Books Read: 2008


January, 2008
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
The Wisdom of Yo Meow Ma: A Spiritual Guide from the Ancient Chinese Philosopher Cat by Joanna Sandsmark
In the Presence of Our Lord: The History, Theology, and Psychology of Eucharistic Devotion by Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R., and James Monti

February, 2008
War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History: 1500 to Today by Max Boot

March, 2008
The Tale of Genji by Murisaki Shikibu, Translated by Royall Tyler
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith
Every Contact Leaves a Trace: Crime Scene Experts Talk About Their Work From Discovery Through Verdict by Connie Fletcher

April, 2008
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Translated by David Magarshack
Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

May, 2008
It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium by John Ed Bradley
The Bad Catholic’s Guide to Good Living : A Loving Look at the Lighter Side of the Catholic Faith, with Recipes for Feasts and Fun by John Zmirak and Denise Matychowiak

June, 2008
The Bad Catholic’s Guide to Wine, Whiskey, & Song: A Spirited Look at Catholic Life & Lore from the Apocalypse to Zinfandel by John Zmirak and Denise Matychowiak
The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall-Smith
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach

July, 2008
Why Life Speeds Up As You Get Older: How Memory Shapes Our Past by Douwe Draaisma (Translated by Arnold and Erica Pomerans)
A Cat Is Watching: A Look At The Way Cats See Us by Roger A. Caras

August, 2008
Death to Dust: What Happens to Dead Bodies (2nd edition, 2001) by Kennth V. Iverson

September, 2008
Hunger, An Unnatural History by Sharman Apt Russell

October, 2008
The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography by Sidney Poitier (Oprah, 01/26/07)

November, 2008
Ancient Gnosticism: Traditions and Literature by Birger A. Pearson
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain (Revised and Expanded) by Oliver Sacks

December, 2008
Awful Disclosures by Maria Monk of the Hotel Dieu Nunnery of Montreal by Maria Monk
Whose Bible Is It? A Short History of the Scriptures by Jaroslav Pelikan
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched The World by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter

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