Best of the 2008 Crowd

Again we find ourselves at the end of a year as we knew it. Predictions are dire for 2009, but the publishing industry has hit brick walls before--readers and writers alike must trust that the One who stops the presses will continue to open windows, even in uncertain times.

But what about 2008? What stories deserve fanfare as the best of the new? My personal top ten (in no particular order) ring up as follows:

The Underneath, by Kathi Appelt
Trouble, by Gary Schmidt
Jellicoe Road, by Melina Marchetta
Savvy, by Ingrid Law
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Impossible, by Nancy Werlin


cuileann said...

Have only read Trouble and Jenna Fox. Loved the former, but I'm afraid I got my hopes up too high for the latter based on how excited bloggers were getting. I was expecting it to be incredible and profound and, well, it fell short for me, though I liked it.

Noel De Vries said...

Oh, read Jellicoe Road, by Melina Marchetta. It's really good.

Beth F said...

I've been meaning to read Jenna Fox. These year end/new year lists are reminding me of a lot of great books.

Erin said...

Three of those are on my top-list, too. :)