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*Retired* 2008 Lists > Manju's 50 Books for 2008

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message 1: by Manju (last edited Feb 25, 2009 03:43AM) (new)

Manju I decided to go for 50 new authors whom I havent read till date.

12.Secret of Deadman's Coulee Daniels, B. J.
13.Restless Wind Garlock, Dorothy
33.After the Kiss Ranney, Karen
37.Touchstone Sala, Sharon
43.The Sex-Starved Marriage Weiner, Michele


1.Sweet Nothings Anderson, Catherine
2.Animorphs Applegate, K. A.
3.Sweet Nothings Ashley, Trisha
4.The Simple Truth Baldacci, David
5.Deenie Blume, Judy
6.Caddie Woodlawn Brink, Carol Ryrie
7.Slowing Down to
the Speed of Life Carlson, Richard
8.Amazing Adventures
of Kavalier & Clay Chabon, Michael
9.Sacred Games Chandra, Vikram
10.Stupid and Contagious Crane, Caprice
11.Best American Voices 2008 Danford, Natalie
12.Secret of Deadman's Coulee Daniels, B. J.
13.Restless Wind Garlock, Dorothy
14.Eat, Pray, Love Gilbert, Elizabeth
15.Memoirs of a Geisha Golden, Arthur
16.Water for Elephants Gruen, Sara
17.Roots Haley, Alex
18.Year's Best SF 8 Hartwell, David G.
19.The Kite Runner Hosseini, Khaled
20.When the Bough Breaks Kellerman, Jonathan
21.The Art of Detection King, Laurie R.
22.The Way Life Should Be Kline, Christina B
23.To Dance with Kings Laker, Rosalind
24.Life of Pi Martel, Yann
25.The Giant's House McCracken, Elizabeth
26.The Good Fairies of NY Millar, Martin
27.The House at Riverton Morton, Kate
28.Hateship, Friendship, Munro, Alice
29.The paper bag princess Munsch, Robert N.
30.Little Children Perrotta, Tom
31.Relic Preston, Douglas
32.The Golden Compass Pullman, Philip
33.After the Kiss Ranney, Karen
34.Sullivan's Evidence Rosenberg, Nancy T
35.The Interpretat of Murder Rubenfeld, Jed
36.St. Lucy's Home 4 Girls Russell, Karen
37.Touchstone Sala, Sharon
38.Rules of Prey Sandford, John
39.The Lovely Bones Sebold, Alice
40.The Monk Who Sold Ferrari Sharma, Robin
41.Where the Sidewalk Ends Silverstein, Shel
42.The Bad Beginning Snicket, Lemony
43.The Sex-Starved Marriage Weiner, Michele
44.Fairy Folk Tales Ireland Yeats, William B
45.The Year of Pleasures Berg, Elizabeth
46.The Ladies of Grace Adieu Clarke, Susanna
47.Emerson's Essays Emerson, Ralph W
48.Death Angel Howard, Linda
49.Shiver Jackson, Lisa
50.Blue Smoke and Murder Lowell, Elizabeth

message 2: by Kelly (new)

Kelly B (kellyb) Life of Pi, Water for Elephants, and Kite Runner--some of my favorites! I hope you enjoy them when you get to them. I liked Water for Elephants because it wasn't sad. Kite Runner hurts, but its one of those that you feel you have to read.

message 3: by Manju (new)

Manju I heard the same sentiment regarding Kite Runner from another one of my friends cant wait to get to it. :)

message 4: by Joanie (new)

Joanie | 335 comments Deenie was one of my favorites in junior high, I read it over and over. Hope you like it!

message 5: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca | 25 comments Manju, I love the way you're doing this. Maybe that's how I'll do my list next year :)

Last year's "plan" was to alternate and every time I went to the library for books, I got one classic and one memoir/bio/autobio along with my fun novels. Fun to come up with ways to make yourself branch out!

message 6: by Manju (new)

Manju Rebecca,
Yes I completly agree with you - good way to move out of your comfort zone and try new books. I am otherwise always sticking with historical and romance and/or mystery and/or contemporary.
What are you aiming for this year?

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