Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008: The Year in Books

What with taking classes three semesters of 2008, my reading list is on the sad side. I included one book I read for school because I read it cover-to-cover and it was not a text book. This tradition of posting my reading list year after year is one I got from Berrybird. I have included re-reads (rr) again this year and listed the books in the order they were read. So without further ado, I give you my reading list for 2008:

Ability Profiling and School Failure by Kathleen M. Collins
Comfort Food by Kate Jacobs
Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
DragonHarper by Anne & Todd McCaffrey
Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas
Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr
A Superior Death by Nevada Barr
The Illustrated Olive Farm by Carol Drinkwater
A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle (rr)
Ripe for the Picking by Annie Hawes
Ill Wind by Nevada Barr
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle (rr)
Knit Two by Kate Jacobs
Hominids by Robert J Sawyer (rr)
Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen
The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages


Smellyann said...

Y'know, I have never read anything by Madeleine L'Engle. I think I will resolve to do something about that in 2009.

Electronic Goose said...

I've had Track of the Cat sitting on my bookcase unread for years. Did you like it?

a/k/a Nadine said...

Madeleine L'Engle is probably my most favorite author.

Nevada Barr is definitely light reading in a typical murder mystery way. Escapism and all. I liked it without placing high expectations on it.

BerryBird said...

Woo-hoo, what fun! I love seeing and hearing about what everyone is reading. I should add the (rr) feature to my lists, except I didn't actually have any re-reads in 2008. I did in previous years, though, and will again, for sure. Like A Swiftly Tilting Planet, for example -- that certainly merits a re-read.

Smellyann, you should definitely check out some of Madeleine L'Engle's books; amomg others, she wrote many wonderful childrens books you could share with your family.

Nadine, is there a stand-out on your list you would recommend we all read?

a/k/a Nadine said...

Ooh, BerryBird, way to put me on the spot. ;-) I would say that if you are willing to partake of young adult fiction, The Green Glass Sea is a must read. It is about children at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project, something I've never read about.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I started out the year diligently writing down the books I read but slacked off somewhere in the middle with recording them.

I have a pile on my desk waiting to be recorded and reviewed but may never get to it.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I'm behind on my commenting etc. Way behind, I think, trying to catch up, but gotta go to bed.

You got some interesting books on your list. Maybe after May you'll get to read more.