2008

Favorites of 2008 (I didn't keep a monthly tally, but I wrote these down at the end of 2008)
The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton
Aberrations by Penelope Przekop
The Journal of Curious Letters: The 13th Reality, Book 1 by James Dashner
A Dog About Town by J.F. Englert
A Dog Among Diplomats by J.F. Englert
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
The Somnambulist by Jonathan Barnes
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

  1. A Contract With God by Will Eisner
  2. InterWorld by Neil Gaiman & Michael Reeves
  3. Peter by Kate Walker
  4. Mad Man's Drum: A Novel in Woodcuts by Lynd Ward
  5. Fables, Vol 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham, illustrated by Lan Medina
  6. The Translator by John Crowley
  7. The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett
  8. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  9. The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sís
  10. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
  11. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol 1 by Alan Moore, illustrated by Kevin O'Neill
  12. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol 2 by Alan Moore, illustrated by Kevin O'Neill
  13. The Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner
  14. The Field Guide Book 1 by Holly Black, illustrated by Ton DiTerlizzi
  15. The Dragon Hoard by Tanith Lee
  16. Pibgorn, Vol 1: the Girl in the Coffee Cup by Brooke McEldowney
  17. Transmetropolitan, Vol 1: Back on the Street by Warren Ellis, illustrated by Darick Robertson
  18. A Door in the Woods by James Dashner
  19. Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg
  20. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  21. Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book by Brian Froud
  22. Lady Cottington's Fairy Album by Brian Froud
  23. Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Letters by Brian Froud
  24. The Hound of Rowan: Book One of the Tapestry by Henry H. Neff
  25. Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
  26. Maus, A Survivor's Tale I: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman
  27. The Sister by Poppy Adams
  28. Savvy by Ingrid Law
  29. Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall by Bill Willingham, et al.
  30. Innocent, Vol 1: 2006-2007 Collection by Shawn Granger
  31. Fables, Vol 2: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham, illustrated by Mark Buckingham
  32. Once Upon a Time in the North by Philip Pullman
  33. The Somnambulist by Jonathan Barnes
  34. A Dog About Town by J.F. Englert
  35. Irish Tales and Sagas by Ulick O'Connor
  36. The Dangerous Alphabet by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Gris Grimley
  37. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
  38. Superman for All Seasons by Jeph Loeb, illustrated by Time Sale
  39. Pibgorn Rep: A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, adapted by Brooke McEldowney
  40. A Dog Among Diplomats by J.F. Englert
  41. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
  42. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
  43. Bone by Jeff Smith
  44. The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton
  45. Watchmen by Alan Moore, illustrated by Dave Gibbons
  46. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  47. Songs for the Missing by Stewart O'Nan
  48. Storm Front by Jim Butcher
  49. Mr. Fooster Traveling on a Whim by Tom Corwin, illustrated by Craig Frazier
  50. Asterix the Gaul by René Goscinny & Albert Uderzo
  51. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  52. Howards End by E.M. Forster
  53. Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
  54. Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book 10 3/4 Anniversary Edition by Brian Froud
  55. A Wild Ride Through the Night by Walter Moers
  56. Aberrations by Penelope Przekop
  57. 100 Years of Ermintrude by Tom Evans
  58. Genuine Men: Journeys in Stories and Stills by Nancy Bruno
  59. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  60. Hellboy, Vol 1: Seed of Destruction by Mike Mignola
  61. Farworld: Water Keep by J. Scott Savage
  62. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  63. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  64. Encounter in April by May Sarton
  65. Michigan's Most Haunted, A Ghostly Guide to the Great Lakes State by Sandy Arno Lyons
  66. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
  67. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  68. Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
  69. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
  70. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  71. 300 by Frank Miller & Lynn Varley
  72. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  73. Owly, Vol 1: The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer by Andy Runton
  74. Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland retold by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Mary Blair
  75. Come, Tell Me How You Live by Agatha Christie
  76. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  77. Ghosts on the Coast of Maine by Carol Olivieri Schulte
  78. The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
  79. The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien
  80. All Star Batman & Robin, the Boy Wonder, Vol 1 by Frank Miller, illustrated by Jim Lee & Scott Williams
  81. Hatter M, Vol 1: The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor & Liz Cavalier, illustrated by Ben Templesmith
  82. On Beauty by Zadie Smith
  83. Star Over Bethlehem by Agatha Christie
  84. Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
  85. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
  86. Santa Responds: He's Had Enough... and He's Writing Back! by Santa Claus
  87. The Customer is Always Wrong: The Retail Chronicles edited by Jeff Martin
  88. The Twelve Terrors of Christmas by John Updike, illustrated by Edward Gorey
  89. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling
  90. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
  91. Rose by Jeff Smith, illustrated by Charles Vess
  92. Stupid Stupid Rat-Tails by Jeff Smith & Tom Sniegoski
  93. Into the Tangle of Friendship: A Memoir of the Things that Matter by Beth Kephart
  94. His Bright Light by Danielle Steel
  95. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  96. Locke & Key Vol 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill, illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez
  97. The Forest King: Woodlark's Shadow by Dan Mishkin & Tom Mandrake
  98. The Gift of the Magi/The Purple Dress by O. Henry
  99. Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Niko Henrichon
  100. Wicked: The Grimmerie, a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Hit Broadway Musical by David Cote