There's something about the new year that causes a time of reflection and a look back at the previous year while planning for the new one. 2008 was not an easy year. It started in January with the death of a friend and a trip to VA for the memorial service. Jono had a brief period of unemployment and there were changes at my job for me to adjust to. Perspective on life was re-evaluated this year due to these events.
In reading I had a good year, finishing out the year with 85 books. My reading list of 2008 is currently at the bottom of this blog page. I'll leave it up for a while before changing over to the 2009 list. Some of my favorites from the year are:
Intimate Faith by Jan Winebrenner
The Restoration series by Terri Blackstock (Last Light, Night Light, True Light, Dawn's Light)
The Sushi series by Camy Tang (Sushi for One?, Only Uni, Single Sashimi)
The Cubicle Next Door by Siri Mitchell
The Convenient Groom by Denise Hunter
The Ultimate Reality Show by Clay Jacobsen
Uncharted by Angela Hunt
8.4 by Peter Hernon
I also enjoyed Dead Head by Allen Wyler, Splitting Harriet by Tamara Leigh, The Search to Belong by Joseph Myers, Having a Mary Spirit by Joanna Weaver, Elementary, My Dear Watkins by Mindy Starns Clark, and The Restorer by Sharon Hinck.