Monday, December 29, 2008

The Books of 2008

Last year I almost got close to the goal of reading one book per week (I think I got 51, but then found something else I had read, but didn’t add it, so I might have actually made my goal). This year, with all the insanity, I aspired for the same goal, but I don’t feel like I’ve made it. But here is what I have managed to read this past year. There is no order to the list; it’s as I grab them and type them in!

1) No Longer Stranger – Rachel Ann Nunes

2) Surprise Packages – Nancy Anderson, Lael Littke, and Carroll Hofeling Morris

3) Stolen Innocence – Elissa Wall

4) Lemon Meringue Pie Muder – Joanne Fluke

5) Chicken Soup for the Latter-Day Saint Soul – Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Sherm and Peg Fugal

6) Priceless Moments – Carol Lynn Pearson

7) As Always, Dave – Jack Weyland

8) The Runaway Mother – Carol Lynn Pearson

9) Reunion – Allyson Braithwaite Condie

10) The 6th Target – James Patterson

11) On A Whim – Lisa McKendrick

12) Blueberry Muffin Murder – Joanne Fluke

13) Strawberry Shortcake Murder – Joanne Fluke

14) B Is For Burglar – Sue Grafton

15) Summer of Truth – Carol Lynn Pearson

16) I Just Got a Letter From Allyson Pringle – Anya Bateman

17) Forrest Gump – Winston Groom

18) Goodbye, I Love You – Carol Lynn Pearson

19) Jenny McCarthy – Life Laughs

20) Marley and Me – John Grogan

21) Twilight – Stephenie Meyer

22) Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder – Joanne Fluke

23) By Morning Light – Rachel Ann Nunes

24) Toss the Guilt and Catch the Joy – Merrilee Boyack

25) 4th of July – James Patterson

26) The 5th Horseman – James Patterson

27) Murder By Numbers – Kaye Morgan

28) Fudge Cupcake Murder – Joanne Fluke

29) Sugar Cookie Murder – Joanne Fluke

30) Transformers – Alan Dean Foster

31) Along Came A Spider – James Patterson

32) Sheep’s Clothing – Josi Kilpack

33) Delicious Conversation – Jennifer Stewart Griffith

34) Cherry Cheesecake Murder – Joanne Fluke

35) Peach Cobbler Murder – Joanne Fluke

36) A Is For Alibi – Sue Grafton

37) 3rd Degree – James Patterson

38) Her Good Name – Josi Kilpack

39) Step On A Crack – James Patterson

40) Key Lime Pie Murder – Joanne Fluke

41) A Tisket A Tasket a Fancy Stolen Casket – Fran Rizer

42) The Quickie – James Patterson

43) The Mistress’s Daughter – AM Homes

44) One Lost Boy – David Beagley

45) Sinister Sudoku – Kaye Morgan

46) Foul Play – Janet Evanovich

47) Taking Chances – Shannon Guymon

48) Here’s the Story – Maureen McCormick

49) Multiple Blessings – Jon and Kate Gosselin and Beth Carson

So, not too shabby. I still have two days left, and I’ve got three books that I’ve been working on, so who knows if I’ll pull it off this year. If I get 50, though, I think I’ll be ecstatic!


Josi said...

Holy Smokes, woman, I bow down to your ability to engage your mind that much--I bet I didn't read even half that many. Good for you! You also read a good variety of books, that's awesome. Did you make any whitney nominations for the LDS titles? Today is the last day