Reading done in 2008

January 1, 2009

I managed to read around 32 books this year, pitifully short of my secret goal of reading 52 books, but still not that bad. 

Best book: Family matters by Rohinton Mistry

Worst book: Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The list:

  1. In high places by Arthur Hailey
  2. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  3. The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  4. ‘Tis by Frank McCourt
  5. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
  6. Saving Faith by David Baldacci
  7. Cancer Ward by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  8. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
  9. Doctors by Erich Segal
  10. The Last Mughal by William Dalrymple
  11. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
  12. Next by Michael Crichton
  13. The curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon
  14. Sweet Valley High 125 : Camp killer by Kate William
  15. Invisible monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
  16. Doctor on the job by Richard Gordon
  17. The mimic men by V. S. Naipaul
  18. Bech, A book by John Updike
  19. The catcher in the rye by J. D. Salinger
  20. Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
  21. Baudolino by Umberto Eco
  22. A thousand splendid suns by Khaled Hosseini
  23. Family matters by Rohinton Mistry
  24. Two lives by Vikram Seth
  25. Reader’s Digest Select Editions (basically abridged novels)
    1. Jacquot and the angel by Martin O’Brien
    2. The hard way by Lee Child
    3. The undomestic goddess by Sophie Kinsella
  26. Let me hear your voice by Catherine Maurice
  27. Thinking in pictures by Temple Grandin
  28. The testament by John Grisham
  29. After dark by Haruki Murakami
  30. The Stand by Stephen King
  31. Nothing lasts forever by Sidney Sheldon (predictable but still enjoyable)
  32. Treasure of Khan by Clive Cussler



One Response to “Reading done in 2008”

  1. silverseason Says:

    You say it well. I have enjoyed all of Mistry’s books and also liked very much several other books on your list: The Kit Runner, The Cancer Ward, Two Lives. I liked Love in the Time of Cholera so much that I started on Autumn of the Patriarch. 30 pages in and I want to quit. I think I will.

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