Books 2008

This page is an archive of books read in the year 2008. (Click here for last year’s list.) If you’re interested to see my ratings for it, you can search in my booklog. The ones marked asterisk (*) are books I have read before. The bolded titles are books I recommend. The titles in strikes are books I dislike; that does not in any way mean the books would not be good reads for you, it is purely my personal preference.

Books I donated in this year

Year-end summary: 17 fiction, 6 non-fiction, 19 children, 8 young adult, 10 chick lit, 3 fantasy, 4 romance
Total: 67 books

The Finishing School – Muriel Spark
The Magic Finger – Roald Dahl
Esio Trot – Roald Dahl
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me – Roald Dahl
The Chocolate Run – Dorothy Koomson
Apples & Chalkdust – Vicki Caruana
The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch & Jeffrey Zaslow
The Cupid Effect – Dorothy Koomson
The Chocolate Touch – Patrick Skene Catling
Summary: 1 fiction, 4 children, 2 chick lit, 2 non-fiction

Merde Happens – Stephen Clarke
The Book Thief – Marcus Zusak
A Bear Called Paddington – Michael Bond
Like Water For Chocolate – Laura Esquivel

The Changeover – Margaret Mahy
Abarat – Clive Barker
Summary: 3 fiction, 2 children, 1 fantasy

Sophie’s Bakery for the Broken Hearted – Lolly Winston
Perfect Strangers – Robyn Sisman
Every Boy’s Got One – Meg Cabot
The 2½ Pillars of Wisdom: The Von Igelfeld Trilogy – Alexander McCall Smith
Chinese Cinderella – Adeline Yen Mah
*A Year in the Merde – Stephen Clarke
Merde Actually – Stephen Clarke
Face – Benjamin Zephaniah
Summary: 3 chick lit, 3 fiction, 1 non-fiction, 1 young adult

The Second Summer of the Sisterhood – Ann Brashares
The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
The Shoe Queen – Anna Davis
The Virgin’s Lover – Philippa Gregory
*Eats, Shoots & Leaves – Lynne Truss
Summary: 1 young adult, 2 fiction, 1 chick lit, 1 non-fiction

*About a Boy – Nick Hornby
Singling Out the Couples – Stella Duffy
In Her Shoes – Jennifer Weiner
Eat Pray Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
Summary: 2 fiction, 1 non-fiction, 1 chick lit

*Wicked! – Jilly Cooper

Summary: 1 chick lit

The Constant Princess – Philippa Gregory

Octavia – Jilly Cooper
Blubber – Judy Blume
The Trouble with Tuck – Theodore Taylor
The Eyes of the Amaryllis – Natalie Babbitt
Hatchet – Gary Paulsen
The Silver Kiss – Annette Curtis Klause
Sabriel – Garth Nix
*The Body in the Library – Agatha Christie
*Cards on the Table – Agatha Christie
Summary: 2 romance, 4 children, 2 fantasy, 2 mysteries

Timothy of the Cay – Theodore Taylor
*The Cay – Theodore Taylor

The Golden Compass – Philip Pullman

Keeping the Moon – Sarah Dessen
The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter – Kim Edwards

The Other Ones – Jean Thesman
Summary: 3 children, 2 young adult, 1 romance, 1 fiction

Life Swap – Jane Green
The Trumpet of the Swan – E. B. White
Summary: 1 chick lit, 1 children

Johnny Tremain – Esther Forbes
*Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing – Judy Blume
*Shitting Pretty: How to Stay Clean & Healthy While Traveling – Dr. Jane Wilson-Howarth
Summary: 1 non-fiction, 1 children, 1 young adult

The Man Who Counted – Malba Tahan
A Spoonful of Jam – Michelle Magorian
*Weekend in Paris – Robyn Sisman
Summary: 1 chick lit, 1 children, 1 fiction

Model Behaviour – Geraldine Ryan
*I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith
Ads R Us – Claire Carmichael
Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great – Judy Blume
Sing to the Dawn – Minfong Ho
The Library Card – Jerry Spinelli
*My Uncle Oswald – Roald Dahl
What’s in a Name – Ellen Wittlinger
The Tenth Circle – Jodi Picoult
Summary: 2 fiction, 3 young adult, 3 children, 1 romance


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. lovelyloey
    Nov 18, 2008 @ 18:48:05

    You finally read A Year in the Merde! It’s funny right. But the sequels are disappointing. 😦

    nylusmilk: eh darling, i read before lah, haha. i even posted about it and you commented in it some more! 😆

    i was reading it again because i bought the sequel. the second book i quite like, but the third was quite blah. or maybe i got sick of reading too much about paul west that it felt blah. anyway, if there’s a cheap one for dial m for merde i’ll get it… when i buy a series i like to have the whole thing. like the other day i bought the chronicles of narnia in one whole big tome because it only cost rm15! hopefully when you come down to kl there are some book warehouse sales you can go to. 😀


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