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Books Read in 2008

December 31, 2008

  1. The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan
  2. Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter – Phoebe Damrosch
  3. Firegirl – Tony Abbott
  4. Gluten-Free Girl: How I Found the Food that Loves Me Back . . . And How You Can Too – Shauna James Ahern
  5. The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears at the World’s Most Famous Cooking School – Kathleen Flinn
  6. Slam – Nick Hornby
  7. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathan Safran Foer
  8. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter – Kim Edwards
  9. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexie
  10. Because of Winn-Dixie – Kate DiCamillo
  11. Coraline – Neil Gaiman
  12. A Great and Terrible Beauty – Libba Bray
  13. The Boy I Loved Before – Jenny Colgan
  14. Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
  15. When Zachary Beaver Came to Town – Kimberly Willis Holt
  16. The Design of Everyday Things – Donald Norman
  17. Tantalize – Cynthia Leitich Smith
  18. Hatchet – Gary Paulsen
  19. Missing May – Cynthia Rylant
  20. Holes – Louis Sachar
  21. Th1rteen R3asons Why – Jay Asher
  22. Esperanza Rising – Pam Munoz Ryan
  23. Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything in Italy, India, and Indonesia – Elizabeth Gilbert
  24. The Moon, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things – Carolyn Mackler
  25. P.S. I Love You – Ceclia Ahern
  26. The Cay – Theodore Taylor
  27. The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick
  28. Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac – Gabrielle Zevin
  29. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry – Mildred D. Taylor
  30. Book of a Thousand Days – Shannon Hale
  31. The Red Tent – Anita Diamant
  32. Jane Austen in Scarsdale: Or Love, Death, and the SATs – Paula Marantz Cohen
  33. The Wednesday Wars – Gary D. Schmidt
  34. Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson
  35. The Other Boleyn Girl – Philippa Gregory
  36. The Return of Jonah Gray – Heather Cochran
  37. The Little Lady Agency and the Prince – Hester Browne
  38. Click – Ten Authors
  39. Bridge to Terabithia – Katherine Paterson
  40. Beowulf: A New Telling – Robert Nye
  41. Lawn Boy – Gary Paulson
  42. One-Handed Catch – M.J. Auch
  43. A Wrinkle in Time – Madeline L’Engle
  44. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party – M.T. Anderson
  45. The Devil’s Arithmetic – Jane Yolen
  46. Angus, Thongs, and Full-frontal Snogging – Louise Rennison
  47. Remember Me? – Sophie Kinsella
  48. The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis
  49. A Wind in the Door – Madeleine L’Engle
  50. Chasing Vermeer – Blue Balliett
  51. On the Bright Side, I’m Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God – Louise Rennison
  52. The House of the Scorpion – Nancy Farmer
  53. Certain Girls – Jennifer Weiner
  54. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
  55. Stargirl – Jerry Spinelli
  56. The Market – J.M. Steele
  57. The Taker – J.M. Steele
  58. Nothing But the Truth – Avi
  59. Just Ella – Margaret Peterson Haddix
  60. Love, Stargirl – Jerry Spinelli
  61. Up All Night – Peter Abrahams, Libba Bray, David Levithan, Sarah Weeks, Gene Yang, Patricia McCormick
  62. The Bronze Bow – Elizabeth George Speare
  63. Shadow of a Bull – Maia Wojciechowska
  64. Smiles to Go – Jerry Spinelli
  65. The Slave Dancer – Paula Fox
  66. Love the One You’re With – Emily Griffin
  67. 100 Days and 99 Nights – Alan Madison
  68. The Thief Lord – Cornelia Funke
  69. Cicada Summer – Andrea Beaty
  70. The Host – Stephenie Meyer
  71. Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder – David Weinberger
  72. When it Happens – Susan Colasanti
  73. Kira Kira – Cynthia Kadohata
  74. Good Enough – Paula Yoo
  75. The Magic Half – Annie Barrows
  76. The Redheaded Princess – Ann Rinaldi
  77. Slipping – Cathleen Davitt Bell
  78. Caught Between the Pages – Marlene Carvell
  79. The Juliet Club – Suzanne Harper
  80. My Dad’s a Birdman – David Almond
  81. Revolution is not a Dinner Party – Ying Chang Compestine
  82. The Willoughbys – Lois Lowry
  83. Audrey, Wait! – Robin Benway
  84. My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park – Steve Kluger
  85. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell – Susanna Clark
  86. Rapunzel’s Revenge – Shannon and Dean Hale
  87. Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer
  88. Alive and Well in Prague, New York – Daphne Grab
  89. Planet Pregnancy – Linda Oatman High
  90. The Loser’s Guide to Life and Love – A. E. Cannon
  91. Twilight – Stephenie Meyer
  92. New Moon – Stephenie Meyer
  93. Keys to the Kingdom: Mister Monday – Garth Nix
  94. Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer
  95. Monster – Dean Walter Myers
  96. Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer
  97. The Possibilities of Sainthood – Donna Freitas
  98. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
  99. Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos – R.L. LaFevers
  100. Al Capone Does My Shirts – Gennifer Choldenko
  101. Forever – Judy Blume
  102. Jip, His Story – Katherine Paterson
  103. Geography Club – Brent Hartinger
  104. Thoreau at Walden – John Porcellino
  105. Sweethearts – Sara Zarr
  106. Show and Tell: The Find Art of Picture Book Illustration – Dilys Evans
  107. Story of a Girl – Sara Zarr
  108. Tex – S. E. Hinton
  109. The Declaration – Gemma Malley
  110. How NOT to be Popular – Jennifer Ziegler
  111. Shakespeare’s Secret – Elise Broach
  112. High Dive – Tammar Stein
  113. Crispin, Cross of Lead – Avi
  114. Knocked Out by My Nunga-Nungas – Louise Rennison
  115. Dragon’s Blood – Jane Yolen
  116. Looking for Alaska – John Green
  117. Vegan Virgin Valentine – Carolyn Mackler
  118. American Born Chinese – Gene Luen Yang
  119. My Mother the Cheerleader – Robert Sharenow
  120. The Chocolate War – Robert Comier
  121. Light Years – Tammar Stein
  122. Wicked Lovely – Melissa Marr
  123. Dancing in My Nuddy-Pants – Louise Rennison
  124. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks – E. Lockhart
  125. Homecoming – Cynthia Voigt
  126. Guyaholic: A Story of Finding, Flirting, Forgetting . . .and the Boy Who Changes Everything – Carolyn Mackler
  127. What I Saw and How I Lied – Judy Blundell
  128. The Adoration of Jenna Fox – Mary E. Pearson
  129. Away Laughing on a Fast Camel – Louise Rennison
  130. Einstein for Beginners – Joseph Schwartz and Michael McGuinness
  131. Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers – Louise Rennison
  132. An Abundance of Katherines – John Green
  133. Fly on the Wall – E. Lockhart
  134. Startled by His Furry Shorts – Louise Rennison
  135. Paper Towns – John Green
  136. Dicey’s Song – Cynthia Voigt
  137. Love is a Many Trousered Thing – Louise Rennison
  138. Stop in the Name of Pants – Louise Rennison
  139. Frindle – Andrew Clements
  140. The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own – Nina Garcia
  141. Skulduggery Pleasant – Derek Landy
  142. Girl 15, Charming But Insane – Sue Limb
  143. The Spectacular Now – Tim Tharp
  144. Olive’s Ocean – Kevin Henkes
  145. Savvy – Ingrid Law
  146. The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy – Jeanne Birdsall
  147. Chains – Laurie Halse Anderson
  148. A Curse Dark as Gold – Elizabeth C. Bunce
  149. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks – E. Lockhart

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3 Comments

  • Reply Marie January 12, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Wow Janssen. You are amazing. I can proudly say that I have read 13 books (this year mind you) from your list. I feel a bit pathetic right now… 🙂

  • Reply Mary January 12, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Wow! How did you like P.S. I Love You? What are your thoughts on movies based on books? Do you like to see the movie first or read the book first? Does it matter?

  • Reply Lara January 21, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    There’s a book called Chasing Vermeer? I’m amused, simply because I once read a book by a different author called Chasing Cezanne. Hee.

    Impressive list, lady!

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