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?

This is a really difficult question for me because I always forget what I’ve been reading. Although, I think there are a couple books I’ve read this year that I recommend to nearly everyone.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is one of those boks that is intriguing enough for adults, but tame enough for a younger audience.

One of the few books that has EVER made me laugh out loud was A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore. Quite a dark sense of humour!

I love historical fiction and The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory did not disappoint. I can’t wait to read more of Gregory’s books.

Lucky by Alice Sebold made me cry so hard. But while this is a racy, heart-wrenching, passionate, and true story, it is very well-written.

Can I also count The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, which I finished on December 31, 2007? It was a fantastic story that kept me intrigued and captivated the whole way through.