Read For Fun (Shawna’s List)

Books read in 2008:

  1. Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller
  2. The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian
  3. The Rest Of Her Life: A Novel by Laura Moriarty
  4. Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult
  5. The Boy in Stripped Pajama’s by John Boyne
  6. The God of Animals: A Novel by Aryn Kyle
  7. Marley & Me by John Grogan
  8. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
  9. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  10. Speak Softly, She Can Hear You by Pam Lewis
  11. Remember Me? by Sophie Kineslla
  12. 37: A Novel by Maria Beaumont
  13. Reservation Road by John Burnham Schwartz
  14. Sickened: Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood by Julie Gregory
  15. After This by Alice McDermott
  16. As Nature Made Him: the Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl by John Colapinto
  17. Parenting Teens With Love & Logic: Preparing Adolescents For Responsible Adulthood by Foster W. Cline & Jim Fay
  18. This Book Will Save Your Life by A. M. Homes
  19. The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic by Darby Penny & Peter Stastny & Lisa Rinzler
  20. The Mistress’s Daughter by A.M. Homes
  21. Songs Without Words by Ann Packer
  22. Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire
  23. The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty
  24. The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness by Ellyn R. Saks
  25. Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
  26. Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff
  27. Love The One You’re With by Emily Giffin
  28. The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
  29. Stern Men by Elizabeth Gilbert
  30. The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta
  31. Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey
  32. The City Of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
  33. Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff
  34. The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman
  35. Peony In Love by Lisa See
  36. Queen of Babble in the Big City by Meg Cabot
  37. My Smart Puppy: Fun, Effective and Easy Puppy Training by Brian Kilcommons & Sarah Wilson
  38. The Space Between Us: A Novel by  Thrity Umrigar
  39. The Life All Around Me by Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
  40. The Shack by William. P. Young
  41. Freedomland by Richard Price
  42. Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian
  43. Manic: a memoir by Terri Cheney
  44. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
  45. Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg
  46. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
  47. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
  48. Crazy in America: The Hidden Tragedy of Our Criminalized Mentally Ill by Mary Beth Pfeiffer
  49. A Far Country by Daniel Mason
  50. The Art of the Con: Avoiding Offender Manipulation by Gary Cornelius

5 Responses to “Read For Fun (Shawna’s List)”

  1. Shawna- Are you still considering reviewing Harvesting the Heart by Picoult or The Boy in Stripped Pajama’s by Boyne? I am always interested in hearing what people think of Picoult books and am eager to pick my next Picoult read. Also, I have read several Holocaust books and wondered how Boyne’s comes across. Also, I am dying to know what you thought about Twilight. Since we know how Lisa liked it, I would like to hear someone else’s opinion before I decide to read it or not to read it. -Gina

  2. Gina- Thanks for the encouragement. I have been thinking about reviewing the books. I’m just not very good at wrting reviews! But the request from you may be the motivation that I need. Thanks again.

  3. Holy Smokes you’ve been reading a lot! How was 37?

  4. I’ve had trouble sleeping lately so I just lay around and READ!

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