Book list 2008

Here’s the books I read last year, with random tallyings and totallings that I felt like doing. My favorite books are bolded. If you want to know any of my thoughts on any of the books, just enter the name of the book in the search box up at the top of the page (under Making it Up as I go) and it should bring up the related posts. (It will bring up this post as the first of the results, just keep on scrolling.)


58 books read

31 fiction, 25 non-fiction, 5 re-reads

3 from the library, 27 bought, 9 bought on the kindle, 17 already owned or was given

Most exeeded expectation: Brideshead revisited by Evelyn Waugh

Most failed expectations: Comic Book Tattoo


The books:

Sharp Objects- Gillian Flynn

Death Before Wicket- Kerry Greenwood

The Man Who Was Thursday-G.K. Chesterton

20th Century Ghosts- Joe Hill

The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Positive Discipline- 2-24-08

Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance– Gyles Brandreth

How to Talk So Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will talk-Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

More Charlotte Mason Education- Catherine Levinson 3-5-08

A Charlotte Mason Education- Charlotte Levinson 3-8-08

MJ & BP- Jamie S. Rich

The Devil in Amber- Mark Gatiss

The Vesuvius Club- Mark Gatiss

Book of Mormon

A New Testament– Sherwood Anderson

The Pirates, In an adventure with Scientists- Gideon Defoe

Raising Children who Think for Themselves- Elisa Medhus

A Charlotte Mason Companion- Karen Andreola

Charlotte Mason Summaries- Leslie Noelani

Faith, Hope, and Charity- Janet Peterson and LaRene Guant

No Doubt about it- Sheri Dew

Siblings Without Rivalry- Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Julie and Julia- Julie Powell

The Woman Who Wouldn’t- Gene Wilder

Raising a Reader- Jennie Nash

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox- Maggie O’Farrell

The Mysterious Benedict Society- Trenton Lee Stewart

Autobiographies of Mormon Pioneer Women

Wit’s End- Karen Joy Fowler

The Lace Reader- Brunonia Barry

Phoenix- Steven Brust

Jhegaala- Steven Brust

Queen of the Flowers- Kerry Greenwood

Your Child’s Strengths- Kimberly Fox

Comic Book Tattoo- many

When You Are Engulfed in Flames- David Sedaris

The Secret files of the Diogenes club- Kim Newman

The Bible

Oscar Wilde’s Wit and Wisdom

Brideshead Revisited- Evelyn Waugh

Grace (Eventually)- Anne Lamont

A Handful of Dust- Evelyn Waugh

Unicorns- Ed. Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois

Time Out for Parents- Cheri Huber

Old Man’s War- John Scalzi

The Ghost Brigades- John Scalzi 10-1-08

Making a change for good- Cheri Huber

The mother in me- ed. Kathyrn Lynard Soper

Doctrine and Covenants

Pearl of Great Price

A question of Death- Kerry Greenwood

The Toddler Busy Book- Trish Kuffner

Token- Joelle Jones and

Widows of Eastwick- John Updike

The Last Colony – John Scalzi

The Jesus of Suburbia- Mike Erre

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