Thursday, January 22, 2009

Books read in 2008

I've been meaning to post a list of the books I read last year, but haven't gotten around to it till now. I thought about jotting down a quick summary review of each book, but instead I just rated them 1-5, 5 being the highest. If you want to know more about what I thought of a book just ask me. :) (Keeping in mind I read some of these a year ago!) I have the feeling I left some out too...forgot to write them down.

5-I REALLY liked it!
4-Also very, very good
3-Good
2-Okay, but not necessarily worth the time
1-Wouldn't recommend it

Really the fours and fives aren't far apart...I had a hard time deciding how to rate those...I should have gone for a 1-3 rating perhaps, but I'm done now. :p

January:


Our Mutual Friend ~Charles Dickens ~5

Love, Work, Children ~Cheryl Mendelson ~1

Anything for Jane ~Cheryl Mendelson ~1

Vegetables Rock! ~Stephanie Pierson ~2

William Tyndale: The Smuggler's Flame ~Lori Rich ~4

Raising Demons ~Shirley Jackson ~5

February:

Surprised By Joy ~C. S. Lewis ~3

The Daffodil Affair ~Michael Innes ~4

Strong Women, Strong Backs ~Miriam E. Nelson, Ph.D ~3

Home to Holly Springs ~Jan Karon ~2

The Paper Thunderbolt ~Michael Innes ~4

Full Moon ~P.G. Wodehouse ~4

Summer at Tiffany ~Marjorie Hart ~3

The Heart of a Goof ~P.G. Wodehouse ~4

I Kissed Dating Goodbye ~Joshua Harris ~3

Cranford ~Elizabeth Gaskell ~4

Boy Meets Girl ~Joshua Harris ~4

Ivanhoe ~Sir Walter Scott ~5

April:

The Man from the Sea ~Michael Innes ~4

In Tune with Wedding Bells ~Grace Livingston Hill ~2

Found Treasure ~ G. L. Hill ~2

A Peaceful Retirement ~Miss Read ~3

Blue Ruin ~G. L. Hill ~2

A Light in The window ~Mary Roberts Rinehart ~4

Under a War-torn sky ~L. M. Elliott ~3

Marigold ~G. L. Hill ~2

Mary Poppins ~P.L. Travers ~2

Mary Poppins Comes back ~P.L. Travers ~2

Celebrations at Thrush Green ~Miss Read ~3

Keeping Chickens ~Jeremy Hobson & Celia Lewis ~3

The New Sonia Wayward ~Michael Innes ~4

June:
The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook:Holidays ~Joshua Piven ~1

July:
Do Butlers burgle banks? ~P.G. Wodehouse ~4

More Five-Minute Mysteries ~Ken Weber ~2

The Coming of Bill ~P.G. Wodehouse ~4

New Pioneers ~Jeffrey Jacob ~5

Sweet Tea, Fried Chicken, & Lazy Dogs: reflections on North Carolina life ~Bill Thompson ~2

August:

Sarah Morris remembers ~D. E. Stevenson ~4

Still glides the stream ~D. E. Stevenson ~4

The Baker's Daughter ~D. E. Stevenson ~4

Katherine Wentworth ~D. E. Stevenson ~4

The Great Gatsby ~F. Scott Fitzgerald ~1

Mere Christianity ~C.S. Lewis ~4

September:

To Serve Them All My Days ~ R. F. Delderfield ~4

Celia's House ~D.E. Stevenson ~4

October:

Do Hard Things ~Alex & Brett Harris ~4

Emma ~Jane Austen ~5

November:

A Clergyman's Daughter ~George Orwell ~1

The House on the Cliff ~D.E. Stevenson ~4

The Alchemist ~Paulo Coelho ~2

The Citadel ~A.J. Cronin ~4

Fahrenheit 451 ~Ray Bradbury ~5

The Red Badge of Courage ~Stephen Crane ~1

December:

The Silver Chalice ~Thomas B. Costain ~5

A Lantern in Her Hand ~Bess Streeter Aldrich ~3

My Antonia ~Willa Cather ~3

1984 ~George Orwell ~4

Jane Eyre ~Charlotte Bronte ~5

I'm not sure how I somehow didn't read any books in March or May, but perhaps I wrote them down wrong. Probably...since February and April are awfully long lists. :p

4 comments:

rebecca said...

I'm going to have to check out some of these (like Ivanhoe).

Do you not like Grace Livingston Hill or did you just give her low ratings because her books are sort of fluffy? I have heard they are good but never actually read them. Are they sort of like Jan Karon or Miss Read books?

Natalie said...

Well, I like the GLH books, but they are rather fluffy. I have read most of them though... :D Some are better than others. Um, I wouldn't say they're like Jan Karon or Miss Read....they're actually a little closer to Elsie Dinsmore, but not in an annoying way! :P

Rachel said...

You certainly do read a lot !!!

Here's my list for 2009. have you read any of these?

Leah said...

Oh my!! I can tell that you like to read a lot! How do you read SO FAST?!