Pick-a-Shelf discussion

300 views
Just Random > Time: The Top 10 Everything of 2008

Comments Showing 1-9 of 9 (9 new)    post a comment »
dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Tien (last edited Dec 10, 2008 04:02PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8733 comments Mod
Top 10 Fiction Books:
1. 2666 by Roberto Bolano
2. Lush Life by Richard Price
3. American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
4. Anathem by Neal Stephenson
5. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
6. Personal Days by Ed Park
7. The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
8. When Will There be Good News By Kate Atkinson
9. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
10. The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike



message 2: by Tien (last edited Dec 10, 2008 04:05PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8733 comments Mod
Top 10 Non-Fiction Books:
1. The Forever War by Dexter Filkins
2. The Thief at the End of the World by Joe Jackson
3. The Snowball Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder
4. The World is what it is by Patrick French
5. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale
6. Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg
7. Factory Girls by Leslie T. Chang
8. John Lennon by Philip Norman
9. The Magician’s Book by Laura Miller
10. The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell



Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (susannag) I certainly enjoyed The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, which I just finished, and was lovely. Don't believe I've read any of the others.


message 4: by Slayermel (new)

Slayermel | 664 comments wow, I can actually say I have never read any of those books. That's kind of sad :0(



message 5: by Rora (new)

Rora I've only read two, The Graveyard Book and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2834 comments Mod
I've only read The Graveyard Book, but I have The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher on my bookshelf to be read at some point.


message 7: by Luann (new)

Luann (azbookgal) | 1006 comments Rora wrote: "I've only read two, The Graveyard Book and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society."

Those are the two I've read as well, Rora. I REALLY liked The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2834 comments Mod
Luann - what did you think of The Graveyard Book? I thought it was okay.


message 9: by Luann (new)

Luann (azbookgal) | 1006 comments I liked it enough to give it four stars - although it was really probably closer to 3.5 for me. I talk more about why I liked it and some of my problems with the book in my review. It's probably my third favorite Neil Gaiman book - not counting his picture books. I haven't read any of his graphic novels.


back to top