reading list 2008

New books: 37 ( 12,914 pgs )

Longest book: The Count of Monte Cristo (1,461 pgs)
Shortest book: Welcome to Dead House (Goosebumps #1) (122 pgs)
Oldest book: The Count of Monte Cristo (1844)
Newest book: I Am Rembrandt’s Daughter (May 2007)
Best book: tie – Fahrenheit 451 / The Book Thief
Best children’s/YA book: Speak
Worst book: Seven Daughters and Seven Sons
Most disappointing book: The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars

Alan Paton, Too Late the Phalarope
Lemony Snicket, The Miserable Mill
Lemony Snicket, The Austere Academy
Jeanette Winterson, Tanglewreck
Wendell Berry, The Hidden Wound
Lemony Snicket, The Ersatz Elevator
Lemony Snicket, The Vile Village
Phillip Pullman, I Was a Rat
Patricia C. Wrede, The Grand Tour
Patricia C. Wrede, Mairelon the Magician
Jack Weatherford, Savages and Civilization
Jessica Day George, Dragon Slippers
Dave Barry, Peter and the Starcatchers
Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak
Roald Dahl, The BFG
Jasper Fforde, The Eyre Affair
Steven Brust, The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars
Patricia Reilly Giff, Pictures of Hollis Woods
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
Barbara Cohen and Bahija Lovejoy, Seven Daughters and Seven Sons
Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express
Robert Jordan, The Eye of the World
Leonie Swann, Three Bags Full
Dave Barry, Peter and the Shadow Thieves
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
Jeanne Birdsall, The Penderwicks
Mary Norton, Bed-Knob and Broomstick
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan
Frances Hardinge, Fly by Night
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
E.L. Konigsburg, The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place
Ursula LeGuin, A Wizard of Earthsea
Lynn Cullen, I Am Rembrandt’s Daughter
Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart
R.L. Stine, Welcome to Dead House
R.L. Stine, The Ghost Next Door

Yes, I cheated at the end by reading a couple Goosebumps books. But only because I really wanted to beat my previous record of 12,843 pages.

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