Books read 2008

book_stacks1Okay, time when you list down all that you have read for the year. Last year I did not remember all the books I read, but just wrote a post from all the books I remembered and liked. This year, even though I started keeping track from June, I kind of remember most of the books I read because I went to Bangalore in March and I remember all the books I took with me and all the books I brought back with me. So there…

My count this year is 47. In fact, this is the first year I have ever counted how many books I read. Though 47 is not much I am satisfied with my reading. Next year, I’ll try to up the count to 50. Otherwise I am pretty happy.

Here are the books in no particular order. The ones with the reviews have hyperlinks. The books not reviewed are mostly books I read before July. But not necessarily. After the list, I have mentioned some of the books I have really liked.

  • The miracle girls: A lovely YA novel
  • Centaur in the city by Norman Dubeski
  • Immortals: The crossing by Joy Nash A Paranormal romance.
  • Courage of fear: by Barbara Boyer An inspirational book.
  • Line of scrimmage by Marie Force A romance book, one of the best romantic books I read this year.
  • Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber
  • World famous serial killers
  • Calypso’s enchantment: A silhouette or a Mills and boon. I liked this one.
  • Empress Orchid by Anchee Min: The story of the transformation of a rural girl into the last empress of China.
  • Fiscal Pear and shimmer and the call of the river whale by Olivia Brooks. A children’s book filled with adventure.
  • Abandoned by Anya Peters: This book describes a woman’s journey as a child who was sexually abused, who as a woman drifted along without any sense of purpose and finally had to resort to living in her car with no means of livelihood. It’s a great in site into what thousands of homeless people who live in cars go through. They are what a new generation of homeless people in the U.S.
  • Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat
  • Umrao Jan Ada by Khushwant Singh
  • Rosemary’s baby by Ira Levin
  • I’m not scared by Nicolo Amminnati
  • Legends of Pensam by Mamang Dai
  • The hollow skull by Christopher Pike: If you overlook the language and the other stuff that makes a book great, this one was fun. I picked it up expecting a nice, easy to read thriller. And it was just that. I was on the edge of my seat all the time. So i guess purpose fulfilled.
  • Chasing the monsoon by Alexander Frater
  • The time Travelers Wife by Audrey N.
  • Shooting Water by Devyani Saltzman
  • Women in his life by Barbara Taylor Bradford
  • Straight up and dirty by Stephanie Klein
  • Sam’s letters to Jennifer by James Patterson: One of my favorite romance novels.
  • Ghost girl by Torey Hayden
  • To Sir with Love by E.R Braithwaite
  • Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark
  • Papillon by Charrière, Henri
  • The book Thief by Zusak, Markus
  • Rubbish Boyfriends by Jones, Jessie
  • Never let me go by Ishiguro, Kazuo
  • New Moon by Stephanie Meyer
  • Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer
  • Fairy Tales of the Allied nations by Edmund Dulac
  • On the verge by Ariella Papa. It’s a chicklit, yeah, but that doesn’t mean you have to describe your endless dinners and pub hopping in excruciating details. Boring. I guess the concept was good, but the book was too long for it.
  • The adventures of Songha by Linda Caterline
  • Goalden Girl by Tracey Morait
  • Seduce me at sunrise by Lisa Kleypas
  • Shadow of Colossus by Tracy Higley Review
  • Creepers
  • The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks
  • The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood Review
  • Mine till midnight by Lisa Kleypas
  • For Matrimonial purposes by Kavita Daswani
  • Ann of Green gables: Delightful, do I need to say more?
  • Open House by Elizabeth Berg
  • Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland
  • A Duke to die for by Amelia Grey
  • Journey to the center of the earth by Jules Verne: Didn’t like it so much. Just okay.
  • Out of all the above books I would like to list down only those which I would have given 4 to 5 starts (if I had a rating system).

    They are in no particular order:

    Sybil, Empress Orchid, Prisoner of Tehran, I’m not scared, Legends of Pensam, Chasing the monsoon, The time Travelers Wife, Eclipse, Never let me go, Fairy Tales of the Allied nations, Seduce me at sunrise, Shadow of Colossus, Ann of Green gables, Rosemary’s baby, Papillon and The Book Thief.

    Wow, writing this post feels like I have accomplished something really big. Linking all those reviews was a pain with the speed of my internet connection.

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    6 thoughts on “Books read 2008

    1. It sounds like you had a good reading year! I am looking forward to reading The Time Traveler’s Wife this next year–hopefully before the movie comes out. I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

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