Black House and The Talisman, both written with help by Peter Straub, and they were two very good reads. Duma Key: A Novel was a good one as well.
Some other favorites of the year were The Other Boleyn Girl, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Scarlet Song, and Wild Ginger: A Novel. I found that I have a love of historical fiction, and non-western literature.
Overall, one of my biggest accomplishments for the year was definitely finishing The Stand: Expanded Edition: For the First Time Complete and Uncut. At over 1,000 pages, it was a long journey, but it was well worth it and I really enjoyed the novel. Definitely something that you have to have time to do, but its good, even if you're not a Stephen King or a horror fan.
Honestly, I didn't read very many bad books this year. One of those reasons was probably because I didn't get to read very many books, but I did get through a good many.
Bedlam: A Novel of Love and Madness and The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel were both by far the worst things I read. I couldn't finish either of them. Maybe one that I will pick them up again, but I just could not make myself finish reading those books. But overall, if those were the worst books I read this year, then I would say that I'm in pretty good shape!
I have a specific page with all the books that I hope to get through, and we'll see what books I swap out and replace or books I add throughout the year. I'm hoping that I can stay motivated, but I think that joining Goodreads.com is really going to help me get through all of these books. Mostly, I'm trying to get through all of the classics that I know I should read and have just never gotten around to. I'm looking forward to this coming year, and all it has to bring, and I hope you all are too!