Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Books read in 2008

Fun Facts (idea stolen from
Total read: 97
Audiobooks: 5
New authors: 77
Non-Fiction: 10

97. Incendiary by Chris Cleave 281pp (C+)
96. Hunting and Gathering by Anna Gavalda 480pp (B+)
95. The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris 496pp (A)
94. Briar Rose by Jane Yolen 200pp (A)
93. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston 205pp (B)

November (14 books; 3,238pp plus 1 audio)
92. Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving 128pp (B)
91. Confessions of a Reformed Dieter by A.J. Rochester - Audiobook (B)
90. The Carbon Diaries 2015 by Saci Lloyd 384pp (A)
89. Winter Rose by Patricia McKillip 272pp (C-)
88. Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto 150pp (A)
87. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery 256pp (A)
86. Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot 272pp (B)
85. A Concise Chinese- English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolou Guo 368pp (C-)
84. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 240pp (B-)
83. P.S. I Love You by Cecilia Ahern 512pp (B+)
82. Zel by Donna Jo Napoli 240pp (B)
81. Black Water by Joyce Carol Oats 160pp (A)
80. The Dangerous Husband by Jane Shapiro 256pp (D)
79. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid 224pp (A)

October (11 books; 2,948pp)
78. Forever by Judy Blume 155pp (A)
77. The River King by Alice Hoffman 336pp (A)
76. Through Thick and Thin, edited by Jane Waghorn 118pp (B+)
75. The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery 272pp (A)
74. The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien 206pp (C)
73. Rozowe Tabletki na Uspokojenie by Krystyna Janda 250pp (C)
72. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson 198pp (A)
71. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry 132pp (A)
70. One True Thing by Anna Quindlen 289pp (A)
69. The Stolen Child by Keith Donahue 336pp (B)
68. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood 656pp (A)

September (11 books; 3,061pp)
67. Chocolat by Joanne Harris 336pp (A)
66. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami 512pp (A)
65. Getting Things Done by David Allen 282pp (B+)
64. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 298pp (A)
63. The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike 315pp (F - only managed 100pp)
62. Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee 224pp (B)
61. The Truth About the Leprechaun by Bob Curran 157pp (B)
60. The Vanishing by Tim Krabbe 128pp (B+)
59. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle 224pp (B)
58. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 560pp (A)
57. Witch Child by Celia Rees 240pp (B)

August (5 books; 1,492 plus 1 audio)
56. Star of the Sea by Joseph O'Connor 432pp (A)
55. Amsterdam by Ian McEwan 192pp (D)
54. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card 336pp (A)
53. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson - Audiobook (B+)
52. The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller 182pp (B)
51. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy 350pp (A)

July (8 books; 1,975 plus 1 audio)
50. Don't you want me? by India Knight 272pp (B+)
49. Murder on a Girls' Night Out by Anne George 256pp (B)
48. Tego lata w Zawrociu by Hanna Kowalewska 222pp (C+)
47. The American Boy by Andrew Taylor - Audiobook (F)
46. The Devil and Miss Prym by Paolo Coelho 224pp (B)
45. Can You Keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella 329pp (C)
44. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon 512pp (A)
43. Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne 160pp (A)

June (9 books; 2,263pp)
42. The Celts, First Masters of Europe by Christiane Eluere 176pp (C)
41. Dziennik Irlandzki by Heinrich Boll 127pp (B-)
40. The Color Purple by Alice Walker 230pp (A)
39. The Giver by Lois Lowry 240pp (A)
38. Pefume by Patrick Suskind 272pp (A)
37. Gabriel's Gift by Hanif Kureishi 178pp (A)
36. number9dream by David Mitchell 432pp (B-)
35. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares 304pp (B)
34. Crow Lake by Mary Lawson 304pp (C+)

May (5 books; 1,861pp)
33. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 309pp (A)
32. Jennifer Government by Max Barry 352pp (A-)
31. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling 608pp (A)
30. I don't know how she does it by Allison Pearson 368pp (B)
29. The Boy on the Bus by Deborah Schupack 224pp (C)

April (9 books; 2,380pp plus 1 audio)
28. Like Life by Lorrie Moore 192pp (D-)
27. Summer Sisters by Judy Blume 384pp (C+)
26. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 192pp (A)
25. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield 480pp (A)
24. The Xmas Factor by Annie Sanders - Audiobook (C+)
23. This Book Will Save Your Life by A.M. Homes 380pp (C)
22. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne 224pp (A)
21. The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood 224pp (B+)
20. The Speckled People by Hugo Hamilton 304pp (B+)

March (11 books; 2,939pp plus 1 audio)
19. The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler 304pp (5/5)
18. Animal Farm by George Orwell 112pp (5/5)
17. Girls Under Pressure by Jacqueline Wilson 208pp (5/5)
16. The Memory Keeper's Daughter 416pp (5/5)
15. Gossip Girl by Cecily Von Ziegesar - Audiobook (2/5)
14. The Year 1000 by Robert Lacey and Danny Danziger 240pp (4.5/5)
13. Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett 251pp (4.5/5)
12. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller 576pp (4/5)
11. Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson 288pp (4/5)
10. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark 128pp (4/5)
9. Chloe by Freya North 416pp (4/5)

February (7 books; 1,670pp)
8. Eva Luna by Isabel Allende 288pp (5/5)
7. Under the Duvet by Marian Keyes 288pp (4/5)
6. The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby 144pp (5/5)
5. Are You There, God? It's me, Margaret by Judy Blume 160pp (4/5)
4. Stardust by Neil Gaiman 224pp (5/5)
3. Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler 288pp (3/5)
2. The Children of Men by P.D. James 278pp (3/5)

January (umm... 1 book; 171pp - can you say 'slow start'?)
1. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson 171 pp (4/5)


Unknown said...

I don't mind you stealing my idea at all! I like how you also have a running tally of what books you have finished each month.

joanna said...

oops I just saw this - thanks Kris! ;-)

Jeane said...

HI we have one book review in common: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows if you want to swap links here's mine