Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Final Thoughts

I had not been planning on making a year-end post, but here I am telling you my favorite books, and some 'to come' books

PAST:
I've narrowed down from all the books I've read and reviewed in the last 365 days, and have come up with a list of eleven books books.























Wildwood Dancing
Celia's House
The Princess Bride
Stormbreaker
Savvy
The Penderwicks
Mara Daughter of the Nile
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Book of a Thousand Days
A Curse Dark as Gold

FUTURE:
There are already quite a few books on my TBR09 list... This is by no means all I will be reading, but it is my starting list:


Shakespeare's Secret
Masterpiece
Pride and Prejudice
The Anybodies
The Little White Horse
Tuck Everlasting
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Sense and Sensibility
Princess Academy
The Hunger Games
Dandelion Fire

Happy New Year!


12 comments:

Noel De Vries said...

Hooray for Dandelion Fire!!

You might like a different Austen better than S&S ... it's kind of hard. Maybe Northanger Abbey? It's very fun, very tongue-in-cheek but sweet.

Happy new year to you, too! Have a fun party tonight.

Marie DeVries said...

I remember trying s&s this past year and not being able to get past the first paragraph... I was hoping I'd be able to read through it this year... Northanger Abbey sounds good too.

The new year has not even begun and I've already started making aditions to my list! :)

Carrie said...

Oooh I have been wanting to read 100 Cupboards. Did you like it?! THanks for leaving me the link to your list! All of your books look like so much fun.(I've yet to read anything by Shannon Hale either.)

Marie DeVries said...

I really like 100 Cupboards, and I cannot wait until the next book, Dandelion Fire, comes out.

Another book by N.D. Wilson is Leepike Ridge... I liked that one too.

They are both fast paced, and full of adventure.

Thanks for coming by, Carrie!

Sarah M. said...

I have The Princess Bride on my bookshelf and need to read it. I really enjoyed The Penderwicks, need to read the sequel.

You've got a great 2009 list already I loved P&P and S&S and really enjoyed The Little White Horse and Princess Academy. It's been years since I read Huck Finn, so I need to re-read that. The others I've not heard of... so I'll have to check them out. Happy New Year!

Marie DeVries said...

Hi Sarah! I really liked the Princess Bride, all in all, though you have to be able to understand the satire to get the story... The sequel of The Penderwicks, in my opinion, is just as good.

I have already started Huck Finn, and I think I like it. I like how MArk Twain wrote in the accent, but that makes it a little hard to understand at times...
Happy New Year!

Aubrey said...

I've only read 3 of the books on your 08 lise- 100 Cupboards, Mara, and Celia's House. Which of the others would you recommend the most?

Marie DeVries said...

The Invention of Hugo Cabret was very good, and so was The Princess Bride... actuall, they all were. It depends on what your looking for... a retelling, a love story, action, or a cozy little story...

cuileann said...

Looking forward to hearing about some of those. :)

By the way, today I was horrified to see that that e-mail I had written in response to yours...had been sitting in my draft box since the end of November. Gak. :/ Expect it tomorrow!

Beth F said...

I hope to finally read a Shannon Hale in 2009 too. Nice lists. I loved the movie The Princess Bride, I should really try the book.

DebD said...

You are the third blogger who has put Hugo Cabret on their list of favorites for 2008. I'm definitely moving this book up to the top of my pile.

Thanks!

Marie DeVries said...

Cuileann:
my draft box does that too. :)

Beth F:
I liked the movie as well, it was surprising close to the book. From what I could tell at least...

DebD:
Hugo Cabret was a VERY good book, written in a very unusual and interesting style. Hope you like it!