Thursday, January 03, 2008

Thursday Meme

Here's our Thursday meme courtesy of Booking Through Thursday.

Last week we talked about the books you liked best from 2007. So this week, what with it being a new year, and all, we’re looking forward….

What new books are you looking forward to most in 2008? Something new being published this year? Something you got as a gift for the holidays? Anything in particular that you’re planning to read in 2008 that you’re looking forward to? A classic, or maybe a best-seller from 2007 that you’re waiting to appear in paperback?

This is a post that could go on and on. There are so many books that I'm looking forward to reading this year. One, Brother Odd by Dean Koontz, I already finished. Another, The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett, I'm currently in the middle of reading. Aside from those, I'll list my top ten at this point. This is a list that will change throughout the year because I can't possibly be aware of all the books coming out this year. Also, these are not in any order.

  1. Any of the In Death books that will be published this year.
  2. The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlam
  3. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  4. Guilty Pleasures graphic novel by L.K.H.
  5. The Cider House Rules by John Irving
  6. The second and third Dexter books.
  7. The Appeal by John Grisham
  8. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  9. The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory
  10. War and Peace by Tolstoy

War and Peace I would like to finish this year. I started it last year but it's a slow go for me. I keep putting it aside for other books but I really want to finish it. These are all books that are on my reading challenge lists. I'm looking forward to reading all of those books this year.


  1. One of these days I'd like to read one or more of the Dexter books---they sound interesting!

  2. I read and loved Water for Elephants last year. I hope you do too!

  3. I've heard so many good things about Water for Elephants. The other Boleyn girl is very good.
    Enjoy your books

  4. The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum are all great books. That is the only series I have read with interest.

    Parsifal Mosaic is a good book too. Ludlum is one writer worth reading.

  5. Heather~~I really enjoyed the first book. I thought it gave more insight to the character of Dexter that you don't get from watching the show. I've heard very mixed reviews about 2 and 3 though. I hope that they are just as good (imo) as the first.

    Amy and Alix~~I've only heard positive things about the book too. It'll probably be what I read next after my current book.

    GT~~I've been intending to read the Bourne series ever since the first movie came out. I haven't really heard too much about Ludlam's other books though.


  6. I'm hoping to read Water for Elephants and The Other Boleyn Girl this year. I have read War & Peace. Great list!

  7. Enjoy The Cider House Rules. It's my favorite Irving after Garp!

  8. Color of Magic is one I will be reading this year most definitely. And War and Peace. I hope to read Water for Elephants as well. Bourne Identity I will try to get to one of these days hopefully. So many books to read . . .

  9. Kristy~~Thanks!

    Bookgal~~I really liked the movie so I figure I'll love the book.

    LF~~I know what you mean! To make matters worse, Barnes and Noble just sent out their bargain book catalogue which has AWESOME deals in it. As if I need more books to add to my ever growing TBR list, lol.

  10. I was gone last week and missed BTT. I love your list though! I need to get back to reading LK Hamilton's books. I started one years ago and got distracted.

  11. Oh BTW, there are Dexter books??!! What!?? We are just finishing up Season 1 on DVD. LOVE IT!

  12. Pam~~I saw that you were back. I left a comment on your blog.

    I consider LKH and Anita Blake guilty pleasure reading but I LOVE them.

    And YES!! There are Dexter books. I discovered them quite by accident when I saw one sitting out on a sale table at the book store. I really liked the first one because it helped to explain Dexter a little more than the show (which I LOVE LOVE LOVE!)does. The story is basically the first season but it does differ in important places. And like I said, books 2 and 3 are on my TBR list for the year and I can't wait.


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