Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My Ten Best Reads of 2008

This started out as a list of five, but I could not decide. The stars indicate the best three, but these were all truly outstanding books.

The Sea by John Banville

America America by Ethan Canin

***Iris: The Life of Iris Murdoch by Peter J. Conradi

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

*The Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo

The Elected Member by Bernice Rubens

The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie

Kusamakura by Natsume Sōseki

Terrorist by John Updike

**The Twyborn Affair by Patrick White

Happy New Year and great reading to all of my faithful readers.

--Chiron, 12/31/08 -- 2hours, 40 minutes to 2009 (it has GOT to be a better year!)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey there. Nice to see your top reads of 2008. I've not read any of them at all actually but have just read my first Banville which I didn't rate much so hopefully The Sea The Sea will be better.

You might be interested in heading over to Arukiyomi and picking up a copy of the new version of the 1001 books spreadsheet .

Along with calculating how many books you need to read a year before you die, there's all the 2008 edition books, all those removed from the 2006 edition, links to wikipedia , and and Google books.

Happy reading!