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Breaking News: I read 81 books in 2008

Well, I read 81 books this year and thus I rule.

Here are the books I'd suggest you read in 2009. The entire list is behind the cut.

Best Comedy: Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar - Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein

Best Tragedy: Go Ask Alice - Anonymous
Best I Rule Book: The Dance of the Dissident Daughter - Sue Monk Kidd
Best Sci Fi:
The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula le Guin (Seriously, read this book even if you don't like sci fi)
Best Wit (heh):
Wit's End - Karen Joy Fowler
Best "Holy Crap Why Haven't All these People Committed Suicide":
When will there be good news? - Kate Atkinson
Best Voice to the Voiceless:
Lavinia - Ursula le Guin

  1. Book of a Thousand Days - Shannon Hale (1/18/08)
  2. Freakonomics (Re-read) - Levitt (1/20/08)
  3. The Scent of Shadows - Vicki Pettersson (1/22/08)
  4. Working for the Devil - Lilith Saintcrow (1/23/08)
  5. Alice in Rapture, Sort of - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (1/24/08)
  6. Dead as a Doornail - Charlaine Harris (1/25/08)
  7. Definitely Dead - Charlaine Harris (1/27/08)
  8. Guilty Pleasures - Hamilton (1/29/08)
  9. Gossip Girls - Cecily Von Ziegesar (1/30/08)
  10. All Together Dead (Southern Vampire Myster... by Charlaine Harris (2/3/08)
  11. Whistling In the Dark by Lesley Kagen (2/4/08)
  12. Dogs I Have Met: And the People They Found by Ken Foster (2/4/08)
  13. You know you love me - Cecily Von Ziegesar (2/7/08)
  14. In the Forests of the Night - Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (2/8/08)
  15. All I want is Everything - Cecily Von Ziegesar (2/10/08)
  16. Touch the Dark - Karen CHANCE (2/11/08)
  17. Circus of the Damned - Laurell Hamilton (2/15/08)
  18. Reluctantly Alice - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (2/15/08)
  19. Dead Man Rising: A Dante Valentine Novel (Book 2) by Lilith Saintcrow (2/17/08)
  20. Demon in My View - Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (2/22/08)
  21. All but Alice - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (2/24/08)
  22. Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar - Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein (2/26/08)
  23. Life on the Refrigerator Door - Alice Kuipers (2/27/08)
  24. Claimed by Shadow - Cassandra Palmer (3/12/08)
  25. Dark Possession - Christine Feehan (3/13/08)
  26. Bloody Bones - Laurell Hamilton (3/16/08)
  27. Saint City Sinners - Lilith Saintcrow (3/19/08)
  28. The Killing Dance - Laurell Hamilton (3/23/08)
  29. Alice in April - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (3/23/08)
  30. Alice in between - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (3/23/08)
  31. The Outlaw Demon Wails - Kim Harrison (3/26/08)
  32. Aristotle and an Aardvark go to Washington - Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein (3/27/08)
  33. Howl (from the editors of BARK) (3/31/08)
  34. Blue Moon - Laurell Hamilton (4/5/08)
  35. Obsidian Butterfly - Laurell Hamilton (4/6/08)
  36. I am America (And so can You!) - Stephen Colbert (4/9/08)
  37. Go Ask Alice - Anonymous (4/15/08)
  38. Narcissus in Chains - Laurell Hamilton (4/20/08)
  39. Alice the Brave - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (4/21/08)
  40. Catch-22 - Joseph Heller (4/23/08)
  41. To Hell and Back - Lilith Saintcrow (5/4/08)
  42. Ink Exchange - Melissa Marr (5/3/08)
  43. Fire Study - Snyder (5/11/08)
  44. The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle (5/15/2008)
  45. City of Ashes - Cassandra Clare (5/18/08)
  46. The Valley of Fear - Arthur Conan Doyle (5/30/08)
  47. The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle (6/4/08)
  48. Fables and Folk Tales from around the World (6/30/08)
  49. The Dance of the Dissident Daughter - Sue Monk Kidd (7/6/08)
  50. The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova (7/13/08)
  51. Halfway to the Grave - Jeaniene Frost (7/21/08)
  52. His Last Bow - Arthur Conan Doyle (7/22/08)
  53. Fearless Fourteen - Janet Evanovich (7/28/08)
  54. Wise Talk, Wild Women - Gwen Mazer (8/4/08)
  55. Looking Back - Lois Lowry (8/5/08)
  56. The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula le Guin (8/11/08)
  57. Marked - PC Cast - 8/12/08
  58. Betrayed - PC Cast - 8/14/08
  59. From Dead to Worse - Charlaine Harris - 8/20/08
  60. Wit's End - Karen Joy Fowler - 9/9/08
  61. The Canon - Natalie Angier - 9/12/08
  62. Embrace the Night - karen Chance - 9/14/08
  63. The Princess and the Hound - Harrison - 9/16/08
  64. A Thousand Never Evers - Shana Burg - 9/17/08
  65. Faerie Wars - Herbie Brennan - 9/25/08
  66. Fudoki - Kij Johnson - 10/10/08
  67. Across the Wall - Garth Nix 10/18/08
  68. Mister Monday - Garth Nix - 10/22/08
  69. Uglies - Scott Westerfield - 10/27/08
  70. Powers - Ursula Le Guin - 11/2/08
  71. Grim Tuesday - Garth Nix - 11/3/08
  72. Drowned Wednesday - Garth Nix - 11/8/08
  73. Sir Thursday - Garth Nix - 11/12/08
  74. When will there be good news? - Kate Atkinson - 11/15/08
  75. Lady Friday - Garth Nix - 11/20/08
  76. Superior Saturday - Garth Nix - 11/26/08
  77. The Fall - Garth Nix - 11/28/08
  78. The Castle - Garth Nix - 11/29/08
  79. The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories - Susanna Clarke - 11/30/08
  80. Lavinia - Ursula le Guin - 12/14/2008
  81. Blackbird House - Alice HOffman - 12/25/08

Comments

( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
smeddley
Dec. 31st, 2008 01:59 am (UTC)
We've read a lot of the same series! (Harris, Harrison, Cast, Nix, just to name a few!)

I'm listening to Touch the Dark by Karen Chance right now, and honestly, the narration leaves a lot to be desired and I really can't get into the story... I've thought about quitting, but... I'm not sure. If you can remember (it's pretty long ago for you) what did you think?
rinalia
Jan. 1st, 2009 03:46 am (UTC)
To be honest, I can't remember much of the book...obviously it didn't leave a memorable impression! That's enough for me to say it wasn't all that great. :)
dragonvyxn
Dec. 31st, 2008 05:28 am (UTC)
i loved left hand of darkness... i didn't even know it was classified as sci fi, actually. it's lovely!
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