Books of 2008

I’m including my 2007 ones here too, because I only started this blog at the very end of December and I can’t be bothered to make a separate page just for 2007 books, of which there are only ten or so.


The Sixteen Pleasures, Robert Hellenga

Harriet the Spy, Louise Fitzhugh

Chains, Laurie Halse Anderson

The Film Club, David Gilmour

Excellent Women, Barbara Pym

Suzy, Led Zeppelin, and Me, Martin Millar

Not Quite Dead, John MacLachlan

The Quincunx, Charles Palliser

The Society of S, Susan Hubbard

Lady’s Maid, Margaret Forster


The Good Thief, Hannah Tinti

The Stress of Her Regard, Tim Powers

An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination, Elizabeth McCracken

The Naming, Alison Croggon

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

In the Woods, Tana French

Henry VI, Part II, William Shakespeare

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling

What Happened in Hamelin, Gloria Skurzynski

Henry VI, Part I, William Shakespeare

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling

Nineteen Minutes, Jodi Picoult

Vanishing Acts, Jodi Picoult

Perfect Match, Jodi Picoult

Getting the Girl, Markus Zusak

Fighting Ruben Wolfe, Markus Zusak

Miss Wyoming, Douglas Coupland

Lux the Poet, Martin Millar


The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman

The Mercy of Thin Air, Ronlyn Domingue

Blankets, Craig Thompson

Adam and Eve and Pinch Me, Ruth Rendell

Tom Finder, Martine Leavitt

The Hills at Home, Nancy Clark

My Sister’s Keeper, Jodi Picoult

Gentlemen and Players, Joanne Harris

Eleanor Rigby, Douglas Coupland

City of Bones, Cassandra Clare

Still Life with Woodpecker, Tom Robbins

Disturbances in the Field, Lynne Sharon Schwartz

The Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Leguin

Journey to an 800 Number, E.L. Konigsburg

Victory of Eagles, Naomi Novik

Lud-in-the-Mist, Hope Mirlees

Greensleeves, Eloise Jarvis McGraw

The Jewel in the Crown, Paul Scott


The Laughter of Dead Kings, Elizabeth Peters

Rules for Saying Goodbye, Katherine Taylor

The Adoration of Jenna Fox, Mary Pearson

An Unkindness of Ravens, Ruth Rendell

Vanity Dies Hard, Ruth Rendell

Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer

Why She Left Us, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto

Anna’s Book, Barbara Vine


The Secret of Lost Things, Sheridan Hay

Carrie’s War, Nina Bawden

The Camel Bookmobile, Masha Hamilton

The Shell House, Linda Newbery

Empire of Ivory, Naomi Novik

Black Powder War, Naomi Novik

Robert Browning & Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s letters (yay!)

Geek Love, Katherine Dunn

Throne of Jade, Naomi Novik

Lonely Werewolf Girl, Martin Millar

Waiting for Daisy, Peggy Orenstein

Matrimony, Joshua Henkin

A Charmed Life: Growing up in Macbeth’s Castle, Liza Campbell

Sisterland, Linda Newbery

His Majesty’s Dragon, Naomi Novik

The Door to Time, Pierdomenico Baccalorio


Story Time, Edward Bloor

Kate and Emma, Monica Dickens

The Interloper, Antoine Wilson

Shadows Return, Lynn Flewelling

Giles Goat-Boy, John Barth

The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie

Ender’s Shadow, Orson Scott Card

Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card


Then We Came to the End, Joshua Ferris

Fallen, David Maine

The Diaries of Adam and Eve, Mark Twain

this graphic novel whose title I just can’t remember for the life of me and its author’s name is hard to spell so I can’t find it using the internet

Affinity, Sarah Waters


Fingersmith, Sarah Waters

Robin, Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Head of the House of Coombe, Frances Hodgson Burnett

Tipping the Velvet, Sarah Waters

The Night Watch, Sarah Waters

Jenna Starborn, Sharon Shinn

The Lucifer Effect, Philip Zimbardo

The Year of Living Biblically, A.J. Jacobs


Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer

Wolf Woman, Sherryl Jordan

The Juniper Game, Sherryl Jordan

Miss Spitfire, Sarah Miller

Birds in Fall, Brad Kessler

Emily’s Quest, L.M. Montgomery

Sweethearts, Sara Zarr

Emily Climbs, L.M. Montgomery

The Children of Green Knowe, L.M. Boston

Emily of New Moon, L.M. Montgomery

The Color Purple, Alice Walker

Love Walked In, Marisa de los Santos


Doomsday Book, Connie Willis

Heck Superhero, Martine Leavitt

The Dollmage, Martine Leavitt

Keturah and Lord Death, Martine Leavitt

The Chatham School Affair, Thomas H. Cook

The Valley of the Wolves, Laura Gallego García

The Sweet Far Thing, Libba Bray

New Moon, Stephenie Meyer

Tamsin, Peter Beagle

Why I’m Like This, Cynthia Kaplan

True Notebooks, Mark Salzman

Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens

The Stolen Child, Keith Donohue

Looking for Alaska, John Green


The Far Cry, Emma Smith

Tam Lin, Pamela Dean

The Keep, Jennifer Egan

Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog), Jerome K Jerome

The Semi-Detached House, Emily Eden

The End of Mr. Y, Scarlett Thomas

The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

The Book of Lost Things, John Connolly

Atonement, Ian McEwan

The Semi-Attached Couple, Emily Eden

The English Governess at the Siamese Court, Anna Leonowens

Saturday, Ian McEwan

Time Was Soft There, Jeremy Mercer

Sunshine, Robin McKinley

Special Topics in Calamity Physics, Marisha Pessl

Liszt’s Kiss, Suzanne Dunlap

The Wednesday Wars, Gary D. Schmidt

Forever Rose, Hilary McKay

Twilight, Stephenie Meyer

Little Boy Lost, Marghanita Laski

December 2007

East, Edith Pattou

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C.S. Lewis

Airborn, Kenneth Oppel

Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen

Purple Hibiscus, Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie

Forever Amber, Kathleen Winsor

Melusine, Sarah Monette

The Trick is to Keep Breathing, Janice Galloway

The Charioteer, Mary Renault

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