It's a new month which means it's time to dig out my old book journals and see what I was reading ten years ago. These are the highlights from back in February 2008.
1. Sick Girl by Amy Silverstein - I remember reading this one while running on the treadmill. This is Silverstein's memoir about what she went through after suddenly going from a healthy young woman to someone who needed a heart transplant. I also remember one of my friends thought she was whiny. That wasn't the impression I got at all - and if I were in her shoes, I might whine, too. This past summer she published a second memoir about her second heart transplant, My Glory Was I Had Such Friends.
2. The Opposite of Love by Julie Buxbaum - this is Buxbaum's first adult novel, and it was OK. However, I have been super excited by Buxbaum's young adult novels that she's published recently and like to say that I "knew her" back when she was first published.
3. Leap of Faith by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley - it's a little interesting that I'm reading The War I Finally Won by Bradley right now with my daughter. I so love everything that KBB writes, I just wish she would writer faster.
4. The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney - here's what I remember ten years later: this book generated a lot of buzz, it was a great winter read because the setting is cold and wintry: the Northwest territories, and there's a murder which means there was definitely some suspense.
5. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher- I've yet to see the show on Netflix (and have no desire) and I didn't just rave about this book. I remember the general storyline, but not details. It is a hard book. Depressing. Sad. Dealing with a tough topic. It's not surprising to me that teen readers eat it up.
And, those are my highlights from a decade ago. What were you reading back in 2008?