Thursday, December 18, 2008

2008 Wrap Up

I read so many good books this year and thanks to the 888 Challenge I broadened my reading across the genres quite a bit.

My very favorite books I read this year were:
1. The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan review here
2. The Shepherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Wright review here
3. Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith review here
4. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich review here
5. Moon Pies and Movie Stars by Amy Wallen review here
6. Stop Dressing Your 6 Year Old Like a Skank by Celia Rivenbark review here
7. Light From Heaven by Jan Karon review here
8. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Books I didn't like:
1. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde review here
2. Blood of Paradise by David Corbett review here
3. The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon review
4. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky review

I hesitated to put those two classics on the "Did Not Like" list for fear of being branded unsophisticated. However on my sidebar I have the Readers Rights posted and they state that I don't have to justify my reading tastes.

I read some great cozy mysteries, edge of your seat mysteries, wonderful sci fi/fantasy, and some very funny books. I enjoyed several non fiction books (which I hardly ever read.) All in all it was a great reading year for me!

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