Monday, January 5, 2009

Books Read in 2008

1. 20th Century Ghosts - Joe Hill
2. All the President's Men - Woodward and Bernstein
3. American Gods - Neil Gaiman
4. The Atomic Bazaar: Dispatches from the Underground World of Nuclear Trafficking - William Langewiesche
5. Blaze: A Novel - Stephen King
6. Country Property Dirt Cheap: How I Found My Piece of Inexpensive Rural Land . . . Plus My Adventures with a $300 Junk Antique Tractor - Ralph C. Turner
7. The Devil in Massachusetts: A Modern Enquiry into the Salem Witch Trials - Marion L. Starkey
8. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America - Erik Larson
9. Different Seasons - Stephen Kind
10. The Electric Church - Jeff Somers
11. Ghost Story - Peter Straub
12. Hard Times - Charles Dickens
13. Heart-Shaped Box: A Novel - Joe Hill
14. His Dark Materials, Book I: The Golden Compass - Philip Pullman
15. The House with a Clock in Its Walls - John Bellairs
16. Just After Sunset - Stephen King
17. Lady Oracle - Margaret Atwood
18. Lisey's Story: A Novel - Stephen King
19. Lost: A Novel - Gregory Maguire
20. The Lottery And Other Stories - Shirley Jackson
21. M is for Magic - Neil Gaiman
22. The Mirror of Love - Alan Moore
23. Mr. Big - Carol and Matt Dembicki
24. The Night Inspector - Frederick Busch
25. Not in Kansas Anymore: Dark Arts, Sex Spells, Money Magic, and Other Things Your Neighbors Aren't Telling You - Christine Wicker
26. The Road - Cormac McCarthy
27. Schindler's List - Thomas Keneally
28. Shadow & Claw: The First Half of 'The Book of the New Sun' - Gene Wolfe
29. Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury
30. The Songlines - Bruce Chatwin
31. Thinner - Stephen King
32. V for Vendetta - Alan Moore
33. A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

Pretty respectable, I'd say, given how little time I had to read last semester. : )


Robin S. said...

Wow - very respectable, and impressive that you remember which ones you read in the year! I always say I'm gonna do that, and I think with a little forensic help (scoping out the books beside my bed and the books stacked on the shelves, plus checking out EE's chat list, since I've now read (all but one of) them.

I've actually tried NOT to read so much since working to finish my own novel - I've been worried I'm gonna lose my voice, which was a real worry, since it took me so long to do this weird combination of working hard, yet relaxing, in order to find it.

Anyway, cool list!

freddie said...


Once you finish your novel, you should try either GoodReads or Librarything to track your reading. I used my tags in Librarything to remember what I'd read (otherwise, there wouldn't have been a list!). In fact, I should include a link to the list for more info.