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4 / 30 books. 13% done!

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2023 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

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3 / 25 books. 12% done!

2023 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

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Booklist Queen's 2023 Reading Challenge

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2023 52 Club Reading Challenge

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2023 Build Your Library Reading Challenge

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12 / 40 books. 30% done!

2023 Pioneer Book Reading Challenge

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2023 Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge

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4 / 25 books. 16% done!

2023 Medical Examiner's Mystery Reading Challenge

Book Bingo Reading Challenge

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2023 Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2008: My Year in Books

This has been an exciting reading/reviewing year for me. I discovered some excellent authors, chatted with lots of writers, hosted some awesome giveaways, and had a ball. I felt a bit guilty about dropping out of all the challenges I so optimistically joined this year, and I'm still feeling guilty about the mountains of books I still have to review. Still and all, it's been a good reading year. I'm looking forward to more fun this year on BBB. Thanks so much for all of your support in 2008 - I hope you'll stay with me for 2009 and beyond!

Here's how my reading year turned out:

I read 116 books in 2008 - 50 more than last year!

Of those, 37 were written by men, 77 were written by women and 2 were written by a man/woman combination.

15 of the books I read were non-fiction, 101 were fiction.

46 were YA/children's books.

Of the books I read this year, these were my favorites:

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
So Brave, Young and Handsome by Leif Enger
The Rackety-Packety House by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Ida B by Katherine Hannigan
The Grace Valley trilogy by Robyn Carr
Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs
The Talented Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
Virgin River by Robyn Carr
Taken By Storm by Angela Morrison
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne


  1. Great list! We saw a movie poster for Inkheart at the theater in California. I look forward to borrowing "Striped Pajamas!"

  2. I have quite a few books I need to review still too. I've decided that I'm going to sign up for challenges that will give me even more reason to clear those out.

    You read an amazing amount of books this year! Jane Eyre is one of my all time favorites. I've probably told you that about a million times already though. :-)

    Have a wonderful New Year, Susan!

  3. Wow, 50 more books than last year - that is an accomplishment! Great list, and I look forward to reading your blog in 2009!

  4. I absolutely adore Ida B. Being a big fan of trees means that I fell in love with this character right from the beginning. Such a wonderful book. I've given it as a gift to several people and recommend it often.

  5. You doubled me! I read 64 books. I am looking for new reads, so I marked a bunch of yours to read myself! Happy reading!


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