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01 January 2009 @ 12:18 pm
books read 2008  
Only made it through 41 this year; I'm in the middle of two that will count toward 2009.

As usual, re-reads are in parentheses and they're ranked by how much I liked them, 10 being best (and then just chronologically within each number ranking).

10 (The World Is Round), Rothman
10 (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency), Adams
9 Territory, Bull
9 (The Stress of Her Regard), Powers
8 The God Delusion, Dawkins
8 Napoleon’s Pyramids, Dietrich
8 Mad Kestrel, Massey
8 Look to Windward, Banks
8 (Midworld), Foster
8 The Forgery of Venus, Gruber
8 Clockwork Heart, Pagliassotti
8 The Pillars of the Earth, Follett
8 The Player of Games, Banks
7 Zodiac, Stephenson
7 Majestrum, Hughes
7 (Coyote Blue), Moore
7 Pushing Ice, Reynolds
7 The Songs of Distant Earth, Clarke
6 Tuck Everlasting, Babbitt
6 Sea Without A Shore, Russell
6 Sailing To Sarantium, Kay
6 (Archangel), Conner
6 The Stars My Destination, Bester
6 Heart of Stone, Murphy
6 Fleet of Worlds, Niven/Lerner
6 Mars, Bova
6 The Stuff of Thought, Pinker
6 Matter, Banks
6 The First Word, Kenneally
6 The City of Ember, DuPrau
6 Mainspring, Lake
6 Manifold Time, Baxter
6 Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed, Al-Khalili
6 Consider Phlebas, Banks
5 Pilot Light, Ashbless
5 Fablehaven, Mull
5 The Resurrectionist, O’Connell
5 Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat, Jonell
4 (Prince Caspian), Lewis
4 Head Games, McDonald
3 The Inmates Are Running the Asylum, Cooper
Chris MacLeelonesomenumber1 on January 1st, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
5 The Resurrectionist, O’Connell
4 Head Games, McDonald

I was really disappointed in both of these, especially the O'Connell, since I've been so impressed with him in the past.
Chris Branch: pic#54695791strangertides on January 1st, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
I hadn't read anything by O'Connell; my wife got it from the library and after she finished she said I might like it. Turns out I didn't really. But maybe I should look at others by him?

As for Head Games, the premise sounded good didn't it? But I didn't have particularly high hopes, since it was madkestrel who was giving the book away to me, after all.