My Best of Books List for 2008

First of all I’d like to wish you all the very best of the Holiday Season and best wishes for a prosperous and bright New Year!

I had started reviewing books mid spring, and between then and the present, I have come across some really fabulous and not so fabulous books. So here is my Top 20 list, although, I really had to make some hard decisions. These are in no particular order as well, so here is the list.

Remembering The Bones – Francis Itani

The Hour I First Believed – Wally Lamb

Goldengrove – Francine Prose

Ritual – Mo Hayder

Inside, Out Girl – Trish Cohen

Home – Marilynne Robinson

Coventry – Helen Humphreys

Takeover – Lisa Black

Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen

High Crimes – Michael Kodas

The Turning – Tim Winton

The Art of Racing In The Rain – Garth Stein

Breath – Tim Winton

The Given Day – Dennis Lehane

The Rosetta Key – William Dietrich

Napolean’s Pyramids – William Dietrich

Shadow of Power – Steve Martini

Bruno, Chief of Police – Martin Walker

Bringing Home The Birkin – Michael Tonello

Candy Everybody Wants – Josh Kilmer Purcell


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