Books Read in 2008

I’ve been meaning to do this for the past month, and yet it’s already February, and I am just now getting around to it.  Here is the list of books that I read in 2008.  There were 57 in all.  This doesn’t include the numerous books I read to my kids over and over again, with the one exception being a book that was sent to me for review.  This list does include an unpublished novel manuscript and an unpublished screenplay sent to me for editing and critique.  Of these 57 books, 26 of them were sent to me for review.  You can click on those directly from the list to read my reviews.

Unfortunately, I didn’t make it all the way through my review pile for 2008, but I think I did get to the ones that I agreed in advance to review.  I also read many from the pile of unsolicited review books that were sent to me.  Several publicists sent me fantastic reads, and I’d like to thank them for that!  Reading is a passion of mine, and I love sharing my book recommendations with others.

(Note: This list does not include links to the reviews that I wrote for films, toys, or other products and services in 2008.)

  1. Sunglasses After Dark by Nancy A. Collins
  2. Lottery by Patricia Wood
  3. Holy Smokes by Katie MacAlister
  4. Undead and Unreturnable by Mary Janice Davidson
  5. The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer
  6. Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite
  7. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
  8. Song Yet Sung by James McBride
  9. For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison
  10. The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison
  11. Johnny and the Bomb by Terry Pratchett
  12. How NOT To Write a Novel by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman
  13. In Medias Res by Amy Gail Hansen
  14. 95 poems by e. e. cummings
  15. Swimming Without a Net by Mary Janice Davidson
  16. Armageddon in Retrospect by Kurt Vonnegut
  17. Crazy Fool Kills Five by Gwen Freeman
  18. The Mayor’s Tongue by Nathaniel Rich
  19. Ruinair by Paul Kilduff
  20. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  21. Sabriel by Garth Nix
  22. Scoreboard by Richard A. White
  23. Lirael by Garth Nix
  24. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
  25. Sex, Lies and Vampires by Katie MacAlister
  26. Undead and Unpopular by Mary Janice Davidson
  27. Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton
  28. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
  29. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  30. Playing with Fire by Katie MacAlister
  31. Sisters of Misery by Megan Kelley Hall
  32. Abhorsen by Garth Nix
  33. Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs
  34. First Daughter by Eric van Lustbader
  35. My Big Book of Spanish Words by Rebecca Emberley
  36. Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms
  37. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
  38. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
  39. The Carrion Vine by Erane Elizabeth Scully
  40. Fluffy by Simone Lia
  41. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
  42. In the Small by Michael Hague
  43. The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton
  44. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
  45. Nation by Terry Pratchett
  46. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson & David Relin
  47. Daylight Runner by Oisin McGann
  48. Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
  49. Amor and Summer Secrets by Diana Rodriguez Wallach
  50. Paul of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
  51. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
  52. The Illustrated Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
  53. Fables: Legends in Exile
  54. Fables 2: Animal Farm
  55. Ghost Radio by Leopoldo Gout
  56. Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
  57. Up in Smoke by Katie MacAlister 


  1. From what I can remember (I don’t really keep track) there’s a lot of crossover with what I read. Though this has sent me on a hunt to find out whether the Kim Harrison and Jim Butcher ones are books I haven’t read or whether they’ve just been released under different titles in the UK.


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