29 December 2008

Reading in 2008

I joined a challenge on Goodreads to read 50 books in 2008. I’m surprised I barely made it past the halfway mark, considering how much time I spent on planes and trains and without Internet access and regular American TV this year. Some of the books I read though are really long.

1. From Bloodshed to Hope in Burundi by Robert Krueger

2. Daisy Miller by Henry James

3. The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemmingway

4. The Last King of Scotland by Giles Foden

5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

6. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

7. The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank

8. Cotton: The Biography of a Revolutionary Fiber by Stephen Yafa

9. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

10. Gorillas in the Mist by Dian Fossey

11. Girls in Pants by Ann Brashares

12. Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux

13. Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz

14. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson

15. Take the Cannoli: Stories of the New World by Sarah Vowell

16. When a Crocodile Eats the Sun by Peter Godwin

17. Thunderstruck by Erik Larson

18. Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson

19. No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

20. When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris

21. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

22. Trespass by Valerie Marin

23. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

24. Forever in Blue by Ann Brashares

25. The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent

26. The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell

27. I’m nearly finished with rereading Anne Rice’s The Witching Hour. It will be done by Wednesday night. Hmm, maybe Thursday morning.

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