At the end of 2008 someone posted on their blog all the books they had read that year. I really enjoyed looking at the list and even read some of the books mentioned and I wanted to keep a list of the books I had read all year too, so here it is. I can't remember whose blog I originally saw this on so if it's yours give me a shout. Most of these are good reads, some are rubbish and were read out of desperation at having nothing else to read but the books marked with an asterisk I highly recommend.
The Eden Express - Mark Vonnegut Five Quarters of the Orange - Joanne Harris* Maybe Baby - Ben Elton Holy Fools - Joanne Harris The Buddha of Suburbia - Hanif Kureishi* Cries in the Night - Rodney Stone Black Dogs - Ian McEwan Sleeping Cruelty - Linda LaPlante To Be Someone - Louise Voss Life of a Slummy Mummy - Fiona Neill A Long and Lonely Road - Katie Flynn Winter in Madrid - CJ Sansom* Bookends - Jane Green To Hell in a Handcart - Richard Littlejohn The Van - Roddy Doyle Ecstasy - Irvine Welsh A Short History of Tractors in Ukrania - Marina Lewycka When Will There be Good News - Kate Atkinson* The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath* The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne The House at Riverton - Kate Morton* Goodbye Johnny Thunder - Tania Kindersley The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul - Douglas Adams The Northern Clemency - Philip Hensher* White Teeth - Zadie Smith* Under the Greenwood Tree - Thomas Hardy Dead Famous - Ben Elton Popcorn - Ben Elton Brick Lane - Monica Ali The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood* Afghanistan, Where God Only Comes to Weep - Siba Shakib* Lady Oracle - Margaret Atwood* Abel's Daughter - Meg Hutchinson Larry's Party - Carol Shields* The Buddha in you Mirror - Woody Hochswender, Greg Martin, Ted Morino Angels in my Hair - Lorna Byrne* Melted into Air - Sandi Toksvig Scar Tissue - Anthony Kiedis* The Mystery of Men - Guy Bellamy The First Casualty - Ben Elton* Mary, Called Magdalene - Margaret George Stand by, Stand by - Chris Ryan* Snow Falling on Cedars - David Gutherson Inconceivable - Ben Elton A Cat Affair - Derek Tangye Dead Air - Iain Banks Cue the Easter Bunny - Liz Evans Wicked - Gregory Maguire McCarthy's Bar - Pete McCarthy