2008 Reads

This is a list of books I read in 2008, which I've been tracking on goodreads.

my '2008-reads' shelf:
 my 2008-reads shelf

The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving - Best use of a taxidermied dog as a plot device.
Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee, J.M. 
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe 
The Color Purple by Alice Walker 
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier - Gothic noir. Yum.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
The Secret History by Donna Tartt - Possibly my favorite read this year.
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Coastliners: A Novel by Joanne Harris
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank - Inspiring
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson - Reread. I adore this novel.
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham - Totally absorbing. I love postapocalyptic fiction.
Trilby by George Du Maurier
Sundiver by David Brin
The Postman by David Brin
Spook Country by William Gibson
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke - Excellent read, but I was somewhat disappointed with the ending.
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Lucy Maud
The Godfather by Mario Puzo - I haven't seen the movie, and  the book was mediocre.
The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente - Awesome.  A series of tales connected  Scheherazade style.
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, Margaret - Absorbing read. Atwood is a great writer. 
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami - Terribly depressing, but beautiful.
My Antonia by Willa Cather
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot - Hilarious and charming.


Pisces Iscariot said...

Don't bother with The Alchemist peurile wish fulfilling nonsense (perhaps better suited for 7 - 8 year olds

Witchypoo said...

I love your list of 2008 book list, really good idea. Thank you so much for becoming a follower on my blog, i am honoured and made up! hope you are well!

Raw Food Diva said...

yes atwood is scary good!