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My Best Books Read in 2008

Most of the year’s best books listed compiled by book reviewers cover only books published during the current year. My list, however, includes books that I read during this past year, regardless of when they were published.

Being a full-time student has cut way, way down on my pleasure reading. This past year I only got through 38 books (exclusive of textbooks, of course!). Here’s my list of best reads for 2008, arranged alphabetically by author’s last name:

The Top 10

Honorable Mention

  • Barry, Brunonia. The Lace Reader
  • Botton, Alain de. How Proust Can Change Your Life
  • Cheever, Susan. American Bloomsbury
  • O’Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried
  • Tyler, Anne. Saint Maybe

Happy New Year to all!