2008 Books Read

January

1.  Children of God – Mary Doria Russell
2. Salem Falls – Jodi Picoult
3.  Fat is a Feminist Issue – Susie Orbach
4.  A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
5.  Left To Tell:  Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust - Immaculee Ilibagiza with Steve Erwin
6.  Farenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
7.  Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes
8.  Picture Perfect – Jodi Picoult

February

9.  The Almost Moon – Alice Sebold
10.  Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy – John Bowe
11.  Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
12.  Female Chauvinist Pigs:  Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture – Ariel Levy
13.  Cane River – Lalita Tademy
14.  Bridge to Terabithia – Katherine Paterson
15.  The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down – Anne Fadiman
16.  Number the Stars – Lois Lowry
17.  The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan

March

18.  An Inconvenient Truth – Al Gore
19.  Prozac Nation – Elizabeth Wurtzel
20.  Nineteen Minutes – Jodi Picoult
21.  In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
22.  Such A Pretty Girl – Laura Weiss
23.  Sarah – Marek Halter
24. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
25. Full Frontal Feminism – Jessica Valenti
26. Blood Orange – Druscilla Campbell
27. Gap Creek – Robert Morgan

April

28. The Garden – Elsie V. Aidinoff
29. Shopgirl – Steve Martin
30. Housekeeping – Marilynne Robinson
31. Love Walked In – Marisa de los Santos
32. Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith – Jon Krakauer
33.  What We Keep – Elizabeth Berg
34.  The Pearl – John Steinbeck
35.  Belong to Me – Marisa de los Santos
36. Harriet the Spy – Louise Fitzhugh
37. For One More Day – Mitch Albom

May

38. Perfect Match – Jodi Picoult
39. Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson40. ‘Tis – Frank McCourt
41.  Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress – Dai Sijie
42.  Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen
43.  Matrimony – Joshua Henkin
44.  The Feminine Mystique – Betty Friedan
45.  Change of Heart – Jodi Picoult
46.  The Middle Place – Kelly Corrigan
47.  He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know – Jessica Valenti
48.  High Heels to Hormones: A Woman’s Guide to Spine Care – Christina Lasich, M.D.
49.  Life As We Knew It – Susan Beth Pfeffer

June

50.  Second Glance – Jodi Picoult
51.  Did I Expect Angels? – Kathryn Maughan
52.  Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
53.  Interpreter of Maladies – Jhumpa Lahiri
54.  Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival – Anderson Cooper
55.  Madras on Rainy Days – Samina Ali
56.  We Don’t Need Another Wave: Dispatches from the Next Generation of Feminists – edited by Melody Berger
57.  Atonement – Ian McEwan

July

58.  The Overachievers – Alexandra Robbins
59.  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets – Stephen Crane
60.  The Golden Compass – Philip Pullman
61.  We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver
62.  The Dead and the Gone – Susan Beth Pfeffer
63.  Firefly Lane – Kristin Hannah
64.  Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools – Jonathan Kozol
65.  Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
66.  Leftovers – Laura Weiss
67.  The Subtle Knife – Philip Pullman
68.  House Rules – Rachel Sontag
69.  Awakening to Mindfulness: 10 Steps for Positive Change – Dr. Richard Fields
70.  Someone Like You – Sarah Dessen

August

71.  Swallow the Ocean – Laura M. Flynn
72.  The Girls – Lori Lansens
73.  Rain Song – Alice J. Wisler
74.  Anatomy of a Boyfriend – Daria Snadowsky
75.  1st to Die – James Patterson
76.  Songs of the Humpback Whale – Jodi Picoult
77.  Loose Girl – Kerry Cohen

September

78.  The Assault on Reason – Al Gore
79.  Keeper and Kid – Edward Hardy
80.  Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
81.  Good Grief – Lolly Winston
82.  Holes – Louis Sachar
83.  Class Matters – Correspondents of The New York Times
84.  Choice: True Stories of Birth, Contraception, Infertility, Adoption, Single Parenthood, and Abortion – edited by Karen E. Bender and Nina de Gramont
85.  Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
86.  The Translator – Daoud Hari

October

87.  Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited – Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein
88.  The Triumph of Deborah – Eva Etzioni-Halevy
89.  The Farther You Run – Davida Wills Hurwin
90.  Princess Academy – Shannon Hale
91.  That Summer – Sarah Dessen
92. An Abundance of Katherines – John Green
93.  Unaccustomed Earth – Jhumpa Lahiri
94.  The Shack – William P. Young
95.  Happiness Sold Separately – Lolly Winston
96.  The Pages In Between: A Holocaust Legacy of Two Families, One Home – Erin Einhorn
97.  The Year of Fog – Michelle Richmond
98.  Peony In Love – Lisa See

November

99.  A Map of Home – Randa Jarrar
100.  In the Land of Invisible Women – Qanta A. Ahmed, M.D.
101.  The Eight – Katherine Neville
102.  Cooperative Village – Frances Madeson
103.  The Islands of Divine Music – John Addiego
104.  Songs for the Missing – Stewart O’Nan
105.  The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch
106.  Necessary Heartbreak – M.J. Sullivan
107.  Riding Lessons – Sara Gruen
108.  Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe – Jennie Shortridge
109.  If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period – Gennifer Choldenko

December

110.  Nefertiti – Michelle Moran
111.  The Road to Eden’s Ridge – M.L. Rose
112.  What Matters – edited by David Elliot Cohen
113.  The Wednesday Sisters – Meg Waite Clayton
114. Perfect … on Paper: The Misadventures of Waverly Bryson – Maria Murnane
115. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling
116. Just Listen – Sarah Dessen
117. The Darcys & The Bingleys – Marsha Altman
118. Oblivious – Cyndia Depre119. Recovering Charles – Jason F. Wright
120. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexie
121. Kira-Kira – Cynthia Kadohata
122. Sima’s Undergarments for Women – Ilana Stanger-Ross
123. Don’t Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America – Morgan Spurlock
124. Skinny Bitch – Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin
125.  Bitchfest – edited by Lisa Jervis and Andi Zeisler
126. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J.K. Rowling
127. Escape – Carolyn Jessop with Laura Palmer
128. Certain Girls – Jennifer Weiner
129. The God of Animals – Aryn Kyle
130. Red Highways: A Liberal’s Journey into the Heartland – Rose Aguilar

 

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