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?
(It’s an oldie but a goodie question for a reason, after all … because, who can’t use good book suggestions from time to time?)
Favorite books huh? I have seen a lot of Best of 2008 posts around but for some reason I haven’t done any. I have listed Books read in 2008 and mentioned names but I guess this is something I have been waiting for. A motivation. Actually I was so tired after linking so many reviews for ‘Books read in 2008’ that I did not want to do ‘The best books’. But here they are, finally.
Sybil : This was a very different book for me in the sense I got to dwell in the mind of an unstable woman and got to really understand what multiple personality was all about.
Empress Orchid : Reading this book was like watching a movie. I am reading the sequel ‘The last Empress’ currently and I am loving it just the same.
I’m not scared : This was one of the best thrillers I have read in 2008.
Legends of Pensam: I think I haven’t yet read a book whose language was as beautiful and lyrical as this one’s. I might just read it again to experience the sheer beauty of the words again.
Seduce me at sunrise: This one was as romantic and steamy as a book can get. I have a new favorite romantic author.
Anne of Green Gables: Can a girl be sweeter than Anne? I don’t know why I waited this long to read this book. I am looking out for the sequels now. I am glad there are quite a few.
The book Thief: I loved that the narrator of this book was death; it gave a different flavor to the book. I don’t think I need to say more as most of you might have already read it.
And last but not the least
Fairy Tales of the Allied nations: If you like Fairy Tales, nothing like this book.
Jace gave me an award 🙂
I think it’s really pretty. Thanks Jace.
On to 6 things now. I am listing them in no particular order.
Before I continue, here are the rules that come with this award:
~Mention the blog that gave it to you.
~Comment on their blog to let them know you’ve posted the award.
~Share 6 values that are important to you.
~Share 6 things you do not support.
~Share the love with 6 other blogging friends.
Can I mention anything 6 instead? I think I will go for the 6 most memorable occasions in 2008 with or without the exact dates. I am bad at remembering dates.
1) When J proposed to me and I said no, lol. I think he proposed to me at least 50 times more which brings me to the next point.
2) When I proposed to J. There is even a post somewhere with the entire mail I send to him. Wait, here it is.
3) The day I moved to Bangalore. I think 21st March 2008.
4) My sister’s marriage. I think it was 11th July 2008. I really hope it’s the right date. Or was it 9th July?
5) The day I told my parents that I want to marry J. I don’t remember the date, in fact I want to wipe it from my memory altogether. But it was sometime in September.
6) The day I left Bangalore. I think it was 29th August. My blog actually helps me remember most of the dates.
So there. I am supposed to nominate 6 others, but really, the ones I want to nominate have already got the award.
I must check out Fairy Tales Of The Allied Nations. 🙂
Thanks for participating in the blog award thingy. I like your 6 things. 50 proposals sound so romantic. 😀
I need to read The Book Thief soon!
Congrats on the award, Violet! And thanks for sharing your 6 things with us!
Aw Anne of green gables. We have the dvd of that and it is such a lovely story. I remember watching it with my mum when i was younger. The books are even better though. x
Kudos for reading ‘Sybil.’ I saw the movie but have never read the book.
Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorites. I’m looking forward to introducing it to my daughters, too.
The book Sybil was so powerful, wasn’t it?
And, of course, Anne is a old-time favorite of mine. I was so happy when my niece started reading them and I could enjoy the series all over again.
The Empress Orchid sounds interesting. I’ll have to check it out.
Anne of Green Gables is one of those books I re-read every so often.
Anne was one of my all-time favorites: I read all the sequels, too. I’d love to revisit them some time.
Can you believe it, I am yet to read the Anne books!
2008 Top reads
2008 review post
“the Boof Thief” shows up a lot on best of and favorites lists.
I Loved reading the Anne Of Green Gables books! I also loved the movies,lol.
I have posted my selections for 2008 on New Year’s Eve.
Best New Fiction 2008
The Future of Love, Shirley Abbott
Letter from Point Clear, Dennis McFarland
Finding Nouf, Zoë Ferraris
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein
Best Backlist Fiction
The Birds Fall Down, Rebecca West
The Uncommon Reader, Alan Bennett
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, Marina Lewycka
The Dreyfus Affair, Peter Lefcourt
Kansas in August, Patrick Gale
I’m reading Jose Saramago’s Seeing right now.
I haven’t read any of these except Anne of Green Gables a LONG time ago!