- Portis, Charles — True Grit (215 pages)
- Simpson, Joe — Touching the Void (210 pages)
- Bardin, John Franklin — The Last of Philip Banter (207 pages)
- Millar, Martin — The Good Fairies of New York (278 pages)
- Millar, Mark — Kick-Ass (190 pages)
- Sachar, Louis — Holes (225 pages)
- Baxter, Stephen — Moonseed (523 pages)
- Buchan, John — The Thirty-Nine Steps (152 pages)
- Bukowski, Charles — Post Office (167 pages)
- Palahniuk, Chuck — Fight Club (211 pages)
- Bemelmans, Ludwig — Madeline's Rescue (50 pages)
- Rennison, Nick — Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide, Eighth Edition (508 pages)
- Rucka, Greg & Steve Lieber — Whiteout (120 pages)
- Rucka, Greg & Steve Lieber — Whiteout: Melt (106 pages)
- Orwell, George — Homage to Catalonia (267 pages)
- Moore, Brian — Catholics (87 pages)
- Chatwin, Bruce — The Songlines (296 pages)
- Funke, Cornelia — Inkheart (555 pages)
Page count: 4367.
My eighteenth completed book of the year again, as with the previous book, combines several interests, this time fantasy, books about books, and, because a movie was recently made of the book, movies. I remember seeing Inkheart in a charity bookshop and buying it only because the cover looked intriguing, the author has a funky name, and I had downloaded the movie.
I enjoyed Inkheart very much (the book — the movie not so much). I think I far prefer young adult fantasy literature to fantasy written for adults; it just tends to seem more magical. One of the things I enjoyed most about Inkheart was the meta aspect of the story, how it was about people who treasured books and about characters from books, and all the constant references to classic stories.
I have already bought the sequel, Inkspell, and look forward to revisiting these characters with the tables turned on them.