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Booking Through Thursday: Best Books of 2008

January 8, 2009

From Booking Through Thursday

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?

If I had to pick one single best book of 2008, I would say The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.  It’s fantastic, creepy, shocking, gripping, and so much more, all at the same time.  After I finished, I was bookless for a few days as I tried to find something that could follow it.  So good.

The best older book I finally read was Watership Down by Richard Adams.  I don’t know how rabbits can be so enthralling, but my goodness, they can.

As for newer fiction, I adored Ariana Franklin’s Mistress of the Art of Death books.  There are technically only two so far (Mistress of the Art of Death and The Serpent’s Tale), but I read the galley of the third one (Grave Goods), which will be out early this year.  It was my favorite of the three, so keep an eye out for it!

My non-fiction favorites from 2008 are all along the same theme.  Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan, and Made from Scratch by Jenna Woginrich are all excellent books that have all impacted my life in a positive way.  Anyone interested in being more involved in where the things in his or her life come from should check these books out.

And there you have it…my favorite books of 2008!

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2 Comments
  1. tixie permalink
    January 8, 2009 11:02 am

    Have you ever seen the Watership Down movie? It’s animated – but those rabbits are darn scary… (yes, I watch movies instead of reading – i’m such a heathen… ;-))

  2. J.C. permalink
    January 9, 2009 12:40 pm

    I keep picking up Hunger Games and then putting it back down in favor of another book. Perhaps this weekend I will finally read it. I’ve heard so many great things about it; I’m not sure sure why I keep putting it off.

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