Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Best and Worst - 2008

Best
Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson - Southern fiction. I've read two of this author's books so far and loved them both.

The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci - Young Adult. I don't think YA fiction was this good when I was growing up. Makes me wonder what else I'm missing out on.

The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer - Young Adult. Yes, it's fluff. Wonderful fluffy fluffiness. Me + Edward = 4 Ever!!!!!

Burned by Ellen Hopkins - Young Adult. Looks like I've read a lot of YA this year, huh? I love the writing style.

Divining Women by Kaye Gibbons - General Fiction. I will read any book I can get my hands on by this author. She's great.

East of Eden by John Steinbeck - Classic. Can't wait to read more Steinbeck.

The Girls by Lori Lansens - General Fiction. I loved it so much, I read it twice. Heartwarming and wonderful.

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood - Dystopian Fiction. Another author I want to gobble up. Fantastic book. I will reread this and recommend it to lots of people.

Paper Towns by John Green - Young Adult. Fan-freaking-tastic.

Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult - General Fiction. A great fiction book that is thought provoking.

We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver - General Fiction. A book that I continue to think about after all of these months of reading other books.

Worst

Barrel Fever by David Sedaris - Humor. When this author doesn't suck, he rocks. In this case he sucked!

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Moshin Hamid - General Fiction. This didn't hold my interest at all, I kept zoning out and when I suffered all the way through it and it didn't get any better, I wondered why I had wasted my time.

Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend by Robert James Waller - Romance. Gag. I thought that since I liked this author's The Bridges of Madison County, I might be able to stomach this one. Nope.

Stuart Little by E.B. White - Children's Fiction. Creepy little disrespectful mouse that needs a spanking. This is no Charlotte's Web!

Through Painted Deserts by Donald Miller - Christianity. Oh how I hate to put this author in this category. This book stunk. He needed a good editor and apparently he didn't have one. His other books are wonderful, though.

The Year my Life Went Down the Loo by Katie Maxwell - Young Adult. Maybe if I hadn't already read the Georgia Nicolson series by Louise Rennison, I would have liked this book more.

3 comments:

Lisa said...

I loved East of Eden. I'm dying to read Paper Towns. I am not sure how I feel about Georgia Nicolson.

SmallWorld at Home said...

I love your short comments on all your titles! Very helpful!

Lenore said...

Agree with many on your best list :)