It’s a week or two later than you’d expect, and it may be almost a trite question, but … what were your favorite books from 2008?
(It’s an oldie but a goodie question for a reason, after all … because, who can’t use good book suggestions from time to time?)
What were my favorite books from 2008? I discovered a lot of new authors - well new to me - in 2008 and went on a reading binge. I read a variety of genres including christian, romance, suspense, fantasy and detective novels.
My favorite book by christian author, Brandilyn Collins is Dark Pursuit. I thought I had it figured out who the killer was in the middle of the book. I was wrong and boy was I surprised. I think Collins will give Ted Dekker a run for the money in the suspense department.
Bodie Thoene runs a close second with the Ad Chronicles which gives life to the characters in the bible and tells their story, from the blind beggar to mary and Joseph to Jesus. These stories will make you look at the bible in a whole new light.
My favorite detective novel was actually a series. The In Death Series by J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts) A series about a futuristic female homicide detective. There are currently 27 novels in the series with more to come. Very addictive.
If I had to narrow down what my favorite romance novel was it would have to be one written by Nora Roberts - Jewels of the Sun which is book one of the Irish Trilogy. The characters come to life and you don't want the story to end.
I discovered numerous authors in 2008 and plan on reading more of their books: Cherry Adair, Allison Brennan, Patricia Briggs, Lorna Barrett, Cleo Coyle, Roxanne St. Clair, Michelle Gagnon, Cait London, Marliss Melton, Susan Meissner, Mariah Stewart, Debra Webb, and Rebecca York. But not all this year. I do plan on slowing down a little bit.
Click here to see what is on the list for this year so far.