
70. Queenpin by Megan Abbot (Kindle)
71. Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks (Unabridged Audio)
72. The Bighead by Edward Lee (Unabridged Audio)
73. Fatal Revenant by Stephen R. Donaldson
74. Casket for Sale (Only Used Once) by Jeff Strand (Kindle)
75. Deeper by James A. Moore
76. Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse edited by John Joseph Adams (Anthology)
77. Somebody Owes Me Money by Donald E. Westlake
78. The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman (Book Group)
79. Post Office by Charles Bukowski
80. Snow by Orhan Pamuk (Unabridged Audio translated from the Turkish)
81. Spin by Robert Charles Wilson (Kindle)
82. Thrillers 2 edited by Robert Morrish (Anthology)
83. Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell (Unabridged Audio translated from the Swedish)
84. Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar...: Understanding Philosopy Through Jokes by Thomas Cathcart (Unabridged Audio)
85. Soldier's Heart: Reading Literature Through Peace and War at West Point by Elizabeth D. Samet (Book Group)
86. No House Limit by Steve Fisher
87. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (Unabridged Audio)
88. Severance Package by Duane Swierczynski
89. The Woods Are Deep (Restored Tex) by Richard Laymon
90. The Cold Spot by Tom Piccirilli (Kindle)
91. Gleefully Macabre Tales by Jeff Strand (Short Stories)
92. First Night Out by A.P. Fuchs (Novella, Kindle)
93. Hebrew Punk by Lavie Tidhar
94. Filaaia by Brent Haywaard
95. Orgy of Souls by Wrath James White (Novella)
96. Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson (Unabridged Audio)
97. Baby Moll by John Farris
98. Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion by David Hume (LibriVox Audio)
99. Fetish by J.F. Gonzalez (Kindle)
100. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink (Book Group, Reread translated from the German)
101. Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries by Neil deGrasse Tyson (Unabridged Audio)
102. Spirit House by Christopher G. Moore (Kindle)
103. Falling Man by Don DeLillo (Unabridged Audio)
104. Dominion by Greg F. Gifune
105. The Max by Ken Bruen
106. The Jigsaw Man by Gord Rollo
107. The Disappeared by Kristine K. Rusch (Unabridged Audio)
108. Axis by Robert Charles Wilson
109. Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami (Kindle translated from the Japanese)
110. The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow (Unabridged Audio)
111. The Night Gardener by George P. Pelecanos (Kindle)
112. The Infected by Michael McBride
113. Man in the Dark by Paul Auster (Kindle)
114. The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie (Unabridged Audio)
115. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett (Book Group, Novella)
116. In Delirium II edited by John Everson (Anthology)
117. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher (Kindle)
118. The Minotauress by Edward Lee
119. Night Work by Greg F. Gifune (Kindle)
120. Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin (Unabridged Audio)
121. The First Quarry by Max Allan Collins
122. Into the Cruel Sea by Rich Ristow (Novelette)
123. Indignation by Philip Roth (Kindle)
124. Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris (Book Group)
125. Coffin County by Gary A. Braunbeck
126. The Forever War by Dexter Filkins (Kindle)
127. Rain Dogs by Gary McMahon
128. Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis (Unabridged Audio)
129. Passenger by Ronald Damien Malfi
130. Gun Work by David J. Schow
131. Ghost Walk by Brian Keene (Kindle)
132. Infected by Scott Sigler (Podcast)
133. The Night Country by Stewart O'Nan (Unabridged Audio)
134. Punktown: Shades of Grey by Jeffrey Thomas (Short Stories)
135. Total Chaos by Jean-Claude Izzo (Translated from the French)
136. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (Kindle)
137. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (Book Group)
138. In the Woods by Tana French (Kindle)
139. Death With Interruptions by José Saramago (Translated from the Portuguese)
140. Beware by Richard Laymon (Kindle)
141. March Violets by Philip Kerr
142. The White Tiger by Avavind Adiga (Kindle)
143. Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks
144. Six Bad Things by Charlie Hutson (Kindle)
145. Covenant by John Everson (Kindle)
146. Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson (Unabridged Audio)
147. The Eiger Sanction by Trevanian (Kindle)
148. The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold (Kindle)
149. The Blade Itself by Marcus Sakey (Kindle)
150. The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazis Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug by Thomas Hager (Unabridged Audio)
151. The Anomaly by Asher Dan (Kindle)
152. Nocturnal by Scott Sigler (Podcast)
153. The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño (Translated from the Spanish)
154. The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson (Unabridged Audio translated from the Swedish)
155. What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman (Kindle)
156. Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson (Kindle translated from the Norwegian)

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Geemont said:
10. The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien (Unabridged Audio)
Geemont, what did you think of this? I'm a big "Lost" fan and have been curious about reading it since it was referenced on the show.

You've also got an impressive list! *hangs head in shame*

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