Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Books Read in 2008

Well, it's that time of year again, folks! In the back of my journal, I write down the title and author of every book I read. Once a year, I type it all up and post it where other people can see it and make fun of me for being a giant nerd. The books with *** at the beginning were my favorites. Many of these books I have blogged about, and I will hyperlink them... if you would like me to blog about a title that I haven't gotten to yet, let me know in the comments, and I will get right to it! Some of my favorites I haven't blogged about because they are a part of our Mock Printz event... stay tuned for comments about those books and that event!

Books Read in 2008


The Off Season—Catherine Murdock

*** Naomi and Eli’s No Kiss List—Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Milk Eggs Vodka—Bill Keaggy

Jinx—Meg Cabot

A Lifetime of Secrets—Frank Warren

It Had to Be You—Cecily von Zeigesar

*** Billie Standish was Here— Nancy Crocker

*** Your Own Sylvia—Stephanie Hemphill

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac—Gabrielle Zevin

The Good Husband of Zebra Drive—Alexander McCall Smith

Cupid—Julius Lester

Heaven Looks a lot Like the Mall—Wendy Mass

Plenty—Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon

Carpe Diem—Autumn Cornwell


Girl 2 Girl—Julie Anne Peters

Such a Pretty Face—Ann Angel, ed.

Just in Case—Meg Rosoff

Such a Pretty Girl—Laura Weiss

Dear Author—Jean Kaywell, ed.

Chloe Doe—Suzanne Phillips

Beyond the Billboard—Susan Gates

Kat got Your Tongue—Lee Weatherly

Rhymes with Witches—Lauren Myracle

*** Tantalize—Cynthia Leitich Smith

A Brief Chapter in my Impossible Life-- Dana Reinhardt


*** Sight—Adrienne Maria Vrettos

Elsewhere—Gabrielle Zevin

*** Freak Show—James St. James

The Invisible—Mats Wohl

Fendi, Ferragamo, and Fangs—Julie Kenner, Johanna Edwards, Serena Robar

Ironside—Holly Black

Skin—Adrienne Maria Vrettos

Sisters of Isis: the summoning—Lynne Ewing

*** The Spellbook of Listen Taylor—Jaclyn Moriety

The Almost Moon—Alice Sebold

Mixing It—Rosemary Hayes

The Poison Apples—Lily Archer

Teen Inc—Stefan Petrucha

Boy Toy—Barry Lyga

*** You Know Where to Find Me—Rachel Cohn


Lessons from a Dead Girl—Jo Knowles

*** Looking Glass Wars—Frank Beddor

Bounce—Natasha Friend

Kiss Me, Kill Me—Lauren Henderson

Prey—Lurlene McDaniels

*** Snitch—Allison van Diepen

This is What I Did—Ann Dee Ellis

Every Crooked Pot—Renee Rosen

Crimes of the Sarahs—Kristen Tracy

Feathered—Laura Kasischke


*** Lock and Key—Sarah Dessen

Once Upon a Time in the North—Philip Pullman

Seasons of Ice—Diane les Bequets

The Unspoken—Thomas Fahy

*** The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks—E. Lockhart

Project 17—Laurie Faria Stolarz

Anahita’s Woven Riddle—Meghan Nuttall Sayres

Adoration of Jenna Fox—Mary E. Peterson

Being—Kevin Brooks

*** Generation Dead—Daniel Waters

First Kiss, then Tell—Cylin Busby, ed.

*** Vampire Academy—Richelle Mead

All-in—Pete Hauseman


Little Brother—Cory Doctorow

13 Little Blue Envelopes—Maureen Johnson

Gauken Alice #1—Tachibana Higuchi

What I Was—Meg Rosoff

Give a Boy a Gun—Todd Strasser

*** Paper Towns—John Green

Rosewater and Soda Bread—Marsha Mehran

How to Be Bad—E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle

The Dead and the Gone—Susan Beth Pfeiffer


Dear Julia—Amy Bronwen Zemser

Body Drama-- Nancy Redd

Dream Girl—Lauren Mechling

Every Soul a Star—Wendy Mass

Jars of Glass—Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler

*** The Host—Stephenie Meyer

Road of the Dead—Kevin Brooks

*** Vibes—Amy Kathleen Ryan

Blood Roses—Francesca Lia Block

Seeing Redd—Frank Beddor

*** Chains—Laurie Halse Anderson


Breaking Dawn—Stephenie Meyer

Bliss—Lauren Myracle

Boot Camp—Todd Strasser

Newes from the Dead—Mary Hooper

Deadly Little Secret—Laurie Faria Stolarz

*** Debbie Harry Sings in French—Meagan Brothers

Gone—Michael Grant

Appetite for Detention—Sloane Tanen

*** Wake—Lisa McMann

Frostbite—Richelle Mead


Cheated—Patrick Jones

The Carlyles—Cecily von Zeigesar

The Declaration—Gemma Malley

Ala Carte—Tanita S. Davis

*** Patron Saint of Butterflies—Cecilia Galante

Unraveling—Michelle Baklini and Lynn Biederman

After Tupac and D Foster—Jacqueline Woodson

Ridiculous/Hilarious/Terrible/Cool—Elisha Cooper

*** Living Dead Girl—Elizabeth Scott

Good Enough—Paula Yoo

Big Fat Manifesto-- Sarah Vaught

*** My Most Excellent Year—Steve Kluger

*** Madapple—Christina Meldrum


Cycler—Lauren McLaughlin

*** Skim—Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

*** Hunger Games—Suzanne Collins

The Luxe—Anne Godbersen

Rumors—Anne Godbersen

Seaborn—Craig Moodie

Girlwood—Claire Dean

Absolute Brightness—James Lecesne

Exodus—Julie Bertagna

The Truth about Chuck Norris—Ian Spector

Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side—Beth Fantaskey

I Know it’s Over—C.K. Kelly Martin


Black Box—Julie Schumacher

*** As Simple as Snow—Gregory Galloway

Sprouted Baking—Janie Quinn

How They Met and other stories—David Levithan

The Good Neighbors—Holly Black and Ted Naifeh

Jellicoe Road—Melina Marchetta

Wicked Lovely—Melissa Marr

Ink Exchange—Melissa Marr

*** Marked—P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Chosen— P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Betrayed— P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Untamed— P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast


*** Spud—John van de Ruit

I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone—Stephanie Kuehnert

Hero—Perry Moore

*** Graceling—Kristen Cashore

Let it Snow—John Green, Lauren Myracle, Maureen Johnson

Audrey, Wait!—Robin Benway

*** Pretty Monsters—Kelly Link

City of Bones—Cassandra Clare (still reading this one, but will update if it deserves ***)

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