Monday, December 15, 2008

recapping 2008

2008 is almost over, so it seems like a good time to reflect on what we read. What did you like? What did you not like? Or, just what did you read, in general (whether published in 2008 or not)? Picture books, middle grade, nonfiction, YA, share it all with us! Next month we'll have to be making our lists for our best guesses for the ALA awards, so maybe these lists will be a good jumping off point.

1 comment:

rebecca said...

nan gregory's picture book pink is melancholy and unromanticized and warm. also, asthetically lovely.

frozen fire by the ever-weird YA writer tim bowler has haunted me. i'm not even sure what happens in it, but there's tons and tons of snow and it's kinda paranormal but i have a hard time calling it fantasy. not sure why.

i'm going to give a quick shout-out to highway cats by janet taylor lisle (illus. by david frankland, but it's a chapter book) for being a whole middle grade book from cats' POVs without a trace of tweeness. (nobody "mews" or "meows" instead of "says." are you listening, erin hunter?)