Monday, December 29, 2008

Beloved ___ of 2008!

Okay, so I saw The Story Siren doing this and since I haven't given you a review in a while (It's because I've been reading to many ARC's!) that I just thought I'd give you something today and this just popped in my mind from when Kristi did it. So here it goes.

Best Book of 2008:

The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed.

Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves-Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.

Featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies, THE HOST is a riveting and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one of the most compelling writers of our time.

I figure this was a shoo-in.

Favorites books of 2008:

Swimming With The Sharks by Debbie Reed Fischer
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Wake by Lisa McMann
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

The Dead & The Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
House of Dance by Beth Kephart

Gone by Michael Grant
Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Stephanie Kuehnert
Model: A Memoir by Cheryl Diamond
I Know It's Over by CK Kelly Martin
Invisible Touch by Kelly Parra
Paper Towns by John Green

Favorite Cover's of 2008:
(Some are books I haven't read, but have desperately wanted to.)

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
I Want to Be Your Joey Ramone by Stephanie Kuehnert
Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs
The Elite by Jennifer Banash
Rumors by Anna Godberson
House of Dance by Beth Kephart
Far From You by Lisa Schroeder
Bliss by Lauren Myracle
Undone by Brooke Taylor
Kiss Me Kill Me by Lauren Henderson
Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

Favorite Writers of 2008:
Sarah Dessen (Lock and Key, Just Listen, The Truth About Forever)
Elizabeth Scott (Living Dead Girl, Stealing Heaven)
Beth Kephart (House of Dance, Undercover)
Stephanie Kuehnert (I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone)
John Green (Paper Towns, Looking For Alaska)
Stephenie Meyer (The Host, Breaking Dawn)

So all in all, this was an excellent year for reading. Just keep in mind for some of the categories, I couldn't remember all of the amazing books and/or authors out there.

I hope everyone has an exciting and awesome New Years!

P.S. I finished You Are So Undead To Me, but the review won't be up for awhile, but I'm in the middle of Breathe My Name by R.A. Nelson, so expect a review for the in a few days! And you should expect an On The Outside post sometime this week also!


  1. Now I have some more books to add to my list! :) Swimming With The Sharks is now on my list!

  2. I was FINALLY able to read Lock and Key!!!! FANSTASTIC!!!

  3. Nice list! I loved Stephanie Kuehnert and I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone as well. :)


  4. So I guess I'm gonna have to read all of those, huh? =D I'm going to remember that...


  5. hmm, I'll have to read some of those books :)

  6. Breaking Dawn was sad/just okay and I couldn't get past the first chapter of The Host. I have Oh. My. Gods. but haven't read it yet. I don't think I've read any of the other books on your list but I'd like to read some of them. And Sarah Dessen and Elizabeth Scott (even though I've only read Perfect You) are AWESOME!


  7. Wow this was a great idea!! I really want to read House of Dance of heard like amazing things about the Beth Kephart's writing.


  8. I do really want to get The Host, but that would border on irresponsible considering the size of my TBR right now...

  9. I love that you did a "Favorite Covers" category.

  10. Let me add these books into my list to buy.


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