Wednesday, December 31, 2008
EW's Top Ten Fiction Reads for 2008
All right. I admit it. I have been reading Entertainment Weekly for years. It has led me to some of my favorite books beginning with Smilla's Sense of Snow and including Stephen King's accolades for Ron McLarty's The Memory of Running and Kate Atkinson's Case Histories.
So for 2009 I am making a resolution to read all 10 of the fiction books listed as the best of 2008. Make that 9 since I have already read and loved #3 on the list.
1. SAY YOU'RE ONE OF THEM, Uwem Akpan
2. THE BOOK OF DAHLIA, Elisa Albert
3. OLIVE KITTERIDGE, Elizabeth Strout
4. LUSH LIFE, Richard Price
5. BOTTOMLESS BELLY BUTTON, Dash Shaw
6. THE HOUSE ON FORTUNE STREET, Margot Livesey
7. DISQUIET, Julia Leigh
8. THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE, David Wroblewski
9. AMERICAN WIFE, Curtis Sittenfeld
10. WHAT HAPPENED TO ANNA K., Irina Reyn