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*Retired* 2008 Lists > Laura's books!

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message 1: by Laura (new)

Laura (libertina) 1.The Secret History - Donna Tartt
2.Looking for Alaska - John Green
3.Stargirl - Jerry Spinelli
4.The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
5.Lord of the Flies - William Golding
6.My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
7.Girl, Missing - Sophie McKenzie
8.Northern Lights - Phillip Pullman
9.The Secrte Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
10.The Subtle Knife - Phillip Pullman
11.Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer
12.The Amber Spyglass - Phillip Pullman [currently reading]

message 2: by Judith (last edited Mar 25, 2008 08:19AM) (new)

Judith (jloucks) Laura:

Great list! What did you think of "The Secret History" and "Everything is Illuminated"? Wasn't the latter one made into a movie? Have you seen it?

Which of the Phillip Pullman books are in the three from his dark matter series...? Any of them? Did you like those? I read the first one and like it very much but haven't researched the other two.

And did you enjoy "The Book Thief"?

All these are currently on my "to read list".

Read on!

message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

I'm curious about looking for alaska
any good?

message 4: by Laura (new)

Laura (libertina) The Secret History- I really enjoyed it, but was a bit long and drawn out
Everything is illuminated- Fascinating, unusual, funny and touching... yes it is a movie but I've only seen the trailer =P!
Phillip Pullman- I've read all three of his dark materials now, my particular favourite was The Subtle Knife. The third one I loved up until the ending, which I found very dissapointing and anti-climatical.
The Book Thief- I absolutely loved this! Beautiful...I would definitely read this one first!
Looking for Alaska- Lots of people were raving about this, it was quite enjoyable but personally found that didn't leave much of an impression on me.
Happy reading =D

message 5: by Laura (new)

Laura (libertina) 13.This Lullaby-Sarah Dessen
14.A Prayer for Owen Meany-John Irving
15.Girl,Interrupted-Susanna Kaysen
16.The Bitch Goddess Notebook-Martha O'Connor
17.Before I die-Jenny Downham

message 6: by Laura (new)

Laura (libertina) 18.The Five People you meet in heaven - Mitch Albom
19.PS, I Love You - Cecelia Ahern
20.Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac - Gabrielle Zevin (nearly done)

message 7: by Laura (new)

Laura (libertina) 21.We Need To Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver
22.The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
23.The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
24.I Am The Messenger - Markus Zusak
25.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K.Rowling
26.Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris

message 8: by Laura (new)

Laura (libertina) 27.I Know This Much is True - Wally Lamb
28.Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass - Lewis Carroll
29.The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
30.Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
31.The History of Love - Nicole Krauss
32.Good Omens - Terry Pratchet + Niel Gaiman
33.Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer

message 9: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jlynnd1977) | 396 comments Did you love "The History of Love"? I'm always excited to meet someone who has read it, it is one of my all time favorites!


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