This year I read 130 books. That’s wayyy more than I’ve read in any other year of my adult life, and 30 more than my goal for the year. When I made my goal of 100 books this year I truly wasn’t sure if I could do it. I’m amazed that I’ve surpassed it by so much and inspired to set an even higher goal for next year. I went through the list of what I’ve read this year and picked out my favorites for the year. I have chosen 10 fiction books and 5 nonfiction books that were my absolute, must-reads of the year… without further ado, here they are (click on book titles to get to my reviews).
Top Fiction Reads of 2008:
Top Nonfiction Reads of 2008:
I have read a ton of great books this year, in addition to the above 15. My complete list of books read in 2008 with links to reviews can be found under the “2008 Books” header at the top of the main blog page.
Based on my progress in 2008, I will be setting a goal of 135 books for 2009. I am pretty sure I can make it happen, although I do want to read a few longer books this next year. We’ll see how it goes. I also went a little crazy on joining challenges, so we’ll see how that goes. Check out my challenge blog for more details on all the challenges I’m participating in.
Thank you, everyone, for such a fantastic first year of blogging for me. When I started this blog, I knew basically nothing about blogging and had never even heard of book blogging. This blog has grown so much since then and it’s all because of you guys. Happy New Year, everyone, and here’s to a fabulous book-filled 2009 for all of us.