Well, I have just completed my first full year (January – December) of posting book reviews. Though I did start this blog in July 2007, that wasn’t a full calendar year of posting. I did import a bunch of older book review posts from my main blog earlier this year so that they would all be in one neat and tidy place. However, this year I had one constant monthly tally of reviews.
It hasn’t been a fantastic year for me, though I do find solace in my books. I plan to make 2009 an even better read year than 2008!
Now to review:
Total books read in 2008: 92 by my tally, however I know I read some books I didn’t blog about so I think I am couple short. 92 just seems so low. 😉 [January 3rd update – add two more to that to make 94 since I discovered two books I read that I never posted about while organizing my book cover photos!]
Most well-read month: July! [I read 25 books that month alone!]
Least well-read month: November, I think. I only read 3 books that month – though December is a close second.
Favourite books read in 2008: I have a list of four –
- Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen – I loved this book so much I was heartbroken when it was over. I wanted to continue reading about the characters in the book. Sadly, I had only borrowed it from the library, so it still remains on my Amazon wishlist until the day I can add it to my shelf!
- The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield – Another book I loved so very much and yet borrowed from the library. I am now searching for a hard cover version to add to my bookshelves as I think it’s one that needs to be in hard cover.
- Sisters of Misery by Megan Kelley Hall– I am not saying this just because the author was totally awesome in helping me get my hands on a copy of this book, but I truly loved every second of the story.
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore – It took me a long time to get to this book what with my reading rut and all but when I did I could NOT put it down. An excellent book and I can’t wait for a sequel (please tell me there’s a sequel in the works??)
I have a pile of books waiting for me that should have been read in 2008 – including one ARC that I just never got to. I’ll be traveling soon so I know I’ll be reading a lot in the next month, I just hope I can break out of this stupid rut for 2009!
All the best to my readers and their families for the New Year! I am enjoying visiting blogs and reading everyone’s year in review bookish or otherwise. It is so amazing just how much can happen in a year!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!