Plumb Library Top Ten of 2008

I’ve asked the staff to give me their top ten favorite books of 2008.  The titles need not have been published in 2008, but they must have been read in 2008.  To start, here is my list:

Gail’s Top Ten (not necessarily in order of preference)

1. Dragons of Babel, by Michael Swanwick

2. People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks

3. Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen

4. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie

5. The Lace Reader, by Brunonia Barry

6. Little Brother, by Corey Doctorow

7. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer

8. Tales from the Town of Widows, by James Canon

9. White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga

10. Sea of Poppies, by Amitav Ghosh

Jen’s Top Ten:

1. The Lace Reader

2. People of the Book

3. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

4. Water for Elephants

5. Frida’s Bed, by Slavenka Drakulic

6. Stop in the Name of Pants, by Louise Rennison

7. The Ridiculous Race: 26,000 Miles, 2 Guys, 1 Globe, No Airplanes, by Steve Hely and Vali Chandrasekaran

8. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy

9. Doomed Queens, by Kris Waldherr

10. Deep Drive: The Long Journey to Finding the Champion Within, by Mike Lowell

Still waiting for 2 more lists, so there’ll be an update later.

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