While I'm thinking about books, I thought I'd wrap up 2008 (I know, I know, but school isn't back in session yet so I can't seem to think of it as 2009 already) with a list of the best novels I've read this year. Some of them I may have mentioned already, but I'll list them again because I thought they were *that* good! And rather than try to describe them to you, I'll link you to Amazon where you can read summaries and see what you think. I truly enjoyed all of these books enormously and highly recommend them.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Likeness by Tana French
Hannah's Dream by Diane Hammond
There's No Place Like Here by Cecelia Ahern
The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen.
How to Be Good by Nick Hornby
How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life by Mameve Medwed
Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos
Off Season by Anne Rivers Siddons
If you've read something that you've loved in the past year, please feel free to pass along the recommendation in a comment. I'm always looking for the next thing to read!