My Own Little Book Corner

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Rest of 2008 Books

I read too many books since my last review, so here's what I've read -

American Bee:The National Spelling Bee and the Culture of Word Nerds by James Maguire - Don't waste your time

There's No Toilet Paper on the Road Less Traveled by Doug Lansky - An entertaining compilation of travel stories

Portrait of a Killer Jack the Ripper Case Closed by Patricia Cornwell

In Search of Eden by Linda Nichols

Enduring Love by Ian McEwan - Check this one out

Pistol: The Life of Pete Maravich by Mark Kriegel - Another one worth the read. Especially if you like basketball, but even if you don't it's a good life story.

While I was Gone by Sue Miller

Who Stole the Funny? A Novel of Hollywood by Robby Benson - You should put this high on your to be read list.

The Cross Examination of Oliver Finney by Randy Singer - Another good one. Well written and a good story.

Turn Away Thy Son: Little Rock Crisis that Shock the Nation" by Elizabeth Jacoway - If you like history type books, this is a good one.

The Living End by Lisa Samson

Bee Season by Myla Goldberg - Better than American Bee, but just an average read.

The Judas Field: A Novel of the Civil War by Howard Bahr - Another one to go on the top of your to be read list, even if you are not into Civil War stories.

The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton - One of these days I'm going to realize that if it is a Oprah Selection than I shouldn't expect that much.

Love Walked In by Marisa De Los Santos - A charming novel that can be a little cheesy, but still enjoyable.

Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian - A heart touching World War II story based on an actual diary of someone who lived in East Prussia.

Limitations by Scott Turow

The Solace of Leaving Early by Haven Kimmel

The Glass Castle A Memoir by Jeanette Walls - An interesting read that makes you think about family dynamics.

Taft by Ann Patchett - Another one that I liked. I felt like I knew the characters which is always a good measure of how good a book is to me.

Renato's Luck by Jeff Shapiro

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