I haven't done a Booking through Thursday post for...a long time. I am going to try to do more this year. I think they are interesting and constantly go read the questions and people's responses. And, yes, I do know it isn't Thursday...better late than never (or something like that).
It’s a week or two later than you’d expect, and it may be almost a trite question, but … what were your favorite books from 2008?
I have read so many good books this year. Most of them I have blogged about here. A few still need to be blogged! I took a little time and went back through this blog, my book journal, and Good Reads and came up with my top five. Those with * next to the title will take you to the link where I reviewed/gave my opinion on them.
1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows - I have to say that this was probably the best book I read in 2008. I read it in December and didn't get a chance to blog about it, however I highly recommend it. It was a beautiful and well written story.
2. Change of Heart, by Jodi Picoult - Another hit by Jodi Picoult. I loved this book. It really made me think and question. And I saw her for the third time for an author talk/book signing. She is an amazing speaker!
3. Twilight* (the series), by Stephenie Meyer - Seriously, I'm not even going to say anything except I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these books! (there are three discussed here. I read the fourth, enjoyed it and still love a vampire!)
5. The Faith Club*, by Priscilla Warner, Ranya Idliby, and Suzanne Oliver - if you read no other reviews read this one. It really captured my attention. A snippet from my review: "It is a fascinating read about faith, friendship, and the power of open, honest discussion leading to soul-searching and personal growth."