I got my books today. Author's copies. I was a little scared to open the box. So amazing, though. So amazing.
Then, in the spirit of getting organized and finishing up the things I usually do at new year's, I went through my book journal. I read a shocking number of books last year. More than I read the year I was unemployed. No wonder I didn't get much (else) done last year.
Every year I make a list of my favorite books I read during the year. Here's the list for 2008. A bit late.
Love Walked In - Marisa de los Santos
Ballet Shoes / Circus Shoes - Noel Streatfeild
Life as We Knew It / The Dead & the Gone - Susan Beth Pfeffer
Josie & Jack - Kelly Braffett
Fingersmith - Sarah Waters
Couch World - Cathy Yardley
Dramarama - E Lockhart
Sweethearts - Sara Zarr
Geek Love - Katherine Dunn
Ten Cents a Dance - Christine Fletcher
Perfect You - Elizabeth Scott
I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone - S Kuehnert
Lock & Key - Sarah Dessen
I swear I did read books by men. And books that weren't YA and chicklit. But that is what I like, apparently.