What I read in 2008

BG=Book Group selection.  I’m in two book groups (and sometimes a third), so a lot of my reading is driven by that.  These are numbered in chronological order, from January to December.  I don’t read very fast, so 29 books in a year is pretty good for me (but several of them are very short novels, and a few were revisits).

1. The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories (Susanna Clarke)

2. The Book of Lost Things (John Connolly)  BG

3. Ghostwritten (David Mitchell)

4. The Ship Captain’s Wife (Martha Hodes) BG

5. Passing for Normal (Amy S. Wilensky) BG

6. Triangle: The Fire that Changed America (David von Drehle)

7. Kindred (Octavia Butler) BG–re-read.

8. Mapping Fate (Alice Wexler)  BG–re-read.

9. Don’t Let’s Go Down to the Dogs Tonight (Alexandra Fuller) BG

10. Memory Keeper’s Daughter (Kim Edwards) BG

11. Anil’s Ghost (Michael Ondaatje) BG

12. The Center Cannot Hold (Elyn Saks) BG

13. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay (Michael Chabon) BG

14. Sarah Canary (Karen Joy Fowler)

15. Lying Awake (Mark Salzman)

16. The Bookshop (Penelope Fitzgerald)

17. The Museum at Purgatory (Nick Bantock)

18. Moving Violations (John Hockenberry) BG

19. A Guide for the Perplexed (Jonathan Levi)

20. The Sensualist (Barbara Hodgson)

21. Wheeling the Deal: The Outrageous Legend of Gordon Zahler, Hollywood’s Flashiest Quadriplegic (Chip Jacobs)

22. Daughter of Fortune (Isabel Allende) BG

23. My Body Politic (Simi Linton) BG

24. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot Diaz) BG

25. Memoirs of a Spacewoman (Naomi Mitchison)

26. March (Geraldine Brooks)

27. Sister Moon (Karen Joy Fowler)

28. Riven Rock (TC Boyle)  BG

29.  Eavesdropping (Stephen Kuusisto)  BG–re-read

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