Wednesday, February 13, 2008

2008 Books I've Read

So, inspired by my fellow blogger/friend John, I've decided to keep a list in 2008 of all the books I read. AND include a rating of each book on a scale of 1 to 10, just to clue you in on what I thought about it. I'll be updating this regularly. (John, I'm totally pirating your idea. Hope you don't mind.)

43.The Shack - 6.5/10

42.In Her Shoes - 8/10

41.Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin 8.5/10

40.Nineteen Minutes - Jodi Picoult 9/10

39.Election - Tom Perrotta 8.5/10

38.Through Painted Deserts - Donald Miller 7.5/10

37.Captain Alatriste - Arturo Perez-Riverte 7/10

36.The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald 9/10

35.The Green Mile - Stephen King 8.5/10

34.False Impression - Jeffrey Archer 7/10

33.Empire Falls - Richard Russo 8/10

32.The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch 9/10

31.The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran 8/10

30.The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy 9/10

29.Little Children - Tom Perrotta 8/10

28. A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving 10/10

27. Dry Ice - Stephen White 7/10

26. The Know-It-All - A.J. Jacobs 8.5/10

25. Good Poems - edited by Garrison Keillor 9.5/10

24. Skinny Legs and All - Tom Robbins 6/10

23. The Appeal - John Grisham 7/10

22. Sideways - Rex Pickett 4/10

21. Blue Like Jazz - Donald Miller 9/10

20. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta 8/10

19. The Twits - Roald Dahl 10/10

18. The Nasty Bits - Anthony Bourdain 7/10

17. Cherry - Mary Karr 8/10

16. On the Road - Jack Kerouac 7/10

15. Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel García Márquez 9/10

14. Gilead - Marilynne Robinson 8.5/10

13. Possible Side Effects - Augusten Burroughs 7.5/10

12. The Liar's Club - Mary Karr 9/10

11. A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini 8/10

10. Coal Run - Tawni O'Dell 6/10

9. Must Love Dogs - Claire Cook 8/10

8. Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen 8/10

7. For Men Only - Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn 9/10

6. Back Roads - Tawni O'Dell 6.5/10

5. For Women Only - Shaunti Feldhahn 9/10

4. Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer 8.5/10

3. The Tender Bar - J.R. Moehringer 9.5/10

2. Tara Road - Maeve Binchy 7/10

1. Crossing California - Adam Langer 8/10

5 comments:

Steven said...

AND if I ever can't come up with something to blog about, I'm totally stealing your idea which you stole from John (which he probably stole from blah blah blah...)

stacie said...

Wow, I haven't heard of any of those...I feel so uninformed.

John Pierce said...

Well...I can't remember who I stole this from, so that means I must have been the first to come up with the idea of a book list. Oh well, you can have it I guess. :)

I've been interested in reading and seeing Into the Wild. I'm glad to see you think it's good.

Have you read Gilead (Marilynne Robinson) yet by any chance?

John Pierce said...

Oh yeah, and happy birthday by the way.

John Pierce said...

I'm glad you liked A Prayer for Owen Meany. I loved it, too, though I think it's a book I'll have to read about five more times to fully understand.