Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Books Read in 2008

Total number of books read in 2008: 408 (not including picture books and board books.)

January = 20

The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer. Harcourt. 320 Pages. 4.75/5
The Swiss Family Robinson. Johann Wyss. 377. 3/5
The Sweet Far Thing. Libba Bray. Delacourte. 819. 3.75/5
Diaries of Adam & Eve by Mark Twain. 124. 4.25 /5
100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson. 289. 3/5
Poetry and Short Stories of Dorothy Parker. 457. 3.25/5
Book Thief by Markus Zusak. 550. 5/5
Two Tales: Rip Van Wrinkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Washington Irving. 54. 2.75/5
Foundation by Isaac Asimov. 296. 4/5
Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov. 403. 2.75/5
Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov. 244. 4.75/5
Persuasion by Jane Austen. 264. 5/5
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen 256. 3.75/5
Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov 3.75/5
Sword in the Storm by David Gemmell. 439. 4.5/5
Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne. 160. 5/5
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. ?. 3.5
Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field. 207. 4/5
Foundation's Edge by Isaac Asimov 2.5/5 and Foundation and Earth by Isaac Asimov 2/5
Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star by Brandon Mull. 441. 3.75/5

February = 30
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. 335. 4/5
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. 335. 4.5/5
On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder. 339. 4.5/5
By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder. 290. 3/5
All of a Kind Family by Sydney Taylor. 189. 3/5
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder. 334. 5/5
Girl with the White Flag by Tomiko Higa. 127. 3.75/5
Sweethearts by Sara Zarr. 217. 4.75/5
Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. 307. 4.5/5
These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder. 289. 5/5
First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder. 134. 2.5/5
The Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldeman. 276. 5/5
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell. 720. 3.5/5
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater. 139. 2/5
The Year of the Rat by Grace Lin. 182. 4/5
Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray. 317. 3.25/5
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O'Brian. 233. 3.5/5
The Fold by An Na. 278. 3/5
Matilda by Roald Dahl. 240. 3.25/5
B is for Betsy by Carolyn Haywood. 189. 3/5
The Moffats by Eleanor Estes. 224. 3/5
Shades of Gray by Jessica James. 524. 3.5/5
Old Twentieth by Joe Haldeman. 272. 4.5/5
The Entertainer and the Dybbuk by Sid Fleischman. 180. 3.75/5
White Lilacs by Carolyn Meyer. 238. 4.75/5
I Will Plant You A Lilac Tree by Laura Hillman. 243. 4.5/5
Brendan Buckley's Universe And Everything In It by Sundee T. Frazier. 198. 4.25/5
The Mozart Question by Michael Morpurgo. 72. 4.25/5
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. 193. 5/5
Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George. 324. 4.25/5

March = 30
Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague. Brandon Mull. 471. 4/5
Leftovers by Laura Wiess. 232. 4/5
My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett. 96. 4/5
Elmer and the Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett. 96. 3/5
Dragons of Blueland by Ruth Stiles Gannett. 96. 3/5
The Cage by Ruth Minsky Sender. 245. 4.5/5
Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen. 430. 3.75/5
Saga by Conor Kostick. 367. 3.25/5
Kristy's Great Idea by Ann Martin. 187. 2.75/5
The Rules of Gentility by Janet Mullany. 268. 4/5
The Duke and I by Julia Quinn. 371. 4/5
The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn. 376. 4/5
On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson. 284. 4/5
London by Edward Rutherfurd. 829. 4/5
An Offer From A Gentleman by Julia Quinn. 358. 4.5/5
Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn. 370. 5/5
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse. 227. 4/5
To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn. 372. 3.75/5
Dragon Flight by Jessica Day George. 336. 4/5
I, Claudius by Robert Graves. 468. 3.5/5
The 13th Reality by James Dashner. 428. 3.5/5
When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn. 364. 3/5
Jack Russell: Dog Detective: Dog Den Mystery. 76. 5/5
Tales From the Brothers Grimm and the Sisters Weird. 128. 3.75/5
Alien Feast by Michael Simmons. 240. 3.75/5
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. 368. 3.5/5
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George. 323. 3.75/5
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. 256 . 5/5
Love and Other Uses For Duct Tape by Carrie Jones. 284. 3.75/5
Dingo by Charles de Lint. 213. 4.5/5

April = 41
Guinevere's Gift by Nancy McKenzie. 325. 3.75/5
George's Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking. 297. 3/5
Jack Russell: Dog Detective: The Phantom Mudder by Darrel and Sally Odgers. 4/5
Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey. 193. 3.75/5
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. 101. 5/5
Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank. 283. 5/5
Stardust by Neil Gaiman. 336. 5/5
The King's Arrow by Michael Cadnum. 208. 3.75/5
Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis. ??? 4.5/5
Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary. 159. 4/5
Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary. 192. 5/5
Camilla by Fanny Burney. 956. 3/5
Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary. 176. 3.75/5
Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott. 282. 4.5/5
Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary. 186. 3.5/5
The End of the Beginning by Avi. 144. 4.25/5
A Beginning, A Muddle, and An End by Avi. 164. 3.5/5
Sword of the Rightful King by Jane Yolen. 361. 3.5/5
Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt. 216. 3.5/5
Ramona and Her Mother by Beverly Cleary. 208. 3.5/5
Ramona Quimby Age 8 by Beverly Cleary. 179. 4/5
Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going. 183. 3.5/5
Dreamrider by Barry Jonsberg. 239. 3/5
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. 370. 3.75/5
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. 198. 4.5/5
I Have Lived A Thousand Years by Livia Bitton Jackson. 234. 4/5
Ramona Forever by Beverly Cleary. 182. 3.5/5
Primavera by Mary Jane Beaufrand. 260. 4/5
Absolute Brightness by James Lecesne. 472. 3.5/5
Trouble by Gary D. Schmidt. 304. 3/5
Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley. 292. 2.5/5
A Thousand Never Evers by Shana Burg. 320. 3.5/5
Ramona's World by Beverly Cleary. 192. 3.75/5
Crispin: Cross of Lead by Avi. 262. 4/5
My Bridges of Hope by Livia Bitton-Jackson. 378. 3.5/5
Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell. 1024. 5/5
Ever by Gail Carson Levine. 244. 4.5/5
The Dragon's Child by Laurence Yep. 133. 3.5/5
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. Translated by Richard Pevear. 704. 5/5
The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman. 308. 3.5/5
Gifts by Ursula K. Le Guin. 274. 4.5/5

May = 37
A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck. 148. 5/5
A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck. 130. 5/5
Blackness Tower by Lillian Stewart Carl. 367. 2.5/5
Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block. 478. 3.5/5
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. 330. 4/5
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan. 361. 5/5
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis. 256. 5/5
Bronte's Book Club by Kristiana Gregory. 148. 3.5/5
The Sky Inside by Clare B. Dunkle. 229. 5/5
Crispin: At the Edge of the World by Avi. 256. 3/5
Greetings From Nowhere by Barbara O'Connor. 208. 4/5
The Patron Saints of Butterflies by Cecilia Galante. 292. 4/5
The Sisters Grimm: Magic and Other Misdemeanors by Michael Buckley. 282. 4/5
Keeping Score by Linda Sue Park. 201. 3.75/5
The Sisters Grimm: Tales From the Hood. by Michael Buckley. 274. 3.75/5
Once Upon A Prom: Dream by Jeanine Le Ny. 218. 3/5
The Host by Stephenie Meyer. 619. 4/5
East by Edith Pattou. 494. 4/5
The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis. 3/5
Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson. 389. 3.5/5
gods behaving badly by Marie Phillips. 292. 3/5
Good Enough by Paula Yoo. 322. 4/5
Once Upon A Prom: Dress. by Jeanine Le Ny. 217. 3/5
Generation Dead by Daniel Waters. 392. 3/5
Once Upon A Prom: Date by Jeanine Le Ny. 223. 3/5
The Road by Cormac McCarthy. 287. 4.75/5
Mandy by Julie Edwards. 279. 5/5
Fearless by Tim Lott. 263. 3/5
Manga Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, illustrated by Sonia Leong. 195. ???
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell. 184. 3/5
Double-Click for Trouble by Chris Woodworth. 162. 3.5/5
Don't Know Where, Don't Know When by Annette Laing. 206. 3/5
The Glory Field by Walter Dean Myers. 375. 4.5/5
The Shadow Speaker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu. 336. 3.5/5
Rumors by Anna Godbersen. 423. 1/5
The Latent Powers of Dylan Fontaine by April Lurie. 224. 4.75/5
Neptune's Children by Bonnie Dobkin. 262. 3.5/5

June = 41
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. 309. 5/5
Genius Squad by Catherine Jinks. 436. 3.75/5
Never On These Shores by Stephen R. Pastore. 288. 3/5
The After Hours (Twilight Zone)
Walking Distance (Twilight Zone)
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow. 382. 4.5/5
The Underneath by Kathi Appelt. 311. 5/5
Secrets of the Cirque Medrano by Elaine Scott. 216. 3/5
Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman. 247. 4/5
Blue Like Friday by Siobhan Parkinson. 154. 3.5/5
Take Me There by Susane Colasanti. 290. 3/5
The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner. 378. 3.75/5
Jessie's Mountain by Kerry Madden. 304. 4.5/5
The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry. 174. 4.5/5
Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs. 264. 3/5
Aurelia by Anne Osterlund. 246. 3/5
Gods of Manhattan by Scott Mebus. 340. 3.5/5
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson. 272. 4.75/5
Savvy by Ingrid Law. 343. 4.5/5
Confessions of A Serial Kisser by Wendelin Van Draanen. 294. 2.5/5
The Floating Circus by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer. 208. 3.75/5
The Search for the Red Dragon by James A. Owen. 384. 3.5/5
Summer Snow by Nicole Baart. 364. 3/5
A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson. 381. 4/5
Out of the Wild by Sarah Beth Durst. 260. 3.5/5
A Drowned Maiden's Hair by Laura Amy Schlitz. 389. 3.75/5
Peeled by Joan Bauer. 248. 3.5/5
Christy by Catherine Marshall. 501. 4/5
Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott. 320. 3.5/5
In Mozart's Shadow by Carolyn Meyer. 350. 3.5/5
I Am Scout by Charles J. Shields. 246. 4/5
The Lost Queen by Frewin Jones. 335. 3/5
The Queen's Soprano by Carol Dines. 318. 3/5
Looks by Madeleine George. 240. 3/5
Frozen Fire by Tim Bowler. 328. 4/5
In the Company of Whispers by Sallie Lowenstein. 380. 3.5/5
The Trials of Kate Hope by Wick Downing. 329. 3/5
The Sherlock Files: The 100 Year Old Secret by Tracy Barrett. 157. 3/5
Artichoke's Heart by Suzanne Supplee. 276. 4/5
Coraline the Graphic Novel by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell.
Skin Deep by E.M. Crane. 270. 4/5

July = 32
From a Distance by Tamera Alexander. 384. 3/5
Suddenly Supernatural by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel. 316. 3/5
Shift by Charlotte Agell. 230. 3/5
Big Fat Manifesto by Susan Vaught. 308. 3.75/5
Appetite for Detention by Sloane Tanen.
The Richest Doll in the World by Polly M. Robertus. 129. 1/5
The Hanging Woods by Scott Loring Sanders. 336. 3.5/5
Geek Magnet by Kieran Scott. 308. 3/5
Planet Pregnancy by Linda Oatman High. 197. 3/5
The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis. 3/5
No Cream Puffs by Karen Day. 209. 4/5
A La Carte by Tanita Davis. 281. 3.75/5
King George What was His Problem by Stephen Sheinkin. 195.
Gem X by Nicky Singer. 311. 2.5/5
Magicians Nephew by C.S. Lewis.
42 Miles by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer. 73. 4/5
Savannah by Eugenia Price. 595. 4/5
A New Dawn, edited by Ellen Hopkins.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. 320. 5/5
Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott. 170. 4.5/5
The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis. 2/5
Paper Towns by John Green. 4/5
Becoming Billie Holiday by Carole Boston Weatherford. 120. 4/5
The Viper Within by Sam Mills. 296. 4/5
Cotillion by Georgette Heyer. 482. 4/5
She Touched the World by Sally Hobart Alexander and Robert Alexander. 100.
Starcross: A Stirring Adventure of Spies, Time Travel, and Curious Hats. by Philip Reeve. 370. 5/5
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart. 440. 3.5/5
Nothing Pink by Mark Hardy. 109. 3/5
I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You To Bits by Gunnar Ardelius. 118. 3/5
A Beatrix Potter Treasury. Beatrix Potter. 190. 3/5
Everything Beautiful by Simmone Howell. 271. 3/5

August = 37
Hero-Type by Barry Lyga. 295. 3.75/5
The Year We Disappeared by Cylin Busby & John Busby. 329.
The Navigator. Eoin McNamee. 342. 3/5
The Inferior by Peador O Guilin. 440. 2.5/5
How They Met And Other Stories by David Levithan. 244. 3/5
Shooting the Moon by Frances O'Roark Dowell. 163. 5/5
Daisy Dawson Is On Her Way. Steve Voake. 98.
The Resistance by Gemma Malley. 320. 3/5
Lady of Quality by Georgette Heyer. 5/5
Steinbeck's Ghost by Lewis Buzbee. 304. 3.75/5
Mary Ingalls On Her Own by Elizabeth Kimmel Willard. 180. 2.5/5
The Redheaded Princess by Ann Rinaldi. 208. 3/5
Don't Talk To Me About the War. David A. Adler 216. 3/5
Hurricane Song by Paul Valponi. 136. 3/5
Ruby's Imagine by Kim Antieau. 201. 2.75/5.
Love Me Tender by Audrey Couloumbis. 209. 3/5
High Dive by Tammar Stein. 201. 3.5/5
Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson. 353. 3.5/5
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. 754. 2.75/5
I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder. 226. 2.5/5
Stop in the Name of Pants by Louise Rennison. 310. 3/5
Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls: Moving Day by Meg Cabot. 228. 4/5
Memories of Babi by Aranka Siegal. 116. 3/5
Jimmy's Stars by Mary Ann Rodman. 257. 3/5
Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale. 144. 4/5
La Petite Four by Regina Scott. 235. 2.5/5
Found: The Missing Book 1 by Margaret Peterson Haddix. 314. 4/5
Wombat and Fox: Tales from the City by Terry Denton.
All Shook Up by Shelley Pearsall. 272. 3.5/5
Girl, Hero by Carrie Jones. 308. 4.75/5
Impulse and Initiative by Abigail Reynolds. 390. 3/5
Audrey, Wait by Robin Benway. 313. 3.75/5
My Lady of Cleves by Margaret Campbell Barnes. 1946. 352. 3/5
My Last Best Friend by Julie Bowe. 146. 3.5/5
Jane Eyre's Daughter by Elizabeth Newark. 336. 3/5
Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat. Lynne Jonell. 352. 3.75/5
The Mystery of the Fool & The Vanisher by David and Ruth Ellwand. 103. 3/5

September = 22
Dodger and Me by Jordan Sonnenblick. 171. 3.5/5
Zombie Blondes by Brian James. 232. 4/5
The Ghosts of Kerfol by Deborah Noyes. 163. 3.5/5
My New Best Friend by Julie Bowe. 181. 3.5/5
Dead is the New Black by Marlene Perez. 190. 3/5
The Devouring: Sorry Night by Simon Holt. 231. 3.5/5
Cycler by Lauren McLaughlin. 250. 2.5/5
The Darcys and The Bingleys by Marsha Altman. 417. 3.5/5
The Other Side of the Island by Allegra Goodman. 280. 3/5
The Ghost's Child by Sonya Hartnett. 192. 3.5/5
The Road of Lost Innocence by Somaly Mam. 193. 4/5
Identical by Ellen Hopkins. 565. 3.5/5
The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe. 632. 4/5
Not On Our Watch by Don Cheadle and John Prender. 272. 3.5/5
Cousin Kate by Georgette Heyer. ?. 4/5
Wake by Lisa McMann. ?. 3/5
The Compound by S.A. Bodeen. ?. 3/5
The Secret Garden by Frances H. Burnett. 3/5
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. 548. 5/5
Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall. 262. 3.5/5
When You Wish by Kristin Harmel. 273. 3.25/5
The Diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne DuPrau. 285. 3/5

October = 37
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. 451. 4.5/5
Impossible by Nancy Werlin. 373. 4/5.
Chicken Feathers by Joy Cowley. 149. 3/5
The Penderwicks On Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall. 308. 4/5
Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman. By Eleanor Updale. 233. 2.75/5
Xenocide by Orson Scott Card. ?. 3/5
Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank You Notes by Peggy Gifford. 160. 5/5
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. 1312. 4/5
The Cure by Harry Kraus, MD. 190. 4/5
An Abundance of Katherines. by John Green. 228. 3.75/5
Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery. ? . 5/5
Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery. 244. 5/5
Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery. 258. 5/5
T4 by Ann Clare LeZotte. 108. 3/5
Madapple by Christina Meldrum. 410. 3.75/5
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. 479. 3/5
Darkside by Tom Becker. 294. 3/5
Anne's House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery. 230. 5/5
If You're Reading This It's Too Late by Pseudonymous Bosch. 385. 3/5
Poison Ink by Christopher Golden. 279. 3.5/5
Painting the Wild Frontier by Susanna Reich. 160. 3/5
Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr. 325. 3.5/5
Prey by Lurlene McDaniel. 208. 2.75/5
Cicada Summer by Andrea Beaty. ?. 4/5
Anne of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery. 277. 3/5
Rainbow Valley. L.M. Montgomery. 225. 3.5/5
Lydia Bennet's Story by Jane Odiwe. 351. 2.5/5
Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery. 277. 5/5
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation: Volume 1: Pox Party by M.T. Anderson. 353. 5/5
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. ?. 4/5
Macbeth by William Shakespeare. ?. 3/5
Something Wicked by Alan Gratz. 272. 4/5
Manga Shakespeare: MacBeth. Illustrated by Robert Deas. 208. 3.5/5
Would You by Marthe Jocelyn. 165. 3/5
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. 226. 5/5
Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card. 380. 4/5

November = 50
Jerk, California. by Jonathan Friesen. 327. 3/5
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson. 316. 4.5/5
Shifty by Lynn E. Hazen. ?. 4/5
Ten Cents A Dance by Christine Fletcher. 320. 4/5
Mousetraps by Pat Schmatz. ?. 3/5
What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell. 281. 3.5/5
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation: Volume II The Kingdom of the Waves. by M.T. Anderson. 561. 4/5
How To Hook A Hottie by Tina Ferraro. 196. 3/5
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. 374. 4/5
Unraveling by Michelle Baldini and Lynn Biederman. 230. 4/5
I Know It's Over by C.K. Kelly Martin. 244. 5/5
The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester. 328. 3.5/5
Ellie McDoodle: New Kid In School by Ruth McNally Barshaw. 188. 3.5/5
Kendra by Coe Booth. 292. 3/5
The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp. ?. 3/5
Until We Reach Home by Lynn Austin. ?. 5/5
The Screwed-Up Life of Charlie the Second. 263. 3.5/5
How To Build A House by Dana Reinhardt. 227. 2/5
The Day I Killed James by Catherine Ryan Hyde. 217. 3.5/5
Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd. 322. 2.5/5
My Life As A Rhombus by Varian Johnson. 304. 3.5/5
After Tupac & D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson. 154. 3.5/5
My Mother The French Fry And Further Proof of my Fuzzed Up Life. 255. 2.75/5
Alive and Well in Prague, New York by Daphne Grab. 247. 3/5
Voss: How I Come to America and Am Hero, Mostly. By David Ives. 208. 3.75/5
The Possibilities of Sainthood by Donna Freitas. 274. 3/5
White Christmas Pie by Wanda Brunstetter. ?. 2/5
Love & Lies: Marisol's Story by Ellen Wittlinger. 245. 3/5
Debbie Harry Sings In French by Meagan Brothers. 234. 3/5
You Know Where To Find Me by Rachel Cohn. 204. 3/5
Getting the Girl by Susan Juby. 341. 3.5/5
The Humming of Numbers by Joni Sensel. ?. 4/5
Cleavage: Breakaway Fiction for Real Girls edited by Deb Loughead and Jocelyn Shipley. 186. 3/5.
The Secret Story of Sonia Rodriguez. By Alan Lawrence Sitomer. 312. 3.25/5
Play Me by Laura Ruby. 310. 2.75/5
The Comeback Season by Jennifer E. Smith. 246. 4/5
Isabelle's Boyfriend by Caroline Hickey. 184. 3/5
I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Stephanie Kuehnert. 340. 3.5/5
Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer. 392. 3.75/5
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart. 352. 3.5/5
The Trouble Begins at 8 by Sid Fleischman. ?. 5/5
How to Be Bad by E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle. 336. 2.75/5
Season of Ice by Diane Les Becquets. 277. 3/5
Reluctant Widow by Georgette Heyer. ?. 5/5
House of Dance. by Beth Kephart. 263. 4/5
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. 419. 4/5
The Fortunes of Indigo Skye. By Deb Caletti. 298. 3/5
How Not To Be Popular by Jennifer Ziegler. 339. 3.5/5
Facts of Life #31 by Denise Vega. 374. 4.5/5
Sister Wife by Shelley Hrdlitschka. 269. 4/5

December = 31
House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo. 295. 3.75/5
The Stowaway by R.A. Salvatore and Geno Salvatore. 287. 3/5
One Perfect Day by Lauraine Snelling. ?. 3/5
Undone by Brooke Taylor. 310. 3.75/5
Weeping Under This Same Moon. by Jana Laiz. 271. 3/5
Freefall by Anna Levine. 250. 3.25/5
Feathered by Laura Kasischke. 261. 2.5/5
Charity Girl by Georgette Heyer. 282. 3.5/5
Prom Kings and Drama Queens by Dorian Cirrone. 198. 3/5
The Last Exit to Normal by Michael Harmon. 273. 3.5/5
Sovay by Celia Rees. 404. 3.5/5
Engaging Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn. ?. 3/5
The Opposite of Invisible by Liz Gallagher. 153. 4/5
They Called Me Red by Christina Kilbourne. 191. 3/5
Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery. 339. 4/5
Thaw by Monica M. Roe. 235. 4/5
Swimming with the Sharks by Debbie Reed Fischer. 259. 3/5
Split by A Kiss by Luisa Plaja. 309. 3.25/5
A True and Faithful Narrative by Katherine Sturtevant. 247. 4/5
Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix. 346. 5/5
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. 296. 3.5/5
Squad: Perfect Cover by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. 273. 4/5
Everything You Want by Barbara Shoup. 307. 3.25/5
Ringside, 1925 by Jen Bryant. 227. 3/5
Shift by Jennifer Bradbury. 245. 3.5/5
The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti. 196. 3.25/5
Girl Overboard by Justina Chen Headley. 339. 3/5
Cassandra's Sister by Veronica Bennett. 240. 3/5
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer. By Irene Gut Opdyke. 276. 4/5
Love That Dog by Sharon Creech. 86. 5/5
Hate that Cat by Sharon Creech. 153. 5/5

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


Debi 4:51 PM  

I know I really shouldn't be surprised to see that final total coming from you, but I have to admit my jaw is still hitting the floor! 408 books! That is just freakin' incredible, Becky! Yes, oh yes, you are still my reading idol!

Ana S. 5:39 PM  

That's absolutely incredible, Becky! Happy reading in 2009 :D

Tricia 7:55 PM  

You amaze me. Happy New Year!

Sarah Rettger 8:04 PM  

Becky, I'm amazed - you not only read them, you blogged them all!

Kailana 7:27 AM  

I would say you had an awesome reading year! Happy New Year!

Josette 8:14 AM  

Hi Becky, it's amazing that you can read so many books in a year! Kudos to you! :) May the year 2009 be another productive reading year too.

Anonymous,  1:23 PM  

My first reaction was OMG that is a huge list. Then I saw the number 408 and had to pick my jaw up of the floor before I tripped. But then again, you are Becky and I should be used to this number from you....I still think you amaze and inspire me! Congrats! You should be extremely proud!

samantha.1020 3:49 PM  

OMG! What an incredible reading year for you. Congrats :)

Anonymous,  4:05 PM  

How did you do it??? 408 is an incredible number! Congrats!

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I am interested in reviewing books and audio books. This blog focuses on books written for middle grade on up (essentially 10 to a 110). I review middle grade fiction and young adult fiction (aka tween and teen).

I also review adult books.

I read in a variety of genres including realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, and chick lit. (I've read one western to date.)

I read a few poetry books, a few short story collections, a few graphic novels, a few nonfiction books.

I am especially fond of:

  • Regency romances (including Austen prequels/sequels)
  • Historical fiction set in the Tudor dynasty
  • Historical fiction and nonfiction set during World War II
  • Jewish fiction/nonfiction
  • dystopias
  • apocalyptic fiction
  • science fiction (especially if it involves time travel and alternate realities)
  • fantasy
  • multicultural books and international books

I am not a fan of:

  • sports books
  • horse books
  • dog books if the dog dies (same goes with most pets actually except maybe fish)
  • westerns (if it's a pioneer story with women and children, then maybe)
  • extremely violent books with blood, blood, and more blood

I am more interested in strong characters, well-written, fleshed-out, human characters. Plot is secondary to me in a way. I have to care about the characters in order to care about the plot. That being said, compelling storytelling is something that I love. I love to become absorbed in what I'm reading.

If you're interested in sending me a review copy of your book, I'm happy to hear from you. Email me at laney_po AT yahoo DOT com.

You should know several things before you contact me:

1) I do not guarantee a review of your book. I am just agreeing to consider it for review.
2) I give all books at least fifty pages.
3) I am not promising anyone (author or publisher) a positive review in exchange for a review copy. That's not how I work.
4) In all of my reviews I strive for honesty. My reviews are my opinions--so yes, they are subjective--you should know my blog will feature both negative and positive reviews.
5) I do not guarantee that I will get to your book immediately. I've got so many books I'm trying to read and review, I can't promise to get to any one book in a given time frame.
6) Emailing me every other week to see if I've read your book won't help me get to it any faster. Though if you want to email me to check and see if it arrived safely, then that's fine!

Authors, publishers. I am interested in interviewing authors and participating in blog tours. (All I ask is that I receive a review copy of the author's latest book beforehand so the interview will be productive. If the book is part of a series, I'd like to review the whole series.) Contact me if you're interested.

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Good Rules Cheat List

Board books and picture books = new is anything published after 2013
Early readers and chapter books = new is anything published after 2013
Contemporary (general/realistic) = new is anything published after 2007
Speculative fiction (sci-fi/fantasy = new is anything published after 2007
Classics = anything published before 1968
Historical fiction = new is anything published after 2007
Mysteries = new is anything published after 1988
Nonfiction = new is anything published after 2007
Christian books = new is anything published after 2000
Bibles = new is anything published after 1989

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