Time’s Top 10 Fiction Books of 2008

Time magazine chose the top 10 fiction books of 2008 (http://www.time.com/time/s pecials/2008/top10/article/0,30583,1855948_1864238,00.html) and sadly I have not read any of them.

1. 2666 by Roberto Bolano

2. Lush Life by Richard Price

3. American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

4. Anathem by Neal Stephenson

5. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

6. Personal Days by Ed Park

7. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Shaffer and Barrows

8. When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson

9. The Graveyard Book by Neal Gaiman

10. The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike

How many have you read?  Would you recommend them?

I’ve looked over the books I’ve read that were published this year and came up with four favorites.  Hold Tightby Harlan Coben,  Inside Out Girl by Tish Cohen, Sweet Carolineby Rachel Hauck, and Enemy Combatantby Ed Gaffney.

Do you have a favorite book that came out this year?

6 thoughts on “Time’s Top 10 Fiction Books of 2008

  1. Rachel Hauck says:

    Thanks Stacy, I’m honored. What an esteemed list!

    Rachel

    I’m glad you stopped by. As I looked through my book list, yours was the one book that I felt that I rated a little low. It’s sometimes hard to know which books will stick with you. I’m looking forward to reading more from you. Go Bucks 🙂

  2. Tish Cohen says:

    Wow. Thank you, Stacy! I’m going to look up some of these books now. I’m reading Guernsey as well – it is truly special.

    Thanks for stopping by. I enjoyed your book (obviously) and my Mom did too when I passed it on to her 🙂 I’m looking forward to reading more from you.

  3. GJR says:

    I really like the Kate Atkinson book, When Will There Be Good News? (I even bought it in hardcover). It’s the third in a series, so you should start with Case Histories. They can be hard to follow sometimes because of the various narrators, but I think they’re worth it!
    Have you read The Spellman Files, by Lisa Lutz? That’s another good one & the third book is coming out early next year.
    I love Laura Lippman too (for some reason, all I can think of are mysteries right now).

    I’m adding them to my list, Golda!

  4. prfx says:

    I loved Anathem. It is a good read and thought provoking.

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson is an awesome read and a true page turner.

    I will check some of these out.

    Thanks!

    I purchased TGWTDT as a gift for someone based on some of the reviews I’ve read. It’s on my reading list too! It’s nice to hear from someone who has read a couple of these 🙂

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