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401 The Automatic Detective
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401 Suite Scarlett (Scarlett, #1)
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403 Death from the Skies!: Thes...
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403 Accidentally on Purpose: A ...
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405 Silks
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405 The Film Club: A True Story...
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407 Colosseum: Poems
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407 Dear Everybody
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407 Bob, or Man on Boat
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407 Jack with a Twist: Engaging...
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407 The Diamond of Darkhold (Bo...
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412 The Hakawati
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412 An Incomplete Revenge (Mais...
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414 Water Keep (Farworld, #1)
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415 The Alcoholic
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416 Kenny and the Dragon
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416 The Good Thief
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418 Cheating at Canasta
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419 Creamy Bullets
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419 Salvation in Death (In Deat...
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421 Heart in the Right Place
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421 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
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423 The Journal of Curious Lett...
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423 Blasphemy (Wyman Ford #2)
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425 American Lion: Andrew Jacks...
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426 The Flying Troutmans
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427 Bomb, Book & Compass: Josep...
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428 The Night of the Gun
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429 Nomina
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429 Mustang Summer
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429 The Wednesday Sisters
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429 Freezer Burn: A C.S.U. Inve...
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429 Leather Maiden
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429 The Right Man
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429 My Landlady the Lobotomist
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429 Black & White
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429 Red, White, and Brew: An Am...
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429 Chasing Dreams
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429 Telling Time by the Shadows
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440 The End
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440 The Evil That Men Do: A Jac...
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440 Eternal Vigilance (Eternal ...
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440 The Star Realm (Avalon Tril...
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440 The Night of the Mi'raj (Na...
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440 The Revolution: A Manifesto
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440 The Widow Clicquot: The Sto...
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440 Satirica: An Anthology of S...
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440 Heart Fate (Celta's Heartma...
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440 Flora's Dare (Flora Trilogy...
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440 The Elephant's Journey
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451 Closer To Fine
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451 The Reaper
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451 Apologies Forthcoming
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451 Raven Rise (Pendragon, #9)
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455 Knowing Jack
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455 From A to X
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455 Patriot Pirates: The Privat...
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455 Shadow Country
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455 Cosmic
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455 Someday My Prince Will Come...
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455 The Singing (The Books of P...
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462 Hero-Type
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462 Floetry: Flowing Like Poetry
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462 A Heaven of Others
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462 Paraworld Zero
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462 The Deceived (Jonathan Quin...
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462 Haunted Lily: The Nightmare...
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462 Fireflies in December
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462 Child C: Surviving a Foster...
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470 Maiden of the Wolf (Hallowm...
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470 The Night Villa
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470 Implied Spaces
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470 Serious Things
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470 Not Without Her Family
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470 Cybernetrix
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470 The Edge of Reason (Edge #1)
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477 The Twilight of the Bums
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477 Some Like It Wicked (Kincai...
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477 Trouble
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477 The Bell at Sealey Head
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477 Sisters of the Sword (Siste...
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477 The Art of Keeping Secrets
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477 The Unthinkable: Who Surviv...
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477 Mistress of the Sun
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477 The Darkest Night (Lords of...
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486 The Flowers
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486 Diary of a Teenage Faërie P...
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486 I Live Here
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486 Shakespeare: The World as S...
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486 sTORI Telling
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486 With Every Breath (MacLeod,...
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492 The Best Day of Someone Els...
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492 King of Shadows
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492 The Sorrows of an American
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492 Lifelines (Angels of Mercy,...
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496 The Fruit Hunters: A Story ...
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496 Roommates Wanted
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496 My First 24 Hours In Hell
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496 Bog Child
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496 Waltz With Bashir: A Lebano...
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message 1: by Terri (new)

Terri the worst part is I havent read ANY of these books yet!


message 2: by Jenna (new)

Jenna Me either. Wonder if that says more about me, or about the books?


message 3: by Jess (new)

Jess um... I haven't read any of these!!


message 4: by Gine (new)

Gine I haven't read any of these!


message 5: by Phyllis (new)

Phyllis I have not read any of these- put some James Patterson books and I will vote- lol- Phyllis


message 6: by Del (new)

Del I've read 1 and 1/2 of the books on this list (and the Number-1-so-far is one book I couldn't bear to read more than halfway through). Looks like I'll be adding even *more* to my "To Read" list!


message 7: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah Neither have I....I've been so busy with reading for work and school that I am still catching up on the things I've meant to read the past few years. I'm quite a good deal behind....


message 8: by Isa (new)

Isa I cannot vote fairly until I've read a good number of these, but I really enjoyed the Twilight series.


message 9: by Anjuelle (new)

Anjuelle none of the books I've read were on the list.

Thanks for being my friend at goodreads.

Have a nice day.

anjuelle
Imagination is the key to freedom.
The artist's job is to cultivate and nurture her or his imagination, and that of others.



message 10: by Made (new)

Made DNA who decided which books got on this list?


message 11: by Irwan (new)

Irwan me neither... havent read any of those books...


message 12: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Eeek! I haven't read any of these, either. (Blush) Lists like these just remind me of how I *really* don't get enough reading in these days. :..(


message 13: by Charlene (new)

Charlene Hey, I've read some of these, which I find is an oddity, usually these lists contain nothing I have read!

Charlene


message 14: by Ardita (new)

Ardita Most of these books just arrived in the country where I live and applies like 40% tax to imported books. I'd like to save first

Although I'd really like Jhumpa Lahiri's book to be the best.


message 15: by Anjuelle (new)

Anjuelle Adam:

Thanks. But you've listed none of the books I've read.

anjuelle
Imagination is the key to freedom.
The artist's job is to cultivate and nurture her or his imagination, and that of others.



message 16: by Phyllis (new)

Phyllis Sorry I never read any of these- Phyllis


message 17: by Ali (new)

Ali Thank You!
But you've listed none of the books I've read!
Sorry!



message 18: by Lynda (new)

Lynda I know nothing about any of those books.



message 19: by Terri (new)

Terri Have to admit, havent read a single one of these


message 20: by John (new)

John I like it, but aren't we jumping the gun a little?


message 21: by STEPHANIE (last edited Feb 25, 2009 02:15AM) (new)

STEPHANIE Hello, why isn't Breaking Dawn on here yet? Must add it...


message 22: by Idle Hippo (new)

Idle Hippo I haven't read any of those books :(
so sorry


message 23: by Janie (last edited Feb 25, 2009 02:15AM) (new)

Janie Pendleton had to vote for the only book that I've read on the list...to say any different would not be fair. Breaking Dawn, I have not finished yet.


message 24: by Donald (new)

Donald Can't this wait till the end of the year? We have five and a half more months of 08 left.


message 25: by Matthew (new)

Matthew The Shock Doctrine is my pick.


message 26: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Also for you poetry lovers out there, you can pick up my book, Organic Hotels @ lulu.com or any major book store website.


message 27: by Ivan (new)

Ivan -you people have to made a list in every language, I only read 4 of this books and aren´t the "best books 2008"

ciao


message 28: by Mary (new)

Mary You should add MORE THAN THIS by Margo Candela. It just came out and it's fabulous!


message 29: by Natalio (new)

Natalio Feliciano The best book I have read is: The Lady Waved Good-bye, by Natalio Feliciano


message 30: by A.F. (new)

A.F. I haven't read any of them, I haven't even heard of most of them. I must be out of touch.


message 31: by Brian (new)

Brian Ditto most of these thouughts. I haven't heard of most of these, but have added some to my list.


message 32: by Lea (new)

Lea I have not read any of these - just started Katie Ford's book though. A few would definitely go on my To-Read list but I have a lot already. I second the thought that we should wait a few months. A lot of good books come out in the fall and that's where I do the bulk of my reading (also, winter when I;m inside more...


message 33: by Stephan (last edited Aug 13, 2008 03:56PM) (new)

Stephan I have not read any of these books either. I'm usually busy writing my own. I guess I will have to try harder.


message 34: by Lara (new)

Lara Haven't read of these. Sorry.

Lara


message 35: by Anjuelle (new)

Anjuelle Sorry, but I've read none of the books on your list.

I did see one I want to check out.

Take care and thanks for being my friend.

anjuelle
Imagination is the key to freedom.
The artist's job is to cultivate and nurture her or his imagination, and that of others.



message 36: by Anjuelle (new)

Anjuelle Sorry but I haven't read any books on this list.

Thanks for being my friend at goodreads.

anjuelle
Imagination is the key to freedom.
The artist's job is to cultivate and nurture her or his imagination, and that of others.



message 37: by Nicki (new)

Nicki I would love to share my opinion but I haven't read any of these books. Sorry.


message 38: by Antoine (new)

Antoine You know, you can add books to these lists. That is sort of the point.


message 39: by Will (new)

Will Colbert I haven't read any of the Books I voted on-but they
look like they would be enjoyable reading?
Will


message 40: by Terri (new)

Terri Can't believe I havent read a single one of these, though several are in my TBR piles


message 41: by [deleted user] (new)

I hadn't read any of these either, so I added Amanda Grange's Mr.Knightley's diary. That was probably my favorite read of 2008.


Cindy K. Green
Author of Sweet, Sensual, and Inspirational Romance




message 42: by Maryanne (new)

Maryanne Raphael My favorite book was the Last Lecture. I found it so touching, so inspiring. It is a book I will never forget.
Maryanne


message 43: by Niloofar (new)

Niloofar
actually I really would love to vote but I haven't read any of these books ... plz accept my apologize for that ...

good luck

Niloofar


message 44: by bjneary (new)

bjneary Thanks for letting me vote- I have read many of the books but I really, really enjoyed Jennifer Storm's book and I am still passing it around to my adult friends (who may or may not have children dealing with alcoholism) and they love it too----it speaks volumes that Jennifer struggled for so long and now look at her recovery, her job (which can be sooo challenging!!! and rewarding!!!!) and her happiness in life. I wish everyone would read her book.


message 45: by Gay (new)

Gay ay-ya!!!! I haven't read one of those books!!! Sorry. I'll have to get too it!


message 46: by Michele (new)

Michele Lee Several of these are small press or self published books that have gotten less than stellar reviews elsewhere. I dub this list suspect.


message 47: by Cyndie (new)

Cyndie Kalina Indeed the list is questionable. Each respondent should add their favorite not just select from the list


message 48: by Pamela (new)

Pamela Alot of these books I havent read yet but I would love to read them!


message 49: by Laurel-Rain (new)

Laurel-Rain I'm afraid that many of these books are on my To Be Read list, or I haven't even thought about them. I voted for a book that I had read and enjoyed.


message 50: by Karen & Gerard (new)

Karen & Gerard I haven't read any of these so can't vote, sorry.


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