Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. Carol Shields Republic of Love

2008's Reading Log

A Girl Called Zippy Haven Kimmel
A Hundred and One Days Asne Seierstad
After River Donna Milner
After Green Gables Hildi Froese and Paul Tiessen
American Wife Curtis Sittenfeld

Astrid and Veronika
Linda Olsson
At a Loss for Words Diane Schoemperlen
At Home with Books Estelle Ellis and Caroline Seebohm
Atonement Ian McEwan
The Bastard of Istanbul Elia Shafak

Benighted Kit Whitfield
Blue Arabesque
Patricia Hampl
The Brontës Went to Woolworths Rachel Ferguson
Buffalo Jump Howard Shrier
Candy Everybody Wants Josh Kilmer-Purcell

A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
Xiaolu Guo
Coventry Helen Humphreys
Dead Until Dark Charlaine Harris
Dime Store Magic Kelley Armstrong
Effigy Alissa York

The End of Mr Y
Scarlet Thomas
Equal Rites Terry Pratchett
Everything I Needed to Know about Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume Ed. Jennifer O’Connell
Exit Lines Joan Barfoot
Fault Lines Nancy Huston

The Feminine Mistake
Leslie Bennetts
The Friend Who Got Away Ed. Elissa Schappell and Jenny Offill
Fruit Brian Francis
The Gathering Anne Enright
The Golden Arrow Mary Webb

The Hakawati
Rabih Alameddine
Heroines Eileen Favorite
I Could Tell You Stories Patricia Hampl
The IHOP Papers Ali Liebegott
In Defense of Food Michael Pollan

In the Dark
Deborah Moggach
The Keep Jennifer Egan
The Ladies of Grace Adieu Susanna Clarke
The Late Bloomer’s Revolution Amy Cohen
Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading Maureen Corrigan

Let the Right One In
John Ajvide Lindqvist (Trans. Ebba Segerberg)
The Lonely Hearts Club Raul Nunez
Looking for Anne Irene Gammel
Lottery Patricia Wood
Lullabies for Little Criminals Heather O’Neill

Lying on the Couch
Irvin Yalom
Master Bedroom Tessa Hadley
Money Changes Everything Ed. Elissa Schappell and Jenny Offill
Mudbound Hillary Jordan
Nothing Remains the Same Wendy Lesser

The Photograph
Penelope Lively
The Prairie Bridesmaid Daria Salamon
Pulpy & Midge Jessica Westhead
Radiance Shaena Lambert
The Reluctant Fundamentalist Mohsin Hamid

Second-Class Citizen
Buchi Emecheta
The Septembers of Shiraz Dalia Sofer
She Got Up Off the Couch Haven Kimmel
Slow Carl Honoré
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You Peter Cameron

Something from the Nightside
Simon R. Green
Stolen Kelley Armstrong
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle David Wroblewski
Thank Heaven Fasting E.M. Delafield
To Die in Spring Sylvia Maultash Warsh

The Road Home
Rose Tremain
The Withdrawal Method Pasha Malla
When We Were Bad Charlotte Mendelson
White as Snow Tanith Lee

Kidlit:
Alan & Naomi Myron Levy
Alanna The First Adventure Tamora Pierce
Anne of Green Gables L.M. Montgomery
Anne of Avonlea L.M. Montgomery
Anne of the Island L.M. Montgomery

Anne of Windy Poplars
L.M. Montgomery
Anne’s House of Dreams L.M. Montgomery
Because of Winn Dixie Kate DiCamillo
Blankets Craig Thompson
Chiggers Hope Larson

Child of the Owl
Laurence Yep
The Dark Stairs Betsy Byars
Eight Cousins Louisa May Alcott
Ella Enchanted Gail Carson Levine
Tales from the Farm Jeff Lemire

Getting the Girl
Susan Juby
A Girl from Yamhill: A Memoir Beverly Cleary
Holes Louis Sachar
Kira-Kira Cynthia Kadohata
Maniac Magee Jerry Spinelli

The Mercy Watson series
Kate DiCamillo
My Own Two Feet Beverly Cleary
Number the Stars Lois Lowry
The Tale of Despereaux Kate DiCamillo
The Thief Megan Whalen Turner

The View from Saturday
E.L. Konigsburg
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase Joan Aiken
Ysabel Guy Gavriel Kay
Zeely Virginia Hamilton

In Memory of Trish’s Clio, March 2007:
The Fur Person May Sarton
The Autobiography of Foudini M. Cat Susan Fromberg Schaeffer
Sleeping with Cats Marge Piercy

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