My Geeky Best of 2008

I like this week’s Weekly Geek… though I don’t usually start compiling lists until further down the road. Anyway… the instructions this week are:

1. Compile your list of favorites. Please be sure that books you choose actually were published in 2008, or at the very earliest in the winter holiday season of 2007. Sometimes books that come out then are left out. (Please limit your list to 10 books, though, if you read a lot of new books.)

2. Come back and sign Mr Linky with the url to your top books of 2008 post.

On a side note for the WGers out there… this fits in swimmingly with the Cybils! (Conversely, all you non WGers, Dewey would love to see your lists, too!!) Nominations open on Wednesday (that’s October 1st)… the only rules are one nomination per person per category (follow the link for the category listings), and they have to be published between Jan 1 and October 15 of this year.

So… for my list:

Best YA:
Suite Scarlett, Marueen Johnson
The Patron Saint of Butterflies, by Cecilia Galante
A Curse Dark as Gold, Elizabeth Bunce
The Adoration of Jenna Fox, Mary E. Pearson

Best Adult:
The Host, Stephenie Meyer

No, I didn’t like it all that much, but I looked at my list, and it’s the only one published in 2008. Obviously, I’m not as up on current adult fiction trends as I am on YA and middle grade…

Best Non-fiction:
um… I have the same problem as with adult fiction… I read three and hated two, so that leaves:

First Kiss (then tell), various YA authors

Best Middle Grade:
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street, Jeanne Birdsall
Out of the Wild, Sarah Beth Durst
Battle of the Labrynth, Rick Riordan

Best Graphic Novels:
Rapunzel’s Revenge, Shannon/Dean/Nathan Hale


3 thoughts on “My Geeky Best of 2008

  1. Yeahhh, I’m trying to think of what I’ve read that was actully published in 2008, and they’re few and far between.Looking forward to tracking down some of the book on your lists!


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