Best Books of 2008

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4.02 avg rating — 1,303 ratings
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3.65 avg rating — 909 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 10,913 ratings
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605

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3.73 avg rating — 275 ratings
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606

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3.96 avg rating — 2,638 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 8,198 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 3,516 ratings
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608

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3.79 avg rating — 3,460 ratings
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608

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4.14 avg rating — 1,331 ratings
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608

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3.88 avg rating — 2,439 ratings
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3.45 avg rating — 2,085 ratings
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3.28 avg rating — 2,657 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 7,933 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 8,008 ratings
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616

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4.47 avg rating — 9,997 ratings
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617

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3.53 avg rating — 398 ratings
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617

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3.53 avg rating — 980 ratings
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617

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3.74 avg rating — 4,941 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 1,169 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 3,928 ratings
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617

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4.33 avg rating — 70,544 ratings
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617

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3.68 avg rating — 6,810 ratings
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624

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3.37 avg rating — 1,313 ratings
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624

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3.86 avg rating — 697 ratings
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624

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3.72 avg rating — 257 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 3,983 ratings
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628

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3.94 avg rating — 7,065 ratings
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629

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3.68 avg rating — 715 ratings
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629

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3.77 avg rating — 7,088 ratings
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631

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4.06 avg rating — 18,650 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 9,902 ratings
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633

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3.77 avg rating — 735 ratings
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634

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3.66 avg rating — 372 ratings
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635

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4.07 avg rating — 4,125 ratings
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3.65 avg rating — 2,400 ratings
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3.61 avg rating — 3,595 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 9,411 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 17,856 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 10,152 ratings
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641

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4.17 avg rating — 395 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 5,808 ratings
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643

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3.57 avg rating — 81 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 1,003 ratings
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645

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4.10 avg rating — 4,524 ratings
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645

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4.06 avg rating — 12,301 ratings
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647

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3.72 avg rating — 29,642 ratings
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647

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3.66 avg rating — 5,681 ratings
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649

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3.99 avg rating — 2,069 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 8,398 ratings
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651

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3.53 avg rating — 4,571 ratings
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3.62 avg rating — 4,333 ratings
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653

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3.53 avg rating — 37,563 ratings
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654

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4.18 avg rating — 39,095 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 5,427 ratings
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656

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3.13 avg rating — 793 ratings
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657

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3.82 avg rating — 2,485 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 30,646 ratings
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659

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3.75 avg rating — 856 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 4,915 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 4,870 ratings
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662

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3.57 avg rating — 3,237 ratings
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3.53 avg rating — 1,871 ratings
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664

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3.62 avg rating — 177 ratings
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664

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3.37 avg rating — 2,589 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 3,372 ratings
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3.57 avg rating — 114 ratings
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3.37 avg rating — 26,407 ratings
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669

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4.17 avg rating — 20,339 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 14,314 ratings
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671

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3.93 avg rating — 4,800 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 12,270 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 5,499 ratings
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674

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3.77 avg rating — 438 ratings
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3.38 avg rating — 3,164 ratings
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676

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3.26 avg rating — 1,899 ratings
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3.57 avg rating — 1,443 ratings
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677

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679

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3.73 avg rating — 66 ratings
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4.47 avg rating — 7,741 ratings
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681

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3.81 avg rating — 1,512 ratings
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4.38 avg rating — 23,376 ratings
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3.01 avg rating — 670 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 236 ratings
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687

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3.98 avg rating — 1,544 ratings
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687

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3.38 avg rating — 26 ratings
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689

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3.86 avg rating — 2,843 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 1,204 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 3,346 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 8,558 ratings
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693

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4.14 avg rating — 344 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 883 ratings
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3.69 avg rating — 5,179 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 59,841 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 125,615 ratings
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698

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3.61 avg rating — 2,883 ratings
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699

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3.13 avg rating — 354 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 683 ratings
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1,591 books · 6,906 voters · list created May 29th, 2008 by deleted user.
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Cynthia 3430 books
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Maria 3169 books
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Marie 2148 books
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Jen 1652 books
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Robert 107 books
47 friends
Shelly 1453 books
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Jordan 120 books
51 friends
Ashley 1027 books
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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...


Hippo dari Hongkong 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 Niloufar (new)

Niloufar
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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