Favorite Books Read in 2008:
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
My Antonia by Willa Cather
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Giver by Lois Lowry
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
There are several other books that I really liked and that I gave 4-5 stars but these are the ones that make me say, "Oh yeah, that was a good one," when I read the title.
Favorite New Authors (to me) in 2008:
Gary D. Schmidt
These are authors that I read for the first time and have read at least 2 of their books. I plan on reading many more by each of these authors.
In 2008, I received about a dozen review copies of books. While it is fun to get new books for free, I've decided in general not to ask for them anymore. There are just too many books that I want to read and even though I've enjoyed most of the books I've reviewed, having them and knowing that I have to read and review them has stressed me out at times. So, I've decided to be much choosier about review books in the future.
Thanks so much for reading my blog and I look forward to 2009 being an even better year than last.