Best Books of 1988

The best books published during 1988.

See best of year lists for other years:
1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989
1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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353 books · 148 voters · list created March 19th, 2009 by deleted user.
Tags: 1988, best
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message 1: by Hayes (new)

Hayes I haven't read any of these! Yet...


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I found this helpful in refreshing my memory: http://www.goodreads.com/book/popular... .


message 3: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Deleted Last Seen Wearing (1976).


message 4: by Ben (new)

Ben A Prayer for Owen Meany was published in 1989. I just added it to that list. And yet everyone voted for it on the 1988 list. Am I missing something here, or should I delete it from the 1988 list????


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Everything I've seen indicates that 1989 is correct.


message 6: by Ben (new)

Ben Deleted A Prayer for Owen Meany. Pls refer to the 1989 list instead.


message 7: by Kamas (new)

Kamas Kirian I think The Five Bells and Bladebone came out in 1987, not 1988.


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