Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 Faves, Extended List

It's hard for me to do a best of list considering the fact that I tend to enjoy most everything that I read. Then to narrow the list down to ten is even more difficult. Plus, you add in the fact that I can't possibly read EVERYTHING that comes out, or even everything that I want to read, and you've got a true readers dilemma! 

Just kidding. It's not a terrible spot to be in, having too many good books to read throughout the year. Life could be worse, right? 

So I narrowed the list down to ten, but actually that list is pretty dependent on the mood that I am in when I am doing the narrowing down, if you catch my drift. So here is my extended list of stand-out titles of 2008 (out of the ones I had the chance to read, of course). 

(in no particular order)
1. Ice Trap by Kitty Sewell (debut)
2. Obedience by Will Lavender (debut)
3. City of the Sun by David Levien (debut)
4. The Killer's Wife by Bill Floyd (debut)
5. Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz
6. Rogue by Rachel Vincent
7. Ritual by Mo Hayder
8. Easy Innocence by Libby Fischer Hellman
9. Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith (debut)
10. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
11. Stalking Susan by Julie Kramer (debut)
12. Sisters of Misery by Megan Kelley Hall (debut)
13. Nox Dormienda by Kelli Stanley
14. Duma Key by Stephen King
15. Left to Die by Lisa Jackson
16. Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
17. Razor Girl by Marianne Mancusi
18. Nightwalker by Jocelynn Drake
19. The Blood Detective by Dan Waddell
20. The Seance by John Harwood
21. Wicked Game by Jeri Smith-Ready
22. Infected by Scott Sigler
23. Calling Mister Lonely Hearts by Laura Benedict
24. The Messenger by Jan Burke



Megan Kelley Hall said...

Thanks!! SISTERS OF MISERY is in some amazing company on this list! I'm so honored and thrilled!!

Thanks and Happy 2009!!


Vickie said...

Becky: I reckon I can just use your list for my 'to read in 2009' list. FAB list!!!

Becky LeJeune said...

Megan: I liked the book so much, I gave a copy to my sisters!

Vickie: Thanks! They were all great books.