Oh how I love a book list. The New York Times has their top 100 Notable books of 2008. A little premature, but not many books are left to debut this year.
Note: I would agree, these are NOTABLE, not necessarily the BEST books of the year. Otherwise, where is David Sedaris? Malcolm Gladwell? Sophie Kinsella? Emily Giffin? Also the Hubs is reading a book about a guy who was an undercover Hell's Angel. And it's awesome from what I've read. I mean, why not that book?
Anyway... it is a sad excuse because of all these notables, I've read two. TWO! Sad but true.
AMERICAN WIFE. By Curtis Sittenfeld. (Random House, $26.) The life of this novel’s heroine — a first lady who comes to realize, at the height of the Iraq war, that she has compromised her youthful ideals — is conspicuously modeled on that of Laura Bush.
BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN. By Charles Bock. (Random House, $25.) This bravura first novel, set against a corruptly compelling Las Vegas landscape, revolves around the disappearance of a surly 12-year-old boy.
How many have you read?