Thursday, January 1, 2009

2008 - A Reading view

You are probably going to see something like this with the majority of book blogs out there, but I'm going to do it anyway. I like to list all the books I have read during the year. It helps go back and visit books I read early in the year and loved, but kinda forgot about. 12 months is a long time! Plus, maybe you are a new reader to my blog. If so, I know you are dying to know what I read before you started following my blog.

First off…my reading stats for the year.

Total books read: 105

New Authors: 72

Mystery: 43

Non-Fiction: 10

Fiction: 52

DNF: 0

Audio: 1

Total pages read: 33,120

So here's my list, I'll list the books in order of being read, starting with January. I'm also going to put a * next to the ones that stand out for me this year. (of course I do have several by authors I consider my favorite, but I won't mark those with an *, just the ones that aren't by my normal authors that I loved.)

The Journal of Curious Letters (Book 1 of The 13th Reality) by James Dashner *
Shopaholic and Baby by Sophie Kinsella
Bubbles all the Way by Sarah Strohmeyer
Time: An Illustrated History by the Editors of Time
Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
Charm City by Laura Lippman
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Blood Dreams by Kay Hooper
Immortal by Traci L. Slatton *

The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly *
The Wednesday Letters by Jason. F. Wright
A Charmed Death by Madelyn Alt
Midori by Moonlight by Wendy Nelson Tokunaga
The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
Bleeding Kansas by Sara Paretsky
Cane River by Lalita Tademy *

Crime Seen by Victoria Laurie
Tainted Hero by Michael W Davis
Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
Witch Hunt by Shirley Damsgaard
Shakespeare's Landlord by Charlaine Harris
Missing by Karin Alvtegen
Song Yet Sung by James McBride *
The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
The Spiderwick Chronicles - The Field Guide - book one by Toni DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

Glory in Death by J.D. Robb
The Truth (I'm a girl, I'm smart and I know everything) by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
Escape From the Carnival by Ridley Pearson and Dave Berry
Points: The Relationship Survival Guide For People Who Don't Like Relationship Survival Guides by I. Glebe
Twisted by Andrea Kane
The Devil's Bones by Jefferson Bass
The Cinderella Pact by Sarah Strohmeyer
The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison
Her Unlikely Family by Missy Tippens

Friend of the Devil by Peter Robinson
The Debs by Susan McBride (advanced copy)
Headless Body in Topless bar from the Staff of the New York Post
Eragon by Christopher Paolini *
The Curious Child by Donni Floyd
The Dark Tide by Andrew Cross
The Scarlet Stockings: The Enchanted Riddle by Charlotte Kandel
Demons Are A Ghoul's Best Friend by Victoria Laurie
Historic Photos of St. Louis By Adele Heagney and Jean Gosebrink
Faux Finished by Peg Marberg
Tarnished Beauty by Cecilia Samartin
Shake Down by Joel Goldman
Armageddon in Retrospect by Kurt Vonnegut
Crazy Fool Kills Five by Gwen Freeman
Bound by Sally Gunning *
Murder by the Glass by Michele Scott
Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
Storm Front by Jim Butcher
Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday
Delusion by Peter Abrahams
Ladies of Liberty by Cokie Robers
Belong to Me by Marisa de Los Santos *
Suddenly by Barbara Delinsky
The Longest Journey by Diana Patterson and Rita Turner
Things I want my Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble *
A Fatal Waltz by Tasha Alexander
O'Shaughnessy: A Boy and his Leprechaun
The Girl with No Shadow by Joanne Harris
A+ Comptia A+ certification Study Guide (6th edition)
Carrot Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
Love Today by Maxim Biller
Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva
Blue Smoke and Murder by Elizabeth Lowell
The Painter from Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein *
Trophies by Heather Thomas
The Strand Prophecy by J. B. B. Winner
Killer Pancakes by Diane Mott Davidson
All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
House Rules by Mike Lawson
Sam's Quest for the Crimson Crystal by Ben Furman
Nefertiti by Michelle Moran *
On Thin Ice by Alina Adams
Saddled With Trouble by Michele Scott
Queen of Babble Gets Hitched by Meg Cabot
She was by Janis Hallowell
Grave Surprise by Charlaine Harris
The Fourth Watcher: a Novel of Bangkok by Timothy Hallinon
One in a Million by Kimberla Lawson Roby
The Witch is Dead by Shirley Damsgaard
Napoleon's Privates by Tony Perrottet
This Charming Man by Marian Keyes
Sam's Quest: The Royal Trident by Ben Furman
Deadly Night by Heather Graham
In the Woods by Tana French
Sweet Mandarin by Helen Tse *
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer *
Mercy Street by Mariah Stewart
Fisherman's Bend by Linda Greenlaw
Damage Control by J.A. Jance
Thursday Next, First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde
Confessions of a Contractor by Richard Murphy
16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber
Schooled by Anisha Lakhani
The Chocolate Snowman Murdersy by JoAnna Carl
One More Year by Sana Krasikov
'Tis the Season! By Lorna Landvik
Takeover by Lisa Black
The Lump of Coal by Lemony Snicket
Good Design Can Change Your Life by Ty Pennington
Sisters of Misery by Megan Kelley Hall


bermudaonion said...

You had a great year in books. Happy New Year!

Kris said...

Bermudaonion - Thanks! Happy New Year to you as well

Tony said...

Now that is quite a list of books. I do not think that I would be able to read that many books in one year, but you have sure inspired me to try!

Tony Peters
Author of, Kids on a Case: The Case of the Ten Grand Kidnapping