Nov 12, 2008

Books I've Read - 2008

January 2008
Sarah (from the Canaan trilogy) by Marek Halter

February 2008
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

March 2008
Sense and Sensibility
by Jane Austen (sort of muddled through and never finished)

For some reason, I just wasn't reading for months - I'd try, and just get bored of a book or put it down one day and not pick it up again. So I read a lot of magazines and blogs and news articles, but not books. When that happens, chick lit is usually the cure. I don't know why, but it gets me back into the swing of a book routine every time.

May 2008
by Sarah Mlynowski

June 2008
Norweigan Wood by Haruki Murakami
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder - comfort reading for sad days

July 2008
White Oleander by Janet Fitch (have been recommending this non-stop. Read it!)

August 2008
Love in Idleness by Amanda Craig
The Book of Dead Birds by Gayle Brandeis

September 2008
Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest To Discover if Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, Or Why Pie is Not The Answer by Jen Lancaster
Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella - oh chick lit, you make me happy

October 2008
Marley & Me by John Grogan - I have the world's worst bunny. Bunnicula some call her. Others won't call her anything at all. But she and I have a great bond that exists despite her crazy tendencies. I should write a book about Charlie and Me. She's my first pet, everyone else is afraid of her, yet she's changed my life.
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire -
still trying to read it and it's going very slowly. Gave up. Reading a book for fun should be fun.

Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella - needed a quick, light read to get the taste of Wicked out of my mouth and chick lit usually does the job. I don't know if I'm getting too old for it or if this particular book is just really annoying, but I found myself indifferent about the annoying shopaholic character, Rebecca Bloomwood. I vaguely remember being as annoyed by her when I read the first book so I don't know why I went back for more punishment.

November 2008
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - beautifully written and thought-provoking. How easy is it really to let go?