Sunday, January 4, 2009

2008 Top 10

Well, I read 90 books in 2008 which I am pretty pleased about since my goal was to read 52.  

Of my Top 10 favorite, 6 are YA.  I have one non-fiction favorite in Outliers, but The Last Lecture deserves a very honorable mention.  I've highlighted my favorites in red:

90. Preach My Gospel (not reviewed)
89. The Hunger Games *
88. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks *
87. P.S. I Love You
86. Rules *
85. A Christmas Carol
84. Fairest
83. Charity Girl
82. Ender in Exile
81. Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!
80. Engaging Father Christmas
79. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
78. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
77. Regency Buck
76. Outliers *
75. Finding Father Christmas
74. An Abundance of Katherines
73. Foreordained (not reviewed)
72. The Book of Mormon **
71. Life After Genius
70. American Wife
69. Ender's Game
68. Ramona and Her Mother
67. Deep in the Heart of Trouble
66. Chasing Diana
65. Water Street
64. An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination
63. Persepolis 2
62. Rapunzel's Revenge
61. Someone Like You
60. Can't Wait to Get to Heaven
59. The Off Season *
58. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
57. Dairy Queen
56. The Truth About Forever *
55. The Weaver Takes a Wife *
54. The Measure of a Lady
53. The Road Home
52. The Wednesday Sisters
51. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas *
50. The Heretic's Daughter
49. Gap Creek
48. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
47. The Glass Castle
46. Three Cups of Tea
45. The Thief
44. Breaking Dawn
43. Right Ho, Jeeves *
42. Harris and Me
41. The Widow of the South
40. The English American
39. Othello
38. Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man
37. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
36. The Good Earth *
35. So Brave, Young, and Handsome
34. Did I Expect Angels? *
33. What Love Is
32. Comfort Food
31. The Orchid Thief
30. The Host
29. The Last Lecture *
28. The Red Leather Diary
27. Unaccustomed Earth
26. Dreamers of the Day *
25. The Book Thief *
24. Everything Bad is Good for You
23. The Miracle at Speedy Motors
22. The Other Boleyn Girl
21. What Leaders Need to Know and Do
20. The 13th Reality: The Journal of Curious Letters
19. Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians
18. The Long Tail
17. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
16. An Incomplete Revenge *
15. Jane Austen in Scarsdale
14. Book of a Thousand Days *
13. A Great and Terrible Beauty
12. Bound on Earth
11. Sarah: Women of Genesis
10. The Next Thing on My List
9. The Friday Night Knitting Club
8. The Alchemist *
7. The Goose Girl *
6. Ophelia
5. People of the Book *
4. Mansfield Park
3. Northanger Abbey
2. Persuasion *
1. The Shadow of the Wind *

5 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I'm impressed. Mothers of young children,like you, amaze me with all of your reading and blogging.

Lisa R.D. said...

What an impressive list! Many of your favorites are ones that I have loved or have in my queue. I'm looking forward to another year of great books in 2009!

Andi said...

I think your list is great! Many of your favorites were also mine for 2008.

Thanks for getting me involved in online book club, and opening up a whole new world for me with blogging! I've loved it!

Corinne said...

Girl, that is a beautiful list. Seriously. You're rockin.

Serena said...

Congrats on reading 90 books! What a feat!