Books: 2008 in review
1) What did you read in 2008?
2) Anything not on my list that you would recommend?
Here’s what I read in 2008.
- Life of Pi by Yann Martel [Wasn’t as good as the author thought
- The Girls by Lori Lansens [Amazingly sweet story.]
- Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson [Incredible, inspiring, exhausting.]
- The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
- A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown
- Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman
- Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
- The Street of a Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama [Slow read but definitely worth the effort.]
- The Bookseller of Kabul by Åsne Seierstad [Disappointing.]
- Final Salute by Jim Sheeler [Everyone should read this book. Everyone.]
- Rumors of our Progress have been Greatly Exaggerated by Carolyn B. Maloney
- Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid They’d Ask) by Justin Richardson and Mark Schuster [Humorous and informative.]
- The Giver by Lois Lowry [Creepy.]
- Entwined Lives by Nancy L. Segal [Packed with information the author has studied her entire life.]
- Indivisible by Twoby Nancy L. Segal [In-depth look at some of the subjects from her first book.]
- Identical Strangers by Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein [Touching and honest look at their incredible story of separation, reunion and confrontation of the people who controlled their lives.]
- The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson [Lively and entertaining historical account.]
- Iowa Curiosities by Dan Coffey and Eric Jones with Berit Thorkelson [Funny, interesting, informative.]
- Touch and Go by Studs Terkel
- Patriotic Grace by Peggy Noonan
- Hold on to Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D., and Gabor Maté, M.D.
I started several others that I haven’t finished yet, and I may have missed a few.
Actually, I just finished reading that one, Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression by Mildred Armstrong Kalish. It’s a great book.
I’m reading this one now: Involuntary Joy by Joy M. Newcom.