It amazes me that 2009 is just a few days away. This year went by so fast! With my vacation from school lasting until the middle of January, I've been trying to read as many books as possible to make up for all those I couldn't read during the semester.
In the last week or so I read nine books and my favorites are:
Savvy by Ingrid Law
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist - Rachel Cohn and David Leviathan
Life is a Verb - Patti Digh
My letter to the world and other poems - Emily Dickinson
Between reading and relaxing, I just had to sign up for some of next year's reading challenges. I promised myself that I would only sign up for six challenges next year, but at yesterday's count I signed up for nineteen! All are pretty flexible and I can make my list as I go. Most of the challenges are new to me, only three are challenges I've heard about or participated in before: Jewish Literature, Book Awards, and the challenge I'm hosting the In Their Shoes Challenge. The great thing about reading challenges is you have the opportunity to sign up to read books you normally would not have read on your own.
On December 31st, I will be posting my 20 favorite books of 2008. So far this year I've read 139 books, most of which were not published this year. It's going to be hard to come up with my top 20, but I'll try. Don't be surprise if you see my top 23 or 25!
Happy New Year!