I’m thinking about my favorite books of 2008! Now these books were not necessarily published in ’08, I just read them in ’08! I’m super particular in the books I read. I’m not at all a literary snob, like some people in my family…(Stephie)I love all kinds of books! But I don’t spend months reading the same “kind”. It’s like this:
I rate books kinda like food…you know, some days you just want to sit and mindlessly pop Gummies into your mouth…well, I do anyway. Some books are Gummies…I don’t want to think too much.
But, other times I need food, real substantial food…homemade soup, lasagne…those kinds of books are ones I research. I think and feel my way through them, savoring every delectable phrase.
Something I love to do, is look back over the books I’ve read in the past 12 months. I’ve tried lots of things to keep up with my books, I’ve kept a folder with names and reviews, I’ve kept a separate journal, and I’ve even kept some of the actual books on a shelf so I could look back over them at the end of the year. I’m not thrilled with any of these.
But last year I found the greatest tools for keeping up with my reading list…Shelfari and Visual Bookshelf. You don’t need to do both, but I did last year just to see which one I liked better. I gotta tell ya, it’s a toss up! Check them out if you’re interested because if I start to talk about them, I’ll go on forever!(Visual Bookshelf is a Facebook application and it’s worth joining Facebook!)
Here are my picks for My Favorite Books of 2008…When you’re done could you leave me some of your favorites? I’m busy making my list for 2009 and I’d love ideas!!!
~“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend”~
I read 56 books last year! As I look back over my list, I’m a little light on non-fiction so I’ll ramp that up in ’09! Here are my favs from ’08
I’m character driven in my reading and writing
and these 2 books have a couple of little girl’s that
will steal your hearts!
I love the writing style of Marisa de los Santos~
I fell madly in love with
the characters and felt depressed
when the 2nd book ended!
The Big Stone Gap Trilogy was just plain fun!
The Book Thief is one that I think will be a classic one day
Some yummy gummie books…
Claire Cook is stinkin hilarious!
Barefoot was another good “beach read”
Knit Together is a non-fiction that explores
God’s plan for each of
us.And Twenty Wishes will have
you making your own list!
Drum-roll please… My Favorite Book of 2008 is an old one!
I just discovered Terry Kay ~ The reviews say his writing is “lyrical”
and I’m telling ya, it’s true!
I’ve read almost all of his books this year but this
is my favorite of his and the one I picked as my favorite of 2008!
You can find this at used bookstores and really cheap (used)
on Amazon, I highly recommend it~
Now, please leave me some ideas! Love to you~
and happy reading!