I'm pretty pleased with the number of books I managed to read this year in spite of the fact I wasn't able to read one a week as I hoped. I didn't read any during NaNo as I find reading distracts me when I'm doing serious writing. Something about input vs. output I guess. Anyway, behind the cut you will find the title, author and a brief review of each book. No real spoilers as far as I can see. Mostly I just say what the book is basically about and if I liked it. About half of these were rec'ed to me by friends near and far and seeing what they liked that I did or didn't has been an interesting part of the journey.
I didn't list all the picture-type books I brought home to look/drool over like cookbooks and decorating or crafting books. I generally don't read every word of those so I didn't think they really counted. Of the books I read, I think the YAs impressed me the most and there are a couple of those I would rec as entertaining for just about everyone here on my flist.
And finally, I am going to rec one book as my Book of the Year and I hope you'll all go find this one and look it over. I will be severely disappointed in you if you don't. :o) ( My Reading List )