2008 – A Year In Review

I read a total of 144 books in 2008, a few less than last year actually. I blame it on adopting Lois Lane.

The number breakdown:

59 authors never read before.
130 scifi/fantasy novels or graphic novels read.
35 were young adult or children’s books.
91 book reviews written.

8 movies received in 2008.
315 books received in 2008.

127 titles received from Penguin Books (ACE, ROC, DAW, etc).
48 titles received from Pocket Books.
39 titles received from Hachette Books (Orbit).
22 titles received from Gold Eagle/Harlequin.
12 titles received from Abaddon Books.
11 titles received from Random House.
9 titles received from HarperCollins.
8 titles received from Mirrorstone Books.
7 titles received from Solaris Books.
6 titles received from Shadow Mountain Publishing.
4 titles received from IDW.
3 titles received from Tor/Forge.

Titles Read in 2008:

January:

1. WebMage, by Kelly McCullough* – science fiction/fantasy

2. The Affinity Trap, by Martin Sketchley* – science fiction

3. War Machine, by Andy Remic* – science fiction

4. Room 59: The Powers That Be, by “Cliff Ryder”* – action/adventure

5. Moonstruck, by Susan Grant – science fiction romance

6. Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo, by Obert Skye* – youth fantasy

7. Awakened Mage, by Karen Miller – fantasy

8. Rogue Angel: Serpent’s Kiss, by “Alex Archer” – adventure/fantasy

9. The Wannoshay Cycle, by Michael Jasper* – science fiction

10. The Restorer, by Sharon Hinck* – Christian fantasy

11. Fablehaven, by Brandon Mull* – youth fantasy

12. Paraworld Zero, by Matthew Peterson* – youth fantasy/science fiction
13. Queen of the Orcs: King’s Property, by Morgan Howell* – fantasy

14. Blue-Haired Bombshell, by John Zakour* – science fiction

15. Dumping Billy, by Olivia Goldsmith* – fiction

February:

16. The Candy Shop War, by Brandon Mull – youth fantasy

17. The Blood King, by Gail Martin – fantasy

18. Hunter’s Run, by George R. R. Martin* – science fiction

19. Crashing Paradise, by Christopher Golden and Thomas E. Sniegoski* – fantasy

20. Ranger’s Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan, by John Flanagan* – youth fantasy

21. Ranger’s Apprentice: The Burning Bridge, by John Flanagan – youth fantasy

22. Biting the Bullet, by Jennifer Rardin – fantasy

23. The Executioner: Hell Night, by “Don Pendleton”* – adventure

24. The 13th Reality: The Journal of Curious Letters, by James Dashner* – youth science fiction/fantasy

25. Rises the Night, by Colleen Gleason – fantasy/romance

26. Grimspace, by Ann Aguirre* – science fiction

27. Dead To Me, by Anton Strout* – fantasy

28. Queen of the Orcs: Clan Daughter, by Morgan Howell – fantasy

29. Baxter Moon, Galactic Scout, by John Zakour – youth science fiction

30. Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star, by Brandon Mull – youth fantasy

31. Blood Rites, by Jim Butcher – fantasy

March:

32. Goblin War, by Jim C. Hines – fantasy

33. Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague, by Brandon Mull – youth fantasy

34. Unnatural Inquirer, by Simon R. Green – fantasy

35. Dead Beat, by Jim Butcher – fantasy

36. Ranger’s Apprentice: The Icebound Land, by John Flanagan – youth fantasy

37. Child of a Dead God, by Barb and J.C. Hendee – fantasy

38. Ranger’s Apprentice: The Battle for Skandia, by John Flanagan – youth fantasy

39. Proven Guilty, by Jim Butcher – fantasy

40. White Night, by Jim Butcher – fantasy

41. Cybermancy, by Kelly McCullough – science fiction/fantasy

42. Method Man, by Naomi Neale* – romance

43. Eclipse, by Stephenie Meyer – youth fantasy

44. Small Favor, by Jim Butcher – fantasy

45. Room 59: Out of Time, by Cliff Ryder – action/adventure

April:

46. The Restorer’s Son, by Sharon Hinck – Christian fantasy

47. Jeff Hawke: Overlord, by Willie Patterson* – science fiction graphic novel

48. Roswell: Pursuit, by Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin* – science fiction

49. Blood Ties, by Pamela Freeman* – fantasy

50. Armed and Magical, by Lisa Shearin* – fantasy

51. Prince Caspian, by C.S. Lewis – youth fantasy

52. Skeleton Key, by Anthony Horowitz – youth adventure

53. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion, by Ernie Malik* – Illustrated Movie Companion

54. The Host, by Stephenie Meyer – science fiction

55. The Looking Glass Wars, by Frank Beddor* – youth fantasy

56. Four Blind Mice, by James Patterson – mystery

57. Iron Man: Beneath the Armor, by Andy Mangels – science fiction/comics

May:

58. Hellgate: London: Goetia, by Mel Odom – science fiction/fantasy

59. Touch of Twilight, by Vicki Pettersson – science fiction/fantasy

60. The Crystal Skull, by Manda Scott* – fantasy/mystery

61. Wealtheow: Her Telling of Beowulf, by Ashley Crownover* – fantasy/mythology

62. City of Ashes, by Cassandra Clare – youth fantasy

63. Through the Veil, by Shiloh Walker – fantasy/romance

64. Blood Bank, by Tanya Huff – fantasy

June:

65. Twilight of Kerberos: Shadow Mage, by Matthew Sprange* – fantasy

66. Dragonforge, by James Maxey – science fiction/fantasy

67. Slave (The Cat Star Chronicles), by Cheryl Brooks* – science fiction/romance

68. The Last Wish, by Andrzej Sapkowski* – fantasy

69. Rogue Angel: Provenance, by “Alex Archer” – fantasy/adventure

70. Pillage, by Obert Skye – youth fantasy

71. Farworld: Water Keep, by J. Scott Savage* – youth fantasy

72. Netherwood, by Michele Lang* – science fiction / romance

73. Iron Hunt, by Marjorie M. Liu – fantasy

74. The Deceived, by Brett Battles – adventure/mystery

75. Gordath Wood, by Patrice Sarath* – fantasy

76. Pax Britannia: Unnatural History, by Jonathan Green* – science fiction

77. Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: First Death, by Laurell K. Hamilton & Jonathan Green – graphic novel

78. Daniel X: Alien Hunter, by James Patterson – graphic novel/scifi/young adult

79. The Last Angel, by Natasha Rhodes – fantasy

80. The Obsidian Key, by Eldon Thompson – fantasy

81. Mini-Masterpieces of Science Fiction, edited by Allan Kaster – audio book/science fiction

82. CodeSpell, by Kelly McCullough – science fiction/fantasy

83. Atherton: The House of Power, by Patrick Carman* – science fiction/youth

84. The 4400: Vesuvius Prophecy, by Greg Cox – science fiction

85. Room 59: Aim and Fire, by Cliff Ryder – action/adventure

86. Deja Demon, by Julie Kenner – fantasy

87. Underground, by Kat Richardson – fantasy

August:

88. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Before Dishonor, by Peter David – science fiction

89. The Dangerous Days of Daniel X, by James Patterson – youth/science fiction

90. Nightwalker, by Jocelynn Drake* – fantasy

91. Devil May Care, by Sebastian Faulks* – action/adventure

92. The Divine Talisman, by Eldon Thompson – fantasy

93. The Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail, by Michael P. Spradlin* – youth/fantasy

94. Atherton: Rivers of Fire, by Patrick Carman – science fiction/youth

95. Star Trek: Greater Than the Sum, by Christopher L. Bennett – science fiction

96. Sucks To Be Me: The All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampire (maybe), by Kimberly Pauley* – fantasy/youth

97. Star Trek 101, by Terry J. Erdmann* – science fiction

98. Breaking Dawn, by Stephanie Meyer – youth/fantasy

September:

99. Star Trek: Destiny: Gods of Night, by David Mack – science fiction

100. Iron Jaw and Hummingbird, by Chris Roberson – science fiction/youth

101. Ranger’s Apprentice: The Sorcerer of the North, by John Flanagan – fantasy/youth

102. Star Trek: Destiny: Mere Mortals, by David Mack – science fiction

103. The Last Days of Krypton, by Kevin J. Anderson – science fiction

104. The Stowaway: Stone of Tymora, by R.A. and Geno Salvatore* – youth/fantasy

105. Highlander: Volume 1: The Coldest War, by Mike Avon Oeming* – graphic novel/science fiction

106. Highlander: Volume 2: Dark Quickening, by Brandon Jerwa* – graphic novel/science fiction

107. Star Trek: Enterprise: Kobayashi Maru, by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangles – science fiction

108. Rogue Angel: Teller of Tall Tales, by Barbara Randall-Kesel* – graphic novel/fantasy/adventure

109. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski* – fiction

110. The Black Dragon Codex, by R.D. Henham* – fantasy/youth

111. Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog, by John Grogan* – biography

October:

112. Doctor Who: Agent Provocateur, by Gary Russell* – graphic novel/science fiction

113. Hellgate: London: Covenant, by Mel Odom – science fiction/fantasy

114. Star Trek: Destiny: Lost Souls, by David Mack – science fiction

115. Rogue Angel: The Soul Stealer, by “Alex Archer” – fantasy/adventure

116. Brisingr, by Christopher Paolini – youth/fantasy

117. Rogue Angel: Gabriel’s Horn, by “Alex Archer” – fantasy/adventure

118. Gene Simmons’ Zipper, by Tom Waltz* – graphic novel/science fiction

119. Blood Memories, by Barb Hendee – fantasy

120. Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean, by Justin Somper* – fantasy/youth

121. Moonstone, by Marilee Brothers* – fantasy/youth

122. Rogue Angel: The Golden Elephant, by “Alex Archer” – fantasy/adventure

123. Vampirates: Tide of Terror, by Justin Somper – youth/fantasy

124. Time Spies: Flames in the City, by Candice Ransom* – children/science fiction

November:

125. The Stepsister Scheme, by Jim C. Hines – fantasy

126. Rogue Angel: Swordsman’s Legacy, by “Alex Archer” – fantasy/adventure

127. The Devouring, by Simon Holt* – fantasy/youth

128. A Member of the Family, by Cesar Millan* – nonfiction/dog training

129. The 4400: Wet Work, by Dayton Ward – science fiction

130. Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours, by Jim Butcher – science fiction

131. Star Trek: The Academy: Collision Course, by William Shatner, Garfield and Judith Reeves-Stevens – science fiction

132. Amazing Gracie: A Dog’s Tale, by Dan Dye* – nonfiction

133. The Prada Paradox, by Julie Kenner – adventure/romance

134. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q&A, by Keith R. A. DeCandido – science fiction

December:

135. The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle, by Jim Butcher – graphic novel/fantasy

136. The Flaxen Femme Fatale, by John Zakour – science fiction

137. Vampirates: Blood Captain, by Justin Somper – youth/fantasy

138. Star Trek: Vanguard: Harbinger, by David Mack – science fiction

139. Ender in Exile, by Orson Scott Card – science fiction

140. Eon: Dragoneye Reborn, by Alison Goodman* – fantasy/youth

141. The Executioner: The Devil’s Tools, by Doug Wojtowicz* – graphic novel/adventure

142. Mysteria Lane, by MaryJanice Davidson, Susan Grant, Gena Showalter, P. C. Cast* – fantasy/romance

143. Santa Cruise, by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark – mystery

144. Red-Headed Stepchild, by Jaye Wells* – fantasy






* Authors new to me.


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