Many Librarians Agree…Best Books of 2008
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                            Fiction

 

Adrian, Chris

Better Angel

Adamson, Gil

Outlander

Akpan, Uwem

Say You’re One of Them

Alameddine, Rabih

Hakawati

Aslam, Nadeem

Wasted Vigil

Bahr, Howard

Judas Field

Balogh, Mary

Simply Perfect

Barry, Brunonia

Lace Reader

Bayard, Louis

Black Tower

Benicoff, David

City of Thieves

Bennett, Alan

Uncommon Reader

Berenson, Alex

Ghost War

Berry, Steve

Charlemagne Pursuit

Bohjalian, Chris

Skeletons at the Feast

Brooks, Geraldine

People of the Book

Brown, Janelle

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything

Carroll, Jonathan

Ghost in Love

Collins, James

Beginner’s Greek

Davidson, Andrew

Gargoyle

de los Santos, Marisa

Belong to Me

Diaz, Junot

Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Donnelly, Jennifer

Winter Rose

Ebershoff, David

19th Wife

Edwards, Selden

Little Book

Franklin, Ariana

Serpent’s Tale

Franklin, Ariana

Mistress of the Art of Death

Galloway, Steven

Cellist of Sarajevo

Ghosh, Amitav

Sea of Poppies

Giffin, Emily

Love the One Your With

Gortner, C.W.

Last Queen

Groff, Lauren

Monsters of Templeton

Guterson, David

Other

Haigh, Jennifer

Condition

Hallinan, Tim

Nail Through the Heart

Hewson, David

Garden of Evil

Jordon, Hillary 

Mudbound

King, Stephen

Duma Key

King, Susan

Lady Macbeth

Kleypas, Lisa

Blue Eyed Devil

Koontz, Dean

Your Heart Belongs to Me

Land, Jon

Seven Sins: The Tyrant Ascending

Le Guin, Ursula

Lavinia

Le, Nam

Boat

Lessing, Doris

Alfred and Emily

Lodge, David

Deaf Sentence

Lutz, Lisa

Curse of the Spellmans

Meyer, Stephenie

Host

Miller, Sue

Senator’s Wife

Morrison, Toni

Mercy

Murphy, Yannick

Signed, Mata Hari

O’Brien, Patricia

Harriet and Isabella

O’Nan, Stewart

Songs for the Missing

O’Neill, Joseph

Netherland

Patchett, Ann

Run

Patterson, James

Cross Country

Perez-Reverte, Arturo

Painter of Battles

Rebeck, Theresa

Three Girls and their Brother

Rhodes, David

Driftless

Rice, Anne

Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana

Riley, Jess

Driving Sideways

Robinson, Marilynne

Home

Robinson, Roxana

Cost

Rollins, James

Last Oracle

Rosenfelt, David

Don’t Tell a Soul

Rosenthal, Pam

Edge of Impropriety

Roth, Philip

Indignation

Sasa, Stanisic

How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone

Schwartz, John Burnham

Commoner

Scotch, Allison Winn

Time of My Life

Selden, Edwards

Little Book

Shaffer, Mary Ann

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Sittenfeld, Curtis

American Wife

Snyder, Maria

Fire Study

Spencer-Fleming, Julia

I Shall Not Want

Stein, Garth

Art of Racing in the Rain

Strout, Elizabeth

Olive Kitteridge

Tremain, Rose

Road Home

Unger, Lisa

Black Out

Viswanathan, Padma

Toss of a Lemon

Winton, Tim

Breath

Wroblewsi, David

Story of Edgar Sawtelle

 

                  Mystery

 

Connelly, Michael

Brass Verdict

George, Elizabeth

Careless in Red

Jackson, Lee

Redemption

King, Laurie R.

Touchstone

King, Stephen

Duma Key

Koryta, Michael

Envy the Night

Krueger, William Kent

Red Knife

Larsson, Steig

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Lehane, Dennis

Given Day

Muller, Marcia

Burn Out

Parker, T. Jefferson

L. A. Outlaws

Peacock, Justin

Cure for Night

Raichev, R.T.

Assassins at Ospreys

Raybourn, Deanna

Silent in the Sanctuary

Robinson, Peter

Friend of the Devil

Spencer-Fleming, Julia

I Shall Not Want

Upson, Nicola

Expert in Muder

Wall, Carolyn

Sweeping Up Glass

Woods, Tana

Likeness

 

                Science Fiction

 

Bujold, Lois McMaster

Passage

Carey, Jacqueline

Kushiel’s Mercy

Evans, Chris

Darkness Forged in Fire

Herbert, Brian

Paul of Dune

McCaffrey, Todd

Dragonheart:Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern

Moers, Walter

City of Dreaming Books

Rothfuss, Patrick

Name of the Wind

Sanderson, Brandon

Hero of Ages

Walton, Jo

Ha’Penny

Weber, David

By Schism Rent

 

                    Paperback

 

Anderson, Catherine

Morning Light

Bourne, Joanna

Spymaster’s Lady

Chase Loretta

Your Scandalous Ways

Duran, Meredith

Duke of Shadows

Grant, Susan

Moonstruck

Kleypas, Lisa

Seduce Me at Sunrise

Sala, Sharon

Healer

Thomas, Sherry

Delicious

                                   Nonfiction

153.753

Zimbardo, Philip

Time Paradox

155.935

Ripley, Amanda

Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes and Why

302

Gladwell, Malcolm

Outliers: Story of Success

330.122

Klein, Naomi

Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

364.106

Venkatesh, Sudhir

Gang Leader for a Day

364.152

Blum, Howard

American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, Movie-making, and the Crime of the Century

577.16

Stolzenburg, William

Where the Wild Things Were

598.97

O'Brien, Stacey

Wesley the Owl

612.6

Roach, Mary

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

629.283

Vanderbilt, Tom

Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do

636.809

Myron, Vicki

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

782.421

Weller, Sheila

Girls Like Us

796.48

Maraniss, David

Rome 1960

808.3

Wood, James

How Fiction Works

814.54

Sedaris, David

When You Are Engulfed in Flames

822.33

Greer, Germaine

Shakespeare’s Wife

910.4

Weiner, Eric

Geography of Bliss

915.104

Troost, Maartin

Lost on Planet China

956.054

Wright, Robin

Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East

973.71

Faust, Drew Gilpin

This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War

Biography
Friedman

Patterson, James

Against Medical Advice

Biography
Greenberg

Greenberg, Michael

Hurry-Down Sunshine

Biography
Needham

Winchester, Simon

Man Who Loved China

Biography
Whicher

Summerscales, Kate

Suspicions of Mr.Whicher

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