Booklist 2008

During my gap year, I also tried to fill in gaps in my reading lists.  I enjoyed being exposed to a wide range of literature in different genres and historical periods. Here is a list of the books I read in 2008, beginning in May.  Books I especially enjoyed and recommend are marked in bold.

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  • Adams – Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
    Adams – Life, the Universe, and Everything
    Adams – Mostly Harmless
    Adams – The Restaurant At the End of the Universe
    Adams – So Long, and Thanks for all Fish
    Adams – “Young Zaphod Plays it Safe”
  • Alcorn – Deception
  • Alcott – The Inheritance
  • Angelou – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Brode – Shakespeare in the Movies
  • Bronte – Wuthering Heights
  • Card – A War of Gifts
  • Chopin – The Awakening
  • Cooper – Last of the Mohicans
  • Dante – The Inferno
  • DeLillo – Falling Man
  • Dostoevsky – Brothers Karamazov (Tran. Garnett)
  • Eliot – Silas Marner
  • Euripides – The Women of Troy
  • Exupery – Le Petit Prince
  • Faulkner – The Sound and the Fury
  • Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby
  • Flaubert – Madame Bovary
  • Golden – Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Greenblatt – Will in the World
  • Gregory – The Other Boleyn Girl
    Gregory – The Queen’s Fool
  • Hawthorne – The House of Seven Gables
  • Hesse – Siddhartha
  • Kingsolver – The Bean Trees
  • Maguire – Wicked
  • Morrison – Beloved
  • Némirovsky – Suite Française (Tran. Smith)
  • Picoult – Salem Falls
    Picoult – The Tenth Circle
  • Pierce – Speak Rwanda
  • Pullman – The Amber Spyglass
    Pullman – The Golden Compass
    Pullman – The Subtle Knife
  • Rivers – The Scarlet Thread
  • Rosin – God’s Harvard
  • Shakespeare – Antony and Cleopatra
    Shakespeare – Coriolanus
    Shakespeare – Cymbeline
    Shakespeare – Love’s Labours Lost
    Shakespeare – Measure for Measure
    Shakespeare – Merry Wives of Windsor
    Shakespeare – Pericles
    Shakespeare – Timon of Athens
    Shakespeare – Titus Andronicus
    Shakespeare – Troilus and Cressida
    Shakespeare – Twelfth Night
    Shakespeare – Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Sophocles – Antigone (Tran. Roche)
  • Steinbeck – Tortilla Flat
  • Tolkien – Children of Hurin
  • Tolstoy– Anna Karenina (Tran. Pevear/Volokhonsky)
  • Twain – A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Veith – The Soul of the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • Zabytko – The Sky Unwashed

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