Thursday, January 08, 2009
It’s a week or two later than you’d expect, and it may be almost a trite question, but … what were your favorite books from 2008?
I was going to do a post on this last week. But then I decided not to, because my favorites change on a daily (sometimes hourly) basis. Now here I am, one week later, thinking about it all over again. So these are the books (as of this one moment in time) that I remember as being particularly fun or enjoyable reads (not necessarily great literature, but fun...because, you know, I'm all about the fun):
Special Topics in Calamity Physics, Marisha Pessl
Peony in Love, Lisa See
Belong to Me, Marisa de los Santos
I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith
The Sugar Queen, Sarah Addison Allen
The Lace Reader, Brunonia Barry
Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Last Queen, C.W. Gortner
The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman
We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson
Ask me again tomorrow and I'm sure the list would look quite different. If I were in a more thoughtful, serious mood, I'm sure books like The Septembers of Shiraz would make it onto the list. Maybe it made it on to your list?