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Reading 2008

er since my failure to complete a couple of challenges last year, I gather I’m too much of a random reader to commit to and abide by any challenges. As such this page will consist of a reading list for 2008 (that is subject to changes whenever) and a list of books I have read in 2008, as some form of record.

Reading Challenges

What’s in a name?

  1. Color: My Name is Red, Orhan Pamuk
  2. Animal: The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, Haruki Murakami
  3. First name: Jamie Confidential, Stafford Hildred, Tim Ewbank
  4. Place: China Lake, Meg Gardiner
  5. Weather Event: A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
  6. Plant: Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes

Books I read in 2008

  1. Kitchen, Banana Yoshimoto
  2. South of Border, West of Sun, Haruki Murakami
  3. Sputnik Sweetheart, Haruki Murakami
  4. The Pilo Family Circus, Will Elliott
  5. The Tent, Margaret Atwood
  6. Twilight Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko
  7. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
  8. The ABC Murder, Agatha Christie
  9. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Douglas Adams
  10. Michaelangelo’s Notebook, Paul Christopher
  11. Murder in the Mews, Agatha Christie
  12. The Book of Lost Things, John Connolly
  13. PS, I Love You, Cecelia Ahern
  14. With Love and Irony, Lin Yutang
  15. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, Haruki Murakami
  16. Dark Fire, C.J. Sansom
  17. Splintered Icon, Bill Napier
  18. China Lake, Meg Gardiner
  19. Bones to Ashes, Kathy Reichs
  20. Grotesque, Natsuo Kirino
  21. A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
  22. American Gods, Neil Gaiman
  23. The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure, Adam Williams
  24. The Expected One, Kathleen McGowan
  25. The Alexandria Link, Steve Berry
  26. Fatal Voyage, Kathy Reichs
  27. The Templar Legacy, Steve Berry
  28. The Big Over Easy, Jasper Fforde
  29. The Story of a Nobody, Anton Chekhov
  30. Moral Disorder, Margaret Atwood
  31. Seven Ancient Wonders, Matthew Reilly
  32. My Name is Red, Orhan Pamuk
  33. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney
  34. The 6 Sacred Stones, Matthew Reilly
  35. Poison in Athens, Margaret Doody
  36. The Edible Woman, Margaret Atwood
  37. Ward No. 6 and other stories, Anton Chekhov
  38. The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett (THIS FUCKING ROCKS.)
  39. The Almost Moon, Alice Sebold
  40. Don’t Read This Book If You Are Stupid, Tibor Fischer
  41. How I Became Stupid, Martin Page
  42. Voyage to the End of the Room, Tibor Fischer
  43. Bluebeard, Kurt Vonnegut
  44. Jamie Confidential, Stafford Hildred, Tim Ewbank
  45. The Bloody Chamber, Angela Carter
  46. god is not Great, Christopher Hitchens
  47. Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  48. The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
  49. Out, Natsuo Kirino
  50. The Number Devil, Hans Magnus Enzensberger
  51. The Book of Air and Shadows, Michael Gruber
  52. Mosaic, Soheir Khashoggi

5 Responses to “Reading 2008”

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  2. sulz said

    ah, i can’t compete! i only read 12 so far this year, damn.

    (hehe, excuse the kiasu moment. i thought i read a lot!)

    Don’t worry, kiasu-ism is encouraged in your (and my) country!

  3. nylusmilk said

    do you like the douglas adams’s books? i can’t stand the hitchhiker one, i don’t get it at all! :( and where do you get all these books to read? buy or borrow from the library?

    Some I’d buy, some I’d borrow from the library. Hm, I quite like the first book of the Hitchhiker’s series, because I watched the movie first.

  4. sulz said

    ooh, have you got your copy of flowers for algernon? my favourite science fiction book. every time read sure cry one!! very sad…

    Nope, planning to steal a copy from a friend or something. Ha!

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