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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Booking Through Thursday - and a repost if you missed it the first time!

This week's Booking Through Thursday asks the following question. Here is my answer:

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?

I posted my favorite books in 2008 (along with my least favorite) back in December. But here are the highlights:

CARRIE'S BEST BOOK DISCOVERY in 2008



The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart and it's beloved (by me) sequel, released in 2008.

You can review my reviews of The Mysterious Benedict Society. and The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by clicking on the links attached.

And joy of joys the third book in The Mysterious Benedict Society is coming out soon!


CARRIE'S FAVORITE CLASSIC READ IN 2008



I enjoyed reading Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, with the 5 Minutes for Books Classics Book Club. My review of Jane Eyre was done as a Reader's Diary and was the second of such diaries.

MOST INTERESTING NON-CHRISTIAN BOOK ON RELIGION:



The Year of Living Biblically, by A. J. Jacobs.

MOST INTERESTING NON-FICTION CHRISTIAN WORK:



The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment, by Tim Challies.

What were your top favorites in 2008? I look forward to finding out!

12 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

I will check out the other link!

Thanks!

2008 Top reads

2008 review post

Robert Burdock said...

Hi Carrie,
I'm not sure if The Mysterious Benedict Society is a book I'd personally go for, but I certainly love the cover (I know, bad boy for judging a book by its cover! :o)). That said your passion for this Stewart duo (soon to be trio) of novels is bordering on infectious, so I wouldn't surprise myself if I do end up at least checking out the first one sometime in 2009 :o)
Take Care
Rob

Janet said...

Great list. I'm looking forward to the 'Benedict Society' books, thanks to your reviews!

I just read another review of 'the year of living biblically' last week and it looks interesting. And speaking of covers -- its cover makes me smile.

Barbara H. said...

I have got to read that last one. Jane Eyre would have been one of my faves from 2007 -- it's one of my faves of all time. I've not heard of the Benedict mysteries -- sounds interesting!!

Book Lover Lisa said...

jane eyre has long been a favorite of mine. i have been wanting to read the year of living biblically

The Social Frog said...

I have heard The Year Of Living Biblically was good, but I have not read it yet myself.

carolsnotebook said...

The Mysterious Benedict Society is on my to-read list. One more reason to get around to it soon.

mattviews said...

I read Jane Eyre for the first time ever in 2008, and I have The Mysterious Benedict Society in the TBR pile.

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.

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

We got Mysterious Benedict Society in our TBR pile - Not sure my son will like it, so going to read first. :) I'm also going to read "living biblically' one for dewey's challenge. My post is up now.

Have fun reading!

Mary Beth said...

After seeing your rave review of the Mysterious Benedict Society, I've put it near the top of my Books To Find list. Jane Eyre is a favorite of mine, although Mrs. Rochester still scares the living crap out of me.

drey said...

Lol, I wasn't quite so, um, attentive to the books I read in '08. All I know is, there were quite a few. Like, TONS! My post is here, & yes, there's only one. Call me slacker. =P

splummer said...

Hi!
Haven't read any of your books listed, but they are now on my TBR list, which is growing! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great week!

Sherrie

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