You must have noticed that this is the time of year that folks break out the "Best of" lists. I don't feel like I have read widely enough this year to really comment, so I decided to take a little walk down memory lane.
Before Blogspot, I used to keep track of my books in this cute little "Books I've Read: A Reader's Journal". So I pulled out my volumes, blew off the dust, and took to reading about what I have read in the past.
There is some great stuff in there, and maybe I will backtrack and blog them sometime, but for now, here are my "Top 25 Books Before the Blog"!
The Lovely Bones, by Sebold (read 9/10/02)
Skellig, by Almond (read 9/20/02)
The Brothers Grimm, by Hettinger (read 10/21/02)
Abarat, by Barker (read 11/1/02)
The Rope Trick, by Alexander (read 12/11/02)
The Fig Eater, by Shields (read 1/2/03)
God Went to Beauty School, by Rylant (read 2/12/03)
first part last, by Johnson (read 3/12/03)
Paint Me Like I Am, teen writers (read 3/25/03)
Vampire High, by Rees (read 3/26/03)
Mondays are Red, by Morgan (read 5/22/03)
Full Tilt, by Shusterman (read 6/14/03)
Out of Order, by Jenkins (read 7/13/03)
33 snowfish, by Rapp (read 8/10/03)
The Canning Season, by Horvath (read 9/16/03)
Target, by Johnson (read 9/19/03)
Colibri, by Cameron (read 9/30/03)
afterlife, by Soto (read 10/03)
Shutterbug Follies, by Little (read 10/15/03)
Fables: Animal Farm, by Willingham (read 10/17/03)
Hollow Kingdom, by Dunkle (read 10/28/03)
Pirates!, by Rees (read 11/19/03)
A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Bray (read 11/03/03)
Point Break, by Horowitz (read 12/03/03)
Drop City, by Boyle (read 1/24/04)
So there you are. No particular order, but I enjoyed each one. Some got panned in the reviews, but...I like what I like and I rarely apologize for it!