Books Read in 2008

Tuesday December 30, 2008 in books read 2008 |

Here’s my complete list. Reading has unfortunately taken a backseat in this Singstar heavy seasonal period, although I have an ever growing list to tackle in January…


  1. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
  2. Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
  3. The Girl at the Lion d’Or by Sebastian Faulks
  4. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
  5. Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
  6. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
  7. Skin Lane by Nigel Bartlett
  8. The Three Evangelists by Fred Vargas
  9. Day by A.L. Kennedy
  10. The Book of Dave by Will Self
  11. The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard
  12. Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel
  13. The Giant, O’Brien by Hilary Mantel
  14. A Partisan’s Daughter by Louis de Bernières
  15. Remainder by Tom McCarthy
  16. Slam by Nick Hornby
  17. The Dream Lover by William Boyd
  18. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  19. Gold by Dan Rhodes
  20. Then we Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
  21. What Was Lost by Catherine O’Flynn
  22. Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks
  23. The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall
  24. Born Yesterday by Gordon Burn
  25. One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson
  26. The Quiet American by Graham Greene
  27. Youth and the End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad
  28. The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy
  29. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
  30. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino
  31. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  32. Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
  33. Tell No One by Harlan Coben
  34. Man in the Dark by Paul Auster
  35. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft
  36. The Irresistible Inheritance of Wilberforce by Paul Torday
  37. The Man in the Picture by Susan Hill
  38. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  39. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  40. Diary of a Bad Year by J.M. Coetzee
  41. Just After Sunset by Stephen King
  42. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
  43. The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing
  44. Casting the Runes and other Ghost Stories by M.R. James

Non Fiction

  1. Miracles of Life by J.G.Ballard
  2. Essays in Love by Alain de Botton
  3. Shakespeare by Bill Bryson
  4. Paul Weller: The Changing Man by Paulo Hewitt
  5. Bit of a Blur by Alex James
  6. When you are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
  7. The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale
  8. John Lennon: The Life by Philip Norman
  9. Have You Seen…? by David Thomson

I have a few of those on my TBR list.

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Sherry Early    Wednesday December 31, 2008   

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