Hanukkah, Day Eight - More Touching Reading!

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It's the last day of Hanukkah, and the last day of our week of giveaways. WOO! Are you a little overwhelmed by the nonstop partay? I am!

The final gift I have for you is an 8GB black iPod Touch, suitable for reading many, many things, like books! Yay books!

To enter, just leave a comment and tell me the best book you read this year. Easy, huh? Just one book. Heh heh. If you're like me, this type of question makes your brain go all jittery.

No, it does not have to have been published in 2011. It could be from 1911 if you'd like, or earlier!

Standard disclaimers apply: I am not being compensated for this giveaway. In other words, I have not been paid (*snrk*) an 'insertion fee' (splutter) for this promotion. (Oh, gosh, few things make me snortlaugh like the term “insertion fee.”) Your mileage may vary. Void where prohibited. Open to those 18 years of age and older driving tractor trailers with the windows down. International entries welcome. Word hard at what you do and be kind.

So let's build an almighty best-of list, and share the good reading we've enjoyed. Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Holidays to everyone!

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  1. 1
    KBR says:

    My favorite historical romance was The Forbidden Rose by Joanna Bourne.

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    Twila king says:

    As most of my reading has been out of nursing books, my puny best-of list has few contestants… I’m going with Naamah’s Curse by Jacqueline Carey. Here’s hoping next year is Full of wonderful books!!!

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    Shannon N says:

    Ooh, just one? For fiction I have to go with George R.R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones,” book one of the Song of Ice and Fire series. Late to the party with it, I guess, but I’m really enjoying the series.

    I’ve been reading a lot of great non-fiction too, mostly Canadian history. The one I’d call best(or at least freshest in my memory) is “Death or Victory: The Battle of Quebec and the Birth of an Empire” by Dan Snow.

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    msilk says:

    C.L. Wilson’s Tairen Soul series.  I read the entire series (5 books) all in Feb 2011 and wish I could find something else to now read that is of the same caliber.

  5. 5
    Sally says:

    I loved me some His Enemy’s Daughter by Terri Brisbin this year. :)

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    Selene says:

    Hi, the book that comes to my mind instantly is Night Huntress 01 – Halfway to the Grave – Jeaniene Frost (the Night Huntress series).
    When I finished the book, I was like WOW!
    It’s become one of my favourite books!!! I totally got hooked on the series!!!

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    sweetinabug says:

    Lisa Kleypas “The Devil in Winter”. Loved it.

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    Cino says:

    Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase.  I finally brought it and read it after hearing for years how fabulous it was, and frankly, everyone was right.  I don’t know why it took me so long to read this book.  Best romance I read this year hands down.

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    tezzkatt says:

    How can I pick just one? I’ve read well over 100 books this year!

    I think I’ll have to go with Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire though :)

  10. 10
    Vicki says:

    It is frequently the book I am currently reading. However, the book I am currently reading is excellent: Graceling. It may be my favorite for the year.

  11. 11

    I know you said one book, but the two J.D. Robb books that were released this year were so good—if I have to pick I would say New York to Dallas was the better of the two, but they were both just amazing.  I love how much Eve has grown since the beginning of the series.

  12. 12
    Linda Krajewski says:

    Troubled Waters by Sharon Shinn.

  13. 13
    Shannyn says:

    One book is really too hard. So many good ones, but one that has stuck with me, even months after I read it was Sweet as Sin by Inez Kelley

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    Ashlandbaby says:

    I finally started getting some of Julie Garwood’s other older novels, and fell in love with her novel Ransom.

  15. 15
    Beth says:

    I read Devil’s Cub for the first time and loved it! Hope everyone had a great holiday season!

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    Brenda C says:

    Meredith Duran’s Wicked Becomes You. It’s the first book of hers I’ve read and I loved it! Will definitely be checking out her other books.

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    Crys says:

    That would have to be my annual re-read of “Jane Eyre” … I’ve loved that book since I was 12.

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    lonamh says:

    Eloisa James’s Duchess..

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    Clbevill says:

    I really, really, really liked the Tokaido Road by Lucia St. Clair Robson.  It was a recommend from someone on the site, although I don’t think it was a formal review.  Only drawback was it wasn’t an ebook.  But so good.

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    Dancing_Angel says:

    “City of Tranquil Light” by Bo Caldwell, with Pearl Buck’s “A Letter from Peking” a close second.  This was my year of Discovering Pearl Buck and my life will never be the same.  :)

  21. 21
    Josie MacGregor says:

    Does “Introduction to Concise Logic” count? Because honestly, I can’t remember anything I’ve read that’s not related to school…

    Wait! I’ve got it- I re-read Agatha Christie’s “The Moving Finger”… when I wrote a paper on it for English 101 (see? still school related). It’s my favorite Marple book, and in my opinion, one of Christie’s best.

  22. 22
    Beth Yarnall says:

    My favorite book of all time which I reread every year is The Count of Monte Christo.

  23. 23
    GG says:

    “Rinse and repeat” by Amberly Smith. m/m romance does count, right? *wink*

  24. 24
    cyclops8 says:

    The best book I read this year was Meredith Duran’s “Duke of Shadows.”

  25. 25
    Tin Ong says:

    The Black Hawk by Joanna Bourne.

    (If I can choose 1 more, it would have to be Notorious Pleasures by Elizabeth Hoyt.)

  26. 26
    Elise says:

    Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh. I have a habit of racing through books I’m super anticipating and end up feeling sorta meh about them the first time through. So when I finally re-read KoS at a normal pace I really loved it.

    I also read some pretty awesome sci-fi romance short stories this year. I lust for more Ilona Andrews and Zoe Archer in that genre.

  27. 27
    Copa says:

    Three Nights of Sin, Anne Mallory.

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    Emily E says:

    The one that floats to the top was Hemavore by Jordan Castillo Price.

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    Aurora85 says:

    Believe it or not I’m enjoying reading Little House Series.

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    TFQ says:

    If you insist that I pick just one—it would be Georgette Heyer’s “These old shades” (Beth, I hope you’ve read that one!) But right behind it were Sharon Shinn’s “Troubled waters” and Marisa de los Santos’ “Love walked in.”

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