subdee (sub_divided) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

2008 in books

List of books read in 2008. Sorry if I'm breaking any rules with this post. Titles are linked to reviews in my livejournal...occasionally. -_-; I'm sorry to say I fell behind last year, and didn't write up as many books as I'd have liked. Feel free to ask about the others though!

General / Literary Fiction
Herman Hesse - Demian
Irene Nevrosky - Suite Francais
Carlo Emilio Gadda - That Awful Mess on the Via Merulana
Connie Willis - Bellweather
Junot Diaz - Drown
Junot Diaz - The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Carrie Fisher - Postcards from the Edge (should this count as memoir?)
Graham Greene - Brighton Rock
Graham Greene - The Heart of the Matter
Lawrence Durrell - Justine
Lawrence Durrell - Balthazar
Lawrence Durrell - Mountolive
Lawrence Durrell - Clea
C.S. Lewis - The Screwtape Letters
Joe Perrota - Election
Elizabeth Berg - We Are All Welcome Here

Total: 16

Historical Fiction
Robert Graves - I, Claudius
Robert Graves - Claudius the God
M.T. Anderson - The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: The Pox Party
M.T. Anderson - The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation

Total: 4

Historical Fantasy
Naomi Novik - Victory of Eagles
Caroline Stevermer - A College of Magics
Caroline Stevemer - A Scholar of Magics
Philip Pullman - Tin Princess (One / Two)
Ellen Kushner - Swordspoint
Ellen Kushner - Privilege of the Sword
J. Gregory Keyes - Newton's Cannon

Total: 7

Fantasy / YA
Diana Wynne Jones - House of Many Ways
Fuyumi Oni - Sea of Wind
Emma Bull - War of the Oaks
Susan Coolidge - What Katy Did
Susan Coolidge - What Katy Did Next
Katherine Paterson - The Bridge to Terrabithia

Total: 6

Science Fiction
J.G. Ballard - The Venus Hunters
J.G. Ballard - The Best Short Stories of J.G. Ballard
Joe Haldeman - Forever Peace
Vrs Authors - The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Total: 4

Nonfiction / Memoir
Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls - Bay of Naples and Southern Italy
Alex Boese - Elephants on Acid and Other Bizarre Experiments
Jared Diamond - Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Thant Myint-U - The River of Lost Footsteps: A Personal History of Burma
Milan Kundera - The Curtain: An Essay in Seven Parts
Andy Warhol - Popism
Gackt - Confession (should this count as fiction? XD)
Jeff Chang - Can't Stop Won't Stop: the History of the Hip Hop Generation
Maria Raha - Cinderella's Big Score: Women of the Punk and Indie Underground

Total: 9

Textbooks (only the ones I read cover-to-cover - though how sad is it that it only takes a few hours to read these intro-level textbooks from cover to cover?)
David Myers, Psychology, 9/E
Debra Poole, The Story of Human Development, 1/E
Joe Stuessey, Rock and Roll: Its History and Stylistic Development, 6/E
Jennifer Keene, Visions of America, 1/E

Total: 4

Comics/Graphic Novels
Pearl Pink vol. 4 (end) (Meca Tanaka)
Historie vol. 1-4 (end) (Hitoshi Iwaaki)
Honey and Clover vol. 1-4 (Chika Umino)
Silver Diamond vol. 1-2 (Shiho Sugiura)
Mushishi vol. 3-5 (Yuki Urushibara)
Vampire Knight vol. 4-5 (Matsuri Hino)
Kekkaishi vol. 1-10 (Yellow Tanabe)
Scott Pilgrim vol. 4 (Bryan Lee O'Malley)

Total: 26

2008 totals:
Grand book total: 51
Grand everything total: 77

Made the 50-book challenge! (Barely.)

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