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01|11|08 @ 9:43pm
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Well, being that I finished my first book of the year today I figured I should make my books in 2008 post. Last year I set a goal of reading 30-50 books...and I came up really short so I'm not going to bother with goals this year. This way I won't be disappointed with myself at the end of the year, lol. I'll attempt to keep my list updated though.

If you know of any books you think I absolutely must read this year feel free to leave me a comment! I appreciate all recommendations, I'm just slow at getting to them.

# Date Author Title Rating Pages
01. 01.10.2008 Douglas Adams The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul **** 307
02. 01.20.2008 Ray Bradbury Something Wicked This Way Comes ***** 215
03. 01.21.2008 Tom Robbins Skinny Legs and All **** 479
04. 02.04.2008 Robert Jordan The Eye of the World
The Wheel of Time: Book I
***** 782
05. 03.17.2008 Robert Jordan The Great Hunt
The Wheel of Time: Book II
***** 681
06. 03.22.2008 Philip Pullman The Ruby in the Smoke
A Sally Lockhart Mystery
**** 230
07. 03.26.2008 Paul Stewart
& Chris Riddell
Beyond the Deepwoods
The Edge Chronicles Vol.1
**** 278
08. 04.03.2008 Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time *** 232
09. 04.09.2008 Stephenie Meyer Twilight
The Twilight Saga: Book I
**** 498
10. 04.12.2008 Stephenie Meyer New Moon
The Twilight Saga: Book II
*** 562
11. 04.14.2008 Patricia Wrede Dealing with Dragons
The Enchanted Forest Chronicles: Book I
***** 212
12. 04.18.2008 Stephenie Meyer Eclipse
The Twilight Saga: Book III
*** 629
13. 04.28.2008 Terry Pratchett The Color of Magic
Discworld: Book I
*** 210
14. 06.23.2008 Patricia Wrede Searching for Dragons
The Enchanted Forest Chronicles: Book II
***** 242
15. 06.25.2008 Audrey Niffenegger The Time Traveler's Wife **** 536
16. 07.07.2008 Robert Jordan The Dragon Reborn
The Wheel of Time: Book III
**** 674
17. 07.18.2008 J.D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye * 214
18. 08.09.2008 Stephenie Meyer Breaking Dawn
The Twilight Saga: Book IV
*** 754
19. 08.30.2008 Michael Scott The Alchemyst *** 369
20. 09.19.2008 Jeanne DuPrau The City of Ember
The First Book of Ember
*** 270
21. 09.23.2008 Jeanne DuPrau The People of Sparks
The Second Book of Ember
*** 338
22. 11.02.2008 Steven Brust The Book of Jhereg
The Adventures of Vlad Taltos : Jhereg, Yendi, and Teckla
***** 471

I decided to set some goals...just to see how close (or far) I get.

9,183/15,000 pages. 61% completed!

22/50 books. 44% completed!
01|12|08 @ 4:22am (UTC)
I don't know what you've read or like so I don't know what to suggest and I think you've read far more than I have. LOL.
07|04|08 @ 4:49am (UTC)
The Color of Magic is probably one of the more boring of Terry Pratchett books. I'd suggest Guards! Guards! (or any of the books dealing with the City Watch) or Hogfather (or any of the books dealing with Death, who(m?) I totally have a crush on). Rincewind is kinda boring sometimes, the luggage is way cooler. The best thing about the Discworld series is that you really don't need to read them in order; so it's kinda better to start with some of the later books just because they're a bit more interesting.
07|04|08 @ 4:55am (UTC)
Woo, thanks for the tip!
That book, as small as it was took me a really, really long time to get through...I think I started it before A Wrinkle in Time...and I normally have like 4-5 books started at once cause I'm crazy like that.
I was very hesitant to pick up another in the Discworld Series but maybe I'll give it another try.

Love the Wall-E icon, btw!
07|04|08 @ 6:59am (UTC)
I know! It took me forever to finish too and I absolutely love the Discworld novels. I never recommend any of the ones that were first written; it's not that they're bad, it's just that they're rather boring and hard to get through for some reason.

Also, if you don't mind reading junior fiction I'd recommend the Artemis Fowl series. Honestly, it's just a fun easy read. The characters are pretty original and it has a great sense of humor, which I seem to love in books.

I wish Wall-E icons were easier to find! Most of the ones I've seen so far aren't that good. :(
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