Monday, January 12, 2009

2008 Pages (list version)

In honor of end of year lists, here are a few 2008 lists about books.

Five Books I...

...Read & Loved (Newly Published in 2008)

  1. The Tsar's Dwarf by Peter H. Fogtdal
  2. The View From the Seventh Layer by Kevin Brockmeier
  3. Serena by Ron Rash
  4. City of Thieves by David Benioff
  5. Outlander by Gil Adamson

...Read & Loved (published prior to 2008)
  1. Selected Poems (1945-2005) by Robert Creeley
  2. Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford
  3. Poachers by Tom Franklin
  4. No Shortcuts to the Top by Ed Viesturs
  5. Herland by Charlotte Perkins-Gilman

...Intended To Read, Really Wanted To, But Didn't
  1. 2666 by Roberto Bolano
  2. Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
  3. Burning Down the House by Charles Baxter
  4. Other Colors by Orhan Pamuk
  5. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

...Think Look Good That Other People Read
  1. Machine by Peter Adolphsen
  2. As a Friend by Forrest Gander
  3. Farther Along by Donald Harrington
  4. The Invention of Morel by Alfredo Bioy Casare
  5. A Better Angel by Chris Adrian


jordan said...

very nice, i may have to make my own.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm.... I met Tom Franklin at my undergrad university (Susquehanna U.) and was skeptical about anyone actually knowing him (b/c my university was skeptical, ha).

But I really liked Poachers and I'm glad other people are enjoying it.

sarah marine said...

Tom Franklin is indeed a Downer favorite. 'Hell at the Breech' is one great southern romp of a novel.

Stacie, I can lend you my copy of 'As a Friend'; it's a one night read. You'll dig it, for sure!

Jay Johnson said...

this is such a fun idea. i'm going to copy cat both of you sometime soon! with some likely duplicity on titles, but that's a good thing, right? it shows we're listening to each other.

StacieMichelle said...

Tom Franklin is much loved around here, for sure. We've handsold more copies of Smonk than what should be legally allowed for Northerners. And I even named my car Evavangeline

@smarine, I will totally take you up on that offer!

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