Books in 2008

January
The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters
The Cult of Personality Testing by Annie Paul
Change of Command by Elizabeth Moon
The Spa Decameron by Fay Weldon
Honeymoon by James Patterson
Sacred Cows by Karen E Olson
The Deeds of the Disturber by Elizabeth Peters
The Dance of the Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd
The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reichs
Bibliotherapy by Nancy Peske
The Burnt House by Faye Kellerman
Cybele’s Secret by Juliet Marillier
Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen
Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett
Gone by Jonathan Kellerman
Songs of the Gorilla Nation by Dawn Prince-Hughes
Breakaway by Joel Shepherd
Anoraks to Zitting Cisticola by Sean Dooley
Hush by Donna Jo Napoli
Dragon’s Keep by Janet Lee Carey
Platinum by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley
1st To Die by James Patterson
Candy Girl by Diablo Cody
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
The Serpent on the Crown by Elizabeth Peters
A Sudden Wild Magic by Diana Wynne Jones

February
The School at the Chalet by Elinor Brent-Dyer
Visitors for the Chalet School by Helen McLelland
Sheepfarmer’s Daughter by Elizabeth Moon
The Stone Key by Isobelle Carmody
The Princess of the Chalet School by Elinor Brent-Dyer
Divided Allegiance by Elizabeth Moon
Jo of the Chalet School by Elinor Brent-Dyer
Death at Wentwater Court by Carola Dunn
Because I’m Worth It by Cecily von Ziegesar
The Breaker by Minette Walters
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/15354720 by Elizabeth Moon
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
The Sculptress by Minette Walters
The Writer’s Idea Workshop by Jack Heffron
Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler
The Head Girl of the Chalet School by Elinor Brent-Dyer

March
Tom Cruise by Andrew Morton
Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik
Three Go to the Chalet School by Elinor Brent-Dyer
Breathe My Name by R A Nelson
The Chalet School and Rosalie by Elinor Brent-Dyer
Eustacia Goes to the Chalet School by Elinor Brent-Dyer
The Chalet School and Jo by Elinor Brent-Dyer
Gay Lambert at the Chalet School by Elinor Brent-Dyer
The World Before by Karen Traviss
Exploits of the Chalet School by Elinor Brent-Dyer
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Lavender Leigh at the Chalet School by Elinor Brent-Dyer
The Chalet School at War by Elinor Brent-Dyer
The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
The Chalet School and the Lintons by Elinor Brent-Dyer
The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci
The Ice House by Minette Walters
The Snake, the Crocodile & the Dog by Elizabeth Peters
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
The New Chalet School by Elinor Brent-Dyer
The Mesmerist by Barbara Ewing
Rivals of the Chalet School by Elinor Brent-Dyer
The New House at the Chalet School by Elinor Brent-Dyer
Beauty by Robin McKinley
Jo Returns to the Chalet School by Elinor Brent-Dyer

April
Ally by Karen Traviss
Re-Gifters by Mike Carey
Peggy of the Chalet School by Elinor Brent-Dyer
The Ape Who Guards the Balance by Elizabeth Peters
The Chalet School and the Island by Elinor Brent-Dyer
Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
The Opposite of Life by Narelle M Harris
Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
The Zygote Chronicles by Suzanne Finnamore
Carola Storms the Chalet School by Elinor Brent-Dyer
The Naked Brain by Richard Restak
The Aware by Glenda Larke
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Matriarch by Karen Traviss
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Touchstone by Laurie R King

May
The Inimitable Jeeves by PG Wodehouse
Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen
The Falcon at the Portal by Elizabeth Peters
Otherwise Engaged by Suzanne Finnamore
Time of the Eagle by Sherryl Jordan
Voices by Ursula K Le Guin
He Shall Thunder in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters
Alchemy by Margaret Mahy
Hammered by Elizabeth Bear

June
Skin Hunger by Kathleen Duey
The Babes in the Wood by Ruth Rendell
Marked by PC Cast
Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear
Betrayed by PC Cast
The Starter Marriage by Kate Harrison

July
Austenland by Shannon Hale
Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
Harvest by Tess Gerritsen
The Observations by Jane Harris
The Small Rain by Madeleine L’Engle
Bury Her Deep by Catriona McPherson
Seeker by William Nicholson
Snobs by Julian Fellowes
The Golden Ones by Elizabeth Peters
Hell Has Harbour Views by Richard Beasley
Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link
Bleak Winter by Danuta Reah
Shattered by Gabrielle Lord
How to Kill Your Husband (and Other Handy Household Hints) by Kathy Lette
The Sugar House by Laura Lippman

August
The Leper of Saint Giles by Ellis Peters
The Seance by John Harwood
St Peter’s Fair by Ellis Peters
The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich
Hawkspar by Holly Lisle
Touchy Subjects: Stories by Emma Donoghue
Butchers Hill by Laura Lippman
Shinju by Laura Joh Rowland
Filthy Rich by Wendy Holden
Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear
Feast of Souls by CS Friedman
PopCo by Scarlett Thomas
Guardian of the Horizon by Elizabeth Peters
Joe Cinque’s Consolation by Helen Garner
Children of the Storm by Elizabeth Peters
Dead Clever by Scarlett Thomas
In Your Face by Scarlett Thomas
Broken by Isla Evans
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

September
Unpolished Gem by Alice Pung
Red Leaves by Thomas H Cook
Kill Chain by Meg Gardiner
It’s a Crime by Jacqueline Carey
In the Woods by Tana French
The Six Sacred Stones by Matthew Reilly
Virgin in the Ice by Ellis Peters
No Logo by Naomi Klein
Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter
Personal Demon by Kelley Armstrong

October
Farthing by Jo Walton
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Shiver by Lisa Jackson
Promise Not to Tell by Jennifer McMahon
Paper Alice by Charlotte Calder
Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann
Orpheus Lost by Janette Turner Hospital
Blind Faith by Ben Elton
The Keeper by Sarah Langan
Chalked Up by Jennifer Sey
House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones
The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters by Gordon Dahlquist
Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger
Victory of Eagles by Naomi Novik

November
Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan
The Journal of Dora Damage by Belinda Starling
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Comfort Food by Kate Jacobs
The Likeness by Tana French
St Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell
Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
The Nine Steps to Lifelong Happiness by Rick Foster & Greg Hicks
Nation by Terry Pratchett
Careless by Deborah Robertson

December
The Steel Remains by Richard K Morgan
Creation in Death by JD Robb
Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
A Fatal Waltz by Tasha Alexander
Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
The Sultan’s Seal by Jenny White
Foundation by Mercedes Lackey
Nina Todd Has Gone by Lesley Glaister

And a round-up of my favourite reads of 2008.

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