Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Kailana's Best of 2008

I didn't do a very good job keeping track of what I read this year, and there are so many books that I read and never reviewed, so these are just some of the books that I read this year and remember enjoying/loving.

First up, there is The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran. The sequel to Nefertiti, I really enjoy Michelle's writing! She has another book out next year, so I am looking forward to reading it and (hopefully) having Michelle appear on the blog again!

Another book the quickly comes to mind is The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. I am so happy I changed my mind and read this book, because when I first read the description of it, I was not sure if it was my kind of book at all!

I read some Japanese history in the form of The Commoner. I really do not know anything about Japan, so I really need to more on the subject! It was nice to dip into the topic with this book, though.

I revistited with Genghis Khan and his family in Conn Iggulden's Lords of the Bow. I love this trilogy, and while this was not as good as the first book, it was a worthwhile read!

Lastly, I will also metion The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. This book has really made the rounds lately, though, so I am sure most people have read it by now!


  1. I recently read the first book in the Genghis Khan trilogy and really enjoyed it. I have the second one here to read too.

  2. I enjoyed the first two books. I keep going to start the third one, but then I remember that it is the end and keep saving it for a better time...

  3. I really am intrigued by The Gargoyle. I saw somewhere recently it made some big "worst of 2008" list and usually what the critics hate, I love. :)

  4. Yeah, normally what critics hate, I love too! I didn't think I was going to like it, but I ended up really enjoying it.

  5. I'm so glad that you included The Gargoyle on your list! I wanted it to get a mention but had too many on my list.