Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Best of 2008
I was a real slacker this year when it comes to recording what I read. It wouldn't be so bad if I actually wrote some reviews once in a while, but I didn't, so I am going to try and do a best of 2008 post. I don't even know how many books I read this year. I know it wasn't the 200 I was tentatively aiming for.
I am just going to list the books that come easily to mind. If I can remember reading them, they must have been good, right?
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (I also liked Cry Wolf and Hob's Bargain)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
Lords of the Bow by Conn Iggulden (Not as good as the first one, but still good!)
The Serpent Bride by Sara Douglass (The Twisted Citadel was good too...)
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Turtle Valley by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Cellist of Sarajavo by Steven Galloway
The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
The Onion Girl by Charles de Lint
No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong
Dragons of the Spring Dawning by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Mary Modern by Camille DeAngelis
The Princes of the Golden Cage by Nathalie Mallet
Favourite Young Adult Read:
Jolted by Arthur Slade
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Favourite Non-fiction Read:
Ghost Rider by Neil Peart (Closely followed by Roadshow by the same author)
Favourite Short Story Collection:
The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clarke (Really need to read her novel...)
Simon R. Green. Not his books, the fact that they released two books that have most of the books that I have left to read in them, and they are not available already! As much as I want to read the series, I am not happy I have to buy each book individually...
But, the book that I didn't like the most was probably Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer... Are we really surprised?