Wednesday, January 7, 2009

great books of 2008

sadly, i'm so behind!
i haven't read all of them, so it looks like i'll be very busy reading!

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Shaffer, Mary Ann
(i can't tell you how mcuh i'm loving this book right now! i'm savoring it, making it last.)

The Art of Racing in the Rain
Stein, Garth

People of the Book
Brooks, Geraldine

The Story of Edgar Sawtell
Wroblewski, David

Beginner's Greek
Collins, James

The Brass Verdict
Connelly, Michael

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Diaz, Junot

The 19th Wife
Ebershoff, David

The Mistress of the Art of Death
Franklin, Ariana

The Cellist of Sarajevo
Galloway, Steven

Jordon, Hillary

Unaccustomed Earth
Lahiri, Juhumpa

Patchett, Ann

Olive Kitteridge
Strout, Elizabeth

this list came from the collective brain of the Fiction-L listserv librarians, and my personal opinions on what sounded good! enjoy!

1 comment:

booboo said...

I had so much fun reading "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" that I read it from beginning to end one cold Sunday afternoon. A real delight and shows us all that the art of writing a letter can never replace emails!