Summary of 2008:
I read the last 4 Harry Potter books. I am not including them in my Top favorites list, because they are just a given!
22 of the books I read this past year were written by women, 7 by men; I find that interesting, but not surprising. However, 2 of the men made my Top lists.
My Top 5 favorites of 2008:
The River Wife-Jonis Agee
The Gravedigger’s Daughter-Joyce Carol Oates
In The Woods-Tana French
The Stand-Stephen King
The Outlander-Gil Adamson
Sarah’s Key-Tataina De Rosnay
Ok, I couldn’t limit it to 5, so it is a Top 7 list!
And the runner-ups are:
No Country for Old Men-Cormac McCarthy
The Road-Cormac McCarthy
Those Who Save Us-Jenna Blough
Year of Fog-Michelle Richmond
The Worst Thing I’ve Done-Ursula Hegi
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox-Maggie O’Farrell
I have quite a list already of books that I would like to read in 2009. However, I am not into commitments right now, so we will just have to wait and see what I end up reading! There will never be enough time to read all that I want to read. I am over halfway finished with The Tenderness of Wolves. I am betting that it makes the Top list next year. More to come on that!