I can't remember what I did this year, but since I track my reading, I'll share some highlights from my year in books. This goes from December 1, 2007 to November 30, 2008. (November has 30, right?)
I read, or at least got most of the way through 98 books.
82 of them were written or edited by women.
20 were by people of color.
12 were by queer authors or had strong queer characters.
10 were non-biography non-fiction.
19 were biographies or autobiographies.
17 were children's or young adult books.
Highly recommended (in the order I read them):
Everything is Miscellaneous: the Power of the New Digital Disorder by David Weinberger
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor by Susan Wicklund
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Derby Girl by Shauna Cross
Half a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg
As the World Burns: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial by Derrick Jensen and Stephanie McMillan
The Dead Beat: Lost Souls, Lucky Stiffs, and the Perverse Pleasures of Obituaries by Marilyn Johnson
Paper Daughter by M. Elaine Mar
Radical Cataloging: Essays at the Front, edited by K.R. Roberto
Kinky Gazpacho by Lori Tharps
Lonely Werewolf Girl by Martin Millar
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
The Great Man by Kate Christensen
Never Mind the Goldbergs by Matthue Roth
Peony in Love by Lisa See
In the Wind by Barbara Fister
Clutch, issues 2 and 3 by Greig Means
Chalked up: Inside Elite Gymnastics' Merciless Coaching, Overzealous Parents, Eating Disorders, and Elusive Olympic Dreams by Jennifer Sey
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
Zami: a New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde
A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar
Manstealing for Fat Girls by Michelle Embree
Demeter Flower by Shelley Singer
If you want the annotations for these and the other books I read this year, you'll have to get my reading log.