Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Reese's Official 2008 Reading List

  1. Digging To America by Anne Tyler
  2. From The Bible: John, Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Collosians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1, 2 and 3 John, Jude
  3. Rebecca's Tale by Sally Beauman
  4. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  5. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  6. Mr Darcy's Daughters by Elizabeth Aston
  7. The Street of a Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama
  8. The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
  9. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
  10. Things We Couldn't Say by Diet Eman
  11. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  12. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
  13. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  14. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  15. Safely Home by Randy Alcorn
  16. Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult
  17. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  18. The Prayer Chest by August Gold & Joel Fotinos
  19. Saddam's Secrets by Georges Sada
  20. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  21. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  22. Angela & Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt
  23. It's Not About Me by Max Lucado
  24. I, Richard by Elizabeth George
  25. The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones
  26. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  27. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald (audio book)
  28. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  29. Godless: The Church of Liberalism by Ann Coulter
  30. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  31. Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson
  32. The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis
  33. Red Letters: Living A Faith That Bleeds by Tom Davis
  34. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  35. Sense and Sensuality: Jesus Talks to Oscar Wilde on the Pursuit of Pleasure by Ravi Zacharias
  36. Bankruptcy by David Limbaugh
  37. Ribbon of Years by Robin Lee Hatcher
  38. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
  39. Bag of Bones by Stephen King
  40. My Grandfather's Son; A Memoir by Clarence Thomas (audio book)
My goal was 50, which I reached if I count each book of the Bible separately. I had planned to count the entire New Testament as one book, so it feels like cheating to count any of it at all!

On to 2009's list...

(BTW, yes, I'm back home now! More on that after I've completed the things irking me most over the past few days: needing to update the blog's reading lists, and the need to pluck my eyebrows. Somethings just need to be done pronto!)

(Oh, and also: I think I'm going to choose my "book of the year" from my reading list, and hope Heather will too. It might be a challenge to pick just one, but don't you think the choice would be a nice clue into a person's mind?!)

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  1. That's quite a list. I just finished Safely Home - wow!..anyway, I need to list my official books for 08 so I can move onto 09.

    I love the idea to pick a favorite! Let's do it!

    So glad you are home!


  2. Just finished #11. It was great!

  3. You have such a variety! Just scanning it I'm not sure I've read much of anything that is on there. You are much more adventuresome and brave on the reading front than I am.

    So glad that you finally made it home. I'm finally back and reading up on everyone, so now I get to work my way backwards.

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

    ~ Kayren

  4. Wow...impressive. I'm lucky to get 20 books read. Not sure I did even that in '08!

    Glad you're home safe and sound.