With 2009 right around the corner I figured now would be a good time to talk about what I enjoyed about 2008. I'm generally not the type to do the whole resolution thing, but I do like to set goals for myself and I also like to look back at what I got out of the previous year.
I found some new authors. Well, they're new for me. One Lora Leigh. I had never read her books before this year. Boy was I missing out! I've since read nearly all of her backlist, there are still a few to go, but I'm getting there. My favorite book of hers remains to be "Loving Lies". A very hot story! I want the other two friends' stories, like today! LOL
I also discovered the joys of reading erotica, rather than erotic romance. Diana Hunter's "New York Moment" was probably the first story I've ever read that didn't have a budding romance and a HEA. Well, that's not entirely true. I think I've read a few others, a long time ago, but it's been so long I can't remember. Anyway, it's not something I'll read daily because I do love me a good romance, but I admit it was interesting enough for me to have bought a few more of the Exotica titles over at Ellora's Cave. (Damn, I just love having those hot stories on my ereader, too! lol)
One of the best stories I read this year is probably "Fallen" by Erin McCarthy. I love it when and author can suprise me. I knew she could write a fun, laugh out loud romance, but I had no idea she could write darker. I liked this particular book because of the hero. I go for heroes who have an inner struggle the way Gabriel does. It makes me desperate for his happy ending.
So, those are the books I've loved this year. What else did I love about 2008? There were a lot of good things to happen to me this year. My writing career is beginning to take off, I have a new positive outlook on life, I've learned to put things aside and spend time enjoying my family, and I feel better about me than I think I ever have. Will 2009 be perfect? I think not, but it's bound to be an adventure!
What books did you read this year that made an impression?