New York Times – 100 Notable Books of 2008

The New York Times has released its 100 Notable Books for 2008 list. I’m surprised I’ve only read three books on the list, but at the same time, I tend to wait for books to come out in paperback before I read them, so it’s understandable.

Books I’ve read:

When Will There Be Good News? – Kate Atkinson [review]
An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination – Elizabeth McCracken [review]
The Post-American World – Fareed Zakaria

Books on my TBR list:

American Wife – Curtis Sittenfeld
Beautiful Children – Charles Bock
Dear American Airlines – Jonathan Miles
The Lazarus Project – Aleksandr Hemon
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A New Verse Translation – Simon Armitage
Unaccustomed Earth – Jhumpa Lahiri
The Hemingses of Monticello – Annette Gordon-Reed
Descartes’ Bones – Russell Shorto


  1. I’ve only read American Wife. It seems I don’t read things right when they come out besides Harry Potter etc. I too wait for the paperbacks!

  2. I’ve read 2 of the books on the list and have 2 more in my TBR pile.

  3. well it is not sun admitting i have read none lol! but i will 😉 waiting for them to cmeback in paperbacks – and at lower prices too 😉

  4. no no no !! i have read Unaccustomed Earth 😀 Yes! 😉

  5. I have read 7 of the 47 fiction books listed:
    BREATH. By Tim Winton.****
    DIARY OF A BAD YEAR. By J. M. Coet­zee.****
    DICTATION: A Quartet. By Cynthia Ozick*****
    HOME. By Marilynne Robinson*****
    NETHERLAND. By Joseph O’Neill.****
    THE OTHER. By David Guterson****

  6. I got nothing. Nada. Zero.

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