Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Books reviewed in 2008

I have not listed here those books, I have not reviewed. I have put this link up on my rightside bar, too. Click on the title for the review and feel free to link it to your review post! You too can leave a link for me. I was behind my target of 150 books to be read this year! I read 127, out of which I reviewed 97. I might review a few of those left. But then I might not.

I read a vast and varied genres. And as I see it mostly female authors. There are some new first authors here. Worth checking out. I have also starred(*) and double starred(**) those books, which I liked/loved. Do click on the titles to read the reviews.

Here are the the book reviews, month wise. Maybe I will do a post for the best 5/10 reads of 2008. Tomorrow?


Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay*
Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst
The Witch's Trinity by Erika Mailman*
The Tenderness of Wolves by Steff Penney*
And One Rode West by Heather Graham
Riley in the Morning by Sandra Brown

Nov (6).....90

The Witness by Sandra Brown
Mo'Dirty Still Stuntin' by Darrell King
The Dead Room by Heather Graham
Artificial Imagination By Kalpanik S.
Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handel
The Triumph of Deborah by Eva Etzioni-Halevy*

October (15)....84

The Good Person Guide by Richard Bayer
The Outcast by Sadie Jones**
A Dog About Town by J F Englert
Eragon by Christopher Poalini
Immortals: The Crossing by Joy Nash
The Best of Friends by Joanna Trollope
Sir Cook, The Knight? by Erik Mortensen
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier**
The Kings of Innocence by Michael Burns
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi*
Booth's Sister by Jane Singer
A Dog Among Diplomats by J F Englert
Ariel by Sylvia Plath**
The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent*

September (2)...(70)

Novel About My Wife by Emily Perkins
Dear John by Norma L Betz*

August (1)

The Dark Child by Camara Laye*

July (5)

The Time in Between by David Bergen*
ADMIT ONE by Emmett James
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
Shelf Monkey by Corey Redekop*
One Foot in the Black By Kurt L Kamm

June (19)

Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
Down to a Sunless Sea by Mathias B. Freese*
The Road from La Cuava by Sheila Ortego
Day of Wrath by Larry Bond
America's Hidden History by Kenneth C. Davis

The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen
Matrimony by Joshua Henkin
The Awakening by Kate Chopin*
Adventures of Spirou and Fantasia--Robot Blueprints and other stories by André Franquin
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak**
Once Upon a Time When We Were coloured by Clifton L. Taulbert
Mistress of the Revolution by Catherine Dolors
Perfect ..On Paper by Maria Murnane
The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Romantics by Pankaj Mishra
Quiver---Poems and Ghazals by Javed Akhtar
The i Tetralgy by Mathias B. Freese
On Human Bondage by W Somerset Maugham
Tangled in Wisteria by J. Andrew Lockhart*

May (10)

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
The Second Journey by Joan Anderson
Tintin: The Black Island by Herge
Tintin: The Lake of Sharks
My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk*
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood*
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco*
The Sounds of Poetry--A Brief Guide by Robert Pinsky*
Roots by Alex Haley*
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe


Twelve Red Herrings by Jeffrey Archer
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie**
Yellowknife by Steve Zipp**
Did I see Angels? by Kathryn Maughan*


Hearts and Minds by Rosy Thornton*
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie**
The Last Single Woman in America by Cindy Guidry
Circle of Three by Patricia Gaffney
Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler
Collected Stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Asterix and the Great Crossing by Goscinny and Uderzo
Shop your Closet by Melanie Charlton Fascitelli
Asterix in Spain by Goscinny and Uderzo
Asterix and the Mansions of the Gods by Goscinny and Uderzo


Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher**
American Gods by Neil Gaiman*
Mercy by Jodi Picoult
Babyproofing your Marriage by Stacie Cockrell, Cathy O'Neill, and Julia Stone
The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan


Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult
Once and Always by Judith McNaught
After the Fire by Belva Plain
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman**
Morning comes Softly by Debbie Macomber
Double Take by Brenda Joyce
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami**
The Wind Dancer by Iris Johansen
Heart of Thunder by Johanna Lindsay
A Creed for the Third Millennium by Colleen McCullough
The Road by Cormac McCarthy**
The Silken Web by Sandra Brown
French Silk by Sandra Brown