Thursday, January 1, 2009

Top Books- 2008

Top 20 Books of 2008 (in no certain order)
Happy Hour of the Damned- Mark Henry
Evermore- Lynn Viehl
Mine to Possess- Nalini Singh
Dawn's Awakening- Lora Leigh
The Outlaw Demon Wails- Kim Harrison
Midnight Awakening- Lara Adrian
Vampire, Interrupted- Lynsay Sands
One Foot in the Grave- Jeaniene Frost
From Dead to Worse- Charlaine Harris
Wicked Game- Jeri Smith-Ready
Lover Enshrined- J.R. Ward
Grimspace- Ann Aguirre
The Darkest Kiss- Keri Arthur
Pleasure Unbound- Larissa Ione
Night Life- Caitlin Kittredge
The Lost Duke of Wyndham- Julia Quinn
Acheron- Sherrilyn Kenyon
When Twilight Burns- Colleen Gleason
Broken Wing- Judith James
Seduce Me At Sunrise- Lisa Kleypas

I read 258 Books
111 Authors

Authors I Read For The First Time: Jeaniene Frost, Mark Henry, Marianne LaCroix, Jaid Black, Ilona Andrews, Deborah Cooke, Anne Bishop, Kate Douglas, Amy Blankenship, Amanda Marrone, Amanda Cummings, Marjorie M. Liu, Jeri Smith-Ready, Adrian Phoenix, Kinley MacGregor, Lyn Armstrong, Ann Aguirre, Teresa D'Amario, Melissa Marr, Virginia Kantra, Larissa Ione, Kendra Leigh Castle, Delilah Devlin, Caitlin Kittredge, Lorie O'Clare, Shayla Black, Julia Quinn, C.L. Wilson, Eve Kenin, Justin Gustainis, Eve Silver, Judith James, Kathleen Kent, Lisa Kleypas, Helen Kirkman, Colette Gale, Claudia Gray, Cindy Spencer Pape, R.G. Alexander, Kirsten Saell

Stepping out of my Comfort Zone: For me that would be Historical Romance. Before this year the only Historicals I read were ones that had Paranormal in them. But thanks to Julia Quinn, Lisa Kleypas & Kinley MacGregor I've been sucked into this genre and now it's one of my favorites.

Other books I enjoyed this year: Iron Kissed By: Patricia Briggs, The Empress' New Clothes By: Jaid Black, Dream Chaser By: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Fire Study By: Maria V. Snyder, Daughter of the Blood By: Anne Bishop, Midnight Rising By: Lara Adrian, Sea Witch By: Virginia Kantra, Let the Night Begin By: Kathryn Smith, Kiss of the Highlander By: Karen Marie Moning, Walk on the Wild Side By: Christine Warren, Lunewulf Law By: Lorie O'Clare, Spirits Unveiled By: Amanda Cummings, It Happened By Autumn By: Lisa Kleypas, Lord of the Fading Lands By: C.L. Wilson, Driven By: Eve Kenin, The Duke & I By: Julia Quinn, One Silent Night By: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Crossing Swords By: Kirsten Saell


  1. Thank you, Anna :). That was so nice of you to think of me. It was a nice surprise!

    Whew, 258 books! I read about 155. My list shows 162 but there are some DNF's. I may try to out read you in a month, but I couldn't in a year!! :P!! LOL!

    I have Wicked Game. I'm gonna have to move that up on the reading list also! We have a few that are the same.
    Your other books you enjoyed, we read more of the same ones of those.

  2. I really enjoyed Spirits Unveiled. :)

    I was pretty happy with my 258 number. I past the number I read in 2007. It probably would be alot more if I list every anthology I read.

    I hope you enjoy Wicked Game. I loved it. :)

  3. One of my big worries with liking or not liking Wicked Game is that she wrote it in first person present tense. I have a hard time adjusting to that. First person is one thing, present tense is another. I think that's why I had a hard time reading Wanderlust. I liked Grimspace, but too much of that writing style is hard for me to enjoy. But I'm gonna read it. Maybe next month.

  4. Wow 258! I was happy to get out 100. :D That's incredible. Congrats!

  5. Thanks Brooke! I usually end up shocking myself on how many I read.

  6. Great list Anna! You read a ton of books and I love that you put the authors that were new to you!

    Amy - I think you'll like Wicked Game. You're already a fan of Jeri's writing and I managed to get past the 1st person present tense thing so I think you can too.

  7. I love these end of year lists. Always interesting to see what people put. I think Ann Aguirre and Jeri Smith-Ready will be on a lot of people's lists. I had them on mine!



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