Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Books Read in 2008

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39. Locked Rooms
by Laurie R. King
mystery, 2005
finished, 12/31/08

38. Saturday Beans & Sunday Suppers
by Edie Clark
nonfiction, 2007
finished, 11/28/08

37. Home and Away: More Tales of a Heritage Farm
by Anny Scoones
nonfiction, 2006
finished, 11/19/08

36. The Coffin Trail
by Martin Edwards
mystery, 2004
finished, 11/14/08

35. Mrs. Malory Investigates
by Hazel Holt
mystery, 1989
finished, 11/8/08

34. The Skeleton in the Grass
by Robert Barnard
mystery, 1987
finished, 11/2/08

33. Mrs. Malory and No Cure For Death
by Hazel Holt
mystery, 2005
finished, 10/29/08

32. At Home With Beatrix Potter
by Susan Denyer
nonfiction, 2000
finished, 10/19/08

31. Maggie Again
by John D. Husband
fiction, 2007
finished, 10/7/08

30. A Dedicated Man
by Peter Robinson
mystery, 1988
finished, 9/25/08

29. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
fiction, 2008
finished 9/11/08

28. Nova Scotia
by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
nonfiction, 2003
The 2nd Canadian Challenge, Eh?
finished, 8/16/08

27. Tottering in My Garden
A Gardener's Memoir
by Midge Ellis Keeble
nonfiction, 1989, 1994
The 2nd Canadian Challenge, Eh?
finished, 8/11/08

26. Gallows View
by Peter Robinson
mystery, 1987
finished, 7/16/08

25. The Pioneers of Inverness Township, Quebec
An Historical and Genealogical Story
by Gwen Rawlings
nonfiction, 1979
The 2nd Canadian Challenge, Eh?
finished, 7/10/08

24. Mary Cassatt
Reflections of Women's Lives
by Debra N. Mancoff
nonfiction, 1998
finished, 7/9/08

23. Impressionism Transformed
The Paintings of Edmund C. Tarbell
organized by Susan Strickler
nonfiction, 2001
finished, 7/2/08

22. Springtime in Britain
by Edwin Way Teale
nonfiction, 1970
finished, 6/19/08

21. One Writer's Beginnings
by Eudora Welty
nonfiction, 1983, 1984
Southern Reading Challenge
finished, 6/12/08

20. No Place Like Home
by Mary Higgins Clark
fiction, 2005
finished, 6/5/08

19. Meet Me At The Butterfly Tree
A Fairhope Memoir
by Mary Lois Timbes and Robert E. Bell
nonfiction, 2001, 2005
Southern Reading Challenge
finished, 5/23/08

18. A House In The Country
by Jocelyn Playfair
fiction, 1944
finished, 5/19/08

17. Home to Holly Springs
The First Of The Father Tim Novels
by Jan Karon
fiction, 2007
finished, 5/3/08

16. Living with Dogs
Text by Laurence Sheehan
Photographs by William Stites
nonfiction, 1999
finished, 4/18/08

15. Forward From Here
Leaving Middle Age – and Other Unexpected Adventures
by Reeve Lindbergh
nonfiction essays, 2008
finished, 4/18/08

14. The Unicorn & Other Poems
by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
poetry, 1972
finished, 3/29/08

13. Spring Snow
by Castle Freeman, Jr.
nonfiction nature essays, 1995 (compilation from 1981-1995)
finished, 3/29/08

12. The Polysyllabic Spree
by Nick Hornby
nonfiction essays, 2004
finished, 3/25/08

11. The World According To Bertie
by Alexander McCall Smith
fiction, 2007
finished, 3/21/08

10. Address Unknown
by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor
fiction, 1938
finished, 3/5/08

9. The Good Rat
A True Story
by Jimmy Breslin
nonfiction, 2008
finished, 3/5/08

8. Nobbut A Lad
A Yorkshire Childhood
by Alan Titchmarsh
memoir, 2006
finished, 2/29/08

7. The Snow Goose
by Paul Gallico
fiction, 1941
finished, 2/10/08

6. No Graves As Yet
by Anne Perry
mystery, 2003
finished, 1/30/08

5. The Morningside World of Stuart McLean
by Stuart McLean
nonfiction essays, 1989
The Canadian Book Challenge Eh?
finished, 1/23/08

4. Virginia Woolf & Vanessa Bell
Remembering St. Ives
by Marion Dell and Marion Whybrow
nonfiction, 2003
Celebrate The Author Challenge
finished, 1/20/08

3. Dear Friend & Gardener
Letters on Life and Gardening
by Beth Chatto & Christopher Lloyd
nonfiction letters, 1998
2008 TBR Challenge, and Garden Bloggers' Book Club December/January choice
finished, 1/15/08

2. The Secret World of Og
by Pierre Berton
Illustrated by Patsy Berton (Illustrations copyright 1974)
children's picture book, 1961
The Canadian Book Challenge Eh?
finished, 1/10/08

1. My Senator and Me
by Senator Edward M. Kennedy
Illustrated by David Small
children's picture book, 2006
Young Readers Challenge
finished, 1/5/08


  1. Happy New Year Nan to you and your family! Wishing you the very best!



  2. Nan it is me again! I had to tell you how much I love your banner...beautiful!


  3. Did you see what I'm reading right now? Thanks for the advice and I'm enjoying it very much. I'll talk to you soon.

  4. Thanks so much Beverly and same to you! Thanks about the banner, too. I was so pleased the way the picture came out.

    And Kay, yes I did. I am so pleased. There is so much wisdom and common sense and joy in those Mitford books. Please let me know how you like them, even if you disagree! :<)


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