Highlights of Books read in 2008

I present to you the
Patricia Collins Read This Year Books Award.
These awards are brought to you by me and by Goodreads, who not only gives me an electronic place to store a list of the books I read this year, but also shows me a handy picture of each book’s cover (and so much more.) Without further ado–

Most “literary” novel I loved:
The History of Love: A Novel.

My favorite book of the entire year:
The Monsters of Templeton

Best enchanting plot with a friendship I am jealous of:
The Rope Walk

Best guilty pleasure with long, long paragraphs:
10 Days in the Hills

Best obsession, as well as characters I want to marry:
Dennis Lehane’s
Patrick Kenzie/Angie Gennario Novels

Best painter of graphic pictures with least amount of words written:
Best book that made me afraid to go to sleep:
The Road

Best trip back to hormone-fueled early love:
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Best chronicle of the thoughts and motivations of the minds of college students:
Best book to get lost in the writing style:
I Am Charlotte Simmons

Best premise:
The Likeness

Best futuristic sci-fi feminist novel:
He, She and It

Best surprise and delightful story, recommendable to your eldest aunt and mother:
I Capture the Castle

Best two books about eating that everyone should read:
In Defense of Food
Real Food

Best “oh wow, cool!” book.
Best, “hmmm, I never knew that” book
Body Drama

Best hope for those of us who were never “wunderkinds”
My Life in France

Best book used to plan my DC trip
Washington in Focus

Best book edited by my radio boyfriend:
New Kings of Nonfiction

Worst book I read:
Series I will most likely read all of, even though it annoys me

You can find my reviews, as well as the names of the authors by clicking on the “books” link in the tag cloud.

3 thoughts on “Highlights of Books read in 2008”

  1. I feel Twilight is very poorly written. But it also has a plot line that keeps me reading. And complaining about the poor writing style. There are four books in the series, and I will probably read the last two, even if I think they are horrible.

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