2008 Year in Review: Favorite Books


Here’s my annual list of my ten favorite books read in the year.  As always, this is merely the best books I read this year not books published in 2008.  For previous years see 2007 and 2006, and of course Every Book I’ve Ever Read are cataloged in Library Thing.

  1. The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
  2. The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs
  3. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1 and The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol II by M.T. Anderson
  4. The Deportees and Other Stories by Roddy Doyle
  5. The Bloody Shirt: Terror After Appomattox by Steven Budiansky
  6. The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  7. This Republic of Suffering by Drew Gilpin Faust
  8. Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa
  9. A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 by Simon Winchester
  10. The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet by Neil Degrasse Tyson

Below is the list of all the books I’ve read in the past year.  Books actually published in 2008 are in bold.

Books Read in 2008

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