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?

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?

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.