Books read in 2008

Year ’round Companions
■ A Book of Days for the Literary Year
■ The Intellectual Devotional (David S. Kidder)
■ Cornell Lab of Ornithology Handbook of Bird Biology

■ Book Smart (Jane Mallison)
■ Beguiled by the Wild: The Art of Charley Harper
■ One Square Mile on the Atlantic Coast (John R. Quinn)
■ Shakespeare Wrote for Money (Nick Hornby)
■ Charles Harper’s Birds and Words
■ The Tao of Teaching (Greta K. Nagel)
■ Annie Leibovitz at Work
■ In the American West (Richard Avedon)
■ Portraits (Richard Avedon)
■ A Companion to the Shakespearean Films of Kenneth Branagh (Sarah Hatchuel)
■ Sister Wendy’s Story of Painting (Wendy Beckett)
■ The End of Food (Paul Roberts)
■ Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction (Isabel L. Beck)
■ Real Education (Charles Murray)
■ Even June Cleaver Would Forget the Juice Box (Ann Dunnewold)
■ Bird Gossip (Harriete Wilbur)
■ Keys to Drawing (Bert Dodson)
■ How to Draw What You See (Rudy De Reyna)
■ Experimental Drawing (Robert Kaupelis)
■ Drawing: A Contemporary Approach (Teel Sale and Claudia Betti)
■ Wife in the North (Judith O’Reilly) *
■ Awake in the Dark: The Best of Roger Ebert (Roger Ebert)
■ The Numerati (Stephen Baker)
■ The Elements of Teaching (James M. Banner and Harold C. Cannon)
■ The Homeschooling Option: How to Decide When It’s Right for Your Family (Lisa Rivero)
■ The Darkest Night: Two Sisters, a Brutal Murder, and the Loss of Innocence in a Small Town (Ron Franscell)
■ The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30) (Mark Bauerlein)
■ With Rigor for All: Teaching the Classics to Contemporary Students (Carol Jago)
■ Home Girl: Building a Dream House on a Lawless Block (Judith Matloff) *
■ Homeschool: An American History (Milton Gaither) *
■ The Monster of Florence (Douglas Preston)
■ The Film Club: A Memoir (David Gilmour)
■ Breakfast with Tiffany (Ed Wintle)
■ Buying In (Rob Walker)
■ Cats for Dummies (a re-read)
■ Note by Note (Tricia Tunstall) *
■ The Last Lecture (Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow)
■ A Short Course in Canon PowerShot S5 IS Photography (Dennis P. Curtin)
■ Armageddon in Retrospect (Kurt Vonnegut) *
■ A Sense of the Mysterious (Alan Lightman)
■ The Keeper of Lime Rock (Lenore Skomal)
■ Against Happiness (Eric G. Wilson)
■ An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness (Kay Redfield Jamison)
■ Museum of the Missing: A History of Art Theft (Simon Houpt)
■ No-Man’s Lands: One Man’s Odyssey through The Odyssey (Scott Huler) *
■ Nerds: Who They Are and Why We Need Them (David Anderegg)
■ Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (Malcolm Gladwell)
■ Sin in the Second City (Karen Abbott)
■ Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare (Diane Stanley)
■ Seurat and La Grande Jatte (Robert Burleigh)
■ Edward Hopper: Painter of Light and Shadow (Susan Goldman Rubin)
■ Monet
■ Sketching Outdoors in Winter (Jim Arnosky)
■ A Skating Life: My Story (Dorothy Hamill)
■ The Educated Imagination (Northrop Frye)
■ Crashing Through (Robert Kurson)
■ The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey through Madness (Elyn R. Saks)

Poetry and Drama
■ Good Poems (Garrison Keillor, editor)
■ Twelfth Night (Shakespeare)
■ Henry V (Shakespeare)

General Fiction
■ Christine Falls (Benjamin Black)
■ The School of Essential Ingredients (Erica Bauermeister) *
■ My Name Is Will (Jess Winfield)
■ The Screwtape Letters (C.S. Lewis)
■ Last Night at the Lobster (Stewart O’Nan)
■ Faceless Killers (Henning Mankell)
■ The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (John Boyne)
■ The Pure in Heart (Susan Hill)
■ The Keep (Jennifer Egan)
■ Revolutionary Road (Richard Yates)
■ King of Lies (John Hart)
■ Down River (John Hart)
■ The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson)
■ The Other Queen (Philippa Gregory)
■ Then We Came to the End (Joshua Ferris)
■ My Sister, My Love: The Intimate Story of Skyler Rampike (Joyce Carol Oates)
■ Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey (Alison Weir)
■ Gone, Baby, Gone (Dennis Lehane)
■ The Andromeda Strain (Michael Crichton)
■ The Host (Stephenie Meyer)
■ World Made by Hand (James Howard Kunstler)
■ How I Live Now (Meg Rosoff)
■ The Day of the Triffids (John Wyndham)
■ Roadside Picnic (Boris Strugatsky and Arkady Strugatsky)
■ The Chrysalids (John Wyndham)
■ The Mist (Stephen King)
■ Certain Girls (Jennifer Weiner) *
■ What the Dead Know (Laura Lippman)
■ The Ten-Year Nap (Meg Wolitzer) *
■ Doomsday Book (Connie Willis)
■ The Other Boleyn Girl (Philippa Gregory)
■ The Tale of Paradise Lost (John Milton/retold by Nancy Willard)
■ Bleeding Kansas (Sara Paretsky) *
■ Pocketful of Pinecones (Karen Andreola)

YA and Juvenile Fiction
■ The Willoughbys (Lois Lowry)
■ House of Stairs (William Sleator)
■ Skellig (David Almond)
■ The City of Ember (Jeanne DuPrau)
■ Perfect Chemistry (Simone Elkeles) *
■ Ida B. (Katherine Hannigan)
■ The Wednesday Wars (Gary D. Schmidt)
■ Life As We Knew It (Susan Beth Pfeffer)
■ The Cat Who Went to Heaven (Elizabeth Coatsworth)
■ The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
■ The Day They Came to Arrest the Book (Nat Hentoff)
■ Goldengrove (Francine Prose)
■ Breaking Dawn (Stephenie Meyer)
■ Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood (Ann Brashares)
■ Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood (Ann Brashares)
■ The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (Ann Brashares)
■ Nim’s Island (Wendy Orr)
■ The Devil’s Arithmetic (Jane Yolen)
■ Gone (Michael Grant) *
■ Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (Peter Cameron)
■ Inexcusable (Chris Lynch)
■ Fade (Robert Cormier)
■ Elsewhere (Gabrielle Zevin)
■ Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)

Graphic novels
■ Y: The Last Man, Book 10: Whys and Wherefores (Brian K. Vaughan)
■ Three Shadows (Cyril Pedrosa)
■ Blankets (Craig Thompson)
■ Shortcomings (Adrian Tomine)
■ The Arrival (Shaun Tan)
■ American Widow (Alissa Torres)
■ The Mother’s Mouth (Dash Shaw)
■ Fables Vol. 3: Storybook Love (Bill Willingham)
■ Fables Vol. 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers (Bill Willingham)
■ Fables Vol. 2: Animal Farm (Bill Willingham)
■ Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile (Bill Willingham)
■ Maus (Art Spiegelman)
■ Maus II (Art Spiegelman)
■ Y: The Last Man, Book 9: Motherland (Brian K. Vaughan)
■ Y: The Last Man, Book 7: Paper Dolls (Brian K. Vaughan)
■ Y: The Last Man, Book 8: Kimono Dragons (Brian K. Vaughan)
■ Y: The Last Man, Book 4: Safeword (Brian K. Vaughan)
■ Y: The Last Man, Book 5: Ring of Truth (Brian K. Vaughan)
■ Y: The Last Man, Book 6: Girl on Girl (Brian K. Vaughan)
■ Y: The Last Man, Book 3: One Small Step (Brian K. Vaughan)
■ Y: The Last Man, Book 1: Unmanned (Brian K. Vaughan)
■ Y: The Last Man, Book 2: Cycles (Brian K. Vaughan)

* Indicates review copies