Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Literature Year in Review

It’s took me a week to get to a year-in-review, as far as my book reading goes. As many of you know, I’m a slow reader and have a lot on the go with full-time work and part-time school, but I managed to accomplish my goal this year of reading a novel a month. Since one of the books mentioned below is a short story (The Metamorphosis), I technically read 14 books and a couple of short stories. Not included in this list are a few gems by my buddy, Ernest Hemingway.

Anyhow, I have linked each book to my thoughts about it, in case you decide that one of these books deserves to be on your 2008 reading list. I hope you enjoyed my little quips, delved into the wonderful world of literature yourself, and had a safe and happy holiday.

All the best in 2008.

Adams, Richard. Watership Down
Bergen, David. The Time in Between
Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Giant
Chaon, Dan. You Remind Me of Me
Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Last Tycoon
Gladwell, Malcom. Blink
Golding, William. Darkness Visible
Golding, William. The Paper Men
Hemingway, Ernest. To Have and Have Not
Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner
Irving, John. A Prayer for Owen Meany
Kafka, Franz. The Metamorphosis
Koestler, Arthur. Darkness at Noon
Shelley, Mary. FrankensteinThompson, Hunter S. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

2 comments:

aurillia said...

I think you've missed a few. Well, maybe one: where's Frankenstein?

What was your favourite of the year?

Spudz said...

Thanks Aurillia.

I don't know why I missed that - must be old age.

My favourite was definitely "A Prayer for Owen Meany." The book was so touching on many levels, and I honestly could not help laughing out loud during numerous parts.

It would definitely disturb someone if you were to read at a library!