Thursday, December 27, 2007

Booking Through Thursday: Highlights


It’s an old question, but a good one . . . What were your favorite books this year?

List as many as you like … fiction, non-fiction, mystery, romance, science-fiction, business, travel, cookbooks … whatever the category. But, really, we’re all dying to know. What books were the highlight of your reading year in 2007?

I am not a superstitious person by nature. Well, maybe a little, and therefore, I am not yet ready to offer any highlights into my favorites just yet. While chances are slim that any book I read in the next six days will end up supplanting any of my favorites this year, you never know. It has happened before. Maybe not to me, but to someone out there. Regardless, I would love to know what your favorite book of the year was.

After getting the nod from my darling husband, I thought it might be fun to have a little contest. Which one book of all the books I read this year will earn my top spot? Of all those who guess correctly, I will enter your name in a drawing to win a copy of your choice of one of my top ten picks of the year.

The deadline for entering the contest is on December 30th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. There's plenty of time to think it over and cast your vote. The contest is open to everyone inside and outside of U.S. I will be posting my top 10 list on the 31st of December and will announce the winner the first of the New Year. Good luck!

35 comments:

  1. Ooh, a contest! How fun, Wendy! :D
    Let me guess...two of your top favourites are Sacred Cows by Karen E. Olson and Broken For You by Stephanie Kallos? ;)

    Happy BTT!

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  2. You're fast, Melody! I changed the instructions slightly after your response to make them more clear. I appreciate you being my test subject! ;-) Which of your two picks do you think will fill the #1 slot?

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  3. It's hard to choose, Wendy! LOL.
    Well, I will pick Sacred Cows by Karen E. Olson. ;)

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  4. Hello!

    All of Sue Grafton's books are so good you just can't put them down until you are done. I am hoping once the entire series is done to read them all over again!

    I am adding you to my blogroll, too!

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  5. Ohhh another contest LOL ! Hmmm I pick Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.

    Can I get back to you with which books I want to win? Thanks for stopping by my blog to cograts me on my winning book for Kite Runner :) Hope you have a good Thursday

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  6. Thanks, Melody!

    OneLuvGurl - Thanks so much for adding me to your blog roll. I've got you added to mine too. :-)

    I will probably reread the Sue Grafton series too when it's all done. It's such a great series.

    Julia - I like contests. :-) I've got you down for Anna Karenina!

    Don't worry about picking the book you want to win. I figure I'll ask once I post my top ten list, that way you know what the choices are. :-)

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  7. I'll go with The Way the Crow Flies by Anne Marie Macdonald! What a nice idea to hold a contest like this! I know what you mean about it feeling too soon to post a list of favourites, though I have done...

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  8. I compromised and talked about two books I'm still reading! LOL...

    For your contest, I'll vote for: Broken For You by Stephanie Kallos

    Just because.

    Happy BTT!

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  9. I have resisted naming a favourite yet, just in case I read something fantastic in the next couple of days.

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  10. I wish all participants best of luck! I'll just see who'll win. Ehehehe...

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  11. Cool! I love contests! I am voting for "The Way the Crow Flies" by Anne Marie MacDonald because it has parallels to your own life and for me, relating so closely to the characters makes for an excellent read!

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  12. What a great idea! I'm goiong with Moloka'i by Alan Brennert. I remember you raved about it and it made me put it on my 'need to remember that' list.

    I can't wait to see your top 10 list.

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  13. What a fun contest! I vote for "Half of a Yellow Sun".

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  14. I will reserve it till I get through what you read this year!

    LOL!

    My list!

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  15. Crafty Green Poet - I thought it might be a good New Year's treat for someone. :-) Thanks for entering!

    Marianne - That works too! Haha Thank you for entering the drawing!

    Marg - I don't blame you! You never can tell, can you? I have big hopes that I can still fit in another two books outside of the book I'm reading. I doubt it will happen, but I'm sure going to try!

    Alice - You sure you don't want to take a guess? :-) Or are you just waiting until that final hour?

    Amy - I couldn't resist once the idea entered my mind. :-) Thanks for entering!

    Elizabeth - I made you put it on your list? Haha Sometimes it feels that way, doesn't it? Thanks for your entry!

    Nymeth - Thanks! I didn't realize how fun it would be to see people's guesses!

    Guatami - Wise choice! You never can tell if a book yet to be read will slip in at the last minute! I would have posted which books I plan to read to end off the year, but I am not sure myself. LOL

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  16. Fun contest. I have a hard enough time figuring out my own favorites though. It'll be fun to see who wins though and to see your final list.

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  17. Trisha - I like brightening someone's day at the end of a contest. :-)

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  18. Sounds like fun! Hmmm... not sure about this one I'll have to get back to you later.

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  19. Um, I 'll bet on the Alice Hoffman! Just for the fun of it (and cause I loved it). "Ice Queen."

    Of course, I'd be thrilled if it were "Cries and Whiskers" or Karen's "Dead of the Day," too.

    happy between the holidays breather!
    clea

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  20. I'll get back to you with my guess and too funny! I'd started to write up my 2007 Reading Statistics on my blog and then thought....but the year isn't over yet.....

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  21. That's an awesome idea for a contest, Wendy.

    You gave a few books 5 stars, but the one that I also would have given 5 stars to is "Broken For You", so that'll be my guess.

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  22. Jen - Take your time. :-)

    Clea - Thanks! Alice Hoffman is a good author, that's for sure.

    Carrie K. - I have a blank post waiting for me to fill it. :-) I've got you entered.

    Kookiejar - Thank you. :-) I added your entry.

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  23. Hi Wendy!
    My guess for your fav is
    The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald
    I can't wait to see which it is!
    Thanks!
    Tricia

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  24. I don't know, but I can't wait to hear!

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  25. I am guessing Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy as I read that too this year and really enjoyed it as well.

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  26. How fun! I am going to guess Broken For You by Stephanie Kallos. I see I have company!

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  27. I have no idea. Good luck to all the entrants!

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  28. Tricia - Hi there! I'm so glad you stopped in. :-) Thanks for entering!

    Kristy - I can't wait either! Haha

    Rhinoa - Anna Karenina was wonderful, wasn't it? I am reading War and Peace this next year. I hadn't planned on it, but hubby gave me a copy of the latest translation for Christmas and then I was talked into it by some fellow blogging friends since they're reading it as well . . . What have I gotten myself into?!

    Jaimie - Yes, you are in good company! Haha Thanks for entering.

    Pussreboots - It's a close one, let me tell you! :-)

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  29. I'll vote for Moloka'i by Alan Brennert, which happens to be on my TBR Challenge list for 2008! What a fun contest idea, and I look forward to seeing which book tops your list.

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  30. Alisia - Thank you for entering! I hope you will like Moloka'i!

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  31. Fun Contest! My guess is Anna Karenina.

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  32. hmm. a hard choice to make. i'm going to go with Half of a Yellow Sun.

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  33. Alison - I thought it was a hard choice too. I hate choosing just one. I think I do it to torture myself. :-) Thanks for entering.

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