Saturday, January 23, 2010

2008 Book Reads

Here is what I read in 2008 - from my notebook
* Mother/Daughter Book Group read


Journey to Topaz, Yoshiko Ulchida*
Sisters Grimm: Magic and Other Misdemeanors, Michael Buckley


The Fifth Woman, Henning Mankell
Cabal, Michael Dibdin
Don't Point that Thing at Me, Kyril Bonfiglioli


Eat This, Ian Jackman
One Step Behind, Henning Mankell
Cosi Fan Tutti, Michael Dibdin


The Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan
Death of an Englishman, Magdalen Nabb
Firewall, Henning Mankell
A Long Finish, Michael Dibdin
Death of a Dutchman, Magdalen Nabb


Criss Cross, Lynne Rae Perkins*
Death in Springtime, Magdalen Nabb
Blood Rain, Michael Dibdin


First Light, Rebecca Stead*
Sound Bites, Alex Kapranos
The Queen Jade, Yxta Maya Murray
The Falconer's Knot, Mary Hoffman


Animal Vegetable Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver
Battle of the Labrynth, Rick Riordan
The Year of the Goat, Margaret Hathaway


To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee*
And Then You Die, Michael Dibdin
Death in Autumn, Magdalen Nabb
The Outermost House, Henry Beston
Medusa, Michael Dibdin
The Marshal and the Murderer, Magdalen Nabb


Four Letter Words and Other Secrets of a Crossword Insider, Michelle Arnot
Back to Bologna, Michael Dibdin
The Marshall and the Madwoman, Magdalen Nabb
End Games, Michael Dibdin


Donuts: An American Passion John T Edge
The Marshall's Own Case, Magdalen Nabb
The Alchemyst, Michael Scott*
The Secret Language of Knitters, Mary Beth Temple
A Girl Named Zippy, Haven Kimmel


The Marshal Makes His Report, Magdalen Nabb
Homeless Bird, Gloria Whelan*
Apple Pie, John T Edge
Fried Chicken, John T Edge
The Marshal at the Villa Torrini, Magdalen Nabb


Beyond the Big Talk, Debra Haffner
From Diapers to Dting, Debra Haffner
The Thinking Parent's Guide to Talking Sense, Deborah Roffman
The Wee Free Men, Terry Pratchett*
Goose Girl, Shannon Hale
Dark Banquet: blood and the curious lives of blood-feeding creature, Bill Schutt
The Ghost in Love, Jonathan Carroll 
Organic gardening : the natural no-dig way, Charles Dowding


  1. Oh boy! I love book lists! Any of these you'd particularly recommend?

    (I found you via the dark days challenge :)

  2. Most of them are mysteries or children's books. Animal, Vegetable Miracle was excellent. Another funny one was Sound Bites - the author is the front man for the band Franz Ferdinand. He writes about his culinary adventures when his band is on tour. A Girl called Zippy was also excellent, laugh out loud memoir of a kind of dysfunctional family.