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*Retired* 2008 Lists > kyle's 2008 first 6

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message 1: by Kyle (new)

Kyle (kylewilk) | 14 comments below are the first 6 books i've read in 2008. i also joined the 100 book club for 2008, that is, before I saw this one!!! that one i probably won't fulfill...50 is more doable.

The Road Cormac McCarthy
Replay Ken Grimwood
Oryx & Crake Margaret Atwood
The Alienist Caleb Carr
Feast of Love Charles Baxter
The Emperor's Children Claire Messud

Enjoy your reading everyone.

message 2: by Danine (new)

Danine (dulcemea) Thanks for joining Kyle! I would like to get to 100 books this year but I'm just going for 50 to be realistic for me. Love Margaret Atwood. Thanks for posting and look forward to see more of your books!

message 3: by Judith (new)

Judith (jloucks) Kyle:

How did you like The Alienist? I just loved it! Great historical fiction with wonderful suspense!


message 4: by Kyle (new)

Kyle (kylewilk) | 14 comments hi there judith. agreed. the alienist was an amazing combination of's own genre, i guess. and meticulously researched....that's what impressed me the most. the reader really learns what new york city was like back then, and gains a deeper understanding of a character like roosevelt. only reason i didn't give it 4 stars is because i felt the end was a bit contrived--not up to the level of the rest of the book. otherwise a wonderful read! i'd like to look at other books like it. hearing the devil in the city? or something like that is another's somewhere on my humongous and growing to-read list.


message 5: by Kyle (new)

Kyle (kylewilk) | 14 comments it's nice to be wanted :) happy reading.

message 6: by Judith (new)

Judith (jloucks) I agree with everything that you said here. You might also like, as I did, The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte. Another of my favorites for being so well researched with an intriguing plot. I've enjoyed The Dante Club and The Poe Shadow as well, but they are not up to the same standard as the Dumas book.

Have you read Devil In the White City by Erik Larson? Now that was extremely well researched, and what a read!

Alas, my TBR List is daunting as well.

Read on anyway!


message 7: by Kyle (new)

Kyle (kylewilk) | 14 comments thx for those suggestions...will look into them! happy reading, kyle.

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