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2008 Year-Endery: The Book List!

Here are the 44 books I read in 2008!  I had hoped to reach 50 books, but then I started to read slush for Clarkesworld Magazine, and spent some time and energy on about 250 story submissions between September and November.  I live to serve.  :)

My ten favorites are bolded, but I had a great reading year.  Everything on the list was good!

1. Have Space Suit, Will Travel - Robert A. Heinlein
2. The Winds of Marble Arch - Connie Willis
3. Characters & Viewpoint - Orson Scott Card
4. Undertow - Elizabeth Bear
5. How to Write Fast (While Writing Well) - David Fryxell
6. Chapter after Chapter - Heather Sellers
7. New Amsterdam - Elizabeth Bear
8. Creating Short Fiction - Damon Knight
9. Cowboys Are My Weakness - Pam Houston
10. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Vol. 1 - ed. Jonathan Strahan
11. From Idea to Story in 90 Seconds: A Writer's Primer - Ken Rand
12. Portable Childhoods - Ellen Klages
13. Dead to Me - Anton Strout
14. Thirteen Phantasms - James P. Blaylock
15. In for a Penny - James P. Blaylock
16. What If? - Anne Bernays and Pamela Painter
17. The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, Volume 14 - ed. Ellen Datlow and Terry Windling
18. Beloved - Toni Morrison
19. The Surgeon's Tale and Other Stories - Cat Rambo & Jeff Vandermeer
20. Interfictions - ed. Delia Sherman and Theodora Goss
21. The Bone Key - Sarah Monette
22. On Stranger Tides - Tim Powers
23. Make a Scene - Jordan E. Rosenfeld
24. Or Else My Lady Keeps the Key - Kage Baker
25. Rude Mechanicals - Kage Baker
26. How to Become a Famous Writer Before You're Dead - Ariel Gore
27. The Green Glass Sea - Ellen Klages
28. The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson
29. Kethani - Eric Brown
30. Rollback - Robert J. Sawyer
31. The Accidental Time Machine - Joe Haldeman
32. Other Nature - Stephanie A. Smith
33. Territory - Emma Bull
34. Wild Nights! - Joyce Carol Oates
35. Old Man's War - John Scalzi
36. Writing Great Short Stories - Margaret Lucke
37. The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century - ed. Harry Turtledove
38. White Sands, Red Menace - Ellen Klages
39. The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
40. Replay - Ken Grimwood
41. Deep Writing: 7 Principles That Bring Ideas to Life - Eric Maisel
42. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay - Michael Chabon
43. Expiration Date - Tim Powers
44. Take Joy: A Writer's Guide to Loving the Craft - Jane Yolen
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