It has been cold here all week and even though it threatens to snow I am finding it really difficult to believe that the Winter Solstice is a week away. My first full year of blogging has been quite a wonderful experience and I am looking forward to the next one.
I am beginning to see year-end wrap-ups and top ten book lists but, after reading over 150 books this year, there is no way I can choose just 10 books as favorites. I’ve decided to create several lists, covering the different types of books I read and reviewed during 2009.
I am starting out with Graphic Novels. I read many this year, some I loved, some I didn’t. Some of my favorites?
Laika by Nick Abadzis
Aya and Aya of Yop City by Marguerite Abouet
Slow Storm by Danica Novgorodoff
Britten and Brulightly by Hannah Berry
Stitches by David Small
Then there are the Young Adult books. I find this category deceptive. Often these book should be read by adults, if only to remind them what it’s like to be an adolescent. Interestingly, several of my favorites fall under the “fantasy” genre.
Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Annals of the Western Shore by Ursula Le Guin
Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson
Sometimes we’re always real same-same by Mattox Roesch
Now I plan on visiting my favorite blogs and scanning any “best of” or “top book” posts. I’m sure there are books I have failed to add to my ever-growing TBR list.
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