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Best of 2008

Once again, on the eve of 2009, I've put together my best shot at a Best Books of '08 list. I whittled last year's list down to 12 books--one for each month of the year. This year it was a bit harder. I managed to get it down to the Round of 16 and gave up there. So here they are in all their cozy wonderfulness.

Best of 2008
(in order of publication)


* indicates a debut author

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  1. I love Patricia Briggs!

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  2. Yay for Briggs! She is my very favorite UF writer. Period.

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  3. I agree with several of those - and you have to try some of Briggs trad fantasy. It's even better than her UF.

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  4. Totally seeing Grimspace and Wicked Game on multiple lists. This pleases me because they made my list too! :)

    And - I really *have* to read Lisa Shearin, because I see her rec'ed a lot, but I've never read her books.

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  5. The Host was wonderful. Not sure how I'm gonna feel when she puts out the sequal.

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  6. Liviana, I actually read Dragon Bones before discovering the Mercy books. I need to find a copy of Dragon Blood now and finish that set.

    Janicu, I'm glad to hear someone else loved Wicked Game. I thought it was wicked good. ;)

    Princess Allie, I feel exactly the same way. I liked how The Host ended just fine. It doesn't need more and it seems like I'm not as big a fan of her sequels as I am her first volumes. Hm...

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  7. "The Host" is still sitting in my TBR pile. I think "Breaking Dawn" put me off more Meyer for a while - though it was a bit like car-crash telly (or reading), I just had to keep reading to see what was going to happen next.

    There's quite a few in your Best of list that I definitely have to pick up in 2009!

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  8. Li, I know what you mean. I'm actually really glad I read The Host before Breaking Dawn because I'm not sure I'd have been able to read it post-BD. I do recommend it, though, when you feel recovered. ;-)

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