2008 Books

Books read in 2008, with links to reviews and/or reactions, if applicable. I do not have the proper schedule for when I read the rereads this year, so I will include all rereads after the first-time reads. They will therefore not be in the right order.

January
Favorite: Jane Eyre

1. Costa Rica (Enchantment series) by Marion Morrison
2. Israel (Enchantment series) by Martin Hintz
3. Jordan (Enchantment series) by Patricia Kummer
4. Egypt (Enchantment series) by Ann Heinrichs
5. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

February
Favorite: Serbia

6. Croatia (Enchantment series) by Martin Hintz
7. Serbia (Enchantment series) by JoAnn Milivojevic
8. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
9. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
10. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards

March
Favorite: The Grapes of Wrath

11. The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
12. The Bahamas (Enchantment series) by Martin Hintz
13. [refuge] by Multiple Authors
14. Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
15. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

April
Favorite: My Antonia

16. Facing the Lion by Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton
17. November Ever After by Laura Torres
18. The Eye by Vladimir Nabokov
19. My Antonia by Willa Cather

May
Favorite: Wide Sargasso Sea

20. The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
21. The Book of Names by Jill Gregory and Karen Tintori
22. Don Quixote (Book 1) by Miguel Cervantes
23. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
24. The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
25. The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler

June
Favorite: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Number the Stars

26. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
27. The Eight by Katherine Neville
28. The Lost Legends of New Jersey by Frederick Reiken
29. The Odd Sea by Frederick Reiken
30. Emma by Jane Austen
31. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

July
Favorite: We

32. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
33. The Lost Stradivarius by John Meade Falkner (audio)
34. Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
35. Oracle Night by Paul Auster
36. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
37. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
38. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
39. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
40. Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez

August
Favorite: The City of Ember

41. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
42. The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
43. The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau
44. The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne DuPrau
45. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
46. Nine Lives to Murder by Marian Babson

September
Favorite: (none)

47. Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
48. Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams by Sylvia Plath
49. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

October
Favorite: The Giver

50. The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
51. The Giver by Lois Lowry
52. The Diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne DuPrau
53. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
54. In the Land of Invisible Women by Qanta A. Ahmed

November
Favorite: Memoirs of a Geisha

55. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
56. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
57. The Gypsy Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
58. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
59. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
60. On Writing by Stephen King
61. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

December
Favorite: Love Walked In

62. Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos
63. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by JK Rowling
64. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
65. Airman by Eoin Colfer
66. Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos
67. Awakening by Robin Wasserman
68. The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti
69. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
70. Gossamer by Lois Lowry
71. The War of the Worlds by HG Wells (audio)
72. Tethered by Amy MacKinnon

Rereads (in order of when they were first read):

73. Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
74. Animal Farm by George Orwell
75. 1984 by George Orwell
76. The Stranger by Albert Camus
77. Possession by AS Byatt
78. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling
79. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
80. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
81. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
82. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling
83. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling
84. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
85. Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
86. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
87. Reasonable Doubt by Marcia Mickelson

Note: I didn’t review any books prior to Little Women, and neglected a few afterwards, including my annual Harry Potter rereads. Unfortunately, I also lost my reviews of The Awakening and Possession since their original postings.

Favorite books of 2008:*
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Possession by AS Byatt (reread)
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
The Awakening by Kate Chopin (reread)
Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Runner-up: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
Runner-up: The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

*Note: These are the books I now think of as my favorites of 2008. My answer at the time was a bit different. You can view it at the link below.

End of Year Stats: 2008 in Review

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