I started 34 books and completed 33 books in 2008.

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  • Foundation Psychohistorical Crisis by Donald Kingsbury (SF) [2008-01-26]
    Eron Osa had faced the ultimate penalty: the removal of his "fam". Without the augmentation of his brain by his electronic familiar, he can barely function amidst the bewildering complexities of everyday life on Splendid Wisdom. What was worse, he had lost many of his memories and skills. He was being punished for a crime he could no longer remember committing.
  • Manga Messiah by Hidenori Kumai, Kozumi Shinozawa (Historical) [2008-02-02]
    From the biggest selling book in the history of the world... Comes the greatest story ever told... About the most controversial man who ever lived... Presented in the most popular graphic novel format on earth.
  • Ugly Princess by Elizabeth K Burton (Fantasy) [2008-02-12]
    The king is dead, long live the queen! Well, not if the King of Nadwich and the dead monarch's three royal ministers have anything to about it.
  • Sorcery And Cecelia (1) Sorcery And Cecelia Or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Patricia C Wrede, Caroline Stevermer (Fantasy) [2008-03-13]
    Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot: Being the Correspondence of Two Young Ladies of Quality Regarding Various Magical Scandals in London and the Country
  • Nearly Infinite Possibilities Of Junk by Stephen L Burns (SF) [2008-03-18]
    The good people of the asteroid Fred's Ball work hard and play hard. Their economy is based on mining the Ball, sweeping the Belt, and income from Hartman's Junkyard. But when lawyer Elmo Luckless arrives carrying papers from AllMine Corporation evicting the residents of the Ball, only Vance Hartman's inspiration as to how to build a new kind of sp...
  • Land Behind The World (1) Land Behind The World by Anne Spencer Parry (TeenKid, Fantasy) [2008-04-07]
    When Bara finds herself in the Land Behind the World she meets people with strange powers. Why was she chosen to help them? What danger is there in the Fields of Silver? What is a Missing Person and who are the Flugs?
  • Agent Of Vega by James H Schmitz (SF) [2008-04-22]
    Anthology, mainly stories set in the Vega Confederacy, who use telepaths as agents.
  • Two Princesses Of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine (TeenKid, Fantasy) [2008-04-24]
  • Mairelon (1) Mairelon The Magician by Patricia C Wrede (TeenKid, Fantasy) [2008-04-29]
    When Kim is hired to break in to a travelling magician's wagon to look for a silver bowl, she doesn't know what she's getting into.
  • Babel Interface by Sheila Finch (SF) [2008-05-07]
    Veteran lingster Tomas Vizcano sits in an alien tavern on the frozen planet Gai'ek, countering the effects of a particularly stressful translation job with liberal doses of alien liquor. In two days Tomas will complete his contract and retire from the Guild, but when an odious Gai'ekian demands his services for a job that challenges his moral sensibilities...
  • Maria And The Tree by Timothy Jones (SF) [2008-05-07]
    Nobody knew how the tree got started in the bleak, dusty little courtyard, but it soon became the most important thing in Maria's life. Important enough to devote part of her water ration to its growth--even important enough to commit fraud for extra water to keep it alive. She's taking a dreadful risk for every cupful or water she gives the tree ....
  • Star Surgeon by Alan E Nourse (SF) [2008-05-08]
    Alan E. Nourse (1928-1992) was an American science fiction author and physician, noted especially for his SF works (such as Star Surgeon) combining both his interests.
  • Little Fuzzy by H Beam Piper (SF) [2008-05-16]
    The chartered Zarathustra Company had it all their way. Their charter was for a Class III uninhabited planet, which Zarathustra was, and it meant that they owned the planet lock stock and barrel. They exploited it, developed it and reaped the huge profits from it without interference from the Colonial Government. Then Jack Holloway, a sunstone prospector, found the first Fuzzy, and was convinced that they were not cute animals but little people.
  • Poirot Mysterious Affair At Styles by Agatha Christie (Mystery) [2008-05-18]
    The intense interest aroused in the public by what was known at the time as "The Styles Case" has now somewhat subsided. Nevertheless, in view of the world-wide notoriety which attended it, I have been asked, both by my friend Poirot and the family themselves, to write an account of the whole story. This, we trust, will effectually silence the sensational rumours which still persist.
  • Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (TeenKid, Fantasy) [2008-05-23]
    With her parents lost to assassins, Princess Ben ends up under the thumb of the conniving Queen Sophia. Starved and miserable, locked in the castle's highest tower, Ben stumbles upon a mysterious enchanted room. So begins her secret education in the magical arts...
  • Mairelon (2) Magicians Ward by Patricia C Wrede (TeenKid, Fantasy) [2008-07-03]
    When Mairelon made Kim his ward, he promised to teach her to be a lady and a magician. But magic proves to be harder than it looks, and being a lady is even harder.
  • No1 Ladies Detective Agency (3) Morality For Beautiful Girls by Alexander McCall Smith (Mystery) [2008-07-08]
    With her detective agency in financial difficulty, Mma Ramotswe takes the hard decision to share offices with her husband-to-be, Mr J. L. B. Matekoni. But even though Tlkoweng Road Speedy Motors could do with a little help, it is Mr Matekoni himslef who requires her attention...
  • Bayern (1) Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (TeenKid, Fantasy) [2008-07-14]
    A re-telling of the fairy tale of the same name.
  • Dresden Files (2) Fool Moon by Jim Butcher (Fantasy) [2008-07-16]
    Bodies ripped to pieces, full moon; looks like it's a job for Harry Dresden.
  • Tinker (2) Wolf Who Rules by Wen Spencer (Fantasy) [2008-07-16]
    Wolf Who Rules finds himself besieged from all sides in this sequel to Tinker.
  • Tomorrow Log by Sharon Lee, Steve Miller (SF) [2008-07-16]
  • In A Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson (Non-Fiction) [2008-07-27]
    Despite the fact that Australia harbors more things that can kill you in extremely nasty ways than anywhere else, including sharks, crocodiles, snakes, even rip-tides and deserts, Bill Bryson adores the place, and he takes his readers on a rollicking ride far beyond the beaten tourist path.
  • Liaden Fledgling by Sharon Lee, Steve Miller (SF) [2008-07-30]
    The story of Theo Waitley and how she came to have a "kind of complicated" problem to lay before the delm of Korval.
  • Benares (1) Magic Lost Trouble Found by Lisa Shearin (Fantasy) [2008-07-31]
    My name is Raine Benares. I'm a seeker. The people who hire me are usually happy when I find things. But some things are better left unfound.
  • Liaden Conflict Of Honors by Sharon Lee, Steve Miller (SF) [2008-08-01]
    Meet Priscilla Delacroix y Mendoza, a woman who has been betrayed first by her own people, and then by her Captain and shipmates. In desperation, she accepts a berth on a Liaden freighter Captained by Shan yos'Galan. There she finds friendship and learns to live up to her potential, and to confront the demons of her past.
  • Languages Of Pao by Jack Vance (SF) [2008-08-06]
    The people of Pao were docile - much too much so for their own good. Because they were always easy marks for space pirates and glib-tongued businessmen from commercial worlds. When finally one particularly nasty band of ruthless conquerors came down and simply took over the whole planet, the last survivor of Pao's monarchy sought assistance from the scientific wizards of the planet Breakness.
  • Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (TeenKid) [2008-08-09]
  • Uglies (1) Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (TeenKid, SF) [2008-08-18]
    Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that?
  • Ordinary Princess by M M Kaye (TeenKid, Fantasy) [2008-08-31]
    All across the kingdom, excitement is running high: a seventh princess, always the luckiest and most beautiful of all, has just been born to good King Huldebrand and Her Majesty Queen Rodehesia. When the christening day arrives, Her Serene and Royal Highness Princess Amethyst Alexandra Augusta Araminta Adelaide Aurelia Anne is showered with the most extravagant, marvelous presents imaginable - until her last, most powerful fairy godmother proclaims, "You shall be Ordinary!"
  • Off Armageddon Reef by David Weber (SF) [2008-09-10]
    Earth is dead. Humanity is hiding. Invention, progress, change... are all forbidden. It's time to change all that.
  • Homeward Bounders by Diana Wynne Jones (TeenKid, Fantasy) [2008-11-24]
  • Molecular Gastronomy by Herve This (Non-Fiction) [2008-12-09]
    "Molecular Gastronomy" debunks a variety of time-honoured rules and dictums about cooking, but also presents new knowledge from which readers can improve the preparation of a variety of dishes.
  • Old Mans War (1) Old Mans War by John Scalzi (SF) [2008-12-11]
    John Perry did two things on his seventy-fifth birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army.


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