The Booking Through Thursday question for this week is:
What new books are you looking forward to most in 2008? Something new being published this year? Something you got as a gift for the holidays? Anything in particular that you’re planning to read in 2008 that you’re looking forward to? A classic, or maybe a best-seller from 2007 that you’re waiting to appear in paperback?
I’m looking forward to The Restorer’s Journey by Sharon Hinck, third in the Sword of Lyric trilogy, due at the end of February. The series is a fantasy about an ordinary mom who gets suddenly pulled into an alternate universe with responsibilities thrust on her that she doesn’t want and doesn’t feel adequate for. I loved the first two and can’t wait to get the third. Sharon has become the kind of author from whom I eagerly look for the next thing she has coming out.
I’m also looking forward to Karen Kingsbury‘s Sunset with mixed emotions — I believe it’s the last series of series about the Baxter family. It began with the five-book Redemption series, continued with the Firstborn series of five books, and ends now with the fourth book in the Sunrise series. I’ve enjoyed the series immensely and am looking forward to seeing how it ends, but it will be sad that there will be no more new Baxter stories. This one is due out in April.
I’m eagerly anticipating spending more time with another of my Christmas presents, Sew Pretty Homsestyle by Tone Finnanger. It’s a craft book, but whether I ever make a project from it or not, it is a feast for the eyes in itself.
I would also like to read Les Miserables again some time this year. It’s one of my all-time favorite novels.