Best Books of 2008 – Yes, there’s more!

January 4, 2009 at 2:21 pm (Best of 2008, books)

I like the Times Literary Supplement’s list, in which authors and other personalities of note name there favorites. Often their comments make me want to get the book in question at once – tricky at times, since some of the titles won’t have been published here yet. I’ve been known to order directly from Amazon.co.uk. Also, there’s a great British vendor, The Book  Depository, that will ship gratis to anywhere in the world.

This year, NPR has an interesting take on Best Books. Finally, January Magazine provides wonderful annotations for their sometimes quirky selections. Be sure to look at their crime fiction choices (presented in two parts – here’s the second).  There was a bit of dust-up on The Rap Sheet over this list because of the paucity of women authors on it.

I’m currently working on my own list of favorite nonfiction for this past year. Then, I promise…I’ll stop!

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