1/4/09

2008 books read

At Home in Mitford - Jan Karon
A Light in the Window - Jan Karon
Julia's Chocolates - Cathy Lamb
These High Green Hills - Jan Karon
Lipstick Jungle - Candace Bushnell
Out to Canaan - Jan Karon
A New Song - Jan Karon
The Common Life - Jan Karon
In this Mountain - Jan Karon
Skipping Christmas - John Grisham
Shepherds Abiding - Jan Karon
The Virgin Blue - Tracy Chevalier
Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
Light from Heaven - Jan Karon
Deception Point - Dan Brown
Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
Remember Me - Sophie Kinsella
She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb
The Scandal of the Season - Sophie Gee
Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict - Laurie Viera Rigler
My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
Holly - Jude Devereaux
A Wedding in December - Anita Shreve
Playing for Pizza - John Grisham
One for the Money - Janet Evanovich
What a Girl Wants - Kristin Billerbeck
Out of Control - Kristin Billerbeck
With this Ring - Kristin Billerbeck

2008 was the year of reading books in a series for me, I've always tended to stick with authors I love, but not really done books that follow on. Well now I'm hooked and as a result my bookshelves will no doubt continue to fill!

If I had to pick my favourite read of the year I think it would be Angels & Demons by Dan Brown, a thrill ride from start to finish. Closely followed by the Ashley Stockingdale books I have just finished.

28 books in 12 months, not bad going considering I also almost got 800 blog posts done in 11 months. And now I have resolved to write too, something's gotta give!

12 comments:

pamokc said...

Hey Sarah! I agree about Angels and Demons and can't wait for that movie to come out. Plus it is set in Rome ***sigh****. I see a couple more on your list that I have read. I should compile a list for a posting too. Always appreciate the recommendations. Happy 2009!

Anna's Spot said...

How do you find the time ;) I have to stick to magazine articles because they are usually short.
Have a beautiful day.
Hugs
Anna

East Anglian Troy said...

The only ones we have in common are the Dan Brown books - but they are crackers!
Have you tried Robert Goddard? I can recommend him, although his earlier books were better than some of his recent ones.

Yogi said...

Very good. We don't have any overlap for 2008. I did read Grisham's Skipping Christmas a couple years ago or so.
I only read about half as many books. You are right something has to give.

Mary said...

Great list, Sarah. AND you work full time! Good luck with the writing.

Jill of All Trades said...

Good morning. I love listing the books I have read for the year. I loved Angels & Demons too. I read a lot more in the summer as I love to read on my screened porch at the cabin or n my hammock. Just love to read.

Daryl said...

If you want a new mystery series check out Elizabeth George .. her Inspector Lynley books are superb

George said...

I'm very impressed -- you put me to shame.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Good for you Sarah... I will admit that I haven't read nearly that many. Have you ever read any of Adriana Trigiani's books??? She's from my hometown of Big Stone Gap, VA --and has written several great books. Check them out sometime.
Hugs,
Betsy

D Wright said...

Jan Karon invites you to visit her website at www.mitfordbooks.com. I know you will enjoy the site!
Happy New Year!

Mmm said...

My gosh, you've got me so beat. That's as much as I get through in several years. you must be a fast reader too.

You read the entire Jan Karon series too, it looks like. Impressive.

* TONYA * said...

Great book list. I'll have to write some of these authors down.

I read nearly all the Sophie Kinsella, all of the Jennifer Weiner, some of the Madelein Wickham and have nearly finished the Lauren Weisberger books too. Obviously I'm a chicklit kinda gal.