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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My Top 15 Books of 2008

Here are my top 15 books, in no particular order:

  • Unwind by Neal Shusterman
  • Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers
  • Opposite of Invisible by Liz Gallagher
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Slam by Nick Hornby
  • Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga
  • Heart on My Sleeve by Ellen Wittlinger
  • The Last Dragon by Silvi De Mari
  • The Luxe and Rumors by Anna Godberson
  • She's So Money by Cherry Cheva
  • I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Cooper
  • Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
  • Gone by Michael Grant
I've read quite a few books and it was really hard to narrow it down, especially since I didn't review all of these - which would mean a closer reading. I can't wait to see how 2009 turns out!

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Lit Flicks Challenge Update

I have some reviews to post as an update to this Challenge. This will go along with my goal to review more. I am reading so much, I'm not posting in a timely manner. That will be changing, yeah! Anyway here are some book/movie combos I've read watched so far:

Princess Bride - both
Hoot - movie
Twilight - both
Wuthering Heights - both
A Christmas Carol - both
Holes - both

I will pick two of these to review and post. Right now I'm thinking Wuthering Heights and A Christmas Carol. Any other ideas?

100 and The Cybils

Well, I made my 100 books this year and have been thinking about my top ten. I didn't include the books I read for the Cybil's but I will be talking about them within this month. I'm going to spend this week looking at old posts and setting goals for the new year. I know my blogging goal will be to read less and review more. Right now I'm thinking one fiction and one non-fiction choice per month.

The Cybils has really opened my eyes to some great non-fiction out there. A few I enjoyed: I am Scout by Charles Shields about Harper Lee, The Trouble Begins at 8 by Sid Fleischman about Mark Twain, Snow Falling in Spring by Moying Li about her childhood, Yes We Can by Garen Thomas about Barack Obama, The Year We Disappeared by Cylin and John Busby about John Busby's attempted murder, and other great books. There were so many good books, it was truly hard to choose. I look forward to finding out the final selections from the judges!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Best Books of 2008

Time to start thinking of the Top 10 books I've read this year. What do you have on your lists? Hmm...

Update on Top 20 YA Books to Read

Early in the summer, I listed the Top 20 YA books I wanted to read. I've read 17 so far. Only 3 more to go!

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