2008 was a pretty good year for reading. I read 1 book less than 2007 but I also had Izzy running around grabbing my attention. She is more fun then a book anyway. (most of the time) 🙂 I also discovered the joy of audiobooks. I had a job where I wasn’t required to talk to people so I blew through at least one a week in addition to the actual books I was reading.

Top 10 Books Read


The Book of Lost Things – John Connolly
The Sugar Queen – Sarah Addison Allen
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation – Lauren Willig

I, Coriander – Sally Gardner
The Monsters of Templeton – Lauren Groff

The Confession of Max Tivoli – Andrew Sean Greer
The Magicians and Mrs.Quent – Galen Beckett
The Sweet Far Thing – Libba Bray
Breaking Dawn – Stephanie Meyer
Swallowing Darkness – Laurell K. Hamilton


Favorite New Authors of 2008

John Connolly
Lauren Groff
Lauren Willig
Andrew Sean Greer
Galen Beckett
Sally Gardner

Number of books read: 100

Biggest reading month: May (18 books read)
Smallest reading month: November and December (2 books each)

January – 11

Confessor – Terry Goodkind
Lucinda, Darkly – Sunny
Lipstick Jungle – Candace Bushnell
Queen of Dragons – Shana Abe
Mimus – Lilli Thal
Rumor of Gems – Ellen Steiber
Golden Compass – Philip Pullman
Say You Love Me – Johanna Lindsey
The Devil who Tamed Her – Johanna Lindsey
Heart of Honor – Kat Martin
Too Scandalous To Wed – Alexandra Benedict

February – 8

And Then He Kissed Her – Laura Lee Guhrke
A Daring Passion – Rosemary Rogers
Hello Darkness – Sandra Brown
Marriage Most Scandalous – Johanna Lindsey
Once Upon A Rose – Nora Roberts
Fairest – Gail Carson Levine
Prince of Magic – Linda Windstead Jones
Vendetta – Fern Michaels

March – 10

Penwyth Curse – Catherine Coulter
Prince of Fire – Linda Windstead Jones
Secret History of the Pink Carnation – Lauren Willig
Masque of the Black Tulip – Lauren Willig
Deception of the Emerald Ring – Lauren Willig
Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead
The Game – Diana Wynne Jones
Lick of Frost – Laurell Hamilton
Black Book of Secrets – F.E. Higgins
Hush – Donna Jo Napoli

April – 10

Weekend Warriors – Fern Michaels
Payback – Fern Michaels
Jury – Fern Michaels
Sweet Revenge – Fern Michaels
Succubus on Top -Richelle Mead
Chocolat – Joanne Harris
Star-Crossed – Linda Collison
Runemarks – Joanne Harris
Sugar Queen – Sarah Addison Allen
Chosen – PC and Kristin Cast

May – 18

I, Coriander – Sally Gardner
Lethal Justice – Fern Michaels
Dark Desire – Elaine Moore
The Third Angel – Alice Hoffman
The Love Letter – Cathleen Schine
Looking Glass Wars – Frank Beddor
Book of Shadows – Cate Tiernan
The Coven – Cate Teirnan
Free Fall – Fern Michaels
Blood Witch – Cate Teirnan
Dark Magic – Cate Teirnan
Awakening – Cate Teirnan
Spellbound – Cate Teirnan
Hide and Seek – Fern Michaels
Darkest Night – Gena Showalter
Calling – Cate Teirnan
Changling – Cate Teirnan
Seeker – Cate Teirnan

June – 13

Strife – Cate Teirnan
Beastly – Alex Flinn
Dark Needs at Night’s Edge – Kresley Cole
Seduction of the Crimson Rose – Lauren Willig
Darkfever – Karen Marie Moning
Bloodfever – Karen Marie Moning
Dark Desires after Dusk – Kresley Cole
Warrior Rising – PC Cast
Darkest Kiss – Gena Showalter
Heart Shaped Box – Joe Hill
Steel Rose – Kara Dalkey
Witch Fire – Anya Bast
Witch Blood – Anya Bast

July – 5

The Summoning – Kelley Armstrong
Darkest Pleasure – Gena Showalter
Book of Lost Things – John Connelly
Sundays at Tiffany’s – James Patterson
The Host – Stephanie Meyer

August – 6

Cruel Summer – Allison Noel
Breaking Dawn – Stephanie Meyer
Confessions of Max Tivoli – Andrew Sean Greer
Orphans of Chaos – John C. Wright
Monsters of Templeton – Lauren Groff
The Sweet Far Thing – Libba Bray

September – 8

Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
Dead Until Dark – Charlene Harris
Diamond of Drury Lane – Julia Golding
In the Forest of the Night – Amelia Atwater Rhodes
Demon in my View – Amelia Atwater Rhodes
My Swordhand is Singing – Marcus Sedgwick
Saving Juliet – Suzanne Selfors
Codex – Douglas Preston

October – 7

The Vanished Man – Jeffery Deaver
Untamed – PC and Kristin Cast
Accordion Crimes – E. Annie Proulx
Coffin Dancer – Jeffery Deaver
Empty Chair – Jeffery Deaver
Stone Monkey – Jeffery Deaver
The Twelth Card – Jeffery Deaver

November – 2

Blood Noir – Laurell K. Hamilton
Any Given Doomsday – Lori Handeland

December – 2

Swallowing Darkness – Laurell K. Hamilton
Magicians and Mrs. Quent – Galen Beckett


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