The Book List: 2008

  1. The Motel Life ~ Willy Vlautin ~ ♦♦♦♦♦/ ♦♦♦♦♦
  2. Breath ~ Tim Winton ~ ♦♦♦♦♦/ ♦♦♦♦♦
  3. The House on Fortune Street ~ Margot Livesey ~ ♦♦♦♦♦/ ♦♦♦♦♦
  4. The Secret Scripture ~ Sebastian Barry ~ ♦♦♦♦♦/ ♦♦♦♦♦
  5. To Siberia ~ Per Petterson ~ ♦♦♦♦♦/ ♦♦♦♦♦
  6. City of Thieves ~ David Benioff ~ ♦♦♦♦1/2/ ♦♦♦♦♦
  7. Man in the Dark ~ Paul Auster ~ ♦♦♦♦1/2/ ♦♦♦♦♦
  8. The Given Day ~ Dennis Lehane ~ ♦♦♦♦1/2/ ♦♦♦♦♦
  9. Diary of a Bad Year ~ J. M. Coetzee ~ ♦♦♦♦1/2/ ♦♦♦♦♦
  10. The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty ~ Sebastian Barry ~ ♦♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  11. Netherland ~ Joseph O’Neill ~ ♦♦♦♦⁄♦♦♦♦♦
  12. Indignation ~ Philip Roth ~ ♦♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  13. Lush Life ~ Richard Price ~ ♦♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  14. A Fraction of the Whole ~ Steve Toltz ~ ♦♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  15. The Soul Thief ~ Charles Baxter ~ ♦♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  16. Northline ~ Willy Vlautin ~ ♦♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  17. A Long Long Way ~ Sebastian Barry – ♦♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  18. The Lazarus Project ~ Aleksandar Hemon ~ ♦♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  19. You Can’t Win ~ Jack Black ~ ♦♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  20. Elegance of the Hedgehog ~ Muriel Barbery ~ ♦♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  21. Eat the Document ~ Dana Spiotta ~ ♦♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  22. Fall of Frost ~ Brian Hall ~ ♦♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  23. Annie Dunne ~ Sebastian Barry ~ ♦♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  24. Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife ~ Sam Savage ~ ♦♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  25. The Impressionist ~ Hari Kunzru – ♦♦♦1/2⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  26. My Revolutions ~ Hari Kunzru – ♦♦♦1/2⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  27. English Passengers ~ Matthew Kneale ~ ♦♦♦1/2⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  28. The End ~ Salvatore Scibona ~ ♦♦♦1/2⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  29. The Heretic’s Daughter ~ Kathleen Kent ~ ♦♦♦1/2⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  30. The Barnum Museum ~ Steven Millhauser ~ ♦♦♦1/2⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  31. His Illegal Self ~ Peter Carey ~ ♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  32. Shutter Island ~ Dennis Lehane ~ ♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  33. Sway ~ Zachary Lazar ~ ♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  34. Johnny One-Eye ~ Jerome Charyn ~ ♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  35. The King’s Gold ~ Arturo Perez-Reverte ~ ♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  36. Downtown Owl ~ Chuck Klosterman ~ ♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  37. Gilead ~ Marilynne Robinson ~ ♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  38. Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar ~ Tom Cathcart/Daniel Klein~ ♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  39. We Are Now Beginning Our Descent ~ James Meek ~ ♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  40. The Resurrectionist ~ Jack O’Connell ~ ♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  41. Telex From Cuba ~ Rachel Kushner
  42. The End of the Jews ~ Adam Mansbach ~ ♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  43. Hubert’s Freaks ~ Gregory Gibson ~ ♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  44. Dangerous Laughter ~ Steven Millhauser ~ ♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  45. Dictation ~ Cynthia Ozick ~ ♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  46. Exiles ~ Ron Hansen ~ ♦♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  47. The Reserve ~ Russell Banks ~ ♦♦⁄1/2 ♦♦♦♦♦
  48. The Garden of Last Days ~ Andre Dubus III ~ ♦♦⁄1/2 ♦♦♦♦♦
  49. Alma ~ Gordon Burn ~ ♦♦⁄1/2 ♦♦♦♦♦
  50. Beautiful Children ~ Charles Bock ~ ♦♦⁄1/2 ♦♦♦♦♦
  51. The Book of Other People, Zadie Smith, Ed ~ ♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  52. Riding Toward Everywhere ~ William T.Vollmann ~ ♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  53. Dreaming Up America ~ Russell Banks ~ ♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
  54. By Night in Chile ~ Roberto Bolano ~ ♦♦⁄ ♦♦♦♦♦
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