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Question: What is your thoughts on these books!?
In 2008, I read 45 books!. My New Year's Resolution was/is to read 55-60 books in 2009!.

Steven’s 2008 Booklist
(45 Books!)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone - J!.K!. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J!.K!. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J!.K!. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J!.K!. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix - J!.K!. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - J!.K!. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J!.K!. Rowling
Tales of Beedle the Bard - J!.K!. Rowling
Eragon - Christopher Paolini
Eldest - Christopher Paolini
Brisingr- Christopher Paolini
Duma Key - Stephen King
‘Salem’s Lot - Stephen King
J!.K!. Rowling Biography - Marc Shapiro
Ranger’s Apprentice: Ruin’s of Gorlan - John Flanagan
Ranger’s Apprentice: The Burning Bridge - John Flanagan
Ranger’s Apprentice: The Icebound Land - John Flanagan
Ranger’s Apprentice: The Battle of Skandia - John Flanagan
Ranger’s Apprentice: The Sorcerer of the North - John Flanagan
Blood Brothers - Nora Roberts
The Hollow - Nora Roberts
The Pagan Stone - Nora Roberts
Sanctuary - Nora Roberts
1st to Die - James Patterson
2nd Chance - James Patterson
Along Came a Spider - James Patterson
Kiss the Girls - James Patterson
Jack and Jill - James Patterson
Cat and Mouse - James Patterson
Step On a Crack - James Patterson
The Golem’s Eye - Johnathan Stroud
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
The Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Magyk - Angie Sage
Flyte - Angie Sage
The Road - Cormic McCarthy
Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
New Moon - Stephenie Meyer
Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer
Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer
Monster - Walter Dean Myers
The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams
One For the Money - Janet Evanovich
And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie

Harry Potter is of course my favorite, but "The Road" was absolutly inspirational!. It was amazing!. "Duma Key" is brilliantly written!. King really delivered this time!. The "Twilight Saga" was, although overrated, pretty good!. Christopher Paolini, though not quite as good as J!.K!. Rowling, is developing his skills quite nicely!. There is a huge difference between "Eragon" and "Brisingr"!. I loved the series!.

What are you thoughts on these books if you have read them!? Which is your favorite!? Are you planning on reading a set amount of books this year!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

Best Answer - Chosen by Asker:
Great choices! I read 104 last year and I have read quite a few of the ones you have read over the years too, here's my list for 2008!. I have Hunger Games to read next!.!.sounds great! I hope you enjoy the Dark Tower its brilliant!. I am a big King fan and also love John Saul!.

Pillars of the Earth and World Without End by Ken Follet
The Great Plague A London girls’ diary – Pamela Oldfield
The Pest House by Jim Crace
6th Wife by Suzanna Dunn
At the Sign of the Sugar Plum by Mary Hooper
Ingo Series by Helen Dunmore 1-4
Welcome to the Dead House
Twilight series 1-3
Before I Die by Jenny Downham
The Dolls House by Rumer Godden
Dating Hamlet by Lisa Fielder
Whistling for Elephants by Sandi Toksvic
Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Maximum Ride series 1-4
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Boy in Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
Last Chance by Sarah Dessen
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
The Book Thief by Markus Zuzack
The Circle of Magic by Tamora Pierce
The Tales of Beadle the Bard by J K Rowling
Confessor by Terry Goodkind
Debt of Bones by Terry Goodkind
Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips
Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Neffenigger
American Gods by Neil Gainham
Swimming with Fishes and Swimming without a Net by MaryJanice Davidson
Jonathon Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanne Clark
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Album
The Trouble With Angels by Debbie Macomber
Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanne Clark
The Children of Hurin by J R R Tolkien
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Only human by Jenny Diske
The Four Feathers by AEW Mason
Shakespear by Bill Bryson
The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwen
A Wayne in a Manger by Gervase Phinn
Sorting out Billy by Jo Brand
The Best of Fathers by Anne Baker
The Sunday Philosophers Club by Alexander McCall Smith
5th Child by Doris Lessing
No! I don't want to join a book club by Virgina Ironside
My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult
21/2 Pillars of Wisdom by Alexander McCall Smith
My Legendary Girlfriend by Mike Gayle
Song of the Sound by Adam Armstrong
A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
My Best Friend’s Girl by Dorothy Koomson
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations by Alexander McCall Smith
Mr Commitment by Mike Gayle
Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M C Beaton
Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen
Turning Thirty by Mike Gayle
Bloody Ham by Brian Kavanagh
No Dress Rehearsal by Marion Keynes
Heart Shaped Box and 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Devil’s Labyrinth by John Saul
Duma Key by Stephen King
To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskill
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathon Swift
The Inheritors by William Golding
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
A Room with a View by E M Forster
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Sparks
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs
Aesop’s Fables
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Watership Down by Richard Adams
The Professor by Charlotte Bronte
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Travels With My Aunt by Graham Greene
The Awakening and other stories by Kate Chopin
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
Ultimate Peter Rabbit - story of Beatrix Potter
Carnarvon and Carter by 8th Countess of Carnarvon
A girl with a Pen – story of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Kyle
Nobbut a Lad by Alan Titchmarsh
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Cider With Rosie by Laurie LeeWww@QuestionHome@Com

Obviously I have read all the Harry Potter books!.!.!.each at least 5 times for the record!.

I have read Eragon, Eldest and Brisingr!.!.!.!.good books, he's going to be a great writer though personally I felt the series was goiing downhill!.

And I am currently reading Twilight and plan to read the rest of the series!.

And of course lots of books not on your list!.

I don't set a limit to how many books I will read in a year!.!.!. Just if I see an interesting book, I grab it and read it!Www@QuestionHome@Com

Well, the Harry Potter books are AMAZING!.

A Tale of Two Cities, however!.!.!.!.!. Well, I don't like the language that Dickens uses, because of when his books were written!. But I love the plots of his stories!

Twilight!. What can I say!?
It's badly written!.
The values are warped!.
There is no real plot!.
There are major inconsistencies involved!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

lol! You even included Beedle the Bard!. I think it's fascinating and thoroughly impressive, as usual!. J!.K!. Rowling has a limitless imagination and such a witty air to her narrations!. Absolutely hysterical and entertaining!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Wow, you're lucky you had the time to read that many books! I too am a senior in high school (hooray for class of 09!), and I did not get near that many books read!. Hopefully I will have more time to read in college!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I loved the HP series, and thought that Twilight was overrated!.
I'm planning to read The Notebook, and loved Duma Key!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

may i suggest an author!.!.!.C!.J!.cherrhy!.though here writting is a little bit old school, it really set u in an epic mood!.
but my fave book series has got to be MALAZAN BOOK OF THE FALLEN series bysteven erickson!.!.!.Www@QuestionHome@Com


I read the Harry Potter Books and the Twilight books from your list!. I didn't like Twilight at all, but I thought Harry Potter was good!. The books I want to read from your list is A Streetcar named desire and The Notebook!. I don't really count how many books I read a year!. This year I plan to read a lot of classics and screenplays!. I really like books by George Orwell, because they are very well written and are just absolutely amazing!. I'm more into realistic type fiction books and classics!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Well, I haven't read any of the Harry Potter books but I know that they are very good!.
The Twilight Saga is also very good, I like the fact I can imagine that I am Bella :)
Eragon and Eldest, these are two incredible books!. I have unfortunately not read Brisingr yet, although I would have liked to!.
I heard that the Stephen King books are really amazing, although I don't read horror they do sound interesting!.
My favorite book would have to be the whole Twilight Saga, although they are not my favorite books they are my favorite from the list!.
I do not have a set amount due to school, but I would like to read a descent amount!.Www@QuestionHome@Com