Here’s a few titles from the Library Journal’s recent best books of 2008 list:
(Click on the bold, blue links to see what our reviewers thought)
“Say You’re One of Them,” by Uwem Akpan, about the fate of African children.
“The Given Day” by Dennis Lahane, a historical epic about two families.
“All We Ever Wanted Was Everything,” by Janelle Brown, about a Silicon Valley family in crisis.
“Hurry Down Sunshine: A Memoir,” by Michael Greenberg, about his daughter’s psychotic breakdown.
“Split: A Memoir of Divorce,” by Suzanne Finnamore, about making sense of a divorce that she never saw coming.
“A Mercy,” by Toni Morrison, about the human cost of slavery.
“John Lennon: The Life,” by Philip Norman, about the renowned Beatle.
The other was “Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist’s Quest to Discover if Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie is Not the Answer” by Jen Lancaster. Yeah, it’s a long title, but it’s a very funny book, especially if you struggle with the scales like I do.
What books would make your Best of 2008 list?