The books of 2008

I wasn’t as diligent in keeping my book list in 2008 as I’ve been in years past, so there may be a few missing here. Even so, I definitely didn’t read as many books this year as I did in ’06 or ’07. Heck, I didn’t even read as many as George Bush did this year.

But there were a few worth reading in my list. Those picks are in bold, and the links will lead you to my reviews.

  1. “The Blackbird Papers” by Ian Smith
  2. “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan
  3. The Man Who Tried to Save the World” by Scott Anderson
  4. Bel Canto” by Ann Patchett
  5. The Double Bind” by Chris Bohjalian
  6. Mary Modern” by Camille DeAngelis
  7. The Rabbit Factory” by Marshall Karp
  8. “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen
  9. “The Day After Roswell” by Philip Corso
  10. Bridge of Sighs” by Richard Russo
  11. “The Best American Mystery Stories”
  12. Good Poems for Hard Times
  13. The Rolling Stone Interviews
  14. “At Risk” by Patricia Cornwell
  15. “Promise Me” by Harlan Coben
  16. “Toehold” by Stephen H. Foreman
  17. “Big Boned” by Meg Cabot
  18. Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her” by Melanie Rehak
  19. Sammy’s Hill” by Kristin Gore
  20. “Sammy’s House” by Kristin Gore
  21. “I Don’t Know How She Does It” by Allison Pearson
  22. “The Magician’s Assistant” by Ann Patchett
  23. “Devil in a Blue Dress” by Walter Mosley
  24. “A Red Death” by Walter Mosley
  25. Dead Until Dark” by Charlaine Harris
  26. Autism’s False Prophets” by Paul Offit
  27. So Brave, Young and Handsome” by Leif Enger
  28. Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s” by John Elder Robison
  29. “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks
  30. “Living Dead in Dallas” by Charlaine Harris
  31. “Made in the USA” by Billie Letts
  32. “Twilight” by Stephanie Meyer
  33. “The Mulberry Tree” by Jude Devereaux
  34. “A Wicked Snow” by Gregg Olsen
  35. “Darkly Dreaming Dexter” by Jeff Lindsay

What was your favorite book this year?

3 thoughts on “The books of 2008”

  1. Well I had it for awhile (YOU gave it to me) but I finally read, “The Time Travelers Wife” this year and that was my very favorite book. I also read both of the Junot Diaz books and they were at the top of my list.

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  2. I enjoy Mosley as a light read but for some unfathomable reason I have never been able to finish any of his books except for the first Socrates Fortlow short collection, “Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned.” His mysteries are either deliberately and manipulatively convoluted (a fate that also befalls James Ellroy) or too simple and pedestrian and full of unwanted street philosophy. It seems someone in a Mosely novel is always spouting wise and philosophical and it just gets tiring and in the way of the plot. Did I say I don’t know why I can never finish a Mosley book? I guess I just figured it out.

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