In 2008, I read …

These are the books I have read in their entirety in 2008, with a link to their review. Bear in mind I’m not terribly the fastest reader there is.

January
“1812: Napoleon’s Fatal March on Moscow,” by Adam Zamoyski (NF)
“The Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard,” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

February
“King Charles II,” by Lady Antonia Fraser (NF)

March
The US Declaration for Independence (NF)
“Confessions of a Yakuza: A Life in Japan’s Underworld,” by Junichi Saga (NF)
“Sharpe’s Eagle,” by Bernard Cornwell (re-read)

April
“National Wrestling Alliance: The Untold Story of the Monopoly that Strangled Pro Wrestling,” by Tim Hornbaker (NF)

May
“Rites of Peace: The Fall of Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna,” by Adam Zamoyski (NF)

June
“Sword Song,” by Bernard Cornwell
“Sharpe’s Gold,” by Bernard Cornwell (partial re-read)

July
“Wolf of the Plains,” by Conn Iggulden

August
“The new Cold War: how the Kremlin threatens both Russia and the West,” by Edward Lucas (NF)

September
“Wellington: The Iron Duke,” by Richard Holmes (NF)
“Lords of the Bow,” by Conn Iggulden

October
“Sharpe’s Fury,” by Bernard Cornwell
“Mr. Midshipman Hornblower,” by C.S. Forester
“When Christ and His Saints Slept,” by Sharon Kay Penman

November
“Master and Commander,” by Patrick O’Brian

December
“On the Edge,” by Richard Hammond

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