Books read in 2008

1. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austin
2. Getting in Touch with your Inner Bitch by Elizabeth Hilts
3. Dear Jane Letters by Amanda Hamm
4. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
5. Death Note, vol. 2 by Tsugumi Ohba
6. Stories by O. Henry
7. Death Note, vol. 3 by Tsugumi Ohba
8. A Calculated Risk by Katherine Neville
9. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
10. Death Note, vol. 4 by Tsugumi Ohba
11. Dracula by Bram Stoker
12. The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult
13. The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
14. Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody by Michael Gerber
15. Dragons by Catherine M. Petrini
16. Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
17. Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore
18. Get Your Tongue Out of My Mouth, I’m Kissing You Good-bye! by Cynthia Heimel
19. The Invisible Heart by Russell Roberts
20. She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
21. The Big Bento Box of Unuseless Japanese Inventions by Kenji Kawakami
22. The Great Fetish by L. Sprague de Camp
23. Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
24. The Hammer of God by Arthur C. Clarke
25. Best-Loved Short Stories by various
26. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
27. What Do You Care What Other People Think? by Richard P. Feynman
28. James Herriot’s Cat Stories by James Herriot
29. Broca’s Brain by Carl Sagan
30. Faerie Tale by Raymond E. Feist
31. This Book Will Change Your Life by Benrik
32. The Martian Way by Isaac Asimov
33. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
34. Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips
35. Sudden Fiction edited by Robert Shapard
36. Waiting for Gertrude by Bill Richardson
37. George W. Bushisms edited by Jacob Weisberg
38. What Goes Around Comes Around by Con Lehane
39. Nation by Terry Pratchett
40. Kingmaker by Alexey Braguine
41. The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart
42. Stiff by Mary Roach
43. Steering the Craft by Ursula K. Le Guin
44. The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov
45. Scum Manifesto by Valerie Solanas
46. The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
47. Cancer Vixen by Marisa Acocella Marchetto
48. We Thought You Would Be Prettier by Laurie Notaro
49. The Myth of You and Me by Leah Stewart
50. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
51. Kiss Me Like a Stranger by Gene Wilder
52. Brush Up Your Mythology! by Michael Macrone
53. If Chins Could Kill by Bruce Campbell
54. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
55. Why Don’t Your Eyelashes Grow? by Beth Ann Ditkoff
56. The Romance Reader by Pearl Abraham
57. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

Books listened to in 2008
1. The Client by John Grisham
2. Velocity by Dean Koontz
3. The Firm by John Grisham
4. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
5. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
6. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
7. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
8. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
9. Sepulchre by Kate Mosse
10. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
11. The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking
12. From the Corner of His Eye by Dean Koontz
13. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
14. Freakonomics by by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
15. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
16. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
17. Candide by Voltaire
18. The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
19. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
20. Valhalla Rising by Clive Cussler (abridged)
21. On the Beach by Nevil Shute
22. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
23. Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
24. Forever Odd by Dean Koontz
25. The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
26. The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
27. Lady Chatterly’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
28. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
29. On Beauty by Zadie Smith
30. Free Culture by Lawrence Lessig
31. Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
32. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
33. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

Books started but not finished
* Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (skipping audiobook)
* The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell (uncle!)
* Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King (horrible audiobook narrator)
* Where Wizards Stay Up Late by Katie Hafner (boring)
* The Plot Against America by Philip Roth (horrible audiobook narrator)
* Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much by Anne Wilson Schaef (too busy)
* Cleopatra VII by Kristiana Gregory (boring)
* Jack the Bodiless by Julian May (boring)
* A Writer’s Time by Kenneth Atchity (not what I was looking for)
* The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (no sympathy for the main characters)
* Fiction Writer’s Workshop by Josip Novakovich (not what I was looking for)

  1. I like your idea of listing books you started but didn’t finish. After all, they do take up a chunk of our precious reading time!

  2. I listened to The Great Gatsby on audio this year, too. I know it’s supposed to be the “great American novel,” but it wasn’t my cup of tea.

    Impressive list! I keep track of the ones I start and don’t finish, too.

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