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New Yorker: 0/36
New York Review of Books: 0/20
Vogue: 1/16
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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Books read in 2008

Here's the final tally of books that I read this year. I've included links to my reviews.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain -- review here

The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl -- review here

Black Dogs by Ian McEwan -- review here

The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton -- review here

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh -- review here

A Confederacy of Dunces by Robert Kennedy Toole -- review here

The Devil and Miss Prym: A Novel of Temptation by Paulo Coehlo

Dress Your Family in Corduroy & Denim by David Sedaris

East of Eden by John Steinbeck -- review here

Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume 2, The Defining Years, 1933-1938 by Blanche Wiesen Cook -- review here

Empire Falls by Richard Russo

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The Fate of the English Country House by David Littlejohn -- review here

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters -- review here

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis

French Toast: An American in Paris Celebrates the Maddening Mysteries of the French by Harriet Welty Rochefort -- review here

Geisha: A Life by Mineko Iwasaki

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life by Jon Katz -- review here

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck -- review here

The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald -- review here

How to Be Idle: A Loafer's Manifesto by Tom Hodgkinson -- review here

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison -- review here

King George V by Kenneth Rose

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir by Bill Bryson

Life of Pi by Yann Martel -- review here

Literary Feuds: A Century of Celebrated Quarrels--From Mark Twain to Tom Wolfe by Anthony Arthur

The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America by Bill Bryson

The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington

Mayada, Daughter of Iraq: One Woman's Survival Under Saddam Hussein by Jean Sasson -- review here

Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light -- review here

Night by Elie Wiesel

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez -- review here

The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham

Possession: A Romance by A.S. Byatt -- review here

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -- review here

The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II by Iris Chang -- review here

The Rapture of Canaan by Sheri Reynolds -- review here

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nifisi

The Red Lily by Anatole France

The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris

Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs -- review here

The Rural Life by Verlyn Klinkenborg

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson -- review here

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson -- review here

The Splendid Century: Life in the France of Louis XIV by W. H. Lewis -- review here

Tales of the South Pacific by James Michener -- review here

Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Time's Arrow by Martin Amis -- review here

The Trial of Queen Caroline: The Scandalous Affair that Nearly Ended a Monarchy by Jane Robins -- review here

Uncommon Arrangements: Seven Portraits of Married Life in London Literary Circles 1910-1939 by Katie Roiphe

We're Just Like You, Only Prettier: Confessions of a Tarnished Southern Belle by Celia Rivenbark

What Southern Women Know (That Every Woman Should): Timeless Secrets to Get Everything you Want in Love, Life, and Work by Ronda Rich

Youth: Scenes from Provincial Life II by J.M. Coetzee