Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday Salon: The Last Sunday

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!


Andi said...

I know what you mean 1) about it being had to believe 2009 is just a skip away 2) narrowing down the faves. I've read 70ish books this year, which is 20ish more than usual. I don't know if I can narrow the favorites down to 10!

Ali said...

That's a lot of books read and a lot of challenges! I'm impressed!

Eva said...

Totally agree w/ you about 2008 almost ending. I'm so glad you liked Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist-I got it for my sister for Christmas but haven't read it myself yet!

jessi said...

Wow, and I thought my 10 or so challenges were a lot! Good luck with all those. :)

Thanks for signing up for my Neil Gaiman challenge. We have a challenge blog - send me an e-mail (xjessideex [at] gmail [dot] com) and I'll send you an invite to post on it.