Sunday, January 4, 2009

2008 - Books Read

Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo
Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen
Fingersmith bySarah Waters
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
The Air We Breathe by Andrea Barrett
A Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Run by Ann Patchett
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilmore
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
The Tortilla Curtain by TC Boyle
The Sea by John Banville
The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle
Old School by Tobias Wolff
The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede
La Cucina by Lily Prior
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
Deafening by Frances Itani
The Silver Swan by Benjamin Black
Woman of the Silk by Gail Tsukiyama
Memento Mori by Muriel Spark
Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through Pages of a Lost Journal by Lily Koppel
The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
China Road by Rob Gifford
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day by Winifred Watson
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer


  1. I am interested to know how you liked the Friday Night Knitting Club. I have been debating picking this one up for months. I have heard good things about it.

  2. Rebecca,
    Thanks for visiting! The Friday Night Knitting Club was actually my least favorite book of 2008. The writing was just OK and the plot was very predictable, except for one twist near the end. I won't read her new book. Here is my 2008 wrap up post:


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