Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Books Read in 2008

1. Little Children/Tom Perrotta
2. Musicophilia/Oliver Sacks
3. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao/Junot Diaz
4. Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?/Lorrie Moore (re-read)
5. You Must Be This Happy to Enter/Elizabeth Crane
6. What Is the What/Dave Eggers
7. Jesus Land/Julia Scheeres
8. Under the Banner of Heaven/Jon Krakauer
9. Unaccustomed Earth/Jhumpa Lahiri
10. Throw Like a Girl/Jean Thompson
11. The Center Cannot Hold/Elyn R. Saks
12. Where I'm Calling From/Ann Beattie
13. Bad Behavior/Mary Gaitskill
14. The Abstinence Teacher/Tom Perrotta
15. Bad Haircut/Tom Perrotta
16. Machinal/Sophie Treadwell
17. The Zookeeper's Wife/Diane Ackerman
18. Simone Weil/Francine du Plessix Gray
19. I Feel Bad About My Neck/Nora Ephron
20. More than It Hurts You/Darin Strauss
21. Savage in Limbo/John Patrick Shanley (re-read)
22. Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life/Roxana Robinson
23. Then We Came to the End/Joshua Farris
24. Modern Life/Matthea Harvey
25. Wisdom Sits in Places/Keith Basso
26. Magic for Beginners/Kelly Link
27. Exposed by the Mask/Peter Hall
28. Stranger Things Happen/Kelly Link
29. Outliers/Malcolm Gladwell

Best in bold.


Eastern Cynic said...

I won by 13 books. I find that more satisfying than a 100+ pt. Scrabble smashing. Did that rhyme?

Anonymous said...

oh yes, matthea harvey is amazing! have you read cathy park hong? i think you'd like her poems as well, maybe.

Leigh Stein said...

no, i haven't, thanks for the tip, gina!

Amy said...

I am doing this for 2009. You have good taste!