Thursday, October 02, 2008

WG #19: Favourites from 2008

This week's theme is to list our top books published in 2008.
I don't usually read a lot of books in the same year that they are published. Except for the occasional instances when I just have to have it ASAP or I really want the hardback for whatever reason, most of the time I wait for the paperback release. And even then I often don't get around to reading the books for a few more years!

So it's not a big list but here are the books I have read this year that were also first published in 2008. (Top 3 in red)
The Bleeding Dusk - Colleen Gleason
When Twilight Burns - Colleen Gleason
Once Upon a Time in the North - Philip Pullman
A Geisha's Journey: My Life as a Kyoto Apprentice - Komomo (& Naoyuki Ogino)
Sisters of Misery - Megan Kelley Hall
Three Shadows - Cyril Pedrosa (published in France in 2007, English translation first published in 2008)
The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur - Daoud Hari (with Dennis Michael Burke and Megan M. McKenna)

Actually only 2 of them are hardbacks. Probably not as good financially for the authors but yay for books that go straight to paperback! Anyway, I really enjoyed all of them. Do we really have to choose favourites? If we must, I suppose I'd choose The Translator since it's such an important topic and I'm so glad I read it, When Twilight Burns because this vampire series is very fun, and Once Upon a Time in the North because I loved returning briefly to the world of His Dark Materials. They were all good though.

It's hard to believe that the season for compiling best of lists is almost upon us and that the year will be over before we know it! Where does the time go?


  1. Yes, where does time go! It's always so hard for me to make these lists because there are so many good books that you don't want to leave out and some you like on a different level than others. Anyway, if I get a chance I'll have to put my list together :)

  2. Eek, I can't believe I forgot Once Upon a Time in the North! I'll have to go back and add it to my list.

    PS: Love the new header!

  3. I have Sisters of Misery in my stack to read this month. Glad to hear you liked it! Otherwise, you have a nice collection of 2008 books, really.

  4. Iliana- I know what you mean about liking different books for different reasons. It's still kind of fun to put the lists together though. :)

    Nymeth- Thanks, I was in the mood for orange. :)

    Kim- It's a good one to read in October since it takes place around Halloween. Hope you enjoy it.

  5. What a great list of books!! I'd love to read "A Geisha's Journey." I've added that one to my list!


  6. Anna- 'A Geisha's Journey' really is a lovely book. Course I loved the photos but it was interesting to read too.


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