Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Books Read in 2008, plus statistics

1. Suffer the Little Children (Donna Leon), Conversation with Books, 40 for 40
2. What Is the What (Dave Eggers), book group, 40 for 40
3. Himalayas (Michael Palin), unabridged audio
4. Service Included (Phoebe Damrosch)
5. Death at La Fenice (Donna Leon)
6. Sunday Philosophy Club (Alexander McCall Smith), unabridged audio, re-read
7. Trail of Crumbs (Kim Sunee)
8. The Omnivore’s Dilemma (Michael Pollan), book group, 40 for 40
9. A Taxonomy of Barnacles (Galt Niederhoffer), 40 for 40
10. The View from the Seventh Layer (Kevin Brockmeier)
11. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Winifred Watson)
12. Death in a Strange Country (Donna Leon)
13. Beezus and Ramona (Beverly Cleary)
14. Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper (Fuchsia Dunlop)
15. Maisie Dobbs (Jacqueline Winspear), unabridged audio
16. Devil May Care (Sebastian Faulks)
17. Then We Came to the End (Joshua Ferris), book group
18. Petite Anglaise (Catherine Sanderson)
19. Kitchen Confidential (Anthony Bourdain), read aloud to Mr. Bibliotonic, re-read
20. All We Ever Wanted Was Everything (Janelle Brown)
21. Abbess of Crewe (Muriel Spark)
22. Hens Dancing (Raffaella Barker), Reading Circle
23. A Death in Venice (Daniel Silva), read aloud to Mr. Bibliotonic
24. Homer Price (Robert McCloskey), read aloud to little Bibliotonics
25. Casino Royale (Ian Fleming)
26. Crime Brulee (Nancy Fairbanks)
27. Centerburg Tales (Robert McCloskey), read aloud to little Bibliotonics
28. Let’s Get Primitive (Heather Menicucci)
29. Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Shaffer & Barrows)
30. Kenny and the Dragon (Tony diTerlizzi), read aloud to little Bibliotonics
31. Truffled Feathers (Nancy Fairbanks)
32. Summer at Tiffany (Marjorie Hart)
33. The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Brian Selznick)
34. The Man Who Ate the World (Jay Rayner)
35. Thirty-Three Teeth (Colin Cotterill)
36. Annunciations of Hank Meyerson, Scholar and Mama’s Boy (Scott Muskin), book group
37. Life Class (Pat Barker), unabridged audio, '09 Conversation with Books
38. People of the Book (Geraldine Brooks)
39. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Haruki Murakami)
40. Real World (Natsuo Kirino)
41. Coraline (Neil Gaiman), graphic novel
42. Lulu in Marrakech (Diane Johnson), 41 for 41
43. The Mist (Stephen King)
44. Gumbo Tales (Sara Roahen)
45. Summertime (Raffaella Barker)
46. Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (Alexander McCall Smith), 41 for 41
47. Atmospheric Disturbances (Rivka Galchen)
48. Right Attitude to Rain (Alexander McCall Smith)
49. The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food (Judith Jones)
50. French Milk (Lucy Knisley), Reading Circle
51. Shakespeare Wrote for Money (Nick Hornby)
52. Careful Use of Compliments (Alexander McCall Smith)
53. The Ruins (Scott Smith), audio
54. The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday (Alexander McCall Smith)
55. Immoveable Feast (John Baxter), Reading Circle
56. Deltora Quest 01: The Forests of Silence (Emily Rodda), read aloud to little Bibliotonics
57. Deltora Quest 02: The Lake of Tears (Emily Rodda), read aloud to little Bibliotonics
58. Deltora Quest 03: City of Rats (Emily Rodda), read aloud to little Bibliotonics
59. How to Train Your Dragon (Cressida Cowell), read aloud to little Bibliotonics
60. How to Be a Pirate (Cressida Cowell), read aloud to little Bibliotonics
61. Warriors 01: Into the Wild (Erin Hunter), read aloud to little Bibliotonics

Fiction: 44
Nonfiction: 16
Books written by women: 34
Books written by men: 26
40 for 40 challenge: 4
41 for 41 challenge: 2
Mystery/thrillers: 17
Culinary essays: 9
Travel essays: 1
First novels: 6
Memoirs: 6
Books published in 2008: 17
Graphic novels: 2
Children's books: 12
Books by Donna Leon: 3
Books by Alexander McCall Smith: 4
Audio: 5
Story collections: 1

1 comment:

Caryl said...

What an excellent reading year you had! Look at this great list. I love the variety of the titles.