Kaye, a friend at Meanderings and Muses, mentioned how much she likes all of the "best of" lists that come out at the end of the year. So, I sent her the following lists for the end of the year.
I've already done the top 10 mysteries of the year, which I really would have liked to make top 12 or 15.
So, here are this year's discoveries - in various categories.
Favorite mystery series debuts -
Favorite return of a missing mystery series -
Les Roberts' Milan Jacovich in King of the Holly Hop
Favorite debut of a new mystery series by an author with a long-running one -
Betty Webb's The Anteater of Death
Favorite discovery of a long-running series -
Steven F. Havill's Posadas County mysteries
Favorite juv crime novel -
Chris Grabenstein's The Crossroads
Favorite reprint - (non-mystery)
My Lady of Cleves by Margaret Campbell Barnes
Favorite novels - (non-mystery)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer & Annie Barrows
The Last Queen by C.W. Gortner
Favorite picture book -
Bats at the Library by Brian Lies
Happy New Year, Everyone! I'm raising my glass of sparkling cider to a good reading year in 2009 for everyone! I hope we make new discoveries, and find old favorites. 2008 has been a good reading year.
(Happy New Year from Syndey, Australia. It's already 2009 there, and I won't be up at midnight in Arizona - grin.)